Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 184

GETTING TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Terrence B. Lettsome Airport There are no direct flights from the USA, Canada and Europe. All flights must connect through another Caribbean airport on islands such as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, or St. Maarten. Your travel agent or international airline will be able to assist with booking flights. If you plan to make reservations online, remember that you will have to request flights to Tortola (EIS). From North America The most direct way to arrive to the BVI from North America is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) From the UK Travellers from the UK (from London, Gatwick) may find it easiest to travel directly to Antigua by way of the VC Bird International Airport. then on to the BVI. If you are travelling on to Virgin Gorda (VIJ), Anegada, Peter Island, or Jost van Dyke, check with your hotel, resort, or villa to make sure that charter flights or ferry service will be available if you arrive after 4pm. Otherwise, plan to spend a night or two in Tortola before exploring the rest of “Nature’s Little Secrets.” Boat charters can be arranged via St. Thomas, Road Town or Beef Island. Click here for more information on getting to the British Virgin Islands. About the British Virgin Islands Known as a treasured destination, rich in undiscovered experiences, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an alluring archipelago comprised of 60 islands and cays located 80 kilometers (60 miles) east of Puerto Rico, in the northwestern region of the Caribbean Sea. The main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke have attracted travelers globally with its cultural Caribbean authenticity. Located in Tortola, Road Town is the British Virgin Islands’ capital. Recently ranked #1 Best Place to Visit in the Caribbean for 2017-2018 by U.S. News, the BVI is where nature’s best secrets are kept with an abundance of pristine beaches, azure seas, towering sage mountains and burnt-orange sunsets. For more information about the BVI, visit www.bvitourism.com Photo Credit: BVI Tourist Board