Out and about in a yacht
On this island it’s possible to feel like Scrooge McDuck, sitting on the prow of a sailing boat cutting through crystalline water. Sailboats, motorboats, yachts and other vessels, with or without a skipper, are all available – aBoatTime hires them out– so you can flit from one island to another.
Despite the tropical temperatures, there are plenty of places that give the visitor goose bumps. Places like Virgin Gorda, the third largest island in the territory, which was so-christened by Christopher Columbus. The Baths is one of its most popular attractions. A collection of granite rocks, connected by grottos, sea water pools and a path. The island also boasts one of the best beaches in the eastern Caribbean with clear blue waters, a colourful array of wildlife and time on stand-by.
Then there are islands capable of emptying the pockets of the likes of Mick Jagger or Bill Gates, dotted with countless holiday resorts and luxury villas. In North Sound, accessible only by boat, is Bitter End Yacht Club, a 46-room shelter that declares “a love of the water, family tradition, welcoming staff and the generous Caribbean spirit matter most of all”. They offer activities such as sailing, scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, kayaking and weekly excursions. Treasure Island (Norman Island) or Spy Glass Hill, a well-known observation point among pirates, are just a few of the places worth visiting.