15 Best British Virgin Islands
All-Inclusive Resorts - BVI Luxury Vacations

The British Virgin Islands’ all-inclusive resorts have a low-key vibe and emphasis on relaxation. With over 60 unique islands to explore, there is no shortage of activities to do in this Caribbean paradise.

Located in the eastern part of the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are an island chain that forms the Greater Antilles’ northeastern extremity. Rich in undiscovered experiences, the islands are a treasured destination and very popular among travelers looking for an Eastern Caribbean all-inclusive resort vacation.

Besides access to astonishing beaches, the best all-inclusive resorts in the British Virgin Islands offer true seclusion and untouched natural scenery. After spending your day at one of BVI’s all-inclusive resorts, if you want to explore the islands’ natural beauty, you can opt-in for strenuous hiking, discover secret tide pools, attend festivals, and taste delicious local food.

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BVI's 5 Best All-Inclusive Vacation Resorts

In this unspoiled volcanic archipelago, exploring the beauty of the British Virgin Islands is all about uncovering each island’s unique character.

Despite the fact that the British Virgin Islands do not have as many all-inclusive resorts as other Caribbean islands, they maintain a low-key ambiance and place a premium on seclusion and leisure.

Renowned for hospitality and authenticity, they offer a full range of accommodation just for you. Start exploring our list of the best British Virgin Islands resorts and find the perfect fit among the BVI’s choice of luxury resorts, boutiques, villas, and more.

Big Reef Bay and Beach - Photo by Peter Island Resort & Spa
Big Reef Bay and Beach | Photo credit: Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island, named one of the best places to stay in the world, is a private island with the distinction and a sense of romance that it entails. With only 52 rooms and 1,800 acres of the hilly landscape and five powder white sand beaches, the Peter Island Resort and Spa has more employees than resort guests. See more details

* Average Rating:
4.6/5
* Average Price: $550/per night
Exterior View - Photo credit Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Exterior View | Photo credit: Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Astonishingly bright blue seas, rocky cliffs, remote beaches surround Rosewood Little Dix Bay, and stunning geological landscapes within 500 acres of untamed natural gardens. The island has long been considered one of the world’s best getaways, providing a degree of refinement and seclusion unrivaled in the Caribbean. See more details

* Average Rating:
4.5/5
* Average Price: $1175/per night
Photo credit Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
Pool and beach view - Photo credit: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

A holiday to Scrub Island is a modern-day experience of luxurious living at a resort unlike any other. The old charms of the Caribbean lifestyle enter the latest pleasures of the urban world on Scrub Island. See more details

* Average Rating:
4.5/5
* Average Price: $520/per night
Aerial view of Guana Island - Photo credit Guana
Aerial view of Guana Island | Photo credit: Guana.com

Guana Island is a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands with breathtaking vistas of pure white sand beaches. The resort is intimate and secluded, with a castaway feel and a remote island to call your own. See more details

* Average Rating:
5/5
* Average Price: $1500/per night
Pool at The Sugar Mill Hotel & Restaurant - Photo credit Tripadvisor
Pool at The Sugar Mill Hotel & Restaurant | Photo credit: Tripadvisor.com

Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and unrivaled views of the British Virgin Islands’ neighboring islands while you stay at The Sugar Mill Hotel. The Sugar Mill is a boutique hotel with award-winning accommodations and world-class cuisine. See more details

* Average Rating:
5/5
* Average Price: $780/per night

Family & Kid Friendly Resorts in BVI

Due to the numerous tiny islands and crystal-clear seas, the British Virgin Islands is a sailor’s dream, with BVI resorts for families built on sugar-sand beaches and surrounded by tropical greenery.

The numerous shipwrecks have provided perfect scuba diving conditions for active families with older children. Families looking for a peaceful respite from their hectic life can find it in the British Virgin Islands.

Here are some of the best family resorts in the British Virgin Islands.

* Best for a family of sailors
Pool area and resort view - Photo credit Leverick Bay Resort & Marina
Pool area and resort view | Photo credit: Leverick Bay Resort & Marina
Average Rating:
3.5/5
Average Price: $160/per night

Just steps from the beach on Virgin Gorda’s North sound, Leverick Bay Resort & Marina is a BVI family-friendly resort with a fantastic location and many convenient and beneficial facilities.

* Best for families who want to be close to the beach
Ocean View Suite - Photo credit Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas
Ocean View Suite | Photo credit: Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $225/per night

Long Bay Beach, a one-and-a-quarter-mile strip of white sand, is home to Tortola’s iconic resort. At this beautiful retreat, you may relax in nature and enjoy the laid-back elegance of the Caribbean.

* Best for families looking for a budget getaway
Pool Area - Photo credit Maria's by the Sea
Pool Area | Photo credit: Maria's by the Sea
Average Rating:
3.5/5
Average Price: $210/per night

Maria’s By The Sea is Road Town’s best choice for sophisticated boutique hotel rooms, ideally located in the heart of downtown Road Town on Tortola, the capital of the British Virgin Islands.

British Virgin Islands
All-Inclusive Honeymoon & Wedding Resorts

This historic pirate hideaway provides the ideal luxury British Virgin Islands honeymoon or wedding experience for couples.

BVI’s honeymoon resorts are an excellent choice for newlyweds seeking exclusivity and elegance in a secluded, unspoiled setting.

For your Caribbean destination wedding, if you want a stunningly gorgeous ceremony with the best luxury elements, consider one of the British Virgin Islands wedding resorts. With a destination wedding set against a renowned beautiful environment, you can start your marriage off on the right foot.

Check out these British Virgin Islands’ all-inclusive resorts for a honeymoon getaway or destination wedding.

* Best for an intimate historic atmosphere
Pool at The Sugar Mill Hotel & Restaurant - Photo credit Tripadvisor
Pool at The Sugar Mill Hotel & Restaurant | Photo credit: Tripadvisor.com
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $780/per night

The Sugar Mill Resort in Tortola is a luxury resort set amid tropical gardens on the grounds of a 17th-century sugar mill. The property is among the best of what Tortola offers, combining historic, rustic, and modern tropical details with charming, elegant, and understated architecture.

* Best for a honeymoon in true solitude
Aerial view of Guana Island - Photo credit Guana
Aerial view of Guana Island | Photo credit: Guana.com
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $1500/per night

Located in one of the few remaining private islands on BVI, Guana Island has everything you would expect from a secluded hideaway. It has an intimate feel with only eighteen cliff-top cottages decorated in a laid-back barefoot style.

Best Beach Resorts in the British Virgin Islands

With verdant hills covered in old mahogany trees and cactus, beautiful beaches caressed by lively tides, the British Virgin Islands entice romantics, explorers, and escapists.

The British Virgin Islands beach resorts are ideal for travelers who like sailing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving.

* Best for travelers to relax and recharge
Pool View - Photo credit Wyndham Hotels
Pool view at Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort - Photo credit: Wyndham Hotels
Average Rating:
4/5
Average Price: $115/per night

Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort offers a luxurious stay in East End, with Lambert Bay and Little Bay only a 10-minute walk apart.

* Best for vacationers looking for an eco-luxe resort
Photo credit Cooper Island Beach Club
Beach view - Photo credit: Cooper Island Beach Club
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $290/per night

This solar-powered beach club and resort is the BVI’s best-kept secret, nestled along Manchioneel Bay on the northwest side of Cooper Island. Since there are no cars or casinos, the emphasis is on the essentials: sun, beach, and sea.

* Best for a budget beach accommodation
Exterior View - Photo credit Sebastian's on the Beach
Exterior View | Photo credit: Sebastian's on the Beach
Average Rating:
4/5
Average Price: $210/per night

Sebastian’s on the Beach Apple Bay, located on a beautiful beach only minutes from the North Shore Shell Museum, provides beachfront rooms and breathtaking sunset views.

Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Island is ideal for beach lovers and outdoor couples, with magnificent waters and breathtaking landscapes.

Most of the all-inclusive adults-only resorts in the British Virgin Islands are located on small islands that can only be reached by water. Indicating that if you choose to stay at one of these resorts, you may have the entire beach or even an island to yourself.

Suppose the idea of staying on a private island doesn’t appeal to you. In that case, there are plenty of other adults-only British Virgin Islands resorts to choose from on the main islands.

* Best for tranquility and island-fun
Exterior view - Photo credit Saba Rock Resort
Exterior view - Photo credit: Saba Rock Resort
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $750/per night

Saba Rock is located in the North Sound, near Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear, and Necker Island, ideally situated for exploring the British Virgin Islands’ attractions, including The Baths. This resort, on its tiny cay, accessible only by free ferry or private yacht, is ideal for those who want to mix with the sailors who anchor for the night.

* Best for a secluded getaway
Luxury Villa Rental - Photo credit Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda
Luxury Villa Rental | Photo credit: Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $1550/per night

For the ultimate glam beach getaway, book a few nights at the 300-acre Oil Nut Bay retreat. The 400-acre luxury resort is only accessible by boat or helicopter and boasts uniquely equipped glass-and-stone homes and suites.

Five-Star Luxury Resorts in the British Virgin Islands

While the BVI’s 60 islands and cays preserve a small-scale, real character that is increasingly rare in the Caribbean, the territory also offers a diverse range of British Virgin Islands luxury resorts.

These BVI luxury resorts mix exclusivity, intimacy, and dazzling natural beauty with five-star facilities.

These are our picks as the best luxury resorts in the British Virgin Islands you can consider for your next getaway.

* Best for the ultimate romantic getaway
Exterior View - Photo credit Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Exterior View | Photo credit: Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $1175/per night

This Iconic all-inclusive resort, located just north of Spanish Town in the British Virgin Islands, has been restored and renovated while staying true to its example of ecotourism. It has been long considered one of the grates getaways in the Caribbean.

* Best for rejuvenation and relaxing
Big Reef Bay and Beach - Photo by Peter Island Resort & Spa
Big Reef Bay and Beach | Photo credit: Peter Island Resort & Spa
Average Rating:
4.6/5
Average Price: $550/per night

Located in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island Resort & Spa is set on a private island and one of the honeymoon resorts that offer an authentic island experience. Peter Island Resort & Spa is the best destination for your honeymoon, with five beaches, gourmet cuisine, and accommodations with breathtaking views. Due to renovation, at the time, the resort is not accepting reservations for future stays.

* Best for a paradise wedding
Photo credit Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
Pool and beach view - Photo credit: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $520/per night

This upscale resort is located on a private island. It has luxury accommodations to suit everyone’s needs, swimming-up pools, a private beach, and complimentary water sports gear that will keep you and your loved one engaged.

Boutique Hotels & Resorts in BVI

If you’re looking for an alternative to all-inclusive resorts in BVI, the British Virgin Islands boutique hotels are an ideal option.

Tucked away amid the numerous islands, providing refuge and refreshment away from the crowds, these boutique hotels are secluded and perfect for a private getaway.

* Best for watersports
Aerial View - Photo credit Mango Bay Resort
Aerial View | Photo credit: Mango Bay Resort
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $400/per night

This beachfront resort is located near Little Dix Bay Beach, where you can spend the day at the beach getting your suntan lounging or relax under the shades.

* Best for an intimate wedding venue
Aerial View - Photo credit Anegada Beach Club
Aerial View | Photo credit: Anegada Beach Club
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $335/per night

Anegada Beach Club is a tropical haven on a small British Virgin Islands island, featuring seven Beachfront Luxury Tents elevated above the dunes and overlooking a sandy, powder sand beach that extends for miles across the island.

Popular Islands in British Virgin Islands

Tortola

Tortola All-Inclusive Resorts

Powdery white-sand beaches with lush green mountains and a sheltered harbor with yachts define Tortola’s island, the most significant British Virgin Island. Alongside its bays exist Tortola BVI resorts that are drawing tourists from all over the world.

Cactus and succulents outnumber ferns on Tortola, and there are almost no flowing streams or waterfalls. This has a positive side effect: the water quality is substantially higher than many other Caribbean areas due to the lack of runoff. As a result, Tortola is a popular diving and snorkeling destination.

The northern coast of Tortola has the best beaches, especially Cane Garden Bay, with its silky stretch of sand and clear waters. Apple Bay is excellent for surfers, and Long Bay West is a gleaming white sand beach stretching for a mile.

Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda All-Inclusive Resorts

The key Virgin Gorda attractions are its yacht clubs, natural beauties, and luxury resorts.

Also located in Virgin Gorda is the famous rock formation called the Baths. These volcanic boulders, a popular tourist destination, sit on a stretch of beach on the island’s southern end.

The formed caves, caverns, and pools are another attraction for visitors to explore. Finally, hike to the island’s top, Gorda Peak, for a magnificent panoramic view over the surrounding islands. Virgin Gorda has many unspoiled beaches like Savannah Bay, Pond Bay, Devil’s Bay, Mahoe Bay, or Spring Bay to enjoy your Virgin Gorda all-inclusive resort vacation.

Jost Van Dyke

Aerial View of White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke is a tiny island northwest of Tortola, and it’s a place to get away from everything. This pristine island, as legend has it, is named after a Dutch pirate. The mountainous and lush, 4-mile-long island has fewer than 300 residents, tiny resorts, some cottages, a few dozen vehicles, and a single lane. It has a stunning White Bay beach with a popular beachside bar.

Many people go to Great Harbor’s Foxy’s Bar, a famous beachside hangout that serves West Indian specialties on the island. Also worth checking are the specialty house drinks Sly Fox and Dread Fox made with Foy’s very own rum.

Popular Activities in BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.
The Baths, Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.
  • Try British Virgin Islands authentic food

One of the favorite dishes similar to polenta is fungi; it is made from cornmeal and okra. Another favorite is roti, a deep-fried flatbread with lentils, vegetables, and curry. But you must not go without trying the signature drink of the British Virgin Islands. The Painkiller is a mix of dark rum, coconut cream and orange, and pineapple juices topped with nutmeg!

  • Cane Garden Bay Beach, Tortola

It is an alluring stretch of white sand in the north of Tortola Shore, accessible about 25 minutes by taxi from the Road Town Pier. It is a popular beach spot for families because of its warm, quiet water, restaurants, and water sports. On the beach, you can kayak and Jet Ski, and also dine and drink. Keep in mind that it gets pretty crowded during midday, so get there earlier.

  • The Baths, Virgin Gorda

The Baths are one of the British Virgin Islands’ most visited spots, but with all good reason. Boulder’s of classic granite for a canopy over sheltered sea pools with caves to explore. Climbing through the Bath’s grottoes isn’t overly burdensome, but the granites can be slippery, so wearing swimming shoes or sneakers is recommended. When you reach the Devil’s Bay, the beautiful clearing at the cliff’s end, you’ll find the ideal clear water for snorkeling or a relaxing sunbath.

  • White Bay, John Van Dyke

White Bay is one of the best beaches to relax with a cocktail in hand. It is almost always pulsating with activity; there are many independent yachts and boats in the dock, and passengers can swim to the shore. The beach part of the White Bay area allows tourists plenty of room to lay down for a chance to sunbathe and relax.

  • Deep-Sea Fishing

Experiences captains take you to famous fishing locations in well-equipped boats along the “Drop Off,” where the big game lurks and make world-record catches. Varieties range from sale, wahoo, white marlin to king-jack, dolphin barracuda, and shark. With up to four anglers, both drinks and bait are included.

  • Virgin Railway

Enjoy a full-day sail across Sir Francis Drake Channel to the Normal Island, Cooper Island, Peter Island, or Virgin Gorda. Board the yacht in Road Town and sail off to spectacular snorkeling, swimming in caves and over the beautiful coral reefs. Experience the geography and history of this fascinating waterway, retracing Columbus’s footsteps and other legendary explorers.

Need to Know/FAQ

Climate

The BVI has a subtropical climate moderated by trade winds. Temperatures in summer average from 79-88°F and between 72-82°F in winter. The average annual rainfall is 45.''

Timezone

The time zone is Atlantic Standard Time GMT-4

Language

The official language is English, although Caribbean Patois is common

Currency

The official currency of the British Virgin Islands is the United States dollar. ATMs are commonplace and easily found in the port area.

Average Flight Time

New York/ Newark - 5 hours
Philadelphia - 5 hours
Chicago - 5½ hours
Boston - 5 hours
Miami 3½ hours
Los Angeles - 8½ hours
(some flights may require connections)

Fun Fact

The national dish of the British Virgin Islands is called 'fish and fungi' and is usually served with mayonnaise or butter sauce.

Post COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

Before making any travel plans, it is essential to be highly informed and prepared for any given situation. The British Virgin Islands have reopened for tourism, but the requirements for visitors may change frequently. 

Any visitors wishing to enter the British Virgin Islands must now register with the updated web portal bvigateway.bviaa.com. For more information related to Covid-19 and traveling to the BVI, visit the official government site or the CDC recommendations.

Best Time to Visit

The peak tourist season in BVI is from December to April. This is also when the British Virgin Islands’ all-inclusive resorts and flight fares are the most expensive. You can go from September to November if you want to visit the Islands before the crushing crowds. However, you must remember that this is usually hurricane season (from June to November) you must watch out for the weather.

Getting Around

To explore the islands for shopping or browsing, you can quickly get by on foot. The safari cabs and mini-vans are typical taxi modes. You can find the taxi stands in Road Town at the Cruise Pier. Since the roads are very steep in Tortola and make you uneasy, you should avoid the cabs. If you’re thinking of renting a car, you’ll need a BVI license that can cost around $10 and be obtained with a valid driver’s license. But the primary form of transportation from Tortola to the other islands is ferries. You can get a ferry ride from three regions in Tortola: Road Town, Soper’s Hole, and Beef Island.

Safety

The British Virgin Islands are a generally safe tourist destination to visit, with low crime rates. However, much like any other foreign country, there are things that you should be aware of. For example, scorpions; can be seen in many areas of the islands. Be careful, and don’t put your hands and toes in obscure places where you cannot see. Also, the manchineel is a tree that grows near the beaches. Its leaves, fruits are acidic, and they can cause severe irritation on your skin and eyes and can even be toxic if you ingest them. So watch out.

If you want to experience the Caribbean but want the laid-back, unfussy vibe with rum bars and beach snacks, choosing to stay at an all-inclusive resort in the British Virgin Islands is the best option.

From legacy Virgin Gorda eco-luxury resorts and boutique hotels in Tortola to the upscale private island havens, there’s something for anyone’s liking. The low-key atmosphere and beachfront restaurants overlooking the Caribbean’s postcard-perfect view await you.

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