Best British Virgin Islands Resorts

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Best British Virgin Islands Resorts
Curator’s statement

The British Virgin Islands are special for several reasons. Its unparalleled natural beauty is simply breathtaking. The islands boast pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery that paint a mesmerizing landscape. From the iconic Baths on Virgin Gorda, where massive boulders create enchanting grottoes, to the secluded and serene beaches of Anegada, every corner of the BVI is a postcard-worthy snapshot of perfection.

In this blog, I'll take you on a journey through the British Virgin Islands resorts, unraveling its hidden gems, captivating culture, and the myriad of activities that await. Whether you're a beach lover, an adventure enthusiast, or a cultural explorer, the BVI has something special to offer. So, let's set sail and embark on an unforgettable voyage through this Caribbean paradise.

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Situated on 500 acres of private beach on Little Dix Bay, this gorgeous property pairs top luxury with the tranquility of island life.

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The Branson Beach Estate, Moskito Island

Where private paradise meets unrivaled luxury, offering an exclusive escape on Sir Richard Branson's private retreat in the British Virgin Islands.

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Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

Beachfront hotel in the British Virgin Islands offering remarkable amenities in their private villas with full gourmet kitchens, beautiful private terraces, and three private beaches.

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Nestled within the breathtaking embrace of Virgin Gorda's lush landscapes and pristine shores, Rosewood Little Dix Bay stands as an emblem of unrivaled luxury and tranquility. Since its establishment in 1964 by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller, this iconic resort has been a sanctuary for travelers seeking a harmonious connection with nature.

From the instant you arrive, the atmosphere oozes refined elegance, seamlessly blending the resort's design with the natural environment. Offering a range of accommodations, from well-appointed guest rooms, to lavish suites and villas, each space promises a haven of comfort and relaxation.

The culinary experience is as captivating as the lodgings. Emphasizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the resort's dining options allure with an array of flavors. The Sugar Mill, the signature restaurant, presents refined Caribbean cuisine, while The Pavilion by the pool offers a more laid-back setting for delectable light fare and refreshing cocktails.

Unwind at the resort's pristine half-mile beach, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sun-soaked relaxation. Surrounding waters house a vibrant coral reef, inviting exploration of an underwater world bustling with marine life.

For the adventurous soul, a spectrum of activities awaits, from hiking and kayaking to boat trips to nearby islands. And for those desiring a more cultural experience, the resort organizes visits to local villages and historical landmarks. At Rosewood Little Dix Bay, a splendid escape into nature's embrace beckons.

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Guana Island

Guana Island, a hidden gem amidst the crystalline waters of the British Virgin Islands, awaits those in search of an exclusive retreat into untouched natural beauty and tranquility. This privately owned island, reachable only by boat, hosts a mere 35 guests in 18 rooms, ensuring an intimate and unforgettable escape.

As you set foot on Guana Island's shores, you'll step into a world untouched by modern development. The lush island is a canvas of verdant vegetation, adorned with dramatic cliffside vistas and unspoiled beaches.

Embark on a journey along the island's hiking trails, meandering through forests and along the coastline, where awe-inspiring views of the surrounding islands and the vast Caribbean Sea unfold before your eyes.

Guana Island's accommodations cocoon you in comfort and elegance, seamlessly blending with the natural surroundings. Each room or villa features spacious living areas, private balconies or terraces, and sweeping views of the ocean or the island's lush greenery.

The resort's culinary artisans draw inspiration from the freshest local ingredients and seasonal produce to craft culinary masterpieces. Delight in delectable dishes at the open-air restaurant, where panoramic ocean views enhance the refined dining experience.

Guana Island offers a wealth of activities to cater to every preference, from exhilarating water sports to leisurely pursuits. Dive or snorkel amidst vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, kayak along the coastline, or join guided nature walks to uncover the island's unique flora and fauna.

For discerning travelers in search of an escape from the ordinary, Guana Island is a sanctuary of pristine natural beauty, impeccable service, and a commitment to sustainability. It offers an experience that is both luxurious and restorative.

Whether you seek solitude, adventure, or a chance to reconnect with nature, Guana Island provides a haven where you can unwind, rejuvenate, and create memories that will stand the test of time.

Mango Bay Resort

Nestled within the tropical splendor of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Mango Bay Resort emerges as an oasis of tranquility, inviting travelers to unwind amidst its promise of relaxation and revitalization. This intimate beachfront haven, adorned with Caribbean allure and natural beauty, provides an idyllic escape for those in search of comfort, adventure, and a connection with nature.

Stepping onto Mango Bay Resort's grounds immerses you in a serene ambiance, where rustling palm trees and the melodic sounds of the ocean create a serene environment. The resort's design harmoniously integrates with its surroundings, featuring thatched-roof cottages and pathways that wind through lush gardens, ensuring a sense of calm amidst unspoiled natural beauty.

Mango Bay Resort offers diverse accommodations tailored to every preference, each crafted to provide a sanctuary of comfort and relaxation. From spacious garden studios to luxurious beachfront villas, each space is thoughtfully designed to offer a unique viewpoint of the tropical paradise.

Embark on a culinary journey at Mango Bay Resort, where locally sourced ingredients take the spotlight. The open-air restaurant amidst the gardens presents a delightful menu of Caribbean cuisine, bursting with vibrant flavors and enticing aromas. Indulge in the freshest seafood, relish tropical fruits, and explore culinary delights that encapsulate the essence of the islands.

Beyond the tranquil shores of Mango Bay Resort lies a series of thrilling adventures. Dive into the vibrant coral reefs brimming with marine life through snorkeling or scuba diving. Traverse lush forests on guided nature walks, uncovering hidden waterfalls and awe-inspiring viewpoints.

Or simply relax on the pristine beach, serenaded by the gentle rhythm of the waves.

Mango Bay Resort isn't merely a destination; it's an enduring experience. Whether you seek a romantic getaway, a family retreat, or a solo adventure, Mango Bay Resort promises an unforgettable escape that leaves you refreshed, rejuvenated, and deeply connected to the allure of nature.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

Set amid the enchanting waters and lush landscapes and verdant landscapes of the British Virgin Islands, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection stands as a secluded haven of luxury and tranquility. This private island retreat, accessible solely by boat, promises guests an unforgettable experience where the natural beauty of the surroundings harmonizes with flawless service and top-tier amenities.

The moment you set foot on Scrub Island, you're transported into a realm of unspoiled natural splendor. The island hosts a range of unique ecosystems, from luxuriant tropical forests to breathtaking cliffside vistas. Traverse the island's hiking trails, kayak along the coastline, or simply unwind on the immaculate beach, immersing yourself in the serene atmosphere.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection boasts an array of sumptuous accommodations to cater to every taste and preference. From capacious and well-appointed guest rooms to opulent villas, each space is meticulously designed to provide guests with a haven of comfort and relaxation. Revel in splendid views of the ocean or the island's lush greenery from the seclusion of your private balcony or terrace.

The resort offers diverse dining options to gratify even the most discerning palate. Relish the flavors of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and inventive dishes at the resort's signature restaurant, Caravela. Delight in casual dining and refreshing cocktails at the poolside bar, North Beach Bar & Grill. Or surrender to a romantic dinner at The Great House, set against the captivating backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection is undeniably a unique destination, presenting guests with an indelible escape in a private island paradise. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a chance to reconnect with nature, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection has something to offer everyone.

The Branson Beach Estate

Perched on the secluded shores of Moskito Island in the British Virgin Islands, The Branson Beach Estate stands as a beacon of luxury, promising an extraordinary Caribbean escape. With its three magnificent villas, each boasting its own private beach access and awe-inspiring ocean panoramas, this exclusive estate is a slice of paradise.

Stepping foot onto The Branson Beach Estate is an indulgent experience from the start. The dedicated staff, available 24/7, is committed to fulfilling your desires, whether it's arranging a private chef, a personal butler, or a concierge to curate your activities.

Each of the three villas at The Branson Beach Estate is a sanctuary of opulence and tranquility. These accommodations feature expansive living spaces, fully equipped kitchens, and private terraces flaunting breathtaking ocean vistas. The master suites are a highlight, offering king-size beds, lavish en-suite bathrooms, and personal plunge pools.

Dining at The Branson Beach Estate is a delight with options ranging from exquisite gourmet meals served in The Cove, offering a modern Caribbean menu, to casual beachside delights at the Beach Bar & Grill, which boasts fresh seafood and classic cocktails.

Activities abound at The Branson Beach Estate, from swimming, snorkeling, and diving in the crystal-clear waters to kayaking and paddleboarding along the coastline. On-site facilities include a tennis court and a fitness center, ensuring there's something for every guest to enjoy.

This estate presents an unforgettable experience, catering to those seeking a romantic escape, a family adventure, or a luxurious retreat with friends, promising an unparalleled Caribbean haven.

Necker Island

Necker Island has a variety of accommodations to choose from, including the Great House, the Balinese Village, and the Temple Houses. The Great House is the main residence on the island and features nine bedrooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a cinema. The Balinese Village is a collection of six villas that are located on the beach and offer stunning ocean views.

Necker Island offers a variety of activities to keep guests entertained, including swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, tennis, and hiking. The island also has a water sports center where guests can rent equipment for water skiing, wakeboarding, and kayaking.

Necker Island has a number of dining options, including the Great House Restaurant, the Balinese Village Restaurant, and the Beach Bar & Grill. The Great House Restaurant offers fine dining with a Caribbean flair. The Balinese Village Restaurant offers traditional Balinese cuisine. The Beach Bar & Grill offers casual dining with a focus on fresh seafood.

Necker Island is committed to sustainability and has a number of initiatives in place to protect the environment. The island uses solar power to generate electricity and has a desalination plant to produce fresh water. The island also has a composting program and recycles all of its waste.

Necker Island is a truly unique and unforgettable destination. It offers guests the opportunity to experience the best that the British Virgin Islands has to offer in a luxurious and exclusive setting.

Need to Know

What makes this destination even more extraordinary is its unique diversity. The British Virgin Islands are a close-knit archipelago, and their proximity makes it easy to explore multiple islands within a relatively short time. Each island has its own character and attractions, from the bustling streets of Road Town in Tortola to the tranquil Jost Van Dyke, where beach bars echo with reggae tunes.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to the British Virgin Islands. In need of further inspiration? Check out Phelipe Cardoso Sekai's guide, St. Kitts Resorts: Your A-List to the Best Places to Stay in the Island.

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