ACTIVITIES IN THE BVI
of tropical islands naturally has a myriad of water-related
activities, including every kind of sailing, watersports such as
windsurfing, diving, fishing, surfing--see
are everywhere for
sunbathing, wading, snorkeling over the ever-present reefs as well as
Families in Paradise
for these and other favorite family activities including lizard and hermit
crab hunting, the Kids Treasure Hunt at The Caves, attracting
bananaquits with sugar and, yes, even camping.
on land include biking, hiking and even horseback riding.
a great many activities are available in the BVI--truly the place for an active and interesting vacation.
Stargazing. A magnificent celestial dome seen from near the equator, the Caribbean sky
appears enormous, being seen in the tropical latitudes. The relatively low level of
ambient light makes viewing all the better. There is an antique observatory at Skyworld. A
great book on stargazing is Soap Operas of
the Sky. And here's a view of the Virgins from the ski, courtesy of NASA.
BVI Regattas For All Sailors.
taxis vary from the usual cars to jeeps and the colorful, open "safari buses." Taxi service is widely available in the BVI.
and Jeep Rentals. Car and Jeep Rentals are widely available in the BVI,
except not at the Beef Island Airport. Car rentals are
more often than not actually jeeps, especially the popular "sporty" jeeps,
due to the vigorous hills and other terrain.
Ferry Service. Ferry service is
widely available--see In Island
In addition to the usual courtesy land transportation, innkeepers often provide water launches for their guests, especially to outlying
Water Taxis are an exciting, but sometimes essential, means of travel.
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