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British Virgin Islands in Pictures: 14 Beautiful Places to Photograph

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Feb 12, 2020

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are absolutely gorgeous and offer some of the most picture-perfect beaches and harbors set against a lush green and blue background that makes for dazzling photographs.

The BVI comprises 60 islands scattered across the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. The main islands in the BVI are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke. Tortola is the gateway to BVI and the most populated island, but all make for some amazing photos. Here are some of the best places in BVI to pose for Instagram or make a Tik-Tok video.

1. The Baths National Park, Virgin Gorda

The Baths on Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda's most famous attraction, The Baths is unique among Caribbean beaches. The white-sand beach here is framed by giant granite boulders that create amazing formations to snorkel around, like the woman in the above photo is doing.

2. North Sound, Virgin Gorda

Sunset at North Sound, Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda is home to some stunning sunset scenes that can be viewed all over the island, but head to the northwest side of the isle around North Sound to catch some of the most spectacular pictures of the sun setting into the sea beyond the yachts and sailboats.

3. Loblolly Beach, Anegada

Stunning Loblolly Beach

Absolutely stunning turquoise sea meets silky-soft white sand and swaying palms at Loblolly Beach on the island of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands. This beach on the northern coast offers some of the Caribbean's top shore-accessed snorkeling - on a clear day, you can see as deep as 30 meters, and there is plenty of coral and tropical fish.

4. White Bay Beach, Jost Van Dyke

White Bay Beach, Jost Van Dyke

On Jost Van Dyke Island, White Bay Beach is another beautiful white-sand and turquoise ocean affair complete with swaying palm trees. The water is deep enough to swim here, and there is snorkeling at the west end of the beach.

5. Road Town, Tortola

Road Town, Tortola

The capital of the British Virgin Islands is Road Town on the island of Tortola. Painted with bright, popping colors, the Main Street Shops pictured above are a great spot to stop and snap a few photographs.

6. Sandy Cay

Sandy Cay

A 14-acre nature preserve, Sandy Cay, pictured here, is located between Jost Van Dyke and Tortola and is not inhabited. You can visit on a day trip and hike around the island on a well-maintained trail or just chill on a white sandy beach surrounded by coconut palms. There is also excellent snorkeling and diving off Sandy Cay.

7. Soper's Hole, Tortola

Soper's Hole

At the far western end of Tortola, Soper's Hole is deep harbor where many yachts and sailboats anchor. It is also a ferry port. There are a number of shops and restaurants clustered around the docks here. If you're looking to get out on the water, all sorts of excursions, from diving and snorkeling to fishing can be arranged at Soper's Hole as well.

8. Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

Cane Garden Bay on Tortola

On Tortola, Cane Garden Bay is a picture-perfect spot, where the turquoise blue harbor is filled with catamarans and sailboats. There are also a number of white-sand beaches on which sun-loungers and umbrellas can be rented, as well as restaurants where lunch is served with sea views.

9. Long Bay Beach, Beef Island

Long Bay Beach, Beef Island

Connected to Tortola by a bridge, Beef Island is where the airport is located. It is also home to Long Bay Beach, which is a truly photogenic white-sand-meets-turquoise-water beach that is great for a romantic photo session by the swaying coconut palms.

10. Brewers Bay, Tortola

Sunset at Brewers Bay, Tortola

Head to Brewers Bay, on Tortola's northwest coast, at sunset. As this photo shows, sunset here is a beautiful sight. More secluded and less crowded than Cane Garden Bay, located just south, Brewers Bay beaches offer excellent snorkeling just offshore.

11. Anegada

Aerial view of Anegada

The only coral island in an otherwise volcanic chain that makes up the Virgin Islands group, Anegada is a snorkeler's and diver's paradise, with diverse and colorful coral reefs surrounding it, as well as secluded, beautiful beaches that are perfect for a romantic picture-snapping session.

12. Gorda Peak, Virgin Gorda

View from Gorda Peak, Virgin Gorda

The view from Gorda Peak, pictured here, on Virgin Gorda is beautiful. The summit, at 1,370 feet, is the highest point on the island, and the mountain is protected as part of Gorda Peak National Park. It is one of the last remaining Caribbean dry forests in the region.

13. Conch Island, Anegada

Conch Island, Anegada

At the eastern end of Anegada is what is known as Conch Island. Pictured here, you will see it is piles of shells rising almost as high as four meters. These are actually ancient conch mounds left behind by the Arawak.

14. Bones Bight Beach, Anegada

Bones Bight Beach, Anegada

On the northwest coast of Anegada, Bones Bight Beach, pictured above, is usually crowd-free and a great place to catch the sunset thanks to its location. It also features a long sandy beach that is peach-hued due to the coral mixed into it. Juxtaposed against the turquoise water, it is a beautiful sight.

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