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British Virgin Islands Tourist Board: BVI House, 15 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7PJ T: 020 7355 9585 E: W: BritishVirginIs @BritishVirginIs




nown as ‘the land that time forgot’, the British Virgin Islands

(BVIs) remains an undeveloped haven for all kinds of different natural treasures. The BVIs, despite its recognition as one of the most spectacular destinations anywhere and the indisputable sailing capital of the Caribbean, presents over 60 islands, islets and cays for exploring its secrets. The BVIs are a British Overseas Territory, part of the Virgin Islands archipelago. The islands are a numinous,

flourishing and inspiring architecture - ESSENTIALS -

Size: 60 Islands Currency: US dollar Population: 28,882 Capital (Main City): Road Town Local Beer: Variety Dish of the Day: BBQ Anegeda Lobster

of mountaintops, volcanic islands in a bright turquoise sea and pristine beaches. The destination offers the complete solution to low key tourism. A colourful aquarium of the world’s most diverse sea life, extensive coral reefs with several renowned wrecks, vast outback, wildlife sanctuaries sheltering endangered species and completed with untouched, uninterrupted beaches, are all experiences not to be missed. Many believe the BVIs are

exclusive, but throughout the emerald green coastline are a series of locally-owned and inexpensive accommodation options fondly referred to as the Jewels of the BVI.

- ITINERARY - Whether it is discovering the

natural phenomenon of The Baths, the alluring Anegada’s succulent lobster feasts, diving the Indians, or finding your own deserted island for the day, the BVIs are bountiful.

KEY EVENT Festival Parade: August 3 2015

Grand Parade through Road Town, Tortola during the BVI Emancipation Festival Celebrations

Three-Day Diving Itinerary With over sixty dive sites in the BVIs, no matter what your level of expertise, you can plan the diving vacation of your dreams. Day 1: Head to Angelfish Reef on the lee side of Norman Island followed by Carvel Rock and its huge boulders off Cooper Island Day 2: The Wreck of the Rhone is the most prominent dive site in the BVIs. A Royal Mail Steamer, it sunk during the hurricane of 1867 with 125 persons on board. Dive the Rhone Reef, Blonde Rock, and Painted Walls followed by Alice’s Wonderland, a colourful coral garden, off Ginger Island. Day 3: Head to Anegada for some classic snorkelling and dive the Wreck of the Parmatta. Head South after lunch to The Chimney off Great Dog and Wall to Wall off West Dog.

Cayman Islands Department of Tourism: 6 Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RE T: 020 7491 7771 E: W: EuropeVisitCaymanIslands @Cayman_Islands




he Cayman Islands shares all the beauty of its Caribbean neighbours while offering a unique destination to couples, families and adventure seekers alike. With incredible scenery, more species of flora and fauna than the Galapagos islands, world-class diving, five star luxury resorts and amazing cuisine; Cayman is the place to create unique memories you will never forget. In Grand Cayman guests can while away their days on the sun- drenched, white sands of Seven


Size: Grand Cayman (GC) 76 sq miles, Cayman Brac (CB) 14 sq miles, Little Cayman (LC) 10 sq miles Currency: CI dollar (plus US dollar) Population: GC - 60,000, CB - 1600, LC - 150 Main City: George Town on GC Local Beer: Caybrew Dish of the Day: Conch Fritters

Mile Beach, learn about the native Blue Iguana and encounter friendly stingrays. Evenings are spent in vibrant bars and restaurants, dining under the stars or perhaps exploring Rum Point by kayak to witness the breath-taking night time bioluminescence display. Accessible by a short flight on a 15-seater Twin Otter plane, the two sister islands are true paradise retreats where time stands still. A world away from the cosmopolitan Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac lies in the shadow of its magnificent 42m bluff. It is a lost world of dramatic bat caves, forest trails and rare birds. Smallest of the three islands, Little


An alternative Caribbean holiday with freedom to drive, walk, wine and dine, sight-see and relax.

Cayman’s many pleasures include scuba diving the world-renowned Bloody Bay Wall, exploring the island’s secluded palm-lined beaches and watching native frigate birds and Red-Footed Boobies.

KEY EVENT Cayman Cookout: January 15-18 2015

This is the Caribbean’s premier epicurean event, celebrating the islands’ food and wine

My perfect day………. An early morning stroll on the white sand of Seven Mile Beach. Breakfast at Icoa Fine Foods – lovely fresh organic local ingredients. A spot of memento shopping in George Town. Duty- free prices meant swapping a fridge magnet for a Pandora bracelet! A simple but delicious lunch at Rotiat Café Cimboco. My highlight – a boat trip to swim with huge, gentle rays at Stingray City. Snorkel with colourful fish at Paradise Reef or try the Atlantis Submarine. Evening cocktails at Tiki Beach Bar as the sun sets. A water-front restaurant for dinner under the stars. Tanuja Sudra, Personal Travel Counsellor


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