The British Virgin Islands (BVI), officially the Virgin Islands, inherit a lot more than the best kitespots you find in the Caribbean Sea. This sailor’s paradise is a British overseas territory to the east of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and north-west of Anguilla. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles and part of the West Indies.
BVI consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with more than 50 other smaller islands and cays. About 16 of the islands are inhabited. The capital, Road Town, is on Tortola, the largest island, which is about 20 km long and 5 km wide.
Wherever your kite and sail charter is taking you around here, the islands are blessed with year-round warm weather, steady trade winds, calm, cobalt-blue waters and bougainvillea-clad hillsides. It’s simply the most famous sailing destination in the world. And also for kitesurfing a pure paradise.
Here are lots of different places to find sheltered harbours, sun-soaked beaches, pirate bars and jaw-dropping shipwrecks. Give sailing life a go, and you won’t want to leave. Relax and bask in the spectacular scenery; taste the French-Caribbean fusion cuisine; and explore the tiny villages scattered along the shores of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Our BVI adventure starts at Trellis Bay on Beef island (Tortola), a short walk of the main airport of the BVI. While you are here you might want to visit the Trellis Bay Market to get you started with local specialties and art.
The dinghy is waiting for you on the peer and brings you to Sunrise which is anchored right here. The first kite spot is just around the corner, a very long beach, quiet, far away from the tourists. Only locals and a few kitesurfer come here to enjoy the waters. The beauty of the BVI is that the islands are close together, sails are in protected waters, and after a short sail we will find a new island, with its own character and beauty.
Next anchorage in the middle of the best kitespots will be the north sound at Virgin Gorda. To launch the kites we go either to the beach or launch from Sunrise. What a huge playground! We can kite to the neighbour island, Neckar Island of Richard Brenson, to Moskito Island and back. Chrystal clear water everywhere, and tourists are rarely seen. The longest sail, about 3 hours to the long and flat island Anegada. Here are various kite spots, the settlement, keel point, cowreck bay . . . all have their own beauty.
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With an extensive stretch of beach, they are all sheltered by an outer reef, providing flat water to learn in. The cross-onshore winds are ideal for riding as there is plenty of space and steady, reliable winds. Advanced riders love those spots too as the flat water is great for practicing tricks, with the outer reef keeping the ocean at bay. If you are in search for waves, then you can head out to the reefs where you will find break after break after break. No matter if you are a beginner or already an advanced kiter: this is a perfect kitesurfing playground.
Once we rounded off our Anegada adventure at Neptuns Treasure bar at happy hour and a Lobster at the Anegada beach resort with flares and our feet in the sand, we set sails and sail towards Jost van Dyke island.
At Sandy spit, a small, very small island in fact, we drop anchor and go kite surf when ever we want, as long as you like . . . and its not just a dream! Now its party time!! at Norman island we go to the world famous pirate boat, Willy T. There is nothing else to say . . . except snorkelling the caves, paddling with the SUP through flat waters, and party!! We will finish our journey through the BVI at Trellis bay again, with a Burger or ribs on the BBQ and a Carib beer with reggae beats on the beach.