British Virgin Islands
Some 60 islands and cays in the Caribbean Sea combine as the British Virgin Islands (BVI), with just 15 of them inhabited. They share a spectacular mix of panoramic seascapes, lush mountainous scenes and white sand beaches.
Clearly the balmy year-round climate, pristine blue sea and a myriad of bays, inlets and islets to explore, is the recipe for world class sailing around the British Virgin Islands. Enthusiasts of other water sports including diving, snorkelling and kayaking, are also well catered for.
Traditional agriculture has made way for tourism and financial services making the British Virgin Islands economy well established and one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean. Property values tend to be towards the high end of the real estate market with an emphasis on sustainable green architecture.
Reputedly nicknamed by Christopher Columbus as ‘the fat virgin’ due to its horizon profile resembling a large lady lying down, Virgin Gorda with some eight square miles, comes in as third largest of the British Virgin Islands.
Set on a tranquil body of water on Virgin Gorda called North Sound, Blunder Bay is one of the last undeveloped, exclusive estates in the British Virgin Islands. Blunder Bay is currently only accessible by boat, which makes it secluded and secure, but still just an easy three minute boat ride to the island’s amenities.