Sailing Retreats on the Splendid CUAN LAW Yacht


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The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are blessed with over one hundred dive sites to suit all standards and offering great variety. With dozens of islands and numerous sheltered anchorages it would take weeks to see it all and so we have no set itinerary. The Captain listens to what everyone has to say and with that input and taking account of prevailing weather and other circumstances, he will taylor the cruise to give everybody the best cruise he can. So the sample below is not locked in stone but will give you an idea. 


The British Virgin Islands comprise 60+ islands and keys, with more than 43 of them being uninhabited islands. The islands fall into two types: the majority are steep volcanic islands (including the mainislands, Tortola and Virgin Gorda), and a small number of relatively flat coral islands (such as Anegada and Sandy Spit). In fact, Anegada is referred to as “the drowned island” because its elevation is so low. Many people miss it altogether until they sail close to it. The highest point is Sage Mountain on Tortola.

With a tropical climate tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, and little seasonal temperature variation, the weather in the BVI is qite enjoyable. In the low season, there are some storms, although in recent years they have had little consequent damage beyond some flooding.

The islands were first settled by the Dutch in 1648 before being annexed in 1672 by the British. The economy is one of the most stable and prosperous in the Caribbean. The US dollar is the legal currency within the British Virgin Islands. The islands of the BVI are highly dependent on tourism, generating an estimated 45% of the national income, together with the offshore financial industry.