Virgin Islands are located in the eastern side of the Caribbean Sea, near the island of the Puerto Rico and as part of the group of islands known as Lesser Antilles. The Virgin Island archipelago includes two different groups of islands: British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands, being the first ones located in the eastern side of the archipelago. While the British Virgin Islands are considered to be an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, the US Virgin Islands belong to the United States but as an unorganized territory.
To give you more specific information on both of these groups, we will talk a little bit about each one in order to note some differences down. British Virgin Islands comprise over fifty islands, islets and cays. However, the four most important ones are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. Road Town, located within the island of Tortola, is the capitol city of this territory. In terms of climate, these islands have a subtropical weather with trade winds and temperatures that vary very little across the year. These are among the wealthiest islands in the Caribbean Sea.
US Virgin Islands are located in the western side of the archipelago, near the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. The most important and biggest islands of this group are St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Water Islands even though there are many smaller islands as well. The capitol city of the US Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie, located in the island of Saint Thomas. They have a similar climate to the one on the British Virgin Islands. However, earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis are much more frequent here.
When it comes to enjoying any of these group of islands you will surely agree with us when we say that the most distinctive features of these islands are their beaches with access to a perfectly blue sea and white sands, as well as the most important resorts and luxurious hotels for you to have a perfect and romantic stay. The beaches of these islands are famous worldwide and you can enjoy them by simply lying on the sand, but also by practicing some of the varied aquatic sports and activities available for couples.
If you are looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, both British and US Virgin Islands are one of the best places to visit. You will be astounded with their beauty and poetic scenarios.
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