Honeymoons in the British Virgin Islands
If you're looking for a small intimate tropical island to serve as a romantic idyll then you might want to consider the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke which makes up part of the British Virgin Islands. Measuring just 4 miles by 3 miles you can laze on beaches, explore old sugar ruins or watch whales and dolphins. Why not stay in one of the small hotels or simple cottages and enjoy the Caribbean experience.
If you're dreaming of sun, sea and sand for your honeymoon then you might like to consider the British Virgin Islands. With fairly easy air travel from South Africa, you can be relaxing on a dream island in little over 14 hours. With a magical mix of powdery white sandy beaches, lush green mountains and sparkling blue waters, a honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands is an unforgettable experience. Tortola which means “Turtle Dove” is the largest of the islands and has a history which embraces slavery and pirates. It is also regarded as the yachting capital of the Caribbean. Visit Smuggler's Cove which is one of the best beaches located in the north of the island. Enjoy delicious local cuisine or drop anchor and gently rock in the azure waters. Explore old ruins, visit museums or stroll around one of the many national parks. With so much to see and do in the British Virgin Islands, you'll have an unforgettable time.
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When it comes to choosing a honeymoon location you need to look at somewhere that suits both of you. If you're looking for a laid back island where the pace of life has three speeds, slow, slower and stop, then you might be interested in looking at Virgin Gorda which is one of the most popular of the British Virgin Islands. Wonderful for relaxing after a hectic time spent planning the wedding, and ideal for water sport enthusiasts, this island is a tropical paradise.
If you're looking for a wedding destination which boasts powdery white beaches, lush green mountains and yacht filled harbours, then why not consider the British Virgin Islands. With connections from Puerto Rico, it is relatively easy to travel here from Canada. These beautiful islands tell stories of slavery, pirates and deep sea fishing. When you honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands you can enjoy a slow pace of life. Right in the middle of the island of Virgin Gorda you'll find a majestic peak rising some 1,370 feet. It's a long haul to the top but every ounce of perspiration is worth the spectacular view across the whole of the island. When you find yourself feeling hungry, there's a wide choice of eateries from rustic to elegant and with names like Sip and Dip Grill or The Bath and Turtle, eating out is definitely part of the fun. Explore caves, visit museums and galleries or shop for a special memento of your trip. With so much to see and do, you'll both want to return again.
Key Facts for the British Virgin Islands
Currency: US Dollar
Capital: Road Town
Flight time: 5 hours from Toronto
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The Virgin Islands enjoy year-round sunshine. April to August tends to have the clearest water for diving.
Antigua is approx 9 hours from London with onward flights of 1 ½ hours operated by Caribbean Star and Liat.
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Getting Married in the British Virgin Islands
If you're looking for a lush tropical island on which to host your wedding then why not consider the British Virgin Islands. Situated to the east of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, couples looking to hold weddings abroad in the British Virgin Islands have a choice of islands, all with their own unique charm. Whether you want an intimate beach ceremony, a gala reception on land or at sea, or a simple church wedding, there are plenty of venues to suit your requirements. Tortola and Virgin Gorda are the most popular of the islands and both have spectacular beaches, top class hotel resorts, tropical gardens or even luxurious yachts on which to host your reception after you have exchanged vows.
The law requires for a couple to have resided for at least 3 days in BVI before they can get married. A couple can apply for a licence to get married on the same day that they arrive by going to the Attorney General's Office in Tortola. The cost of a Licence is $111.00 (payable with BVI postage stamps) for a Special Licence (couples in BVI for 3 days) or $50.00 (payable with stamps) for couples in BVI for 15 days or more. Passports will be needed as proof of identity and arrival. A couple will also need proof of marital status (if applicable) and 2 witnesses to sign the Licence application and be present at the ceremony. Once this has been done, a couple need to then head to the Registrar General's Office to fix a date for their wedding. They will need to take the completed application form which shows the names of both parties, ages, occupation, marital status plus the names of their 2 witnesses. The cost will be $35 if the ceremony is performed in the office or $100 if held elsewhere. For more information visit http://www.bvitourism.com/destination-weddings
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