Dreaming of paradise? Experience your next tropical getaway in the know. Find out how to live like a local with these insider tips from native Virgin Island-ers:
1. Save Some Cash
Most travelers expect to pay for cab rides, ferries, snorkeling gear, beach entry fees, and more. Instead, opt to rent a boat BVI for the day from Sonic Charters and scout out secluded beaches with your own captain as your guide. Sonic provides high-quality snorkeling gear (enough for everyone!). This alone will save a bundle on those ever-mounting a la carte fees.
And bonus: A St. Thomas day boat charter with Sonic Charters’ Sea Ray comes with complimentary morning and afternoon hors d’oeuvres, plus drinks. Compare this to $18 beach concession stand burgers, and it’s a no-brainer.
2. Steal Away to Remote Sites
Avoid the crowds by checking the cruise schedules. The key to chasing that solitary beauty is knowing when to go. Cruise passengers are shuttled back and forth against stringent time restrictions, so a little planning can mean the difference in pristine solitude and body-to-body sunbathers.
Bonus tip: Make friends with a local. Sonic Charters St. Thomas boat charter captains can plan a custom itinerary away from tourists.
3. Plan Ahead to Freshen Up
After spending all day in and out of salty water and sandy beaches, you’ll want a shower – a freshwater shower. But be careful not to rely on showers at public beaches, which tend to close early (i.e., shut off the water supply). Grab a freshwater shower anytime with Sonic Charters.
4. Don’t Forget Your Passport
The British Virgin Islands offer stunning adventures.
A local, in-the-know boat captain can make the customs transition smooth. Don’t miss:
- Jost Van Dyke: Laze among the palm trees and stop by the well-known Foxy’s Tamarind.
- Sandy Cay & Sandy Spit: Leave behind mass tourism and hit up these small (really small) hidden gems.
- Norman Island: This “Treasure Island” of the BVI is rumored to hold pirate booty. Explore spectacular dives and colorful snorkeling amongst the rock crevices of The Caves and The Indians.