Honeymoons in the British Virgin Islands

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British Virgin Islands Overview

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.

Key Facts for the British Virgin Islands

Currency: US Dollar

Capital: Road Town

Language: English

Flight time: 12 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands

When to go:
– February to March are the driest months although temperatures are consistent at around 29°C most days. June to November is hurricane season and best avoided. September to November are the wettest months.

Flight information:

– US Airways fly regularly from Toronto via Charlotte and on to Puerto Rico. From here it is a short hop to Tortola. Flight duration is about 7 hours but with connections it takes a total of about 14½ hours.


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Getting Married in the British Virgin Islands

If you dream of getting married standing in bare feet on a sun drenched tropical beach, then why not consider The British Virgin Islands. With a spectacular mix of beaches, mountains, tiny coves and secluded bays, weddings abroad in the British Virgin Islands can make all your dreams come true. The islands have a range of churches, exotic gardens, hotel resorts and even luxurious yachts all waiting to host your wedding and with a multitude of stunning locations boasting glorious sea views at which to hold your reception, your only dilemma will be which one to choose.

Marriage Requirements

British Virgin Islands

You need to be in BVI for a minimum of 3 days before you can get married, although you can apply for a licence on the day you arrive. Head to the Attorney General's Office in Tortola armed with your passports as proof of identity and arrival. You'll also need 2 witnesses to be present when you sign the application form and during the wedding ceremony itself. If you are here for just 3 days you can apply for a Special Licence which costs $111.00 and is payable in BVI postage stamps. Alternatively if you are intending to be here for 15 days or more, then an Ordinary Licence will set you back  $50.00 in postage stamps. Follow this up by heading to the Registrar General's office, to book your wedding date, with the completed application form which must show the names of both parties, ages, occupations, marital status together with the names of 2 witnesses. There is a further charge of $35 if the wedding ceremony is to be held at the office and $100 if held elsewhere. Learn more at http://www.bvitourism.com/destination-weddings