With verdant hills rising from crystal blue waters that teem with wildlife, and a rich cultural mix of West African, European, and American influences, there’s as much to enjoy as there is to protect in the British Virgin Islands. This mindful trip takes you off the beaten path to uncover a refreshing getaway that’s all your own and help preserve the natural environment too. Among the reef-lined beaches, lush, tropical greenery, and more magnificent untouched scenery, you’ll enjoy thrilling, eco-friendly outdoor activities, some of the most luxurious sustainable resorts in the entire Caribbean, and the charm of shopping local—making eco-travel here rewarding as well as ethical.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate a graduation with friends, treat yourself after a big promotion, or simply celebrate life, this seven-day itinerary will encourage you to slow down, reflect on your milestones, and find your personal paradise. You’ll learn to be present during a hike in Tortola’s Sage Mountain National Park, take a full-day eco-tour of the carefree island Jost Van Dyke, and snorkel alongside fish at Spring Bay National Park in Virgin Gorda. Because the British Virgin Islands are also a sophisticated retreat, you’ll enjoy sustainable, luxury resorts, farm-to-table dining, and outdoor yoga sessions in the tropical breeze too. Read on to discover how to relax and rejuvenate sustainably in the beauty of the British Virgin Islands.

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