The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an archipelago that has four main islands—Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke—and nearly 60 smaller isles with a reliably mild climate and gentle trade winds. No surprise, island hopping by boat is a popular way to make the most of the destination.
But the hardest part of visiting is deciding where to drop anchor. If you’re looking for hiking and rum tasting, Tortola is your best bet. For great lobster, it’s Anegada (especially if you can plan around the Anegada Lobster Festival). Each island has something to brag about, though, with a consistent laidback attitude—even in the BVI’s many luxe hotels—that’ll make you want to linger.