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British Virgin Islands - Facts and Information



Currency

The US Dollar is the official currency in the island.


Monthly Average Temperatures

 80°F monthly mean temperature, water temperatures generally range between 70 and 80°F.


Electricity

110 Volts AC, same as the United States.


Time Zone

Virgin Gorda BVI falls within the Atlantic Standard Time zone, four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.


Language

The official language of the British Virgin Islands is English, though it is spoken with a West Indian accent and often contains unusual phrases particular to the area.


Shopping Hours

Usually travelers to the Caribbean tend to expect a duty-free paradise, however most of Virgin Gorda shopping experiences are will be very different. Even though Virgin Gorda shopping can be very entertaining, it is not a place where shopping is the main attraction. Guests shopping in Virgin Gorda will find an interesting collection of local crafts and jewelry  as well as upscale boutiques at some of the luxury hotels and resorts.

The Yacht Harbor complex is mainly filled with Virgin Gorda's shopping outlets. Nevertheless, Virgin Gorda's most exciting shopping will be done at a place called the Artistic Gallery. Other Virgin Gorda shopping is for more day to day items such as beach towels, bathing suits and sunscreen, items that can be found at stores like Dive BVI and Next Wave.


Visa Requirements

Visa and passport requirements frequently change. We do our best to keep this information as current as possible; however, we recommend  that all visitors check with their embassy or consulate before their departure.

If you are a US citizen, you can stay in Virgin Gorda (BVI) without a visa for up to 90 days.

Virgin Gorda (BVI) is one of fourteen British Overseas Territories and United Kingdom has it under its sovereignty. As a result, UK immigration visa law is enforced in Virgin Gorda (BVI).