There is a place on Tortola's North Shore, Sandcastle Estate, just ten minutes' drive from the airport, where luxuriously verdant hillsides roll down to the wide, blonde sands of Little Bay which is sparsely populated by the opulent few - their dwellings, where visible, displaying a wealth of stunning architectural forms.
The warm waters, sheltered by the long, rocky headlands on either side of the secluded bay, are always crystal clear, always inviting and always dazzling hues of tropical-scene blue.
In the third dimension of this idyllic impression, only bird song and the sweet perfumes of myriad tropical plants fill the pure air - there are no industrial or traffic intrusions to disturb the tranquility.
The history of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is the stuff of epic tales. Norman Island, at the southern tip of the chain, is said to be the setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” Nearby caves once hid riches plundered by pirates. The ocean floor is a graveyard for sunken ships. Read more about luxury homes in British Virgin Islands