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Caribbean Virgin Islands - Sailing Vacation

If you are an enthusiastic sailor, the expression "sailing charter Virgin Islands" is very common to you. The Virgin Islands has been acknowledged as one of the world's top tourist destinations. Millions and millions of international vacationers flock the islands because of its beautiful beaches with pure white sand, fine way of life, and, of course, yacht charter areas.

The Virgin Islands is composed of the British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands. The two have different types of cultures because they were once occupied by two colonizers. However, they share the same pristine beaches with pure white sand, turquoise and clear sea waters, the finest resorts, bars, spas, and hotels, and most important of all - they share the same type of friendly and smiling people.

The US Virgin Islands (USVI) is an American insular region. It is sandwiched between the Lesser Antilles and the Leeward Islands. It is mainly composed of the islands of Saint Thomas, Water, Saint John, and Saint Croix. The approximate total land area of USVI is 134 square miles.

On the other hand, the British Virgin Islands is a colony of the United Kingdom. Its capital is the city of Road Town located in the island of Tortola. It is smaller than USVI with a total land area of only 77 square miles. The islands of Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Tortola make most of the British Virgin Islands.

Most of the islands' residents belong to African and Indian (Caribs and Arawaks) descents. Nevertheless, the Virgin Islands still have a taste of American, British, French, Spanish, and Asian flavors.

Aside from Virgin Islands' best beaches, cool waters, friendly people, and colorful cultures, it also has the finest shopping. In fact, it has been judged as a shopping paradise by many shopping addicts. This is because most of Virgin Islands' items don't have custom duties and luxury / sales taxes. Quality designed bags, jewelries, apparels, accessories, watches, liquors, and clothes are cheap as compared to others. Because of this, the Virgin Islands became the shoppers' haven in the Caribbean. It was even awarded as the "best duty-free shopping port" in the area.

The Sir Francis Drake channel is one best passages when engaging in "sailing charter Virgin Islands". It is located in the British Virgin Islands. This channel has been used mostly by many cruisers because of its semi-calm ocean. It also has the bluest skies in the region, which makes it ideal for sailing.

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For more info on yacht charter Caribbean visit D. Browall's website http://www.sboats.com - The Ultimate Guide to a Sailing Holiday.

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