The Virgin Islands are an archipelago between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and belong to the Lesser Antilles. The island group enjoys a tropical climate, very constant throughout the year, with more rainfall between May and October. Its population is mainly Christian, and in political terms, it is divided into the British, the American and the Spanish Virgin Islands.
The Caribbean archipelago of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), with a population of about 28,000 inhabitants, comprises four main islands and over fifty smaller ones, of volcanic origin, and is considered a British overseas territory.
This tropical climate yachting and cruise ship destination is the perfect setting for live beach cams. Each of the four main islands has a particular tourist attraction: Tortola is the largest and most populated island, and is where the capital city, Road Town, is located; Virgin Gorda has a beach area called The Baths, with rock formations and caves that make it a great snorkelling spot; Anegada has long white sandy beaches and the largest barrier coral reef in the Caribbean, the Horseshoe Reef; and the smallest of the four main islands is Jost Van Dyke (JVD), famous for its beach bars and restaurants.
With over 106,000 inhabitants, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) are another group of Caribbean islands and islets, which are popular for having white-sand beaches, green mountains and reefs. Charlotte Amalie, located on St. Thomas island, is the capital, while Christiansted, Frederiksted and Cruz Bay are other cities worth visiting in this U.S. overseas territory. St. Croix island can be found to the south, while to the east is the island of St. John. Trunk Bay, Magens Bay, Coral World Ocean Park, Blackbeard's Castle and Fort Christian are some of the attractions you will find in this archipelago.
The Spanish Virgin Islands, also called the Puerto Rican Virgin Islands, are situated east of Puerto Rico and have a population of 11,000 inhabitants, with Isabel Segunda being the largest settlement. The Old San Juan district, fort El Morro, El Yunque National Forest and Mosquito Bay are landmarks worth visiting.