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Tips To Enjoy Sailing The British Virgin Islands For The First Time


As with any sailing charter, venturing to the beautiful British Virgin Islands come with the usual do’s and don’ts. This will ensure that your sailing retreat will go without worry and give you the travel of a lifetime.

The BVI is a completely new theme when compared with the constant Greece and Croatia cruise offered by Med Sailing Holidays. It is composed of different islands, each with its own brand of enjoyment that differs from one another. The makeup also makes the BVI an ideal spot for island hopping and discovering hidden treasures that only you and your friends can attest and enjoy. While some of the islands and inhabited, stories and myths that envelope them are rich in past exploits of pirates and other creatures, thereby also making the BVI a hotbed for skeptics and seekers of truth.

Still, the British Virgin Islands is a tourist destination in every angle. Visitors can venture the main islands on foot, while sea seekers can sail through its loops and turns without taking the same direction twice. In between these are stopovers that will make tourists dip in some of the Caribbean’s precious and calming waters as a welcoming treat to what lies ahead of their stay.

For first time cruisers of the BVI, here are some tips to consider that will help make your vacation worth remembering:

KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW

While you’re in front of your computer and reserving a slot with Med Sailing Holidays, take time to research about the British Virgin Islands after you’re done with the booking. This will ensure that you and your friends (if you wish to bring them with you) are one step ahead. Know the dialect, currency, what to do and what not to do while staying on the islands, the food that you must try, local emergency numbers and its laws and regulations.

These are very basic facts that you must know no matter where you go; safety is still your number one priority, and you wouldn’t want to get stuck in an awkward situation in the middle of your sailing holiday.

PACK RIGHT, PACK LIGHT

Always bear in mind that you’re going to be spending most of your time at sea (at least 4-5 hours every day). By this, there’s no need to bring your fancy shoes, high heels, crocodile skin bags and expensive jewelry. Instead, go for a more laid-back drab like buttoned-down shirts, tank tops, beach shorts, flip-flops, sun dresses, brimmed hats and sunglasses.

Don’t forget your sunscreen just in case the heat gets too intense in the middle of your cruise.

THINK FORWARD

Even though First Aid is readily available on any chartered yacht (or your own vessel, for that matter), it won’t hurt if you bring your personal emergency kit with you on your journey. Anti-seasickness medicine is a must for those who are not used to the motion of the sea, so it must be the first to go in your bag. Painkillers, anti-allergy, maintenance pills, Band-Aids and anti-bacterial ointment should also be carried in a little pouch that you can immediately take out in case of emergency.

BACK TO BASICS

Sailing is still going out of your comfort zone and the place that you know like the back of your hand will be left behind. In this case, it’s best to bring several identification cards for authorities to know some basic information about yourself if the need arises. Your Passport is also a must because you can’t literally go nowhere without it.

Also remember to bring your ATM cards, maps, mobile phone, and enough cash in your wallet to make you go through your vacation without any hiccup. Store them in a waterproof case or have a sling bag or carrier with you anytime.Sailing is still going out of your comfort zone and the place that you know like the back of your hand will be left behind. In this case, it’s best to bring several identification cards for authorities to know some basic information about yourself if the need arises. Your Passport is also a must because you can’t literally go nowhere without it. Also remember to bring your ATM cards, maps, mobile phone, and enough cash in your wallet to make you go through your vacation without any hiccup. Store them in a waterproof case or have a sling bag or carrier with you anytime.

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