Things to do with kids in the British Virgin Islands

By Banita Sadhra on 16th August, 2023

Get ready to embark on a family adventure to the British Virgin Islands, a world full of excitement, where everyone can explore the wonders of this Caribbean gem. From sandy shores to sea life encounters, the British Virgin Islands offer a treasure trove of activities designed to captivate kids of all ages. In our guide, we want to show you the top things to do with kids in the British Virgin Islands. Let’s delve into some of the top family-friendly things to do in this Caribbean paradise:

Things to do with kids in the British Virgin Islands

Turtle Tagging

This popular attraction of turtle tagging is ideal for any budding marine biologists or conservationists. Located in Tortola, this program allows families to tag wild sea turtles, helping to keep track of the sea turtles’ population and gather information. 

Explore The Baths

The Baths National Park unveils a captivating network of trails winding through colossal granite boulders and formations, tracing the path along the ivory sands of Devil’s Bay on Virgin Gorda. Traverse through the enchanting terrain, involving short ladder climbs, gentle wading through shallow waters, and discovery of immense granite boulder chambers. Upon emerging from these labyrinthine paths, take a pit stop at the nearby beach or enjoy a paddle in the shallow waters.

Make sure to treat yourself to delectable bites or refreshing drinks from the bar, and don’t miss the chance to play in their freshwater pool, the perfect finale for an unforgettable experience.

Sage Mountain National Park

Travel to Sage Mountain National Park for a day of hiking. The trails offer a beginner-friendly experience and a chance for the whole family to see the beautiful views of the island.  The park stands the loftiest peak in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, a tourist attraction worth visiting and exploring.

hiking in bvi

Stop by the café and gift shop for guidance and a map, as the trail markings are rather discreet. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the cafe’s renowned banana smoothie post-hike – it’s a delight that enthusiasts can’t stop raving about!

Biras Creek Trail

These family-friendly paths showcasing the stunning views of the Caribbean islands and Sea.  Children will encounter impressive iguanas, pygmy geckos, and indigenous plant life.

Biras Creek Trail in bvi

With six distinct trails, each unveiling unique sights, there’s a plethora of adventures to be had. Remember to generously apply sunscreen and bug repellent to ensure a comfortable journey.

Beach Day

The BVI is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean, providing the ideal setting for family beach days. Let the kids build sandcastles, play beach volleyball, or simply splash in the gentle waves.

british virgin islands beaches

Long Bay Beach on Tortola and Smuggler’s Cove on Jost Van Dyke are just a couple of the family-friendly beach options. For further recommendations, check out our post on the best beaches in the British Virgin Islands.

Anegada Iguana Conservation Center

The Anegada Iguana Conservation Center is a vital sanctuary for the one of the world’s rarest reptiles – the Anegada iguana. Visitors are invited so they can observe these majestic iguanas up close in their natural habitat, gaining a deeper appreciation for their role in the delicate island ecosystem.

Anegada Iguana Conservation Center in bvi

The center’s helps raise public awareness and offers a chance for families to understand the history behind the Anegada iguana. 

Boat trips

Explore the BVI’s turquoise waters on a family sailing adventure. Join a crewed charter or opt for a kid-friendly sailing tour that includes snorkeling stops, beach exploration, and the chance to learn the ropes on board. With the wide range of boat options, families can explore these beautiful islands and enjoy the magnificent views around them.

boat trips in bvi

Whether you’re snorkeling to see the coral reefs, discovering hidden caves, or hopping between the charming islands, each boat trip promises an unforgettable experience, letting the whole family enjoy the balmy waters. 

The British Virgin Islands offer an array of family-friendly activities that will keep kids engaged, entertained, and educated throughout your vacation. Whether it’s underwater discoveries, pirate escapades, or beachside relaxation, the BVI promises a memorable getaway for the entire family. So get vacation planning to these amazing Caribbean islands.

Make sure to check out our other BVI posts; Guide to Virgin Gorda, Guide to Tortola, Guide to Anegada

Or check out our top 10 restaurants in the British Virgin Islands for fresh conch fritters