Word from the Islands

The British Virgin Islands are open to travel! Following a complete shut down and then a move to extensive entry requirements, the BVIs are finally an accessible travel destination for those looking to escape the winter's cold and set sail. While they may have been closed, the relaxing and vibrant spirit of the BVIs never left and is most definitely waiting for those that come to experience it.

And as if that news is not great enough, also reopening is the Bitter End Yacht Club! After a lengthy four-year rebuild, this iconic spot plans to reopen by the end of 2021/early 2022. We can't wait for this fan favorite to make its come back and bring along with it new life to this popular Island hot spot. For more on the reopening and what guests can expect to see at the new Bitter End 2.0, visit our blog here.

An update from Festiva Sailing Vacations

After a difficult season for all, we are so happy to be back on the water and sharing with our guests the thing we love most - sailing! We resumed our full sailing schedule in October and the season is already off to a great start. It has been so nice to welcome guests back on board and travel throughout the Islands to some of our favorite destinations.

For those ready to make their way to the Islands, we have special offers on April and May dates available now. Learn more here.

While we know there are still a few hoops to jump through to enter, the feedback we have received from all of our traveling guests is that the BVIs are still just as they were left, an unmatched destination. See below for more on current travel requirements.

COVID-19 Protocols

As the COVID-19 protocols in the British Virgin Islands continue to change, we are doing our best to keep you updated. Read on for more on the latest protocol requirements for fully vaccinated travelers

  • Travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR test or approved antigen rapid test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. Otherwise, you are subject to testing upon entry for an additional fee.
  • Travelers must provide proof of full vaccination. Vaccination must be 2 weeks after the final dose of Moderna or Pfizer or 2 weeks after the single dose of Johnson&Johnson.
  • Travelers must also have proof of travel insurance that covers:
    • COVID-19 medical costs, including hospitalization, doctor's visits, and prescriptions
    • Medical repatriation
    • Quarantine accommodation costs

For a complete list of protocols and to view the latest updates, visit our COVID-19 information page here.

We will be sure to keep you updated on the latest happenings in the British Virgin Islands. For updates, special offers, and more, visit our Facebook page today

We look forward to the start of a new year and all of the great things it will bring for Festiva Sailing Vacations. From all of us to you, Happy Holidays!