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Get to know Anegada

Filled with wonder at every turn, Spanish Town is the largest community on Virgin Gorda and the second-largest in the British Virgin Islands, reigning as its first territorial capital from 1680 until 1741. It’s located on the far southern tip of the island on the opposite side from North Sound, complete with its own airport and ferry terminal. The present-day city was largely settled by miners from Cornwall, England, who mined the belt of rich copper deposits beneath the craggy coastal bluffs with imported machinery one can still visit today at Copper Mine National Park. Greater Spanish Town is also home to The Baths, a beachside assemblage of gigantic granite boulders that’s a naturally-occurring obstacle course of underwater caves and Instagram opportunities. From fresh off-the-boat seafood to tropical hikes, it’s an epicenter of Caribbean culture you’ll want to get to fast and take it slow.

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Living in the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands comprise some of the world’s most remote, exclusive, and downright breathtaking real estate, spanning four principal islands—Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada—and a chain of some 50 mostly-uninhabited outliers. As the name infers, this breathtaking archipelago is part of the United Kingdom, but its close proximity to the US mainland, and myriad lifestyle benefits, draws a fully international audience. Most commercial travelers arrive through St. Maarten, St. Thomas or San Juan, taking the final leg by connecting flight or ferry. The BVI property market welcomes leisure-seekers with an array of choices, from eco-conscious new developments with resort amenities to veritable private isles. Rugged, romantic coastlines, coupled with a year-round tropical climate, define paradise in every sense of the word, whether you’re at the helm of your yacht or simply at home.