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British Virgin Islands


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Motto: "Be Watchful"
Language: English
Currency: U.S. dollar (USD)
Airports: (EIS) Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, (VIJ) Virgin Gorda Airport, (NGD) Auguste George Airport, Anegada
Known for: Idyllic Sailing & Diving, Gourmet Dinning, Luxury & Private Island Getaways
Official Tourism Website: www.bvitourism.com
Drives on the: Left Side
Calling Code: +1 284

You have found that perfect partner, now here’s the perfect place to have your perfect wedding. Many couples choose a British Virgin Islands wedding, possibly because it is so easy to get married here. A marriage license is simple to arrange and the marriage certificate is valid in the United States.

The Caribbean setting couldn’t be more romantic. We set no limits for that blessed journey. That’s why, in Nature’s Little Secrets, you find the perfect spot to have the most memorable wedding anywhere imaginable. The ceremony can take place on a soft beach in the quiet of sunrise, or aboard or at sea with a yacht, underneath the spectacular ocean’s reef for an underwater adventure, on a secluded island, in our lush tropical botanical garden, a friend’s lawn, your favorite restaurant’s poolside or gazebo, the traditional church, the local registrar’s office or the great outdoors of a mountain top.

Some couples invite family and friends to share this blessed moment, but others choose our local people to serve as witnesses. After all, in the three days it takes to qualify for a marriage license, a BVIslander can become a lifelong friend.

The British Virgin Islands is truly a destination that offers Romance with a breathtaking vista of the ocean from almost every corner. As with all Islands that have the ‘British’ influence, an air of formality is evident in dressing for dinner or shopping in town.

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Things To Do in the British Virgin Islands

Known internationally as a sailor’s paradise, the British Virgin Islands offers some of the most breathtaking sailings and water sports one can ever encounter.  You will see more private yachts than you can ever count and every April is the famous Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, attracting over 135 yachts.  Since these islands are really in an unspoiled setting, there is much to explore.

Cuisine of the British Virgin Islands

The dining experience is fabulous.  From the small local restaurant to the international gourmet experience, you will delight in the freshness of the ingredients and the subtle seasonings that make this an unforgettable gastronomic experience.  I had the good fortune to stay at a mid price hotel and enjoyed an unforgettable view with some of the best local food I have ever had.  All this was prepared by students who are training to become chefs.

Marriage Requirements for the British Virgin Islands

**NEW LAWS**

Saying, “I do” just became easier for couples heading to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for their nuptials: Brides and grooms can now get married 24 hours after arriving to the Territory! On September 3, the BVI Government made significant changes by amending the Marriage Act (Cap 272).

Residency requirements for ‘Special Licence’ were shortened from three (3) days to one (1) day, a new fee schedule was introduced, and the steps to obtain a licence were all transferred to the Civil Registry for a ‘One Stop Shop’ process.

Couples even have the choice of beginning their wedding application online before arriving in the BVI, by submitting their information through the Government’s new Civil Registry Information System (CRIS) at www.crisvi.gov.vg.


Prior to the improvements made to the Act, couples were tasked with stopping at three different locations to obtain the necessary documentation for the marriage licence application. Through these new changes, couples can complete the entire process at the Civil Registry where they will provide proof of their identity (passport) and marital status (original certified copies of Decree(s) Absolute for divorced spouses or original Death Certificate(s) of deceased spouse(s); apply for their licence, obtain a marriage certificate and present two witnesses.

CHANGES TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS’ MARRIAGE LAW MAKES DESTINATION WEDDINGS EASIER FOR VISITORS

The Special Licence fee is $220 and the Ordinary Licence is $120.

Additional fees are applicable based on the bride and groom’s wedding specifications: $220 for the Registrar-General or marriage officer to perform the ceremony, $120 for the ceremony to be held in the Civil Registry building and $25 for a certified copy of the marriage licence.

In the BVI, couples To apply in person for a marriage licence or any service surrounding the subject of marriage, please visit the Civil Registry and Passport Office, which is located upstairs of  Burhym Electrical Services in Wickham’s Cay, Road Town, Tortola.

The office is opened Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or telephone have many options for getting married and locations abound for conducting wedding ceremonies that are representative of the couple’s personality and style.

The stunning group of islands and cays offer idyllic backdrops such as beaches, churches, yachts, hotels, villas, resorts, private islands, historic ruins, national parks, the Civil Registry, and many more to suit their tastes. There are also many experienced wedding, and event planners available to supply their requests.

For additional information visit the BVI Tourist Board website: www.bvitourism.com
Or call: (284) 468-3442 for more information.

Hotels in the British Virgin Islands

Anegada Beach Cottages
Address: Pomato Point
Phone: (1-284) 495-9234
Fax: (1-284) 683-3352
Anegada Reef Cottages & Villa
Address: Setting Point, Road Town
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2731
Phone: (1-284) 495-8002
Fax: (1-284) 495-9362
Beach Villa
Address: Smugglers Cove Beach
Phone: (1-284) 495-6774
Fax: (1-284) 214 0188
Bellamare Villa
Address: Mahoe Bay
Phone: (1-284) 495-7421
Fax: (1-284) 495-7367
Casa Caribe
Address: Little Apple Bay
Phone: (1-284) 495-4628
Chateau Relaxeau Caribe
Address: Little Apple Bay
Phone: (1-707) 938-3835
Fax: (1-707) 938-3835
Cooper Island Beach Club
Address: Cooper Island
Phone: (1-284) 495-9084 / (1-800) 542-4624 
Fax: (1-284) 495-9180
Cooper Island Hideaways
Address: Cooper Island
Phone: (1-513) 232-4126
Cow Wreck Beach Villas
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2724
Phone: (1-284) 495-8047
Fax: (1-284) 495-9461
Drake’s View
Address: Nail Bay
Phone: (1-284) 494-8000 / (1-800) 871-3551
Elizabeth Beach Villa
Address: Jan Dart, East End
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 478
Phone: (1-284) 495-2538
Fax: (1-284) 495-2538
Fischer’s Cove Beach Hotel
Address: The Valley
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 60
Phone: (1-284) 495-5252
Fax: (1-284) 495-5820
Fort Burt Hotel
Address: Road Town
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3380
Phone: (1-284) 494-2587
Fax: (1-284) 494-2002
Fort Recovery Estate Villas
Address: Towers, West End
Phone: (1-284) 495-4354 / (1-800) 367-8455 
Fax: (1-284) 495-4036
Frenchman’s Cay Hotel
Address: Frenchman’s Cay, Road Town
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1054
Phone: (1-284) 495-4844
Fax: (1-284) 495-4056
Garden Springs Villas
Phone: (1-284) 494-5030
Good Life Villa
Address: Josiah’s Bay
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 925
Phone: (1-284) 495-1488
Fax: (1-284) 495-1488
Greenbank Villas
Address: Road Town
Phone: (1-284) 494-7131
Fax: (1-284) 494-7132
Guana Island
Address: Road Town
Phone: (1-284) 494-2354
Hodge’s Creek Marina Hotel
Address: Hodge’a Creek, Road Town
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 663
Phone: (1-284) 494-5000
Fax: (1-284) 494-7676
Hotel Castle Maria
Address: Road Town
Phone: (1-284) 494-2553
Fax: (1-284) 494-2111
Icis Villas
Address: Brewer’s Bay
Phone: (1-284) 494-6979
Fax: (1-284) 494-6980
Island Dreams
Address: Nail Bay
Phone: (1-284) 494-8000 / (1-800) 871-3551
Island Spice-Nail Bay
Address: The Valley
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 69
Phone: (1-284) 494-8000
Fax: (1-284) 495-5875
Island Time
Address: Little Trunk Bay
Phone: (1-284) 495-5227
La Cachette
Address: The Baths
Phone: (1-284) 495-5277
Leverick Bay Resort & Marina
Address: Leverick Bay, The Valley
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 63
Phone: (1-284) 495-7421
Fax: (1-284) 495-7367
Little Dix Bay
Address: Virgin Gorda
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 70
Phone: (1-284) 495-5555
Fax: (1-284) 495-5661
Little Thatch Hotel
Address: Little Thatch
Phone: (1-284) 495-9227
Fax: (1-284) 495-9212
Lloyd Hill Villas
Address: Ridge Road
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3310
Phone: (1-284) 494-2481
Fax: (1-284) 494-4124
Mango Bay Resort
Address: The Valley
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1062
Phone: (1-284) 495-5672
Fax: (1-284) 495-5674
Maria’s By The Sea
Address: Wickhams Cay 1, Road Town
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 206
Phone: (1-284) 494-2595
Fax: (1-284) 494-2420
Mermaid’s Quay
Address: Nail Bay
Phone: (1-284) 494-8000 / (1-800) 871-3551
Myett’s Restaurant Boutique & Inn
Address: Cane Garden Bay, Road Town
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 556
Phone: (1-284) 495-9649
Fax: (1-284) 495-9579
Mystic Water
Address: Nail Bay
Phone: (1-284) 494-8000 / (1-800) 871-3551
Olde Yard Inn
Address: The Valley
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 26
Phone: (1-284) 495-5544 / (1-800) 653-9273 
Fax: (1-284) 495-5986
Ole Works Inn
Address: Cane Garden Bay
Phone: (1-284) 495-4837
Fax: (1-284) 495-9618
On-The-Rocks
Address: Little Trunk Bay
Phone: (1-284) 495-5227
Paradise Suites 
Phone: (1-284) 494-3525
Pelican Villa
Address: Long Bay
Phone: (1-284) 494-3186
Fax: (1-284) 494-4386
Peter Island Hotel & Yacht Harbour
Address: Peter Island, Road Town
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 211
Phone: (1-284) 495-2000
Fax: (1-284) 495-2500
Sandcastle
Address: White Bay
Phone: (1-284) 495-9888
Fax: (1-284) 495-9999
Sands Hotel
Address: Keel Point
Phone: (1-284) 495-8030
Sea View Hotel
Address: Road Town
Phone: (1-284) 494-2483
Fax: (1-284) 494-9452
Seascape Villa
Address: Leverick Bay
Phone: (1-202) 337-6820
Fax: (1-202) 337-4136
Sebastian’s On The Beach
Address: Little Apple Bay, Road Town
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 441
Phone: (1-284) 495-4212
Fax: (1-284) 495-4870
Shifting Sands
Address: Little Apple Bay
Phone: (1-284) 945-4316
Fax: (1-284) 945-4006
Southside Villas
Phone: (1-284) 495-9263
Sugar Mill Hotel
Address: Little Apple Bay
Phone: (1-284) 495-4355
Fax: (1-284) 495-4696
Tamarind Club Hotel
Address: Josiah’s Bay
Phone: (1-284) 495-2477
Fax: (1-284) 495-2795
The Jolly Roger Inn
Address: West End, Road Town
Phone: (1-284) 495-4559
Fax: (1-284) 495-4184
Toad Hall
Address: The Baths
Phone: (1-284) 495-5397
Fax: (1-284) 495-5708
Treasure Isle Hotel
Address: Road Town
Phone: (1-284) 494-2501 / (1-800) 233-1108 
Fax: (1-284) 494-2507
Turtle Dove Lodge
Address: Long Bay Rd.
Phone: (1-284) 495-4430
Fax: (1-284) 495-4070
Village Cay Hotel & Marina
Address: Road Town
Phone: (1-284) 494-2271
Fax: (1-284) 494-2773
White Bay Villas
Address: White Bay
Phone: (1-410) 571-6692
Fax: (1-410) 571-6693
Windows On The Sea
Address: Slaney Hill, Road Town
Phone: (1-284) 494-2629
Fax: (1-284) 494-6629

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