British Virgin Islands Beaches kissed by technicolor tides, meeting packages tailor-made to suit the specific needs of the group, and a temperate Caribbean climate makes the British Virgin Islands the perfect backdrop to any group function. Meetings and incentives in the BVIs have a "private hideaway" feel, yet properties are chock full of modern facilities and amenities.

Island Info * VITAL STATISTICS tropical climate, average annual temperature a balmy 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit * from U.S., air service available via Air St. Thomas, American Eagle, Fly BVI, Gorda Aero Service, LIAT, Winair * one hour later than Eastern Standard Time, driving on the left, English official language

* MEETING VENUES Peter Island Resort (800.346.4451), 52-room property, an escape for intimate business meetings and corporate retreats, five dramatic beaches, multi-room villas and open-air lounges, exceptional amenities, entire property can be booked, catering, faxing, floral arrangements, audiovisual equipment * creative corporate meetings and teambuilding at Bitter End Yacht Club (312.944.5855) on Virgin Gorda, sailing instruction programs with serious teambuilding and leisurely team bonding, beach olympics, snorkel-sails, staff-led powerboat rallies, windsurfing clinics, scuba outings, eco-adventure tours, bluewater sailing experiences * many private islands ideal for luxury incentives or highly personalized group meeting or conference experiences * conference center at Prospect Reef Resort (284.494.3311) on Tortola * sea incentives on various luxury craft

* RECREATION/SIGHTS TO SEE charter boats, day sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, sightseeing, eco-tours, biking * J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens, V.I. Folk Museum, national parks, historic ruins

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