Take a luxury holiday to the British Virgin Islands with Elegant Resorts and you'll discover that the fifty idyllic islands – most of them tiny and uninhabited, are a treasure trove of soft sands, coral reefs and azure waters, famous for their dive sites and shipwrecks. Virgin Gorda, one of our featured islands, enjoys a gentle pace of life, with days generally spent on the beach while watching the sea for dolphins or whales. Those seeking a little more activity can take to the water, enjoying activities such as snorkelling or diving. The waters around the islands are filled with underwater caves, lava tunnels and dramatic shipwrecks, so there are a variety of sites to suit every level of diver. If you’re staying on Peter Island, why not explore the Coral Gardens, just one of three sites accessible from Deadman’s Bay? The gardens feature an aeroplane wreck, large coral formations that look like massive brains and an array of aquatic life. In addition, some of the finest sailing opportunities in the Caribbean can be enjoyed here and whether you’re a novice or an experienced sailor, the BVI’s are an ideal place to hone your sailing skills. If you get time, do pay a visit to the Baths and explore the grottoes and saltwater pool; legend has it that the huge granite rocks that scatter the beach were placed here by an ancient race of giants.