Calling It: This Caribbean Paradise Is About to Be a Mecca for Travelers

For decades, the British Virgin Islands have been a playground for the elite and for travelers in the know. Perhaps best known as Richard Branson's idyllic home and Barack Obama's famed kiteboarding spot, its sapphire-hued inlets and scattered powder-white islands have been somewhat difficult to reach for U.S. travelers with limited PTO—until now.

This month, BVI Airways received authorization to conduct flights between the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Yes, when the flight path launches later this year, you'll be able to fly direct from Miami to Tortola in less than three hours.

While it might be known as the sailing capital of the Caribbean, you don't have to know how to skipper a yacht to explore this archipelago of pristine islands. Fresh back from a trip to the islands, we've penned everything you need to know to explore the accessible region over a long weekend (before the rest of America catches on). Mark our words: This Caribbean paradise is on the rise.

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This press trip was paid for by Peter Island Resort and Spa. Editors' opinions are their own.