Press Release

Premier's Office
BVI Tourist Board
Release Date:
Tuesday, 6 December 2022 - 4:26pm

The Only Caribbean Island listed on Forbes Magazine’s Top 2023 Places to Visit

Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 28th November 2022 ̶ The British Virgin Islands is proud to announce its crown jewel, Virgin Gorda has been chosen by the prestigious Forbes Magazine, as the destination that holds the eighth spot on the list of top destinations to visit in 2023. Virgin Gorda is the only Caribbean Island to make this prestigious list. In its article, “Here They Are: The 23 Best Places To Travel In 2023”, Forbes described Virgin Gorda as “a destination of clear calm waters that offers first-class snorkeling”. The island is a sought-after vacation spot for couples, families, snorkelers, and beach bums. Visitors are intrigued by The Baths with its huge boulders and pristine turquoise water.

“The 23 Best Places to Travel In 2023” list is created based on recommendations by top travel advisors. One advisor explains, “The best way to explore has always been by boat, but with the reopening of the fully renovated Rosewood Little Dix Bay, staying on land is just as magical”.

It is no wonder that Virgin Gorda has been crowned the top choice in several publications in recent months.  Travel and Leisure’s article. “How Virgin Gorda is Making a Comeback After 2 Devastating Hurricanes – What’s New on the Island”, features Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Saba Rock, and Bitter End Yacht Club. The three resorts have been described as the “blueprint for hospitality” that epitomizes a new era of tourism.

The British Virgin Islands’ Director of Tourism, Clive McCoy stated, “Virgin Gorda gaining the eighth spot as the top destination in the world, and the only Caribbean destination of mention, is an accolade, we are genuinely proud of. This reflects the hard work of our industry partners, stakeholders, and the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission (BVITB&FC).”

Mr. McCoy remains optimistic about the future of travel to destination BVI. He highlighted that there are several upcoming press and familiarization trips. “These immersive experiences will give press, influencers, travel advisors, and trade partners an intimate knowledge of the destination’s offerings.”

About the British Virgin Islands

Known as a treasured destination rich in undiscovered experiences, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an alluring archipelago comprising 60 islands and cays located in the northeastern region of the Caribbean Sea. With plentiful private villas and luxury boutique resorts, there is no shortage of accommodations from which to choose, whether for leisure or MICE (meetings, events, and incentives) travel. The BVI has long been hailed as the sailing capital of the world for its line-of-sight sailing, myriad boat charter options (bareboat, crewed, powered, traditional hoisted sail), and an array of experiences catering especially to yachties. The BVI is continually recognized with accolades including “Top Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020, placing #2 on The New York Times' coveted "52 Places to Go in 2020' list and ranking "#1 Best Place to Visit in the Caribbean" by U.S. News & World Report in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and #2 for 2021-2022. For more information on how to experience BVILOVE, visit the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission website at or contact 1-800-835-8530.


Keith Dawson

Public Relations Manager
BVI Tourist Board
Tel: 284 440-8281