Every mariner worth his sea salt sails there which is how the British Virgin Islands became a sailing fantasyland. More than 40 islands bob in the group, welcoming visitors with an absurd amount of beach.Tortola is the archipelago’s father. It holds most of the population and commerce, and its demeanor is a little bit stern as a result. That doesn’t mean it won’t let its hair down at a full-moon party or out on the bay windsurfing.Virgin Gorda is the British Virgin Islands beauty, beloved by movie stars, millionaires and yachties. Somehow she’s maintained her innocence, with a clutch of exceptional national parks.Jost Van Dyke is the jovial island, where a man named Foxy is king and ‘time flies when you ain’t doin’ shit, ’ as the T shirts proclaim. Not like the others Anegada floats in a remote reef; if you’re looking to get away from it all, this atoll has a hammock waiting.