by Rachel Vigoda for USA TODAY 10Best

Where to stay in the British Virgin Islands: 10 of the best luxury resorts

The British Virgin Islands is dazzling tourists with warm turquoise water, soft white sand, lush hills and some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts and private island hideaways. Here are 10 that you should consider checking out.

Necker Island

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This sustainably-minded private island owned by Sir Richard Branson has it all. For most of the year, Necker is rented out in its entirety, meaning the only people on the island – besides the friendly staff – are the ones you bring with you.

Moskito Island

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Just two miles from Necker is Moskito, another spectacular private island owned by Richard Branson. The Branson Estate is a collection of three chic villas with a total of 11 bedrooms.

Baraka Point Estate

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This secluded estate on a quiet beach in Virgin Gorda is rented to only one group at a time, so the only other people you’ll interact with on the property is the staff, including your dedicated chef.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

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The perks start before you even reach this Virgin Gorda hotel: luxury catamarans ferry guests from the airport in Tortola to Rosewood, where your personal butler awaits to check you in.

Anegada Beach Club

On idyllic Anegada, the least inhabited of the BVI’s four main islands, Anegada Beach Club has an organic garden that supplies produce for the poolside restaurant. Book a hotel room or "rough it" in a thatched-roof room right on the beach.

Mango Bay Resort

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Six private villas set along a sandy beach protected by a coral reef barrier make up the serene Mango Bay Resort on Virgin Gorda. The villas, which have spacious terraces, make it feel like you’re staying in a home, not a hotel.

Oil Nut Bay

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Oil Nut Bay has pristine villas for rent, which come with access to the resort’s seaside pools, white-sand beaches, spa, and water sports and marina complex.

Quito's Luxury Inn

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Popular BVI musician Quito Rymer owns Quito’s Luxury Inn, a bright, colorful, beach-chic hotel at Cane Garden Bay in Tortola, where each of the 21 suites is named after one of Rymer’s songs.

Valley Trunk Estate

Only one group can book the property at a time, so it’s just you and your friends wandering the paths set among the tropical gardens and relaxing by the freeform pool.

Wyndham Lambert Beach Resort

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For more of a traditional hotel feel, the beachfront Wyndham Lambert includes 38 guest rooms in eight single-story buildings, plus a swim-up pool bar, a spa and fitness center, and restaurants.

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