The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands operates on the U.S. dollar, and most businesses accept cash, credit cards, and traveler’s checks. Locals generally adhere to the formality of addressing a person as “Mr.,” “Mrs.,” or “Miss,” and you’ll rarely hear them shouting someone’s name from far away—it’s considered bad manners. All visitors who arrived on their own boat must retain valid registration papers during their stay in the BVI. Ferries and charter flights operate less frequently after 4 p.m., so anyone arriving in Tortola’s Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) in the late afternoon should check with their hotel to ensure that transportation will be available.