The Indians

The Indians BVI – Uncommon Attraction

Tons of places and things in the Caribbean carry Amerindian names. The rocks pictured here, though, are actually called “The Indians.” They’re found in the British Virgin Islands just west of Pelican Island. As such, The Indians is a prime point of interest for the thousands of sailing enthusiasts that flock to the BVIs each year. They come as much for the uniquely uncommon beauty of the rocks as the treasures found beneath the waves here. The snorkeling and diving here are great. So great, in fact, that The Indians consistently ranks as the #2 most popular dive site in the British Virgin Islands.

So, what does any of this have to do with the native peoples who originally inhabited the BVIs? 

Well…actually…nothing. At least as far as we can tell.

Indeed, “The Indians” name assigned to these rocks refers instead to its appearance. To some, it seems, the four rocks towering a good 50 feet from the sea look like a Native American headdress.

Truthfully, I’m not sure that I see it.

You’ll likely have difficulty seeing it too (and enjoying undersea adventures here) if you sail over to The Indians any time besides first thing in the morning. As one of the top scuba/snorkel attractions in the BVI, this spot is often quite crowded.

So yeah, you’ll definitely want to get here and get underwater as early as possible.

*Photo by Patrick Bennett

Last updated by Steve Bennett on .

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