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The U.S. dollar is the legal currency of the British Virgin Islands. The summer offers the best chance of discounted airfare and lodging. It's also easier to get restaurant reservations, tee times and access to transportation when the crowds are lighter. Guesthouses, cottage rentals and even campgrounds offer budget-friendly options. There's plenty of access to free beaches, and some of the resorts even allow access to their waterfront. Try some of the smaller, less developed islands for exploration; ferries can get you between islands. Rustic hangouts feature such extras as beachfront lounge chairs, hammocks and entertainment, in addition to powerful cocktails, burgers and barbecue.