The Indians are a small archipelago of uninhabitable islets in the British Virgin Islands. They lie at the end of the chain of the 'Little Sisters', just to the west of Pelican Island (a small island in the British Virgin Islands) and east of Flanagan Island, a small island of the US Virgin Islands.
The main British island, Tortola, is further to the north across the Francis Drake Channel; the closest island of any size is the American St John Island: the sea border is drawn a thousand yards or so west of The Indians.
They were so named because from a distance they were though to resemble a Red Indian head-dress.
The Indians are the second most popular dive site in the British Virgin Islands, after the wreck of the RMS Rhone. The shallower areas of the Indians are also a popular snorkelling site and the area has several mooring balls for day use.
- Location map: 18°19’54"N, 64°37’44"W
|The British Virgin Islands|
Anegada • Beef • Bellamy Cay • Buck • Carvel Rock • Cockroach • Cooper • Dead Chest • Diamond Cay • Dog Islands • East Seal Dog • Eustatia • Fallen Jerusalem • Frenchman's Cay • George Dog • Ginger • Great Camanoe • Great Dog • Great Thatch • Great Tobago • Green Cay • Guana • The Indians • Jost Van Dyke • Little Camanoe • Little Jost Van Dyke • Little Thatch • Little Tobago • Marina Cay • Mosquito • Nanny Cay • Necker • Norman • Old Jerusalem • Pelican • Peter • Prickly Pear • Round Rock • Saba Rock • Salt • Sandy Cay • Sandy Spit • Scrub • Tortola • Virgin Gorda • West Dog