Powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains, and sheltered, yacht-filled harbours characterize the island of Tortola, the BVI’s largest and capital island. The past of the West Indies and the present-day BVI mix and mingle with ruins existing alongside the luxury resorts that draw visitors from around the world.

Swim or stroll the secluded palm-shaded white sands of dozens of beaches, including Apple Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Smuggler’s Cove, Long Bay Beach, Elizabeth Beach and Josiah’s Bay Beach to name just a few.

If watersports or fishing are more your style, don’t miss the protected anchorages at Brandywine Bay, Soper’s Hole and Trellis Bay and surfing Cane Garden Bay or game fishing the North and South Drops

Warm, friendly and hospitable, Tortola has a wide variety of places to stay, ranging from luxury resorts and private villas to a scenic campground.

Step away from the sand just long enough to discover Tortola's history with a visit to the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, Fort Burt, Mount Healthy Windmill, Callwood's Rum Distillery, J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens, Old Government House Museum and VI Folk Museum.


Everything from local spices, jams, rums, and soaps to handcrafted jewelry, silk-screened fabrics, and local art, can be found on Main Street in the capital city of Road Town.


Convenient to the other British Virgin Islands and with three major ports, regular ferries, private and crewed yachts, and planes offer visitors daily commuting options.


Take your Caribbean vacation to new heights on the cool, shaded trails of Sage Mountain National Park, where traces of a sub-tropical rain forest can still be seen at higher elevations.


Indulge in a four-star dinner at a converted sugarmill or a quaint meal in a pastel-painted cottage to taste local delicacies such as fresh lobster, conch, spicy goat curries, Johnny Cakes and West Indian roti.





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