Tortola

Tortola doesn't have many historic sights, but it does have lots of spectacular natural scenery and beautiful beaches. Although you could explore the island's 21 square miles (56 square km) in a few hours, opting for such a whirlwind tour would be a mistake. There's no need to live in the fast lane when you're surrounded by some of the Caribbean's most breathtaking panoramas. In any event, you come to Tortola to relax, read in the hammock, and spend hours at dinner, not to dash madly around the island ticking yet another sight off your list. Except for the Dolphin Discovery, where advance booking is recommended, the other island sights are best seen when you stumble upon them on your round-the-island drive.

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  • 1. Cane Garden Bay

    Town/Village

    Once a sleepy village, Cane Garden Bay has become one of Tortola's most important destinations. Stay at a small hotel or guesthouse here, or...Read More

  • 2. Cane Garden Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    A silky stretch of sand, Cane Garden Bay has exceptionally calm, crystalline waters—except when storms at sea turn the water murky. Snorkeling...Read More

  • 3. Old Government House Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The official government residence until 1997, this gracious building now displays a nice collection of artifacts from Tortola's past. The rooms...Read More

  • 4. Apple Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Along with nearby Little Apple Bay and Capoon's Bay, this is your spot if you want to surf—although the white, sandy beach itself is narrow...Read More

  • 5. Brewers Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This beach is easy to find, but the steep, twisting paved roads leading down the hill to it can be a bit daunting. An old sugar mill and ruins...Read More

  • 6. Dolphin Discovery

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Get up close and personal with dolphins as they swim in a spacious seaside pen. There are three different programs. In the Royal Swim, dolphins...Read More

  • 7. Elizabeth Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Home to a small resort, Elizabeth Beach is a palm-lined, wide, sandy beach with parking along its steep downhill access road. Other than at...Read More

  • 8. Fort Burt

    Historic District/Site

    The most intact historic ruin on Tortola was built by the Dutch in the early 17th century to safeguard Road Harbour. It sits on a hill at the...Read More

  • 9. Fort Recovery

    Historic District/Site

    The unrestored ruins of a 17th-century Dutch fort sit amid a profusion of tropical greenery on the grounds of Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas...Read More

  • 10. J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    Take a walk through this 4-acre showcase of lush plant life. There are sections devoted to prickly cacti and succulents, hothouses for ferns...Read More

  • 11. Long Bay Beach West

    Beach–Sight

    This beach is a stunning, mile-long stretch of white sand; have your camera ready to snap the breathtaking approach. Although Long Bay Resort...Read More

  • 12. Long Bay Beach, Beef Island

    Beach–Sight

    Long Bay on Beef Island has superlative scenery: the beach stretches seemingly forever, and you can catch a glimpse of Little Camanoe and Great...Read More

  • 13. Mount Healthy National Park

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    The remains of an 18th-century sugar plantation can be seen here. The windmill structure has been restored, and you can see the ruins of a mill...Read More

  • 14. Sage Mountain National Park

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    At 1,716 feet, Sage Mountain is the highest peak in the BVI. From the parking area, a trail leads you in a loop not only to the peak itself...Read More

  • 15. Smuggler's Cove Beach

    Beach–Sight

    A beautiful, palm-fringed beach, Smuggler's Cove is down a pothole-filled dirt road. After bouncing your way down, you'll feel as if you've...Read More

  • 16. Soper's Hole

    Neighborhood/Street

    On this little island connected by a causeway to Tortola's western end, you can find a marina and a captivating complex of pastel West Indian...Read More

  • 17. Skyworld

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Drive up here and climb the observation tower for a stunning 360-degree view of numerous islands and cays. On a clear day you can even see St...Read More

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