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  • Cane Garden Bay

    1. Cane Garden Bay


    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

    Cane Garden Bay
  • Cane Garden Bay Beach

    2. Cane Garden Bay Beach


    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

    Cane Garden Bay Beach
  • 3. Old Government House Museum


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

  • Sage Mountain National Park

    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

    Sage Mountain National Park
  • Smuggler's Cove Beach

    15. Smuggler's Cove Beach


    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

    Smuggler's Cove Beach
  • 16. Soper's Hole


    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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