The attractions of Tortola, Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Reviews > Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Road Town > The attractions of Tortola
Tortola, a mountainous island of 62-sq.-km, is the largest of the British Virgin Islands.
Road Town, located on the south coast of Tortola island, is the capital of the British Virgin Islands. Comprising the Government House, it is the administrative nucleus of the islands. A 70 acre area called Wickham Bay was the reason for the tourist development.
It is the attractions that make Tortola a paradise. The gardens, the reefs, the beaches they all make a beautiful package wrapped up in a wonderful glow.
Cane Garden Bay is set on the northern side in a lovely bay that attracts tourists with the wide range of activities it offers.
Apple Bay Beach is just over the hill from Long Bay. Here, on any day in season you can see surfers from all over the world. The bay is also known for its full moon parties at Bomba's Surfside Shack.
Long Bay is a mile-long making it perfect for long walks. A resort and several guest houses line the eastern portion of the beach. The western end offers greater solitude.
Brewer's Bay is just around the eastern point of Cane Garden Bay.
Josiah's Bay Beach on Tortola's East End has a long and wide swath of sand that makes it ideal for sunbathing. Swimming is dangerous especially off season and when the waves are high as there are no lifeguards.
In the western part you will find Smugglers Cove, a place that is difficult to get to, a pristine location favored by those who want total privacy. There is no paved road but people can get here on foot. Many who practice snorkeling come here.
J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens host a cactus garden, indigenous and exotic tropical plants. These gardens are frequented by tourists who relax and take photos against the splendid backdrops available in the gardens.
Sage Mountain National Park is a must see while you are in Tortola. The elevation of the Park reaches 1,751 feet. It is the home of some forest species associated with rain forest. You can get there following the two major trails: the Mahogany Forest Trail and the Rainforest Trail. Visitors can also enjoy this wonderful park on horse back. They only have to rent a horse from Shadow's Ranch.
If you are interested to see where you can spend a quality time during the nights spent on this island, then go to Bomba's Surfside Shack. Situated on the beach, the poor appearance of the shack is in contrast with the hi- sound equipment. At parties you can hear live music especially on Sunday and Wednesday nights and have a special drink, more exactly a tea made out of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Things about Road Town you may be interested inBe the first who requests a site listing for this page.
Read about Road Town in our travel-guide
Enjoying yourself on Guana Island
Recommended Road Town Guide
If you are interested in ninety-nine per cent exotic wild life and natural wonders and only little signs of civilization, the island called Anegada is a good option. One of the smallest of the British Virgin islands, located 30 miles east of Tortola and being inhabited by no more than 250 people, Anegada is surrounded by one of the world’s largest coral reefs-the famous Horseshoe Reef, the legendary corner where hundreds of ships are supposed to have wrecked either due to the unfriendly weather or because they fell under the siege of the pirates.... Read more »
Recent reviews for Road Town
Enjoying yourself on Guana Island - Feb 26, 2008, by lindamura
Guana Island is situated in the British Virgin Islands, right north of Tortola. It is a private island. The island got its name from a rock formation from the western coast whose shape resembled an iguana. With its interesting history which... Read more »
More reviews you might be interested in
Dusseldorf reviews - Germany
Wo liegt Düsseldorf? Düsseldorf ist die Hauptstadt von dem Bundesland Nordrhein-Westfalen in Deutschland. Ca. 600 Tausend Einwohner hat...
Was zu wissen über Düsseldorf
Dhelfoi reviews - Greece
The city hasn't got too much importance, it has had during the ancient greek period. It's a small town, offering the same as every other tourist...
Visit the Oracle of Delphi
Castellammare Di Stabia reviews - Italy
If you are at Stabia, you should really visit all the ancient roman villas around. Walls are preserved even to a heigth more than 3 meters. At some...
Roman villas in Stabia
Sorrento reviews - Italy
Nice little city, at least when you are in the area next to the sea. Usually it's the point where a lot of tourist go to, because the cruise lines...
What to eat in Sorrento
Udine reviews - Italy
Udine is a perfect example of an Italian city. It is very boisterous destination, with typical Italian architecture everywhere you go. It is close...
Cozumel reviews - Mexico
Located in the Caribbean Sea on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, the island of Cozumel covers 490-square-km. With 15 km (9...
Visit the great beaches of Cozumel Island
Baguio reviews - Philippines
Retreat to the Mountains of Baguio City High up in the mountains of Benguet in Northern Luzon lies Baguio City - the summer capital of the...
Vacation in Baguio
Deva reviews - Romania
The first place we stopped at was Deva. In Romania everyone knows the story of Deva's castle. The legend says that a woman was walled up into the...
The legend of the castle of Deva
Sibiu reviews - Romania
The city of Sibiu is the capital of Sibiu County in Romania and in 2007 it won the title of the Cultural Capital of Europe. The city used to be the...
The Attractions of Sibiu
Barstow reviews - California
We got up and were all fresh again after a good night rest at the hotel. We didn't even bother grabbing breakfast and were planning to eat some...
Shopping in Barstow