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  • Map of Tortola
  • A Little History

    Tortola is the largest (with a population of 23,908) and capital of the British and Virgin Islands (BVI). The islands were named after the 11,000 virgins of the 4th-century by Christopher Columbus in 1493.

    Shortly after, the Spanish tried to settle Tortola, but pirates were the first permanent inhabitants of the island most notably Blackbeard and Captain Kidd!

  • Currency

    Although the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are under the British flag, it uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency.

    Bank machines can be found at various locations throughout the islands.

    Five banking institutions can be found in Road Town: Banco Popular, First Bank Virgin Islands, First Caribbean International Bank, Scotiabank and VP Bank (BVI) Ltd.

  • Getting Around

    Tortola is a small island so moving from one center to another is fairly easy

    Taxis are convenient and plentiful on Tortola.

    Renting a jeep or a car is the most affordable option for a exploring the island. There are several rental agencies – Hertz, Avis, Dollar, D&D and other.

    Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent from sports stores.

    Ferries go regularly to Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, Peter Island, Virgin Gorda, Marina Cay and Anegada. Also there is regular ferry service to the US Virgin Islands.

  • Sightseeing

    Mystique Day Sails BVI
    Soper's Hole Marina, Frenchman's Cay
    Winner of a 2013 Certificate of Excellence awarded by TripAdvisor. Offering Luxury Day Sailing Catamarans departing from Sopers Hole Marina in the West End of the island Tortola, in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

    White Squall II
    Village Cay Marina, Road Town
    Day sails tours and attractions

    Kuralu Charters
    West End, Tortola
    Daysails to Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, Norman Island and Peter Island and a variety of other exotic locations. Providing a gourmet lunch onboard, drinks, snorkeling equipment and shade.

    The BVI Waters are truly beautiful for snorkelling, diving, sailing, swimming, or just to look at! There are excellent scuba dive operations and snorkelling tours here available for either experienced or amateur divers.

    Many more land and sea sightseeing tours are available on Tortola ! Ask us if you are looking for something specific!

  • Attractions

    Road Town
    The former haunt of pirates, Road Town is close to secluded beaches and hidden coves. Festivals and regattas take place year-round.

    Smuggler's Cove
    Come enjoy snorkeling, white sands, tranquil atmosphere and stunning views.

    Rhone National Marine Park
    Salt Island, Road Town
    The site of the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a mail ship that sunk during a hurricane in 1867 and Dead Chest Island. Great dive sites!

    North Shore Shell Museum
    North Shore Rd., Road Town
    Thousands of shells on display, as well as boats and various crafts.

    Ridge Road
    Ridge Road
    This road links the capital Road Town with the West End. Breathtaking views at dizzying heights, farms, highland Caribbean settlements, restaurants and national parks.

    J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens
    Station Ave., Road Town
    Established in 1986, this 4.5 acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds that make the Garden's miniature tropical rainforest their home.

    BVI Folk Museum
    Road Town
    To get your cultural fill, stop by this small museum to view its collection of curios and relics from the island's slavery days.

    Fort Charlotte
    Built by the Royal Engineers in 1794, Tortola's largest fortification is now a pile of ruins, with a few walls, a cistern and an underground magazine remaining.

    Callwood Distillery
    Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
    The Callwood Rum Distillery is one of the Caribbean's oldest continuous pot distillery. Located in the Heart of the British Virgin Islands, the old walls and equipment take you a step back into history.

    Fort Burt
    Waterfront Drive, Road Town
    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 western edge of Road Town and is now the site of a small hotel and restaurant. The foundations and magazine remain, and the structure offers a commanding view of the harbor. COST: Free. Daily dawn-dusk.

    Mount Healthy National Park

    An excellent symbol of the sugar plantation era in BVI, this park above Brewer's Bay features the intact remains of a stone windmill, once part of an 18th-century sugar plantation.

    Mount Healthy National Park

    An excellent symbol of the sugar plantation era in BVI, this park above Brewer's Bay features the intact remains of a stone windmill, once part of an 18th-century sugar plantation

    There are loads of more attractions to see! Ask us if you are looking for something specific!

The people of Tortola are known for their slow pace of life, friendliness and passion for their Caribbean heritage. British Virgin Islanders take pride in the beauty of their islands making it an excellent tourist destination.