Known for its natural beauty, not lover of nature should miss the opportunity to explore the eco-tourism that the British Virgin Islands. Unlike some islands that have reinvested into nature just recently, the British Virgin Islands has always been sure to keep their lush environment intact.
Do you like being under the open sky? You may be happy to find out that the area has numerous nature preserves available.
Copper Mine National Park is a popular nature preserve situated on Virgin Gorda, the BVI. Set at the southwest tip of the island, it takes a drive up a long, winding road to reach the Copper Mine. A paved parking lot is available.
Adventurers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring sites like Prickly Pear National Park. Established in 1988, Prickly Pear National Park offers a varied experience for tourists. Trails, mangroves, and beaches mean you can explore, view important wild life, swim and snorkel, or do it all during your day in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda.
Rhone Marine Park: Rhone Marine Park, the British Island's only marine national park, is located just off Salt Island and spans 800 acres including Dead Chest Island. Home to a ship wreck that has become a favored dive locale,
Take a moment to look through this table for more information.
|Cam Bay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||Central the BVI||Great Camanoe|
|Copper Mine National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.2 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|Dead Chest National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town||Dead Chest Island|
|Diamond Cay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.8 mi. East of Central Great Harbour||Jost Van Dyke|
|Fallen Jerusalem National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||7.0 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Fallen Jerusalem|
|Little Tobago - Great Tobago National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.1 mi. West of Central Jost Van Dyke||None|
|Mount Healthy National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
|Prickly Pear National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.3 mi. Northeast of Central Leverick Bay||Prickly Pear Island|
|Rhone Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.0 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town||None|
|Sage Mountain National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.6 mi. South of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
|Spring Bay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.9 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|Virgin Gorda Peak National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.6 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|West Dog National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||Central the BVI||West Dog Island|
Even though most people visiting the area have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is Treasure Point Caves. It is located on Norman Island, in southern the BVI. <p>Legend tells that a Creque family fisherman once found a chest of gold doubloons in a cave off Norman Island as he sought shelter from a storm. Though all the treasure appears to be gone, now Treasure Point Caves are a popular spot for snorkeling.</p>
Vacationers can also visit one of the many parks, as well as a botanical garden in the BVI.
Little Fort National Park is found in Spanish Town, the BVI. Little Fort National Park is not currently opened to he public. When the park is reopened, tourists will encounter 36 acres of native plants and a turtle nesting ground, as well as a historic munitions building.
Another attraction in this category is Devil's Bay National Park. Located in the Valley, Devil's Bay National Park is often visited by tourists who pass through on their way to the Baths, which is just a a short walk from the park. Devil's Bay National Park was established in 1964,
The parks and gardens worth looking into are summarized below.
|Devil's Bay National Park||Park||6.2 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|Park||0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens||Botanical Garden||0.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Little Fort National Park||Park||4.9 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|Park||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Park||0.4 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Park||0.3 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Shark Bay National Park||Park||1.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
If the concept of spending some time at an aquarium sounds like fun, you should visit Coral World Ocean Park. Coral World is the ultimate interactive aquarium where you are immersed in the water world of marine life. You will be to explore and have fun while even learning a thing or two at the same time.
Take a minute to read the chart below to learn more.
|Coral World Ocean Park||Aquarium||4.2 mi. East of Central Charlotte Amalie|
|Zoo||0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Charlotte Amalie|
Another idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in the BVI are provided here:
|Brewers Bay||Bay||1.3 mi. North of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
|Hot Spring||1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Great Harbour||Jost Van Dyke|
|Cam Bay||Bay||Central the BVI||Great Camanoe|
|Cane Garden Bay||Bay||0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
|Deadman's Bay||Bay||5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town||Peter Island|
|Devils Bay||Bay||6.3 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|Bay||Central the BVI||Great Camanoe|
|Little Bay||Bay||0.9 mi. Northwest of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|Bay||4.8 mi. South of Central downtown Road Town||Peter Island|
|Bay||1.5 mi. North of Central The Settlement||Anegada|
|Manchioneel Bay||Bay||6.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central downtown Road Town||Little Jost Van Dyke|
|Rock Formation||1.8 mi. North of Central Santu Patia||Mosquito Island|
|Bay||2.8 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|Road Harbour||Harbour||0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Bay||Central the BVI||George Dog Island|
|Bay||1.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Leverick Bay||Mosquito Island|
|Sprat Bay||Bay||5.2 mi. South of Central downtown Road Town||Peter Island|
|Bay||4.9 mi. South West of Central Leverick Bay||Virgin Gorda|
|White Bay||Bay||0.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Great Harbour||Jost Van Dyke|
|Bay||Central the BVI||Guana Island|
If you are looking for a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to look farther afield. Visit this article regarding even more attractions if you want to learn more information.
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