Cane Garden Bay Attractions

Photo Credit: © Roland O'Daniel CC BY

The center of activity not only on Tortuga, but the whole of the British Virgin Islands, Cane Garden Bay knows how to keep its visitors entertained.  Get the day started early with a tour of the area's important historical and cultural landmarks.  By the time the sun begins to beat town heavily, you'll be ready to stop by the local beaches for a dip.  These beaches are natural bays which also serve as favored eco-attractions, and are a true sight to be seen.  By night you'll be ready to unwind with a few hours in front of the slots at one of the town's few casinos. 


Cane Garden Bay

There are an abundance of beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that beach.

Cane Garden Bay: Cane Garden Bay, one of the most popular beaches on Tortola, is also one of the most beautiful with its soft sands, crystal clear waters, and nurturing palms. Step into paradise in this bay surrounded by lush tropical mountains and calm sea breezes.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Brewers Bay Beach. Brewer's Bay, located on the northern coast of Tortola. If features an extraordinary stretch of light golden sand, with an incredible backdrop of dramatic green hills which overlook the beach.

Lormer Bay: Lormer Bay is situated in between Shark and Cooper Bay on the northern coast of the island. The island's steep green hills provide the backdrop, while a small strip of sand offer an area to rest.

Cane Garden Bay and the surrounding areas are home to several other beach choices. To visit our detailed guide to beaches, see this page.

Landmark Attractions

Callwood Historic Distillery

Callwood Historic Distillery is a historical site towards the middle of Cane Garden Bay. Rum and the Caribbean isles go hand-in-hand, a fact that is prevalent at Callwood Historic Distillery, one of two rum distilleries in the British Virgin Islands. Having been owned and operated by the same family for four centuries, this spot still uses historic processes to create pure and potent rum.

A second choice is John Lettsom House. It's a historical site near the center of Cane Garden Bay. With regards to the history of slavery on the British Virgin Islands, the John Lettsom Home is an important one. Lettsom was an 18th century Quaker physician who at his own behest freed all of his slaves.

St. Michael Church Ruins: There are no official times posted for visiting St. Michael Church, but it is best to make the trip between sun up and sun down.

That's not all -- you'll be able to find a wider range of other options as well. Readers can obtain more information concerning landmarks in and near Cane Garden Bay here.

Natural Attractions

Sage Mountain National Park

Vacationers who enjoy the natural environment are likely to have a pleasant time visiting Shark Bay National Park. Shark Bay National Park was donated to the National Parks Trust in 1999, and is the first coastal nature reserve and park along Tortola's north shore. The park spans 18.4 acres and is great for hikers looking for a beautiful view.

A second attraction worth considering is Sage Mountain National Park. The flagship reserve in the British Virgin Islands, Sage Mountain National Park marked the start of conservation as an official policy in the islands. Just as the park was a good start for the government's conservation program, it is sure to be a good start for eco-tourist and nature lovers in the British Virgin Islands.

Luckily, you can find a nice selection of options too. Those needing to find more details about natural attractions close to Cane Garden Bay, can learn more by following this link.


Travelers do not usually go to Cane Garden Bay for its gambling opportunities, but there is one such venue nearby, Parrot Club. <p>Amidst the hopping nightlife scene on St. John is Parrot Club, the island's only gaming center. This keeps things busy because tourists don't have much choice, yet, the cool atmosphere makes it clear that it would stand out even if it were not the sole option.</p>


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.

About Food