Attractions in Cane Garden Bay

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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

You will find several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that specific 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.

A second alternative that beach-goers can consider is Brewers Bay Beach. Access to the area is more difficult than other locations on the island, as it requires a steep descent with numerous sharp turns. Only cars with four-wheel drive are encouraged to attempt the drive, while walkers should be in good physical condition.

Lormer Bay: Located on the northern coast of Tortola, Lormer Bay features a thin strip of sand surrounded by the island's famous green hills. Located in between Shark and Cooper Bay, the area is largely vacant.

Of course, you'll be able to find quite a few other choices for beaches in and around the area. Make your way to this page if you'd like to find additional details.

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.

Another option is John Lettsom House. It's a historical site in 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.

These are just a sample of the choices you'll find. For more in formation concerning other interesting places to visit in and around the area, navigate to this page.

Natural Attractions

Sage Mountain National Park

Shark Bay National Park is one of the natural attractions you might consider visiting. <p>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.</p>

Sage Mountain National Park is another outdoor attraction that you might enjoy. <p>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.</p>

Needless to say, you can find other options too. Read this extended discussion concerning natural attractions nearby if you want to get some more details.


Travelers do not usually come to Cane Garden Bay to gamble, but there is one to check out 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>


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