Activities in Road Town

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Road Town, the most populous and busiest town on the British Virgin Island of Tortola is a great destination for sightseeing because most landmarks are all located within walking distance of one another.  Biking is a popular activity here, thanks to the hills that back the commercial city, but this also means it is great for hiking as well; and because it is set on the water, all of you favorite watersports can be arranged.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

As the capital of the British Virgin Islands, Road Town has plenty of sight to see. If you are planning on spending a full day or more in Road Town, then using a bike or scooter on your excursion can help you see it all.

If you are intrigued by the idea of experiencing the wind in your face, you will encounter 5 rental agencies that can help. Click on this link to visit our extended discussion of bike and scooter rentals.


Road Town Diving

The water around Road Town is considered to be nearly perfect for diving. Add that to the many tourist services that can be found in the city, and Road Town is a great place for any traveling diver.

You'll find 5 dive services and at least 6 different dive sites in the area. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, visit this guide.


Caribbean Fly Fishing

Centrally located in the middle of the British Virgin Island chain, Road Town offers direct access to many of the best fishing spots in the territory, not to mention some of the good ones found just offshore of the city.

Hoping to go fishing during your vacation? You'll be glad to learn 3 charter fishing services operate from this area. You can read this extended discussion concerning nearby fishing options if you're interested in learning additional information.

Sailing and Boating

BVI Yacht Charters

Additional information about firms that will enable you to get out on the open water can be found in the chart below.

Boating Opportunities In Road Town
Name Phone Location
Aaron Rentals (284) 494-8917 Downtown Road Town
Aristocat Charters (284) 499-1249 Downtown Road Town
BVI 360 (284) 541-1281 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Road Town
BVI Yacht Charters -- 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town
Blue Sail BVI (284) 494-2268 Downtown Road Town
Conch Charters (284) 494-4868 Downtown Road Town
Footloose Sailboat Charters (284) 494-0528 0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Road Town
True Blue Power Boats (284) 541-6666 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town
White Squall II (284) 494-2564 Downtown Road Town

If you want to learn about charter operators and local marinas click this link.


Blue Water Divers

If you are traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they can explore some of the area's 46 retail shops. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping in Road Town and nearby, you can do so by clicking here.


J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

You should set aside some time for soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Road Town. Among other things, the area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Those visitors who enjoy spending time outdoors might enjoy visiting the area's waterfall, outdoor parks, and botanical garden. Make your way to this page which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you're interested in learning additional details.

You can look through the chart below for information concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services Near Road Town
Name Phone Location
Hidden Reef Eco-Tours (340) 513-9613 6.6 mi. South West of Central Road Town
Mermaid Swim VI (340) 228-4977 Coral Bay, 8.2 mi. South West of Central Road Town


Mermaid Swim VI

If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Road Town. Make your way to this article dedicated to snorkeling if you'd like to learn additional details.


Sole Day Spa

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 6 spas located in this area. Visit this page dedicated to spas in the area if you want to find more details.


Peter Island Resort & Spa

If you like to play tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on each name to read more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In And Around Road Town
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Peter Island Resort & Spa 5.1 mi. Southeast of Central Road Town Peter Island 4 check check
Prospect Reef Resort 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola 5
Long Bay Beach Resort Long Bay, 5.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Road Town Tortola 2 check

For example, Peter Island Resort & Spa has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Take some time to look through the chart below for details on other activities.

Other Activities In Road Town
Name Type Phone Location
Dolphin Discovery Tortola Dolphin Encounter Service (284) 494-7677 Downtown Road Town
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail -- Downtown Road Town
Tortola Sports Club Tennis Instructions Service (284) 494-3457 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Road Town
Up's Cineplex Movie Theater -- 0.4 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town

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