Activities in Road Town

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 thinking about exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will encounter multiple different rental agencies that can help you. To visit our complete guide to bike or scooter rentals, read this page.


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.

There are 5 dive operators and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from. For a more comprehensive look at diving opportunities in this area visit this page.


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.

If you enjoy fishing you'll be pleased to know there are a few charter fishing services located in this area. Click to find our page concerning this topic.

Sailing and Boating

BVI Yacht Charters

View the following chart to see area firms that will help you get out on the water.

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 read about area marinas and charter operators visit this page.


Blue Water Divers

If you're vacationing with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can "discover" some of the area's 46 retail stores. Take advantage of this extended discussion if you're interested in learning about shopping in Road Town and nearby.


J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

You should set aside some time for soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Road Town. The area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors If you enjoy nature, you can enjoy the area's waterfall, outdoor parks, and botanical garden. To reach our detailed page about attractions, follow this link.


If you love to snorkel you're in luck -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Road Town. To visit our full guide to local snorkeling opportunities, go to this page.


Relaxing in a spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 6 spas that operate in this area. To learn about more the options, follow this link.


Peter Island Resort & Spa

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of 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 instance, Peter Island Resort & Spa has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Information concerning some other activities are summarized in the chart below.

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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