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 considering seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are a couple of places that can help. Those needing to find more details concerning this topic can do so by going to 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.

You'll find 4 dive operators and at least 6 different dive sites to choose from. You can go to this extended discussion about diving opportunities in this area if you're seeking additional details.

Sailing and Boating

BVI Yacht Charters

Take a look at this table to find out more about area firms that can help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities In Road Town
Name Phone Location
Aaron Rentals (284) 494-8917 Downtown Road Town
Aristocat Daysails (284) 499-1249 Downtown Road Town
BVI Yacht Charters -- 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town
Conch Charters (284) 494-4868 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of 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

If you want to read about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.


Blue Water Divers

If you're vacationing with some shopping fanatics they might enjoy visiting a few of the area's 25 retail shops. To navigate to our complete guide to shopping in and around Road Town, visit this page.


J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Most visitors spend some time soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of Road Town. Among other sights, the area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you might have a pleasant time visiting the area's waterfall, outdoor parks, and botanical garden. To get more information on area sightseeing attractions, read this page.


Mermaid Swim VI

If you enjoy sightseeing underwater you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Road Town. To find out about other snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.


Road Town Spas

Relaxing in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to discover there are a few options. Anyone needing to find out more about this topic can do so by clicking here.


Peter Island Resort & Spa

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to learn more about 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

Information about some other activities can be seen here:

Other Activities In Road Town
Name Type Phone Location
Dolphin Discovery Tortola Dolphin Encounter Service (284) 494-7677 Downtown Road Town
Tortola Sports Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (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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