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 feeling the wind in your hair, you will find several businesses that can help make it happen. For more details about bike and scooter rentals, visit 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. You can go to this page which is all about scuba diving in this area if you'd like more details.


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 pleased to learn 3 charter fishing companies operate from this area. You can get more details about fishing in this area can do so by visiting this page.

Sailing and Boating

BVI Yacht Charters

The chart directly below has information on area firms that can enable you to get out on the open 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 360 (284) 541-1281 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of 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 find out about nearby marinas and charter operators visit this page.


Blue Water Divers

If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they may be interested to know that more than 39 retailers operate in this area. To see our complete guide to shopping in Road Town and nearby, visit this page.


J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

You might want to set aside some time for soaking in the culture, sounds and sights of Road Town. Among other things, the area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Visitors who enjoy the natural environment are likely to enjoy spending some time at the area's waterfall, outdoor parks, and botanical garden. Click here to see our article concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

Take a moment to read the following chart to see a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting 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 you like the idea of going snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation in Road Town. For more in-depth coverage of local snorkeling opportunities, click here.


Sole Day Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be the highlight of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 6 spas in this area. You can read this page regarding spas in the area if you need additional specifics.


Peter Island Resort & Spa

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names 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

Details concerning a few other activities are summarized in the table below.

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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