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 like the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will find a variety of different rental agencies that can help you. Click here to find our guide to bike and scooter rentals.


Blue Water Divers

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 operators and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from. To visit our full guide to scuba diving in this area, check out this page.


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 like to fish you will be happy to discover there are several charter fishing services located in this area. To read more about the closest fishing options, see this page.

Sailing and Boating

Take a moment to look through the following table for more information about area firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open 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 marinas and charter operators read this article.


If you're going to be traveling with some shopping fanatics they might enjoy browsing a few of the 46 retail shops in the area. Take advantage of this extended discussion if you'd like to read more concerning shopping in and around Road Town.


J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Another great activity is spending some time enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Road Town. The area's sights include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Tourists who like spending time outdoors frequently enjoy visiting the area's waterfall, outdoor parks, and botanical garden. To read a more complete discussion of this topic, see this guide, which discusses area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.


If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Road Town. To see our full guide to local snorkeling opportunities, click this link.


Enjoying a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 6 spas in this area. To get more information on the options, see this page.


Peter Island Resort & Spa

If you're a tennis player your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 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 on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful 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

Take a minute to read the table below for details on other activities.

Other Activities In Road Town
Name Type Phone Location
BVI Scuba Company Snorkeling Tour Operator (284) 540-2222 Downtown Road Town
Caribbean Images Tours (Snorkelling) Ltd Snorkeling Tour Operator (284) 494-8599 Downtown Road Town
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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