Road Town Attractions

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Close by the airport and the home of the major ferry terminal for the British Virgin Islands, Road Town is one of the busiest destinations, handling the comings and goings of most people who visit the island chain.  Those who stay are treated to a wealth of important attractions which touch on culture and history as well as local flora and fauna, and even offer entertainment in the form of beaches and casinos. 


You'll find an abundance of beaches to choose from, though each of them are found in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is available at some locations, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on each beach name for more detail concerning that specific beach.

If you like snorkeling, a location providing that option is Brandy Wine Bay. A perfect crescent shaped beach with unbelievably soft sand and bright blue waters, Brandy Wine Bay is surrounded in dark green rolling hills. Thatched umbrellas line the beach to escape from the endless sun.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Tiny Trunk Bay. Trunk Bay, located on the western shore of Tortola, is a highly secluded beach surrounded by a palm grove and extensive tropical foliage. With little direct access beyond a footpath along the coast, the beach is rarely populated, so the soft sands and beautiful calm waters will be a private treat.

Rogues Bay: Rogues Bay has patches of velvet white sand between rock formations that taper off into the water. It has an air of seclusion.

Needless to say, the area is home to a nice selection of beaches nearby. You can get more details here.

Landmark Attractions

A landmark worth visiting is Old Government House Museum. It is found in the heart of Road Town. Explore the beautiful grounds and building that make up the Old Government House Museum and enjoy pictures of royal visits and occasions that took place here.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. It is located in Road Town. Inside 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum guests will be treated to a collection of exhibits which display examples of how life was on the island several generations ago. Historical artifacts, relics of daily life, and an exhibit of historic machinery is on display, as is a monthly art selection by a local artist. In addition to culture, the museum also touches on natural history, with a room of photographs discussing animal and plant life throughout the British Virgin Islands.

Folk Museum: This small museum offers a quick look at the island's history, especially during the days of the slave trade. Investigate old relics and check out the old home which houses the museum.

These are just a few of your choices. For more information about other interesting places to visit this specific topic, navigate to this page about other enjoyable places to visit in Road Town.

Natural Attractions

J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Dolphin Discovery Tortola is one of the outdoor attractions that's a popular stop for vacationers. The experience of a lifetime is waiting for you at Dolphin Discovery, which offers a number of different packages for guests with the ultimate goal of getting you out and swimming with the dolphins.

Another option that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings is J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens. Named for the first known conservationist in the British Islands, the J.R. O'Neal Botanical Garden was established in 1986. A bit of nature amidst one of the most developed parts of Road Town, this spot is a welcome place of seclusion and serenity that honors the natural side of the islands.

These examples are just some of the options that are available. Click here to visit our article about natural attractions in and around Road Town.


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