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 consider visiting, although they are all located in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for people who are so inclined. Click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

If you want to snorkel, a place 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.

A second option 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.

Nearby areas are home to plenty of additional beach choices. You can go to this article if you're seeking some more details.

Landmark Attractions

Many travelers choose to visit Old Government House Museum. It is located in the heart of Road Town. Visited by many royal figures through time, this location once housed all important government functions and was a residence for the governor. The building deteriorated quickly in the tropical climate and was almost demolished.

Another landmark worth visiting is 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. It is situated in Road Town. The 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works was built by the McCleverly slaves over three centuries ago and the property continued to produce sugar, lime juice, and cotton until the 1940s.

Folk Museum: Check out old stone tools, pottery and shipwreck items and pick up a t-shirt or souvenir.

The region includes a wider range of places to visit. To read more about other sites worth visiting this topic, visit this article concerning other interesting places to visit in Road Town.

Natural Attractions

J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Dolphin Discovery Tortola is one of the most enjoyable natural attractions. 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 you might enjoy 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.

These are merely a few of your options. To see our full guide to natural attractions in and around Road Town, navigate to this page.


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