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 will find several beaches to visit, although each of them are found in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the beach names for more detail concerning that particular location.

If you like to snorkel, a beach with 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 location worth considering is Tiny Trunk Bay. The beach is only accessible via boat or a small footpath from Spring Bay. As the path requires scaling small boulders, it is only recommended for those physically able.

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.

These are just a sample of your choices. For more in-depth coverage of beaches, follow this link.

Landmark Attractions

One popular destination is Old Government House Museum. It is situated 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 common landmark for vacationers is 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. It is located within Road Town. Current operating hours at the museum are from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m., though sometimes these hours are extended to 4:00 p.m.

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

These examples are just a few of what's on the island. To see our guide to landmarks in this area, use this link.

Natural Attractions

J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Dolphin Discovery Tortola is one of the local attractions you might consider visiting. <p>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.</p>

A second local attraction that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings is J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens. <p>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.</p>

Luckily, you can find other options too. Anyone needing to get more details concerning natural attractions in and near the area, can do so here.


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