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 discover an abundance of beaches to enjoy, although all of them are found in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for people who are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

A location where snorkeling is a popular 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 place to consider is Tiny Trunk Bay. Located on Tortola's Ocean Coast, Trunk Bay is a broad stretch of beach accessible by boat or through a rugged path from Spring Bay. Trunk Bay is situated north of Road Town, between Cane Garden Bay and Beef Island.

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 has plenty of additional choices for beaches nearby. Follow this link to find our page regarding beaches for Road Town.

Landmark Attractions

One popular destination is Old Government House Museum. It is found within 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 common landmark for vacationers 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: Check out old stone tools, pottery and shipwreck items and pick up a t-shirt or souvenir.

The area is home to plenty of additional places to see. To read our complete page about landmarks in Road Town, click here.

Natural Attractions

J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

One of the more frequently visited natural attractions is Dolphin Discovery Tortola. 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 attraction 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.

Road Town offers a full range choices. Take advantage of this page dedicated to natural attractions in and near the area if you want to find additional specifics.


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