Natural Attractions in Road Town

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As one of the busier towns in the British Virgin Islands, Road Town is a better destination for those interested in history and culture.  It may be hard to see at first glance, but natural attractions abound her as well, through a series of parks that speckle the landscape.  If you're willing to drive just outside of Road Town, you'll have better luck finding hiking trails, nature reserves, and unique land formations. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Mount Healthy National Park

Do you want to enjoy more of your vacation seeing the local flaura and fauna? You can choose from quite a number of hiking trails and some nature preserves nearby.

Mount Healthy National Park is a nature preserve situated 2.3 mi. Northwest of central Road Town. Mount Healthy National Park protects part of an old plantation that once stood in the area. The central feature is the old windmill that was used to crush sugar cane which would then be sent to Britain, a major aspect of Colonial economy.

Vacationers hoping to locate a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring sites like Sage Mountain National Park. The flagship reserve in the British Virgin Islands, Sage Mountain National Park marked the start of conservation as an official policy in the islands. Just as the park was a good start for the government's conservation program, it is sure to be a good start for eco-tourist and nature lovers in the British Virgin Islands.

Dead Chest National Park: Uninhabited by humans, Dead Chest Island is a popular spot for snorkelers and novice divers because of the calm waters. The corals that lie beneath appear to resemble a garden, and Dead Chest West is known for its mazes of coral.

Take a look at the following chart for more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Road Town
Name Type Location Island
Cam Bay National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.8 mi. Northeast of Central Road Town Great Camanoe
Dead Chest National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Dead Chest Island, 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Road Town Dead Chest Island
East End Hiking Trails Hiking Trail None, 6.6 mi. South West of Central Road Town None
Mount Healthy National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.3 mi. Northwest of Central Road Town Tortola
Rhone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.9 mi. Southeast of Central Road Town None
Sage Mountain National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Road Town Tortola

Waterfalls and Caves

Treasure Point Caves

Although most travelers have heard about the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Road Town some great options, including a waterfall and a cave.

You may enjoy visiting Treasure Point Caves, which is located on Norman Island, 7.3 mi. South of central Road Town. Treasure Point Caves are known as a popular snorkeling spot because they are easy for novice snorkelers to manage and offer a beautiful underwater view.

Another place to consider is Petroglyph Pool Waterfall. It is located 10.4 mi. South West of central Road Town. Deep in the Virgin Islands National Park among tall trees, crumpling ruins, and centuries-old carvings you will be able to spot the Petroglyph Pool Waterfall. This tall fall cascades down to fill a pool that is famous for something more than the waterfall alone.

The chart directly below enables you to learn some key facts regarding waterfalls and caves.

Waterfalls and Caves Near Road Town
Name Type Location Island
Petroglyph Pool Waterfall Waterfall 10.4 mi. South West of Central Road Town St. John
Treasure Point Caves Cave 7.3 mi. South of Central Road Town Norman Island

Parks and Botanical Gardens

J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Visitors can enjoy one of the many parks, as well as a botanical garden in Road Town.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens, which is situated in Road Town. Guests who tour the J.R. O'Neal Botanical Gardens get a chance to view a few different natural environments that exist throughout the islands.

The parks and gardens worth considering are shown directly below.

Parks and Gardens In Road Town
Name Type Location
Festival Grounds Park 0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Road Town
J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens Botanical Garden 0.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town
Noel Lloyd (P.A.M.) Park Park Downtown Road Town
Old Recreation Ground Park 0.4 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Road Town
Parkfields Recreation Grounds Park 0.3 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Road Town are shown down below.

Land Formations In Road Town
Name Type Location
Boughers Bay Bay 0.7 mi. East of Downtown Road Town
Fish Bay Bay 1.2 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Road Town
Road Harbour Harbour 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Road Town
Sea Cow Bay Bay 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Road Town

If you are looking for a wider range of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you can look beyond these choices. If you need to find out more concerning other attractions here.


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