Home to the capital city, a major commercial center, and the hub of transportation in the British Virgin Islands, Tortola may appear to be a busy island at first glance. Once you arrive, however, you'll find an unhurried, laid back pace of life that promotes activities that only keep you as busy as you want to be.
The British Virgin Islands are known for offering some of the best sailing conditions in the Caribbean, and Tortola is no exception. Sailing is a very popular activity here, welcoming seasoned sailors who have made the journey through the Caribbean Sea on their own, and allowing those who have arrived via other methods to sail around the island and enjoy the picturesque view. You may find yourself on a boat for a number of other reasons, such as fishing or scuba diving, and be happy for the calm waters.
Sightseeing will take up a great deal of your time on Tortola as well. The list of things to see is extensive, and most people will start in the main settlement of Road Town to check out Fort Burt and other historic attractions, then put on their hiking boots and make their way through the verdant mountains to get a birds-eye view.
If you are intrigued by the idea of sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will find 5 rental agencies that can help. Click here to check out our page regarding bike and scooter rentals.
Tortola has some of the best dive sites in all the British Virgin Islands. From lush coral reefs, to wrecks and walls, divers will have plenty to see when diving off this popular destination.
You'll find 9 dive operators and at least 26 interesting dive sites to choose from. For a detailed look at scuba diving in this area see this page.
Tortola is surrounded by beautiful warm waters that are as attractive to sealife as they are to people. Whether you plan to fish from the shore, or charter a boat to take you out to sea, fishing off the island will likely be a succesful activity.
If you and your traveling companions like to fish you will be happy to discover there are a few charter operators in this area. To find out about other deep sea fishing in this area, check out this page.
More information concerning local providers that will help you get out on the water can be found here:
|Aaron Rentals||(284) 494-8917||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Aristocat Charters||(284) 499-1249||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|BVI 360||(284) 541-1281||0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|BVI Yacht Charters||--||0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|(284) 494-2268||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|C&D Power Boat Rentals||(284) 495-1401||0.5 mi. East of Central Parham Town||Tortola|
|Conch Charters||(284) 494-4868||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Day Trips BVI||(284) 340-3434||2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Frenchman's Cay|
|Footloose Sailboat Charters||(284) 494-0528||0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Island Surf & Sail||(284) 494-0123||2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Frenchman's Cay|
|Kuralu||(284) 495-4381||3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Tortola|
|Mystique Charters||(284) 494-0740||2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Frenchman's Cay|
|True Blue Power Boats||(284) 541-6666||0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|(284) 494-2564||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
If you're interested in learning about marinas and charter operators visit this page.
If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they can "discover" some of the area's 58 retail shops. Click here to see our page dedicated to shopping on Tortola.
Sightseeing is another great option for anyone visiting Tortola. Interesting sights include 15 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Visitors who like the open air typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, navigate to this page.
The following table lists more details concerning a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.
|Kayaking Service||(284) 346-2606||1.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Parham Town||Beef Island|
If exploring a watery world sounds fun you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so off the coast of Tortola. For a more comprehensive look at local snorkeling opportunities, navigate to this page.
Relaxing in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 8 different spas in this area. You can go to this page about spas in the area if you'd like more details.
If you're a tennis player your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Island||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Peter Island Resort & Spa||6.0 mi. Southeast of Central Tortola||Peter Island||4|
|Prospect Reef Resort||0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town||Tortola||5|
|Long Bay Beach Resort||1.4 mi. South West of Central Little Carrot Bay||Tortola||2|
For instance, Peter Island Resort & Spa has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.
Information about lots of other activities are listed here:
|BVI Scuba Company||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(284) 540-2222||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Blue Water Divers||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(284) 495-1200||2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Frenchman's Cay|
|Blue Water Divers||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(284) 494-2847||1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(284) 494-8599||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Dive BVI||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(248) 495-5513||3.6 mi. Northeast of Central Parham Town||Scrub Island|
|Dolphin Discovery Tortola||Dolphin Encounter Service||(284) 494-7677||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Scenic Trail||--||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Watersports Operator||(284) 494-0123||0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Frenchman's Cay||Frenchman's Cay|
|Tortola Kayak Snorkel Tours||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(284) 346-2606||1.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Parham Town||Beef Island|
|Tennis Instructions Service||(284) 494-3457||0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Up's Cineplex||Movie Theater||--||0.4 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
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