Mount Healthy National Park

Photo credit: © Chris Sanfino
 

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.

The stone mill is definitely in ruins. However, the main structure still stands and is in good enough shape that the government allows guests to walk through it.

Guests to the park will be able to explore the sugar mill, and the area directly around it. While it is not as natural or as forested as some of the British Virgin Islands' other National Parks, it is still a nice escape from the urban areas of the island.

Location

Mount Healthy National Park is situated on the island of Tortola, 1.8 miles northeast of Cane Garden Bay; it's 2.3 miles to the northwest of Road Town.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending a few hours exploring the area is having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. The Village Cafe and Restaurant, which serves Caribbean dishes, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. It is just about a mile and a half away from Mount Healthy National Park, so grab a table and peruse the menu. Also nearby, you will have restaurants such as Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant and Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant where you and your party will not want to end your meal without sampling their specialty seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy nature preserves, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to Sage Mountain National Park and Cam Bay National Park; the first is 3.3 miles to the south-southwest of Mount Healthy National Park. You'll find at least one or two other places of interest in the area, including Shark Bay National Park, which is a half mile away Tortola. You might also want to think about heading over to Callwood Historic Distillery, which is another attraction in the area.

If a visit to the Mount Healthy National Park isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Mount Healthy National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Shark Bay National Park -- 0.6 mi. (4.5 km) W 2.8 mi. Northwest of Road Town
Callwood Historic Distillery Historic Site 1.8 mi. (4.2 km) SW Cane Garden Bay
J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens -- 1.8 mi. (0.8 km) SE Road Town
Old Recreation Ground -- 1.9 mi. (0.8 km) SE Road Town
Up's Cineplex Other Activities/Excursions 1.9 mi. (0.7 km) SE Road Town
Parkfields Recreation Grounds -- 1.9 mi. (0.7 km) SE Road Town
John Lettsom House Historic Site -- -- Cane Garden Bay
Sunday Morning Well Historic Site 1.9 mi. (0.7 km) SE Road Town

More Information

Location: Tortola

Phone

(284) 494-2069

Email

bvinpt@bvinationalparkstrust.org

 

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