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

Situated on the island of Tortola, 1.8 miles northeast of Cane Garden Bay, Mount Healthy National Park happily welcomes local customers and visitors lodging on this part of the island. Even if you are not staying nearby, you should consider stopping by to check it out. It is 2.3 miles northwest of Road Town.

Nearby Restaurants

After spending some time at the nature preserve you find your stomach stomach growling, there's any easy solution -- you will find an impressive array of dining possibilities in this area. The closest restaurant to Mount Healthy National Park is The Village Cafe and Restaurant, which serves Caribbean fare. It is only around a mile and a half from this nature preserve, so check it out and dig in! Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant and Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant are additional restaurant choices near the nature preserve. At Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant you and your group can't end your meal without sampling their specialty, seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, should consider seeing Sage Mountain National Park and Cam Bay National Park; the first and closest of which is 3.3 miles away from Mount Healthy National Park. Other kinds of local attractions include Shark Bay National Park, which is a half mile away Tortola. Furthermore, you can think about checking out Callwood Historic Distillery, which is another nearby attraction.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Mount Healthy National Park.

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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