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.
Mount Healthy National Park is located on the island of Tortola, 1.8 miles northeast of Cane Garden Bay; it is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the northwest of Road Town.
If you find your belly rumbling during your visit to the nature preserve, don't worry -- you will find an exceptionally large selection of dining options in this general area. The Village Cafe and Restaurant, which offers Caribbean fare, offers convenient access to this wildlife reservation. The eatery is a small ways away, but far-off enough that you will probably want to make arrangements for taking advantage of a means of transportation to travel there. Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant and are some of the additional restaurant choices near the nature preserve. At Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant you and your companions shouldn't end your meal without trying their specialty, seafood.
Vacationers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, might consider a trip to Sage Mountain National Park and Cam Bay National Park; the first is three and a half miles to the south-southwest of this page's attraction. You'll find a couple other places of interest in the area, including Shark Bay National Park, which is a half mile away Tortola. You might also consider checking out Callwood Historic Distillery, which is another attraction not far away.
With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.
|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|
|--||1.9 mi. (0.8 km)||SE||Road Town|
|Other Activities/Excursions||1.9 mi. (0.7 km)||SE||Road Town|
|--||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|
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