Sage Mountain National Park

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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.

Improved consistently since its conception in 1964, Sage Mountain National Park now offers twelve trails winding through the area, regularly maintained forest sections, and as the centerpiece, Sage Mountain, the highest point in both the British and US Virgin Islands.

Location

Sage Mountain National Park is located near the middle of the island of Tortola, 1.6 miles south of Cane Garden Bay; it's three miles (five kilometers) to the west-southwest of Road Town.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the wildlife reservation. The most nearby place to eat to Sage Mountain National Park is Sugar Mill Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean fare. Sugar Mill Restaurant is just about a mile from this nature preserve, so stop in and try something off the menu. Banana Keet Cafe and Myett's Garden Grille offer additional dining options close-by. At Myett's Garden Grille you and your group can't end your meal without taking a bite of their specialty, seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of nature preserves, and have the energy to view some others, should check out Mount Healthy National Park and Cam Bay National Park; the first and closest of which is three and a half miles to the north-northeast of this page's attraction. Other kinds of local activities include North Shore Shell Museum, which is within traveling range in Little Carrot Bay. Furthermore, you can think about checking out St. Michael Church Ruins, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Sage Mountain National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
North Shore Shell Museum Museum 0.9 mi. (5.9 km) WNW Little Carrot Bay
St. Michael Church Ruins Historic Site 1.1 mi. (5.7 km) NW Great Carrot Bay
The Dungeon Historic Site 1.2 mi. (4.5 km) SE Havers
Thornton Plantation Historic Site 1.3 mi. (3.6 km) E 2.2 mi. South West of Road Town
John Lettsom House Historic Site -- -- Cane Garden Bay
Callwood Historic Distillery Historic Site 1.6 mi. (4.2 km) N Cane Garden Bay
Fort Recovery Historic Site 1.6 mi. (7.4 km) SW Recovery
Belmont Archaeological Site Historic Site -- -- Long Bay

More Information

Hours

Generally, the national parks are open from sun up to sun down. Just keep track of time, every minute you take going in is another minute it will take coming out.

Location: Road Town, Tortola

Phone

(284) 494-2069

Email

bvinpt@bvinationalparkstrust.org

 

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