Sage Mountain National Park

Photo Credit: © Bob Mical CC BY
 

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

Located on the island of Tortola, 1.6 miles south of Cane Garden Bay, Sage Mountain National Park welcomes residents and travelers rooming on this part of the island. Whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check out the sights. Road Town is three miles (five kilometers) to the east-northeast.

Nearby Restaurants

You need not go hungry after spending time at this wildlife reserve; you're going to find an exceptionally large selection of restaurants near this attraction. The most convenient place to eat to Sage Mountain National Park is Sugar Mill Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean fare. It is just around a mile from the nature preserve, so check it out and enjoy a meal. Banana Keet Cafe and Myett's Garden Grille are some of the additional refreshment choices near the wildlife reservation. At Myett's Garden Grille you and your group will not want to leave without trying their specialty, seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy nature preserves, and have the energy to view some others, might consider seeing Mount Healthy National Park and Cam Bay National Park; the first of which is 3.3 miles to the north-northeast of this nature preserve. Other types of nearby activities include North Shore Shell Museum, which is within driving distance in Little Carrot Bay. You might also want to consider making the trip to St. Michael Church Ruins, which is another attraction nearby.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

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

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.