The largest island of the British Virgin Islands is characterized in the north by a luxuriant mountain relief and in the south by wonderful bays with white sand.
You can visit the Botanic Garden in Road Town and the local rum distillery in Cane Garden.
With a fully equipped navy, Tortola's tourist development is from a nautical point of view. With its 54 square kilometres, it's the largest archipelago island and is inhabited by numerous turtledoves.
Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, is a nice little city built and located around the port with good restaurants and stores.
The real treasures of Tortola are the bays, kept North protected by the island’s hills, stretching from Apple bay, a bay preferred by surfers, to Long Bay Beach.
Cane Garden Bay
One of the island’s most beautiful mooring places with its long and white bay, crystalline water, high palm trees and with a coral reef embracing the whole bay. Getting up west, before reaching this wonderful bay, you’ll pass the coasts of Smugglers Cove, Belmont, Long Bay and Carrot Bay.
Located in Tortola’s west area, Brewers Bay is out of doubt one of the most beautiful bays. Soper’s Hole is the island's extreme west point. It’s a small mooring point well sheltered in a bight protected in the south by Frenchman’s Cay, a small island connected to Tortola by a bridge.
A delightful bay east of Road Bay. Offers a nightly mooring spot when trade winds are blowing. Sometimes, when the wind blows from the south, there some discrete waves.
Situated about half a mile to the west of Buck Island on the southeastern side of Tortola island, you find Maya Cove, sheltered by a long coral reef. Here you can charter boats from the best companies.
Fat Hog’s Bay and East End Bay
These two bays are situated north of Buck Island between Beef Island Channel and Maya Cove. Wonderful and well protected, they are pointed out for nightly mooring spots.
Beef Island is a small island connected to Tortola by a bridge and has an airport in the northeast.
Trellis Bay is a wide bay, almost circular, where you’ll find the small island of Bellamy Cay, a jewel of nature in the green sea. The mooring point is a sheltered and very pleasant spot.