Tortola

The lush mountainous landscape, white sandy coves, and colourful architecture makes this British Virgin Islands’ gem a haven for beach lovers. Offering you everything from rest and relaxation to exploration, sailing, and small bustling city life, Tortola is the perfect getaway for groups, families, couples, and solo travellers.

What are the best things to do in Tortola?

Explore the natural baths at Virgin Gorda

Renowned throughout the British Virgin Islands, this natural attraction is on a neighbouring island of Virgin Gorda. It’s worth a visit if you’re seeking the ultimate sun-drenched adventure.

Warm emerald waters, sheer-white sand, and contrasting giant granite boulders make this Instagram-worthy location special. You can discover the Cathedral Room, nestled within a series of caves and hidden beaches.

Get a Taste of Road Town

If you’re seeking the laid-back charm of the Caribbean, then Road Town is perfect for you. Not only are the buildings a kaleidoscope of different colours, but you’ll also be mesmerised by the history, food, and lively atmosphere of the small town.

Visit the 1800s post office, shops, the Virgin Islands Folk Museum, and complete your tour of Road Town at the Callwood Rum Distillery (which has been making rum for over 400 years).

Hike in Sage Mountain National Park

Sage Mountain National Park was the first one in the British Virgin Islands. Take your pick of 12 trails that wind through the lush foliage of the mountain. The summit is the tallest in both the US and British Virgin Islands, and the views are just incredible.

Relax at Cane Garden Bay Beach

Once you’ve finished all the exploring and hiking, head to Cane Garden Bay Beach for a day of relaxation and fun in the sun. Popular among sunbathers, swimmers, and watersport enthusiasts, this beach is one of the most laid-back you’ll ever come across.

You can also come here to continue your adventure by visiting one of the many hotels, bistros, and boutiques along the waterfront. Make sure you stop by Quito’s to quench your thirst.

Snorkel Around Norman Island

Found just a stone’s throw away to the south of Tortola, you’ll come across Norman Island. You can swim with the best sea life in the region. Some of the colourful tropical fish you’ll come across include, tarpon, sea urchins, triggerfish, corals, moon jellyfish, and pencil fish.

You should also take this opportunity to learn more about the legendary pirates and their hidden treasure that inspired Treasure Island, the popular adventure book by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Where to stay in Tortola?

Stay at Fort Recovery if you’re travelling with your family

Looking for a relaxing beachfront villa that is perfect for your entire family? Then stay at Fort Recovery. Each villa is colourful, has traditional colonial decor, and full kitchens. Surrounded by lush gardens, this peaceful spot is a great starting point for any family holiday on Tortola.

Want some charm and tradition – stay at the Sugar Mill resort

This traditional and charming resort is just a short walk from the beach. Decorated in fabrics that are a spectrum of colours, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful gardens. You’ll also have access to a first-class dining experience at the onsite restaurant and you can take your pick of two beachside bars.

The perfect luxury hotel – The Long Bay Beach Club

Crank up the luxury to optimum at the Long Bay Beach Club, where you’ll receive top-notch services, cocktails, and rooms with a view to die for. As the hotel says, “enjoy the luxuries of comfort and fine cuisine as you relax alongside crystal blue waters.”

Why fly to Tortola with Admiral Jet

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