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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tortola, British Virgin Islands | © Banja-Frans Mulder

Tortola: tourist information

Powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains, and a sheltered yacht-filled harbor characterize the island of Tortola, where the past of the West Indies meets the present of the BVI. The largest island in the chain, Tortola offers a variety of exciting vacation possibilities.

The protected anchorages at Brandywine Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Hodge's Creek Marina Cay, Soper's Hole, and Trellis Bay are ideal for boaters. Secluded palm-shaded beaches at Apple Bay, Brewer's Bay, Elizabeth Beach, Josiah's Bay Beach, Long Bay Beach, and Smuggler's Cove make for excellent swimming and snorkelling. There are also many well-equipped facilities for fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, or horseback riding.

Wander through centuries-old ruins such as the Dungeon, Fort George, Fort Recovery, the Mount Healthy Windmill, and Callwood's Rum Distillery, which is still in operation, and explore Tortola's history at the BVI Folk Museum in Road Town.

Main Street in Road Town, the capital city, has an array of shops and restaurants, offering everything from local spices, jams, rums, and soaps to hand-crafted jewellery, silk-screened fabrics, and local art. The cuisine of Tortola reflects the island's rich cultural mix, whether it's a four-star dinner at a converted sugar mill or a delicious West Indian roti at a pastel-painted cottage. Local delicacies such as fresh lobster, conch, spicy goat, curries, and Johnny Cakes make each meal memorable.

Escape to the cool slopes of Sage Mountain National Park, where traces of the primaeval rain forest can still be seen at higher elevations. On the mountain ridge that runs thorough the island, observe local Caribbean life with its gentle rhythms, farms, settlements, and churches. At Mount Healthy National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, rock outcroppings and vertical ghuts, or dry steam valleys, expose the deep, rich earth of this volcanic island. In Road Town, the J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens offer peaceful walks through pergolas and pathways covered with colorful vines, as well as a miniature rain forest and a fern house.

The people of Tortola are friendly and known for their warmth and hospitality. There are a wide variety of places to stay, ranging from campgrounds to luxury resorts and private villas. Tortola is also an ideal point from which to explore the other British Virgin Islands. Regular ferries, private and crewed yachts, and planes travel daily to the other islands of the BVI.

Location

  • Country: British Virgin Islands
  • Capital: Road Town
  • Government: United Kingdom
  • State/Region: Tortola
  • Time Zone: -4 GMT
  • Language: English
  • Latitude: 18.4500000
  • Longitude: -64.6000000
  • Est. Population: 23908
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Fire: Fire Station at East End- Phone: (284) 495-2294/495-1384
  • Police: Police Headquarter- Sir Olva Georges Plaza , Road Town, Tortola; Phone: (284) 494-3822
  • Hospital: Peebles Hospital- Address: Porter Rd., Road Town, British Virgin Islands; Phone: (284) 494-3497
  • General: Emergency phones: 999/911
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
    Tortola, British Virgin Islands | © Alastair Abrehart

    Tortola Cruise Port Schedule

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands
    Tortola, British Virgin Islands | © Adam Steinbeck

    Tortola in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Tortola ranks 128th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Tortola in the next 12 months is 0.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Tortola ranks 190.

    Weather in Tortola

    Jun 17
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 88°F (31°C)
    Rain (moderate rain), small wind
    Jun 18
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 19
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 20
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 21
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 22
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 23
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Jun 24
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind

    Current water temperature in Tortola now is 84°F (28.7°C)

    Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.

    Annual Weather

    Jan
    Min/Max temp: 75°F (24°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Feb
    Min/Max temp: 75°F (24°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Mar
    Min/Max temp: 75°F (24°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Apr
    Min/Max temp: 77°F (25°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    May
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Jun
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Jul
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Aug
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Sep
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 86°F (30°C)
    Oct
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Nov
    Min/Max temp: 77°F (25°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Dec
    Min/Max temp: 77°F (25°C) / 81°F (27°C)
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