William Thornton Estate (Pleasant Valley, Tortola) – located just off of Sir Francis Drake’s Highway, this one-time estate (now in a state of ruin) belonged to the architect who designed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Low stone walls are all that remain of the home.
Virgin Islands Folk Museum (Penn House, Main Street, Road Town, Tortola) — Located on Main Street just past The Sir Oliva Georges Plaza, the Virgin Island Folk Museum has some Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, including a decorated spindle, wreck of The Rhone and H.M.S. Nymph artefacts, plantation items and reef conservation information. […]
The Dungeon/Fort Purcell (Pockwood Pond, West End, Tortola) — this fort was first built during the 17th century by the Dutch, and expanded by the British in the mid-18th century. It housed a garrison of soldiers responsible for protecting the islands, and was named for Governor James Purcell, who oversaw the fortification of both Tortola […]
The Baths (North Shore, Virgin Gorda) — the centerpiece of this dramatic area on Virgin Gorda’s north shore is The Baths, a geological wonder comprised of awe-inspiring granite boulders, which form sheltered sea pools on the beach’s edge. The protected area also includes Devil’s Bay, which can be reached from The Baths by a series […]
Soper’s Hole (West End, Tortola) – this area of Tortola has a popular marina, where boat owners pass through to stock up on provisions and fuel. There is also a variety of bars, restaurants and shops in that area.
Smuggler’s Cove Beach (near West End, Tortola) — About 25 minutes out of Road Town, forty five from the airport and five to ten from West End, Smugglers Cove is one of the most magnificent beaches on Tortola. Accessed by a little winding dirt track and shaded with palm trees and sea grapes the beach […]
Shark Bay National Park (above Brewer’s Bay, Tortola) – this is one of the newest national parks in the BVI, and probably the least well-known. Declared in 1999, the 18.4 acre park on a headland just east of Brewer’s Bay, Tortola, offers hiking for interested eco-tourists. Visitors will note that the national park which bears […]
Sage Mountain National Park (Ridge Road, Tortola) – this park covers 92 acres in total, and has much to attract visitors. Prime amongst these attractions is that the peak of Mount Sage, at 1716 feet, is the highest point in the whole of the British and American Virgin Islands. Most of the park is above […]
Queen Elizabeth II Park (Road Town, Tortola) – The Queen Elizabeth Park can be found on the seaward side of the road at McNamara in Road Town, and is completely different in almost every way from the vastness of Sage Mountain. The Queen Elizabeth Park is a popular place of relaxation and recreation for the […]
Old Government House and Museum (Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola) — this building was once the residence of previous Queen-appointed Governors living in the BVI up to 1987. This well-known national landmark has been refurbished into a public museum, which displays the BVI’s rich history, including period furniture and hand-signed books by Queen Elizabeth II […]