10 Things to Do in Tortola That You Shouldn't Miss

July 29, 2017 Layne Dawes

Discover the best top things to do in Tortola, British Virgin Islands including Rhone National Marine Park, Anegada Island, Josiah's Bay, Smuggler's Cove, Long Bay Beach, Brewers Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Soper's Hole, Dolphin Discovery Tortola, Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop & Art Gallery.
Restaurants in Tortola

1. Rhone National Marine Park

Lee Bay, Salt Island, Road Town, Tortola
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Rhone National Marine Park

Park that encompasses the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a mail ship that sunk during a hurricane in 1867, and Dead Chest Island, both great dive sites.

Reviewed By jackg0lfski - Steamboat Springs, Colorado

I have been to about 24 Caribbean dive operations & Sail Caribbean is among the best. The owners, Mike & Melisande Rowe were on site every day to insure an excellent experience. The staff was well trained, professional & very safety conscious. The Newton dive boats were well equipped & in excellent condition. I dove the RMS Rhone 4 times which is too much. The blown up ship is scattered over the ocean floor & worth 1 or 2 dives. I like wrecks that are in 1 piece. The reefs are in excellent shape with numerous fish. There were reef sharks, nurse sharks, turtles, lobsters, bennies, cleaner shrimp, banded crabs & more. The dive groups were small with1 to 4 divers per guide. The visibility was good & the current was generally weak. I do not believe in repeating, but this could be a repeat.

2. Anegada Island

Road Town, Tortola +1 809-495-8002
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 536 reviews

Anegada Island

Anegada or the "drowned island" is completely surrounded by shallow reefs, and has become the focal point of underwater diving due to the many historic shipwrecks that litter the island's underwater depths.

Reviewed By Aric G - Miami, Florida

Belle came out and was not expecting us. She was getting ready to close for the season. I'm sure her supplies were light and energy low after coming threw her high season. She put on a smile, served us amazing cocktails and cooked us such a fun lunch. Cannot pay her enough gratitude for opening her doors the way she did. Made our day and a memory for life.

3. Josiah's Bay

Tortola
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Josiah's Bay

A lovely beach sweeping for half a mile, which provides a great place to swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax and watch the pelicans dive for fish.

Reviewed By fizzy1991 - Nashville, Tennessee

This is a great beach with very few people. It has an interesting history too as it was a plantation that grew sweet potatoes on one side and sugar cane on the other. There are no more ruins from that time but it is a lovey beach.

4. Smuggler's Cove

Tortola
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 522 reviews

Smuggler's Cove

This Tortola cove offers excellent snorkeling opportunities.

Reviewed By RufinoFiveDaysIn - Naples, Florida

One of the nicest Beaches in Tortola. A bit off the beaten path but worth the bumps and bounce on the well worn "road". Small beach shack with a bar and snacks and limited menu. Piña colada so good that you might "end up the bushes" ( as my Rasta bartender told me) limited facilities.

5. Long Bay Beach

Tortola
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Long Bay Beach

A perfect getaway for a day, this charming, half-mile strip of soft white sand is isolated and rarely visited since it is accessible only by a small dirt road.

Reviewed By Robin L - Austin, Texas

We're staying in a nearby property with a very small beach and wanted to checkout another, bigger beach. This one was fantastic. We're here in off-season, and had the place almost to ourselves. There is a good restaurant on the beach and plenty of parking on the street.

6. Brewers Bay

Tortola
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Brewers Bay

An exceptional bay and beach area on Tortola's north shore, which is protected by boulder-strewn barrier reefs, making this stretch of water popular for swimming and snorkeling.

Reviewed By daviones - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Brewers bay for me was one of the most virgin beach in Tortola. The environment around make that you feel are in solitaire island! Is extremely relax, clean and beautiful! The nature around is like a paradise.

7. Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay Rd, Tortola
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 952 reviews

Cane Garden Bay

Centrally located on Tortola's north side, this is probably the busiest beach since its beauty is often compared to Magen's Bay on St. Thomas.

Reviewed By hereinma2017 - Lawrence, Massachusetts

Cane Garden Bay is an awesome beach which offers a variety of establishments serving food, spirits, and music. Also the cruise ships bring many people here so there's always activity on the days the ships are in port. Plan to spend the afternoon and relax and enjoy.

8. Soper's Hole

Tortola +1 284-495-4304
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Soper's Hole

This marina and shopping center in West End is the place to get your Caribbean crafts and mementos.

Reviewed By KDAA - East Hartford, Connecticut

We went here as part of a cruise ship tour and I frankly don't understand why. There were just a few shops and nothing I couldn't get in Road Town. Sure you can walk around and look at the marina but that hardly seemed worth the ride there. Maybe this is nicer if you are there longer or coming by boat, but I would say to skip any tour stopping here.

9. Dolphin Discovery Tortola

Prospect Reef Resort, Road Town VG1110, Tortola +1 866-393-5158
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 472 reviews

Dolphin Discovery Tortola

Dolphin Discovery invites you to live the dream of swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean paradise of Tortola. We offer a range of programs for all ages, a family-friendly adventure you will never forget.

Reviewed By bsayerspr - San Juan, Puerto Rico

We had wanted to swim with dolphins for a few years. This trip to Tortola allowed us to finally enjoy the experience.
The staff were all really friendly and helpful.
We go the package with all the photos, it may be "pricey" but to have a record of the memories we made there, worth it.

119 Main Street, Road Town VG1110, Tortola +1 284-494-2178
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop & Art Gallery

The Arts, the Crafts, the Flavours and Fragrances…the Best of the Caribbean can be yours! Located in what was Tortola's first guest house, Sunny Caribbee offers an eclectic collection of spices, sauces, cosmetics, art and craftwork all either made or designed in the West Indies. Open 7 days in season and now with a second location at Sopers Hole in West End.

Reviewed By coqui_coqui_jet - California

A fun place to walk to from the cruise ship. I had read about the shop beforehand and since we have cooks in the family, plus cooks for friends, i bought several gifts to bring home. They were wrapped securely and the staff was very friendly. The best part, though, was the delightful iced tea that we sampled straight in the door. Great for us who are not used to the heat and humidity of the BVI"s. Art works were lovely and worth taking your time to view. Enjoy this little shop, for it was unique.

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