The island of Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Isles and populated with over 23,000 people. The “Turtle Dove,” as the word means in Spanish, was established as a plantation colony with slaves being sent over to grow sugarcane, as in other islands owned by the British. The industry was continued even after the abolition of slavery and would not get involved in tourism until the second half of the twentieth century. With Road Town, the capital of the BVIs, located on Tortola, it is the leading port of entry into the archipelago.
At Sage Mountain National Park, visitors can walk to the highest point in both the British and US Virgin Islands at 1,716 feet, with 360-degree views of the BVIs. The site of sugar plantains, they were replanted with beautiful trees for vegetation that grows today. At Shark Bay Park,from Anderson Point to the bay at Mount Healthy National Park, visitorscan climb the ridge to “The Bat Cave,” where bats have been seen nesting. Views from thereshow a deep drop towards the sea and past the Atlantic.
On the beachfront, check out the hidden, shaded, and serene Smuggler’s Cove, which is a private getawayin West Tortola. Only reachable by an unpavedroad, visitors will enjoy the warm, clear water for snorkeling and sea turtle sightings. Another beach, Brewer’s Bay, was another site of sugar plantations and distilleries, but has some of the best reefs to swim over. And, over the hill from Long Bay, surfers will be thrilled with Apple Bay Beach, where some high waves from the Caribbean comes through.
Inland, there is Road Town’s Main Street, which is the island’s leading shopping district and site of historical landmarks. The oldest building still up, Her Majesty’s Prison Museum, the old Callwood Rum distillery, and the Old Government House, are also living museum of Tortula’s past. In honor of the end of slavery on the island, visit the Sunday Morning Well, where the announcement was made, St. Phillip’s Anglican Church, the first to be built for free Africans, and Noel Lloyd Park, named after the leader of an opposition group that would have restricted locals to certain jobs in the 1970s. All over, there are conservation parks and museums promoting the safe preservation of Virgin Islands.
About Mr. Charter
A Tortola Yatch charter cruise comes in various ways for all ocean explorers, weekend pirates, fishing lovers, and other boaters. A Mr. Charter rental in Tortola means seeing the most photogenic places in the sea compared to cruise ship tourists, who stay in town to shop. This is one of the best ways to experience the vast beauty of Tortola. Having a boat fulfilling demands of comfort and privacy is an incredible experience to sail around the entire island with friends and family. At Mr. Charter, we have everything for whatever occasion, with no more worries.