Tortola, British Virgin Islands

I'm leaving for my Caribbean cruise in only 11 days and I can't wait to run into the ocean! One of the stops on this trip will be Tortola, British Virgin Islands. 

Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains, and sheltered, yacht-filled harbours characterize the island of Tortola, the BVI’s largest and capital island. The past of the West Indies and the present-day BVI mix and mingle with ruins existing alongside the luxury resorts that draw visitors from around the world.

You can swim or stroll the secluded palm-shaded white sands of dozens of beaches, including Apple Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Smuggler’s Cove, Long Bay Beach, Elizabeth Beach and Josiah’s Bay Beach to name just a few.

For watersports or fishing they have the protected anchorages at Brandywine Bay, Soper’s Hole and Trellis Bay as well as surfing at Cane Garden Bay.

You can discover Tortola's history with a visit to the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, Fort Burt, Mount Healthy Windmill, Callwood's Rum Distillery, J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens, Old Government House Museum and VI Folk Museum.

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