Tortola Island

Visit the British Island today

In Tortola, the first rays of light touch the green vegetation of the mountains, perfectly shaped by immaculate beaches full of palm trees and worshiped for their large extensions of white sand and blue waters. Tortola, the most populated of the British Virgin Islands, has a majestic natural beauty enhanced by the terrestrial and underwater views.

Local legends say that the island was named Tortola by Christopher Columbus and means "Turtle Dove".
In reality, Columbus named the island Santa Ana. When the Dutch settled there, they called it Ter Tholen and when the British took over, they altered the name to its present-day name.

The British isle is mountainous measuring 13.5 miles long and 3 miles wide, formed by volcanic activity. Its highest point is Mount Sage at 1750 feet. The coast has the best beaches on the island and an array of activities such as sailing, surfing, scuba diving, kite boarding, wind surfing, a number of historic sites, hiking and much more.

The tourists in the island wake up with the rhythm of the waves as the only sound and practice snorkeling or scuba diving, horseback riding in a virgin beach, or sail in the deep blue that surrounds this little paradise. Peace, happiness and any kind of activity that the visitor may want is what the island has to offer. An ocean of adventure awaits you.

Things to do


: If you've come to shop, don't miss Main Street in Road Town. It's lined with shops offering everything from local spices, jams, rums and soaps to handcrafted jewelry, silk-screened fabrics and local art.

Sailing & Boating

: There are many amazing sailing charters available in the BVI. You can choose a bareboat charter or a crewed yacht. You can plan the sailing vacation of your dreams.


: One of the best water sports when it comes to making a splash in our turquoise waters. Surfing is quickly becoming a favorite activity along our beaches.


: The powdery sand beaches along the BVI coastline and exposed waters near inlets and barrier islands are remarkably scenic, quiet, and full of wildlife. The many lagoons throughout the islands are an excellent place to paddle your kayak.



: Passport will be mandatory to get into Tortola Island

Cruise permit

: A cruising permit is required for all cruising in the British Virgin Islands.
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