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 ďTurtle DoveĒ.
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.