Tortola is part of the British Virgin Islands, or BVIs, and is host to the country’s capital of Road Town. Tortola is known for its breathtaking national parks, historic sites, spectacular bike trails and some of the best underwater sightseeing in the Caribbean.
The aquatic life around Tortola is so admired that the sport of “snuba” – a hybrid of snorkeling and scuba has become a national hobby. A must-visit in Tortola is Cane Garden Bay, consistently named one of the top ten beaches in the Caribbean, and home to a handful of world-famous bars, restaurants, and clubs, all playing lively local music. The flamingo-pink Rhymer’s Beach Bar has not lost an ounce of excitement in its 30 years (and the conch fritters are as delicious as ever), while Stanley’s restaurant is home to the original Cheeseburger in Paradise.
The British Virgin Island Regatta & Sailing Event, held in Tortola in March and April, is as exciting as it is competition. The sailing race is one of the largest regattas in the Caribbean, while the accompanying parties offer live music, local and international food, and delicious drinks to enjoy alongside the turquoise waters.
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- How to get to Tortola, British Virgin Islands
From San Juan, Puerto Rico you can fly Cape Air or Seaborne into the British Virgin Islands' main airport, the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport, (EIS) which is a 50 minute ride to Long Bay Beach Club. Additionally, a charter or ferry can be boarded in St. Thomas for a 40 minute scenic ride to West End which is only a 7 minute ride to Long Bay Beach Club.