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Sightseeing in Tortola - what to see. Complete travel guide

Among the British Virgin Islands, Tortola is the largest and most interesting from a tourist point of view. It managed to preserve its natural splendour and rich cultural heritage. Each city is characterized by a unique atmosphere of hospitality and national colour. Many travellers are interested in, first of all, magnificent beaches, Tortola attracts lovers of ecotourism. Lovers of fascinating excursions will definitely not be bored, since notable attractions exist in every city.
European and African traditions and customs surprisingly coexist on Tortola. The indigenous population was almost completely exterminated or assimilated during colonization. All of the … Open
Road Town is the capital of the island. It is here, that the most visited cultural centers and historical sites are located. The most attractive place for hiking in the capital will be Old Main Street that encompasses unique architectural monuments of different eras. All ancient buildings are carefully restored. Nowadays, they accommodate restaurants, stores and gift shops.
In one of the most beautiful historic buildings is located Folk Museum - a remarkable place that presents pre-Columbian artifacts. Unique artifacts of colonial times, as well as exhibits dedicated to the marine theme are among them. The most striking monument of colonial times is an Old Government's House. All the governors of the island lived in this beautiful white palace. Nowadays, it is completely restored and is the location of an interesting museum. Copyright
Tortola has quite a rich past. The island was inhabited in the 1st-century AD by the Arawaks, who lived here quietly until the beginning of the 15th century. Then they were first conquered … Open
Examination of ancient fortifications preserved on the island should also be included in a holiday program. Fort George and Fort Recovery are the most interesting among them. Mount Healthy's Wind Mill, which was built in the 18th century and for the history of its existence has never undergone a large-scale reconstruction, will also be a fascinating sight. In close proximity to the ancient mill, an extensive Sage Mountain Nature Reserve begins. It differs not only in a variety of plants and animals on its territory, but also in unique ecological indicators. Many exotic plants are unique and belong to endangered species.
Nice surprise is waiting for lovers of strong alcohol, since in one of the most picturesque bays of the island is located Callwood's Rum Distillery rum factory. After an exciting factory tour, guests are offered best varieties of rum tasting. Everyone can visit a shop located on the territory of the factory. Tourists who do not see their rest without walks in picturesque places, can take a stroll around J.R. O'Neal botanical garden. It has a modest size, but this does not diminish its value. A surprisingly beautiful royal palm alley, chic belvedere of orchids, a magnificent pond with lilies and turtles - these are just a few features of the amazing botanical garden.
Tortola will definitely appeal to those who are fond of diving and snorkelling. There are not only a few rich reefs in the surrounding waters but also a huge number of wrecks, once plied … Open
An ancient plantation of Josias Bay, located in the immediate vicinity of the capital, attracts not only lovers of hiking in historical places, but also connoisseurs of painting. The fact is, that in one of the colonial buildings that have survived to this day, there is an interesting picture gallery representing paintings from a private collection. This is only a small part of the interesting sightseeing objects, that the guests of the Tortola island should visit.
tortola Tortola Island offers various interesting activities to its guests. It is a great place to enjoy beachside recreation, attend interesting voyages, and admire local landmarks from the water. Gourmet travelers will find it incredibly interesting to attend food tours, during which they can try the most popular national delicacies and local specialties. Seafood is an essential part of the national cuisine, and it is mostly cooked on the open fire on the island.
On the picturesque island more than ten magnificent beaches are available for vacationists. Among them there are beaches for amateurs of surfing, fans of halcyon recreation and even for … Open
Many vacationers will be charmed by eco tours, during which they can attend local national reserves and admire the beautiful local nature. Tortola is incredibly popular with lovebirds and newlyweds, so a significant part of the island’s hotels is targeted at this category of visitors. On demand, many hotels are glad to organize a romantic wedding ceremony. The choice of honeymoon options is also fantastic, so everyone will easily find something they like. Fans of rejuvenating treatments will be also pleased to spend several days on the island. Local hotels offer special spa programs, offering yoga and gymnastic classes, as well as other treatment programs that are based on healing properties of local nature.
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National and city parks around Tortola
♥   National Park 'Norman Island' , 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Virgin Islands' , 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Tortola from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Magens Bay

From the series “Top 15 Most Romantic Beaches on Earth”
In some places on the beach under palm trees there are small tables with benches where you can place your things. It is also worth noting that on the beach there is a small cafe and a rental of beach equipment. Magens Bay is considered one of the best places on the island for surfing, so its visitors will have an opportunity to diversify leisure and active entertainment. The only drawback of the beach can be considered a fairly large number of holidaymakers, in search of a calm and tranquil environment, experienced travellers recommend to go to the left side of the beach. … Read further

Sightseeing in Virgin Islands British: things to see

Contrary to the American counterpart, the British Virgin Islands are less populated and less known among travelers. These islands are not cheap, but their Caribbean charm and untouched nature are very rewarding. If rent a boat, rest on the islands becomes particularly awesome as it is possible to move between the uninhabited islands, exploring their beauty. … Open
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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