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How to Spend Two Weeks in Tortola

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From boutique shopping and rum tasting to zipping through the trees and lounging on the sandy white beaches, there’s no risk of island fever with this two-week plan for exploring the BVI’s capital—and biggest—island.
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This beach was one of my favorites in Tortola. I would likely say the same about every beach I've been to in Tortola so don't mind me. I will say, however, the mosquitoes are rampant as the sunset nears. Bring repellent! I also had a wicked Pain...
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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
The combination of the scalloped awnings and colorful facades of the buildings found along the historic Main Street in Road Town makes it feel like you’re walking down a row of Caribbean ginger bread houses. The buildings on this street are some...
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If you happen to visit Tortola, be sure to head to the infamous Bomba Shack. While I never seem to make it there when they have their full moon parties, I was able to check out a live reggae band and otherwise good rum concoctions during the day...
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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Sample and purchase from a selection of rum within this historic site that was once a sugar cane distillery. The original boiler still operates and produces rum, which is then stored in original casks, and the old guard house has been turned into...
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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
This museum tells the story of the BVI through artifacts and exhibits that show what life was like on the islands several generations ago. The estate was originally built by the McCleverly slaves, but by 1900, the government acquired the works and...
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Johnsons Ghut Rd, Road Town, British Virgin Islands
This tour is a must-do while on the island. The Original Virgin Canopy Tour offers a unique way to take in the beautiful views of Tortola. Starting at the top of Johnson’s Ghut and coasting above the island’s mountainous terrain, the canopy tour...
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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tortola Pier Park opened in 2015 with the mission to welcome visitors to the island in an authentic way. Local artists, stilt walkers, authors, musicians, and storytellers gather here daily to practice their art and showcase the island’s cultural...
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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tortola’s little Main Street is a coveted slice of Road Town that offers the best shopping on the island. Although the BVI doesn’t offer much in the way of Duty Free, Main Street is packed with good deals on everything from English china to unique...
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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Only in its third year, the Tortola Torture has already been dubbed “The Torture” due to its distance (33.74 miles), elevation change (more than 12,000 feet), heat, humidity, and gradients (steepest gradient is 33.33%). Although the name may scare...
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Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Considered one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean, divers can swim past portholes, cabins, and the propeller while exploring the RMS Rhone, a UK Royal Mail Ship owned by the Royal Steam Packet Company. The Moorings Ultimate Dive Vacations...