Get To know Tortola!
Tortola is the largest of the 60 or so islands that make up
the British Virgin Islands – but don’t let that fact persuade you that it
must, therefore, be overcrowded and hectic.
Far from it!
After all, there are less than 22,000 residents of all the
islands combined so, even with quite a few uninhabited, that still leaves plenty
of free space for everyone.
Tortola represents Caribbean living at its most laid back
and most accessible. You can
delight in the idyllic, palm-shaded white-sand beaches –often completely
alone; you can revel in the opportunities for unrivaled swimming, snorkeling,
fishing or scuba diving; you can discover the historical past of the island by
visiting The Dungeon at Lockwood Pond, Fort Burt, Fort Recovery or the Callwood
Rum Distillery; you can wander down Main Street in Road Town and lazily inspect
the West Indian spices, jams, soaps and jewelry before buying your mementos; or
you can just do nothing!
If you’re thinking of a first ever Caribbean vacation,
Tortola is a perfect choice – the language is English, the currency the dollar
and there’s none of the aggressive tourism of some of the other islands.
Life here moves at a really different pace.....extremely slow.
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