Set in the warm, azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tortola is easily accessible by private jet or a helicopter charter. With an easily accessible airport on nearby Beef Island, it's the perfect location for a relaxing beach holiday, watersports, sea fishing, yachting, or discovering more about the past of this intriguing island.
What can you do in Tortola?
As you would expect from a Caribbean island, Tortola is the perfect destination for an ocean- or beach-based holiday. As the capital of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) it also offers a wide variety of additional attractions that add value to your trip.
Book a Cruise
What better way to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Caribbean than to charter a yacht or catamaran and explore? Luxury yachts and other vessels are readily available for charter in Tortola.
It's difficult to decide which beach on Tortola is the best, but Smuggler's Cove, with its secluded location, white-sand beach and blue waves are hard to beat.
Rhone National Marine Park
An intriguing site for snorkelling or diving, Rhone National Marine Park contains the wreck of a 19th Century Royal Mail Steamer, now colonised by a wealth of marine wildlife.
Where to Stay in Tortola?
Firmly focused on the coast, accommodation in Tortola is designed to capture breath-taking ocean views. Unwind and relax in tranquil, well-appointed surroundings.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Providing an exclusive selection of premium suites (with a private plunge pool, patio and outdoor shower), accommodation at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay is well-appointed and offers plenty of privacy. Enjoy a choice of four restaurants, as well as a private beach, spa and fitness facilities.
Enjoy a peaceful retreat on private Scrub Island. A 15-minute ferry ride from the airport, Scrub Island is close enough to Tortola to enjoy the sights, at the same time as providing a peaceful, indulgent ambience that's perfect for a restful holiday. Benefit from a luxury villa, spa facilities, a private beach and fine dining during your stay.
Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this private, beachside resort. Spa facilities, a swim-up bar, a freshwater pool and Mediterranean/Caribbean fusion dishes at the Resort's Turtle Restaurant are just some of the attractions available at the Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort.
Where to eat in Tortola?
Whether you choose to sample the local Caribbean cuisine or prefer a fusion of flavours that are reminiscent of the Mediterranean, European dishes and international menus, Tortola has a number of fine dining experiences available.
Possibly the best restaurant on Tortola, the Dove serves fusion dishes with a focus on fresh, locally sourced produce. From craft cocktails in the iconic Dragonfly Lounge to a nip of local rum with coffee to end your meal, the Dove is a must on every visitor's itinerary.
The place to go for seafood, diners at The Sugarmill can enjoy fresh lobster, scallops in champagne sauce, escargots and a selection of other delicious choices.
The Brandywine Estate Restaurant.
Enjoy unforgettable al fresco dining at the Brandywine Estate restaurant. Diners benefit from sea views and a Mediterranean-inspired menu that offers a delicious selection of traditional dishes with a contemporary twist.
What Events to Attend in Tortola?
With so much going on in Tortola, many people choose to rent a private jet or arrange a helicopter transfer to see what's happening on the island. Alternatively, why not have a base on Tortola and book a private jet to attend an event on one of the other islands?
BVI Spring Regatta
Whether you're a mariner, or simply a visitor who would enjoy the spectacle of seeing hundreds of vessels from across the local area (and beyond) converge for this week-long festival, the BVI Spring Regatta is one of the largest in the Caribbean.
Anegada Lobster Festival
Held on the nearby BVI of Anegada (hire a private jet to get there, if you don't fancy taking the ferry), the lobster festival, held in November each year, is a joyous celebration of all things crustacean!
The Emancipation Festival
Every summer, the very best of local culture is showcased at the Emancipation Festival. The Festival celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the 1800s. A great opportunity to enjoy local food, dance, music and celebrating.