There are some Caribbean destinations where you can discover something new at every turn no matter how many times you visit. Tortola in the British Virgin Islands is one of those spectacular places, offering a unique blend of secluded beaches, rich culture, and lots of action. If you want your next island getaway to have a special edge, discover our guide to a luxury vacation in Tortola.
When to Go
The best time to visit Tortola is between hurricane season and the winter holidays when the island becomes more crowded. This period runs from September to November and offers lower rates on luxury villas.
Where to Stay
Of all the British Virgin Island about 80% of the population lives on Tortola. This means there are more accommodations and action happening here, giving you excellent choice for where to stay. Staying in a luxury villa rental is the best way to experience the secluded tranquility of the island. Some exquisite villas include Villa Aja and Golden Pavillon. To browse our full collection of luxury villas in Tortola click here.
What to Do
Anyone who’s visited Tortola has their favorite list of things to do on the island. Hitting the beach is always a top choice, as there are plenty of beautiful beaches that never feel too crowded. Cane Garden Bay is one of the most popular beaches, offering a perfect scene of soft white sand lined with swaying palm trees.
Tortola is full of friendly locals and wonderful traditions. Heading to Road Town to soak up this local culture is a must when spending time on the island. On a 3 hour tour of Road Town you can watch dolphins swim, visit a rum distillery for a tasting, browse local shops and eat some delicious food.
One of the most striking things about the island is the beautiful turquoise water. The ocean here offers perfect conditions for a variety of water activities, so plan to try a few while you’re visiting. Sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and kayaking are all popular options in Tortola.
Where to Dine
The dining scene in Tortola ranges from casual, cheap eats to luxurious upscale restaurants. You’ll find plenty of authentic places to grab lunch while touring Road Town. In the evenings, check out Sugar Mill Restaurant or Brandywine Estate Restaurant to splurge on a decadent meal.