Welcome to Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Tortola, capital island of the BVI

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A little about Tortola

Experience the beauty of Tortola. Swim or stroll the white-sand beaches, explore ancient ruins or our delectable local cuisine, or drop anchor and rock with the rhythm of the azure ocean. In Tortola, the largest island of the BVI chain, there’s a variety of Caribbean vacation activities to indulge in.

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The history of Tortola

Europeans began making their mark in Tortola history after 1492 when Christopher Columbus spotted what are now called the British and US Virgin Islands and named them after the 13,000 virgins of the 5th-century martyr St. Ursula. The Spanish made a few attempts to settle the area, but pirates such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd were the first permanent inhabitants of the island. In the 16th century, the English, who had successfully usurped control of the area from the Dutch, established a permanent plantation colony on Tortola and the surrounding islands. The sugar cane industry, dependent on the slave labor of Africans transported from the continent, dominated Tortola history over the next 180 years. It diminished in the mid-19th century after the abolition of slavery.

Contact Information

Address:

Tortola, British Virgin Islands
VG1110

Where is Tortola

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Businesses in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Here is a collection of local Tortola, British Virgin Islands businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Aristocat Day Sails

Boating

Spend a day with us on the water

 

Voyage Escapes

Boating

Unique and memorable boating excursions

 

Ewing House

Lodging

A one minute walk from the water

 

The Heritage Inn

Lodging

Nestled in 2 plus lush acres 400 feet directly above the sea

 

Bananakeet Cafe

Restaurants

Great food, view and entertainment

 

Dove Restaurant & Wine Bar

Restaurants

Named best in the BVI

 

Bamboushay Pottery

Shopping

Locally Handmade Pottery and Crafts

 

Mi Amor Jewelers

Shopping

Duty-free Jeweler specializing in jewelry, watches and luxury brands

 

Sunny Caribbee

Shopping

Spice Shop & Art Gallery

 

Blue Water Divers

Water Sports

Voted Best Dive Operator in the BVI!