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Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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Harbor in Tortola, BVI

Harbor in Tortola, BVI

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an overseas territory of the UK located in the Caribbean, is comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the islands of Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke. Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands whose capital is Road Town and its largest city. The British Virgin Islands has limited natural fresh water resources (except for a few seasonal streams and springs on Tortola, most of the islands’ water supply comes from wells and rainwater catchments). Because of traditionally close links with the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands has used the US dollar as its currency since 1959.

Hillside Mural

Hillside Mural

Tortola is a beautiful island with scenic bays. The Cane Garden Bay is referred to by many residents as being paradise. After having spent some time on Cane Garden Bay it is easy to understand why residents feel this way. The scenic view of the Caribbean Sea on the way to Sky World perched approximately 1,500 feet above sea level is nothing less than breathtaking. Along the way are murals painted by local artists which line the hillside, each telling a story of the history of Tortola. Side by side the murals are displayed; it is truly an amazing site. Upon arriving at Sky World, from a steep driveway, the panoramic views from the observation platform of Tortola and the surrounding British and U.S. Virgin Islands is nothing less than spectacular.


Comment from Rod

Tortola is a nice place to visit and the beaches are great.

Comment from Jerry

Tortola is one of the most beautiful islands in the Carribean Sea.