travel42 Port Guide: Tortola Island

Tortola Island travel42 Port of Call Guide

Tortola is the largest and busiest of the British Virgin Islands, though it's still far from frantic. It is a beautiful island, with lots to offer visitors—gorgeous beaches, hiking trails, stunning vistas, a laid-back atmosphere and easy access to great diving and snorkeling spots.

The island is covered with mango, palm and banana trees, colorful foliage and jagged mountains. Pastel-colored storefronts dot the landscape, and although houses appear on the hillsides, development has not taken o...

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