Goes Ashore in the Caribbean
to see & things to do
in Road Town, the capital of this British Crown colony, you’ll
find yourself on the southern coast of the island.
Blackbeard is said to have inspired the sailing ditty, “Yo
ho ho and a bottle of rum,” by marooning 15 pirates with a single
rum bottle at Deadman Bay in the British Virgin Islands.
It isn’t difficult to imagine that when confronted with the
rugged mountain peaks of Tortola.
than excellent sailing and yachting, Tortola’s natural beauty and
Mount Sage National Park are the main attractions.
Any taxi driver can be hired for a tour of the island, which
shouldn’t take more than a couple hours.
shops are located on Main Street in Road Town and in the Wickham's
Cay area adjacent to the marina. Island
arts and crafts are good finds, as are Caribbean spices and
botanical skin care products. At
Pusser’s Company Store you’ll find a bar and restaurant—the
Painkiller is a famous concoction made with their dark, aromatic
beaches are on the northern side of the island and about twenty
minutes by taxi from Road Town. Palm
fringed Cane Garden Bay is reminiscent of a South Seas paradise and
the most special beach on Tortola. Nearby
Brewers Bay offers good snorkeling, as does Marina Cay on the
island’s East End.
Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call 2013 is all you need
to plan your days ashore, PLUS a cruise primer section and cruise
line profiles by Cruise Diva, Linda Coffman
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