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Inside Background
Tortola, the island that is home to the capital of the British Virgin Islands...
Last edited: 23 November 2007
The BVI is considered to be a very low-crime rate collection of islands and are...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
Before Christopher Columbus brought news of the New World back to Europe...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
You can get a lot of information about the island from magazines such as The...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
The BVI Tourist Board arranges everything from prominant festivals, sailing...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
Weather in the BVI/USVI is typically consistant year round. The temperature...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
St Phillip's Church (known locally as the African Church) is a ruined church...
Last edited: 16 July 2009
Inside Transportation
Tortola is accessible by sea or air.  The Terrance B. Lettsome International...
Last edited: 17 December 2015
To get from Tortola to another British Virgin Island or vice versa, a ferry or...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
There are no public busses or "Dollar" busses found on Tortola. Taxis are...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
Taxis Taxis in Tortola and all throughout the BVI/VI are generally very...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
Inside Things to Do
Exploring Tortola by land is best done in a rented 4WD vehicle.  Any one of...
Last edited: 12 April 2014
There are many festivals and cultural events held on Tortola. A few that happen...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the general lay of the land in...
Last edited: 16 October 2011
On Tortola there are several historical landmarks, museums and sites people may...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
The nightlife on Tortola is not as active as many other islands in the...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
Tortola is not particularly known for theater or comedy routines, it does...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
Most of the shopping on this Caribbean island is confined to small, locally...
Last edited: 30 October 2013
The beaches alone on Tortola could keep you occupied for an entire vacation...
Last edited: 12 June 2013
Is there any good snorkeling from any Tortola beaches?   Thanks for your help.
Last edited: 02 December 2015
When visting the British Virgin Islands, dont miss the lovely Cane Garden Bay...
Last edited: 16 November 2008
Smugglers Cove is fantastic -  with decent snorkeling, pristine white sands...
Last edited: 15 November 2008
Inside Dining Scene
Unlike many Caribbean islands, the gorgeous water views in the BVIs are always...
Last edited: 06 April 2011
Virtually all of the restaurants on Tortola are family friendly and offer...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
One of the best areas for people watching, crowds and activities is on Cane...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
There are a number of fine dining and romantic restaurants on Tortola. A new...
Last edited: 25 November 2007
Inside British Virgin Islands: For Foreign Visitors
The offical form of currency in the BVI and USVI is the U.S Dollar. There are...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
As of 2007, it is required for all visitors to the BVI to have a valid passport...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
In the BVI the major hospital called Peeble's Hospital is located in Road town...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
Since English is the main spoken language in the BVI there aren't any special...
Last edited: 09 March 2012
The Tortola area code is 1 + (284) plus your basic 7-digit local telephone...
Last edited: 26 November 2007
There are a few basic things to remember concerning tipping and eitquette in...
Last edited: 20 March 2008