A mountainous land that is 13.5 miles long and only three miles wide, Tortola is nevertheless the largest island of the British Virgin Islands. It has a rich and colorful past that includes pirates and competing foreign forces but is now a thriving community of indigenous inhabitants and expatriates.
Tortola is home to diverse attractions that intrepid visitors can explore and enjoy. With its clear, calm waters and pristine beaches, Tortola is a popular tourist destination. History buffs will enjoy exploring existing relics of Tortola’s past as a busy sugar plantation. They can even purchase samples of authentic island rum from a still-functioning distillery left over from that era.
Tortola also offers world-class amenities and international cuisine without compromising its unique island character and local flavors.
The Mariner Inn
Holding its own against several competing hotels and restaurants in Road Town, this recently refurbished five-acre property offers breathtaking views from its seaside rooms. Leave your cares behind and feel your stress simply melt away as you luxuriate in their world-class spa. The Mariner Inn Restaurant also has a full service marina where you can begin your exploration of Tortola and the surrounding islands.
Charlie’s Italian Restaurant
Located dockside and offering an unobstructed view of the cruise ship pier, you can watch the ships dock and sail off as you enjoy a hearty Italian meal in a tranquil setting at the inn’s own restaurant. Charlie’s serves traditional Italian cuisine as well as a wide variety of well-known international dishes. They also offer local favorites flavored with unique island herbs and spices.
Enjoy a fresh Caprese salad, authentic Italian calzone, paninis, pasta dishes and wine that is carefully selected to complement their menu offerings. Charlie’s Restaurant brings Italy to the shores of this Caribbean island through authentic Italian cooking. After a long day of taking in the sights and sounds of Tortola, come to this homey restaurant for a sumptuous meal and excellent service.
Have Fun Your Way
There are many ways to enjoy Tortola and the other islands in this Caribbean getaway. Tortola caters to visitors with very different interpretations of the “ideal vacation.” Some tourists look for adventure, excitement and non-stop activity, while others prefer a more relaxed pace with tranquil nature hikes and sunset dinners. No matter what type of vacation you have in mind, you will find it on a trip to the island paradise of Tortola.