Beautiful and enticing, Tortola is the largest island belonging to the British Virgin Islands. Walk down miles upon endless miles of pristine beaches with white, powder-fine sand. Taste exotic local dishes bursting with the flavors of the islands. Swim, snorkel, scuba dive and surf to your heart’s content in the clear azure waters that surround this island paradise. You will never lack for adventure and excitement when you choose to vacation in Tortola.
Rich in history, the island of Tortola offers different sites to explore, including ancient ruins, an authentic 18th century windmill and even a still-functioning rum distillery where visitors can purchase samples of the world-famous island rum. There are also several gifts and souvenir shops in Tortola. You can find a wide variety of island crafts and pottery, Batik fabrics and costume jewelry, many of which are handcrafted by local residents.
If you’re a surfing enthusiast, Tortola has an interesting and one-of-a-kind surf shop where you can have surfboards made to order. Master surfer Bob Carson can shape, design and customize any type of board — short and long boards, women’s boards, even kids’ boards. Bob’s daughter-in-law, Debbie, is the artist in residence who regularly turns out eye-catching masterpieces using the surfboard as her canvas.
Built for Serious Fun
Get your surfboard from Cane Garden Bay Surfboards and you will definitely have one of the most colorful and interesting boards on the water. On top of providing visual delight, these boards are crafted and designed for serious surfing.
Experienced surfers claim that surfing in the Caribbean is different from surfing anywhere else in the world. The only full-time resident surfer on Cane Garden Bay point, Bob Carson understands this only too well. All his surfboards are made with Caribbean surfing in mind right in his very own shop. Even if you’re not a die-hard surfer, visiting Cane Garden Bay Surfboards gives you a flavor of Tortola you just cannot get anywhere else.
Of course, Tortola is just one of the islands in the British Virgin Islands. By all means, visit and explore the other islands in this Caribbean paradise for a truly unforgettable time. For distinctive, customized and hand-painted surfboards, however, there is only one place to go — the lovely island of Tortola and Cane Garden Bay.