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North Shore Shell Museum

North Shore Shell Museum (Carrot Bay, Tortola) – if you like shells, you’ll love this tribute to conch & seashells, with thousands of them on display, along with displays of wooden model boats and other local memorabilia.

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Nail Bay

Nail Bay (Northwest Shore, Virgin Gorda) – this is a beach area on Virgin Gorda’s northwest shoreline, which has a number of resorts.  The beach is popular with snorkelers.

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Mount Healthy National Park

Mount Healthy National Park (Ridge Road, Todman Peak, East End, Tortola) – this park features the intact remains of a thickly walled stone windmill, once part of an 18th century sugar plantation. It is the only such windmill on Tortola. The park can be reached along the road which leads from Ridge Road down to […]

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Little Fort National Park

Little Fort National Park (Virgin Gorda) – established in 1978, this park can be found just south of the Yacht Harbour.  It was the site of a Spanish fortress and some masonry walls still exist on the hillside, including the ruins of a structure called the Powder House. The 36-acre area is also a wildlife […]

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Josiah’s Bay Plantation

Josiah’s Bay Plantation (East End, Tortola) — Originally a sugar factory, the building was converted into a rum distillery in the early 20th century. The machinery was powered by steam and diesel engines, examples of which can be seen on the site today. A restaurant, art gallery and store are now housed in the historic […]

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J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens

J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens (Botanic Road, Road Town, Tortola) – established in 1979, J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens are a cool and peaceful refuge located in the center of Road Town.  This four-acre gardens include a lush array of indigenous and exotic tropical plants.  A pergola walk, lily pond, waterfall, tropical bird houses, and miniature rain […]

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Gorda Peak National Park

Gorda Peak National Park (North Sound Road, Gorda Peak, Virgin Gorda) – this park, which was previously owned by Laurance Rockefeller, is an attraction for eco-tourists, since this park (whose size is 265 acres), has a large percentage of rare and endangered species, including the Christmas orchid, St. Thomas prickly ash, and the Virgin Gorda […]

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Fort Burt

Fort Burt (Road Town, Tortola) — Rebuilt by the English in 1776 and named after William Burt, Governor of the Leeward Islands. Originally built approximately 20ft above sea level, this site offers breathtaking views of Road Harbour and the surrounding islands.  This commanding site offered defense to Road Harbour and features foundations, magazine and cannon […]

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Flamingo Pond

Flamingo Pond (Anegada) – this protected marine reserve is the largest of four salt ponds occupying approximately one quarter of Anegada’s total land mass.  This fragile ecosystem supports a small (but growing) population of Caribbean flamingos, which were successfully reintroduced to Anegada in 1992.

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Copper Mine National Park

Copper Mine National Park (Mine Hill, Virgin Gorda) – this site (an eight-minute drive from Spanish Town)  sits on a cliff at the south-eastern part of Virgin Gorda.  An abandoned copper mine was once the center of attention on this island. The Spaniards first mined for copper here in the early 18th century.  However Cornish […]