Callwood Rum Distillery (Cane Garden Bay, Tortola) – located about 100 yards away from Cane Garden Bay’s beach, this distillery goes back 400 years. The Arundel Estate (the distillery’s original name) is the oldest, continuously operated rum-making facility in the Eastern Caribbean. For the last two hundred years, the Callwood family has handed down this […]
ATV Adventure Tour (Jost Van Dyke) – visitors staying in Tortola can arrange bookings with their hotel for this unique tour of neighboring Jost Van Dyke Island (conducted by various local operators). From US$158 on, guests will be transported from Road Town (Tortola) to Jost Van Dyke island via boat (during the boat ride, guests […]
Arawak Interiors (Nanny Cay Marina, Nanny Cay, Tortola) – operating three stores within Tortola, this retailer offers batik sundresses, footwear, sportswear, resort wear for men and women, children’s wear, as well as furniture.
Ample Hamper (Inner Harbour Marina, Road Town, Tortola; and Frenchman’s Cay Marina, West End, Tortola) – this food retailer has an outstanding collection of cheeses, wines, fresh fruits, and canned goods from the United Kingdom and USA. Many shoppers are there to stock up their yacht or rental villa. It also has a selection of […]
Bitter End Yacht Club (North Sound, Virgin Gorda) – local bands play throughout the week here.
Car Rentals: You’ll need a BVI license (about $10 and obtainable with a valid driver’s license). Since this is a British possession, don’t forget to drive on the left side of the road. Rental agencies include D&D Car Rental (West End, Road Town; 284-495-7676), Hertz (Road Town; 284-494-6228), Itgo Car Rental (Town Road; 284-494-5150).
Taxis: Safari cabs and mini vans are typical modes of taxi transport. Find taxi stands at the ferry dock in Road Town, Soper’s Hole or near Wickham’s Cay. Taxis can be chartered by agreement.
Beef Island – this is a small island just east of Tortola, and is connected to that island by the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Beef Island’s importance for BVI is the fact that the main commercial airport that serves Tortola and other nearby islands (Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport / IAIA code EIS) is located there. […]
The British Virgin Islands (BVI), located east of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, consist of the four main islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke), as well as over 50 smaller islands and cays. The most populous of the major islands is Tortola (whose population is 23,908 – out of BVI’s […]