Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
Colourful houses speckle the rolling green hills of Tortola island overlooking tempting electric blue waters. Let the unspoiled British Virgin Islands scenery wash over you as you look out over secluded coves of heavenly beaches and quiet yacht-filled bays. Road Town is an ideal base for island hopping to the scattered charms of this volcanic archipelago - whether you choose to head out to the dazzling white sand beaches of Anegada Virgin Gorda’s boulder-strewn caves or Jost Van Dyke’s famous beach bars. A quieter more secluded escape than some of the Caribbean’s resorts Road Town is a laid-back slice of paradise offering an indulgent selection of serene beaches fringed by thick layers of palm trees. Strap on your snorkelling mask to submerge in warm water that glistens with swirling fish - spot squirrelfish and clownfish among the reef's many inhabitants. Snorkel leisurely or dive among the turtles and sleek stingrays that glide through Salt Island Bay’s life-filled shipwreck. For an alternative to the beaches take on Sage Mountain’s challenge to tour through a dense mesh of redolent white cedar and mahogany trees. Learn of sugar cane and rum production history – which go hand in hand here - or shop to pick through local jewellery or handcrafted metalwork. Get a flavour of island cuisine by enjoying succulent flying fish sandwiches or follow your nose to spicy barbecues producing pork roti with a fiery jerk kick on the sand. Round off your meal with a sweet guava pastry.