Tortola Off The Beaten Path

  • View from Mt. Sage, Tortola, British Virgin Island
    View from Mt. Sage, Tortola, British...
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  • Peace & quiet on Cane Garden Beach!
    Peace & quiet on Cane Garden Beach!
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    Anegada Island, the "Drowned Island"

    by starship Written Feb 4, 2007

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    Anegada, one of the largest British Virgin Islands, is a unique island for several reasons and is worth the effort to reach it if you can. Unlike the other British Virgin Islands which came into existence through volcanic upheaval and are moutainous or hilly, Anegada is virtually flat. It stretches for at least 10 miles but it's highest point is only 28 feet! Anegada is considered a coral island---more like a gigantic beach protected by an 18 mile long reef on its northern shore. The Anegada Reef is considered one of the largest in the Caribbean (another magnificent reef likes just off Belize). The reef is an important ecosystem providing a haven for a myriad of sealife. It was also the demise for hundreds of ships unaware of its presence!! Diving and snorkeling must be great here!!

    The interior has many salt ponds, the largest being Flamingo Pond where flamingos were reintroduced into their natural habitat in 1992 (near Neptune's Treasure).

    Though spare looking, Anegada boasts of some magnificent beaches with restaurants & bars, a small settlement of homes, an anchorage for sailors, and a small airport of its own for chartered planes & helicopters. Anegada can also be reached by boat & ferry from Road Town, Tortola and Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda ($50 to $65 US dollars roundtrip).

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    Virgin Gorda

    by starship Written Jan 23, 2007

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    Named "Fat Virgin" or "Virgin Gorda" by Christopher Columbus because of the islands silhouette, the island resembles a large woman lying on her back. Virgin Gorda is the 3rd largest of the British Virgin Islands. A very popular island in the BVI, Virgin Gorda is known for spectacular sights and interesting beaches. Huges boulders and rocks on the shore create grottos, and rock pools, water sprays and a great place to spend a day discovering its natural wonders.

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    A great view from atop

    by HispanicYob Written May 24, 2006

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    Check out this view

    Almost away from the beaten bath anyways. This picture was taken near a roadside bar that had the most magnificent view! Make sure when you're in Tortola to take plenty of pictures as the views are great!

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    Breathtaking Scenery!

    by mazzap Updated Apr 3, 2006

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    Tortola Scenery

    Tortola was one of the more stunning Caribbean islands we stopped at during our two week cruise - particularly for it's scenery.

    The mountainous landscape is just so amazing creating a superb backdrop wherever you are on the island!

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    Cane Garden Beach

    by mazzap Written Apr 3, 2006

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    Peace & quiet on Cane Garden Beach!

    Simply a beautiful beach!! I just wish I could have stayed a while longer! When you see an island per day as you usually do when Caribbean cruising, you get just a sample of what it has to offer - a good way to try before you buy really!

    This island was most definitely worth a return visit!

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    Climb Mount Sage

    by Mike247worldwide Written Nov 19, 2005

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    View from Mt. Sage, Tortola, British Virgin Island

    The tallest point in the Virgin Islands. You can't see much from there because of the foliage. But, I left a "deposit" to mark the occasion. In 20 years I'll return to find a huge tree benefitting from the fertilizer.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Actually

    by Ariannrhod Written May 6, 2005

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    I'm not really sure where we took this picture-it looks the the port in Tortola-but I just love this picture so much I stuck it in here...

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