Tortola Attractions and Activities
Sage Mountain National Park
This national park is located in an elevated section of Tortola. As a result, superb views of cays and other islands can be enjoyed. Two hiking trails cut through the park. During a hike, numerous tropical trees and plants, in addition to exotic animals can be seen. Horseback tours of the park can be arranged with Shadow's Ranch.
J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens
J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens are situated in Road Town. Visitors to the gardens get a chance to observe more than 60 different types of palm trees, tropical flowers, and numerous other types of vegetation. There is also a waterfall, a bird sanctuary, and a pergola located within the gardens. There is no fee to enter J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens.
What remains from a Japanese ship wreck during the early 1980’s is one of Tortola’s most popular scuba diving spots. The ship’s remains swarm with tropical fish and other reef life. It is not uncommon to encounter a barracuda, a horse-eye jack, and other types of sea life during a dive near the Chikuzen Shipwreck. This wreck is located near Buck Island, just off the island’s eastern shore.
Smuggler’s Cove Beach
This secluded beach is located in western Tortola. Many people vacation here to avoid large crowds. Smuggler’s Cove Beach is encircled by tropical plants. Popular activities on the beach include snorkeling, windsurfing, and sunbathing. Many people visit the beach to catch a glimpse of sea turtles swimming near the shore.