The largest of the British Virgin Islands, Tortola is best known as the boating center of the British Virgin Islands. The island’s rugged terrain, along with a government determined to keep the island quaint, have prevented it from becoming a real tourism mecca. Come to Tortola to relax and enjoy the beautiful sea and lovely beaches.
The following practical information should be helpful for any trip to Tortola:
153 sq km (59 sq miles)
Sage Mountain, which rises to 550m (1800 ft)
The American dollar is used throughout the Virgin Islands, including Tortola, but foreign currency can be exchanged at all major bank branches on the island.
Entry requirements vary for each destination; it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. After 31 December 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.
Tortola lies within Atlantic Standard Time, four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road on Tortola.
110/60 volts AC, 60Hz. American two-pin plugs are used.
English is the official language.
Tortola Villa Rentals Specialists
If you are interested in visiting Tortola and renting a private Tortola vacation villa, please search our extensive collection of Tortola villas. If you prefer to speak directly with a villa specialist, please call Caribbean Days, toll free at 1-800-942-6725.
Complementary Concierge Service
To ensure the ultimate villa rental experience, Caribbean Days offers complementary concierge service to all its guests renting villas in Tortola. This exclusive service saves you time by allowing our concierges to arrange for car rentals, airport transfers, personal chefs, private spa treatments, reservations at the finest restaurants, yacht charters, baby sitters and much, much more. Our guest service coordinators make it their priority to ensure that your needs are met from the time you make a reservation until you return home – relaxed and rejuvenated. We call it concierge service … you’ll call it exceptional!
Tortola Vacation Guide