Tortola is the hub of the British Virgin Islands. People come for its top notch beaches, banks, customs and the best range of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. The capital, Road Town, really is more picturesque than its dull name suggests.
Main St is a pretty stretch of bright wooden and brick buildings to mosey along, as is the peaceful JR O’Neal Botanic Gardens. The curios in the small BVI Folk Museum are fun to check out too, but what really makes Tortola special is its sensational bays and beaches.