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Tortola

Sopers, Tortola ©
Sopers, Tortola ©

Tortola (Turtle Dove) is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands archipelago. Travellers can look forward to a charming land of rolling hills and sandy beaches, where time flows with the grace of waves lapping on shore. Mount Sage lies at its centre. As Tortola's highest elevation, the mountain offers wonderful views of the destination's lovely bays, uncrowded beaches, surrounding islands and tropical vegetation. Visitors will also see the scattered ruins of 18th century buildings, which are reminders of the plantation era, when rum and sugar drove the island's economy. Tortola's scenic capital, Road Town, sits around a deep, yacht-filled harbour. Hotels, quaint island-style shops and cheerfully painted restaurants add to the locale's appeal.