Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It features several white-sand beaches, including Cane Garden Bay and Smuggler’s Cove. Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, has a harbor dotted with sailing boats and is known as a yachting hub. In the island’s southwest, forested Sage Mountain National Park offers trails and sweeping views over neighboring cays.
We first visited St. Thomas, in the summer of 2011, then took a ferry to Tortola. We spent the day exploring the island, including hanging out at Road Town and visiting its beautiful beaches.