Vacationing in Tortola
At 21 square miles, Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands, yet has a distinct small-island feel. The island geography is mountainous and green, the perimeter dotted with small bays and secluded beaches, and the anchorages blessed with some of the most prolific yachting in the Caribbean.
Surfers can enjoy a surf season from November to March, catching waves at Apple Bay, while snorkelers head to Smuggler's Cove. Road Town is the most bustling part of the island, but more like a small town where everybody knows your name.
You'll find casual beachside restaurants and local touches like steel bands, as well as a few high-end dining establishments. 60 miles east of Puerto Rico, it's only a puddle jump away.