The British Virgin
Islands consists of more than 36 islands, including more than 20 that are uninhabited. Tortola is the largest, o ering some of the best yachting and sailing opportunities in the Caribbean.
In Road Town, the British territory’s capital, the
Virgin Islands Folk Museum showcases artifacts from the days of plantations and slavery, as well as relics from the wreck of the British ship Rhone, which sank in 1867.
Mount Sage National Park surrounds the island’s highest point, Mount Sage. The park consists of elephant-ear vines, mahogany trees, philodendrons and ferns. The Henry Adams walking trail leads past some of the Caribbean’s oldest trees and o ers splendid bird-watching opportunities.
Afterwards, relax with a fruity rum drink. Rum has been manufactured on the island for decades and is used to liven up all sorts of concoctions and cocktails.
Taste of Road Town
Chefs in the British Virgin Islands take full advantage of the wealth of fresh seafood and produce at their disposal, but they are also likely to give their dishes an elegant European twist. For example, a popular entrée at the Red Rock Restaurant is crab-stuffed salmon in a creamy saffron sauce.