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Above: Port of Tortola Island in the Caribbean.

About the island

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Capital: Road Town
Location: Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands which form part of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands.
Size: 11 square miles (30 square km)
Population: 14,000
Language: English (official)
Climate: Subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds
Terrain: Coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Tourism info: Call at (800) 835-8530


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Travel Requirement: Beginning Jan 1, 2008, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all U.S. citizens, citizens of the British Territory of Bermuda, and citizens of Canada and Mexico visiting Tortola to have a passport or other secure document that establishes the bearer’s nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.


You can explore the island on a jeep safari tour, visit the national park for hiking and mountain biking, take a quadracer tour, or rent a jeep or scooter and go cruising for a day.

If you like the ocean, you can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, go fishing, try snuba or seatrek, parasailing, banana boating or any of the many sea activities available.

Getting around

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Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary by island, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

Rental cars are also available. You can use your home driver’s license but you'll need to purchase a temporary Anguilla driver's license for $20. Remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left. Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.

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United State diplomatic representation

The British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20008-3600
Phone: (202) 588 7800

British Consulate
Brickell Bay Office Tower, 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 2800
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 374 1522
Fax: (305) 374 8196

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Web links

Tortola - Official Site
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Tortola - Wikipedia
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CIA Factbook -- British Virgin Islands
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