Playful Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands. As you’d expect from a Caribbean island, Tortola is home to a dazzling array of beaches and coves – but its landscape is also unexpectedly wild and mountainous. Explore it by visiting Mount Sage National Park, named after Mount Sage, the island’s highest peak. Hike along forested trails and enjoy panoramic views from the top. If you’re after a slower pace on one of our Tortola cruises, head to Smuggler’s Cove, a secluded stretch of warm sand that’s also home to beer stands for when you need to cool down. Other unmissable beaches include Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay. Learn more about the history of the island by visiting the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. This sugar mill also once produced molasses and rum up until the 1940s. You’ll also find fascinating exhibits on shipwrecks and local wildlife here. Tortola is home to the oldest rum distillery in the eastern Caribbean. Find out about how rum is produced here, and pick up a sample of two from the small store. Finish off your time in Tortola by visiting Josiah’s Bay, a well-kept secret of a beach with excellent surfing opportunities.