Tortola, part of the British Virgin Islands, is a quaint island with a dry climate and calm waters that attract snorkelers, divers and yachters worldwide! With numerous small and secluded beaches, cruisers have enjoyed the addition of this port to cruise itineraries. Roadtown, the main town near the port, is full of pubs and cafes with a decidedly British taste but conveniently use US dollars and has ferries to nearby islands like Virgin Gorda, St Thomas and St John. The best views of the bay, though, come from when you take the only escalator in the island to the second story of Diamonds International in the port where outside you can see dolphins frolicking in the bay. Take a few moments to relax as you peruse the many luxury brands like Crown of Light diamonds, Safi Kilima Tanzanite, Forevermark, Breitling and Phillip Stein.
1. Diamonds International