Far from it!
After all, there are less than 22,000 residents of all the islands combined so, even with quite a few uninhabited, that still leaves plenty of free space for everyone.
Tortola represents Caribbean living at its most laid back and most accessible. You can delight in the idyllic, palm-shaded white-sand beaches –often completely alone; you can revel in the opportunities for unrivaled swimming, snorkeling, fishing or scuba diving; you can discover the historical past of the island by visiting The Dungeon at Lockwood Pond, Fort Burt, Fort Recovery or the Callwood Rum Distillery; you can wander down Main Street in Road Town and lazily inspect the West Indian spices, jams, soaps and jewelry before buying your souvenirs; or you can just do nothing!
If you’re thinking of a first ever Caribbean vacation, Tortola is a perfect choice – the language is English, the currency the dollar and there’s none of the aggressive tourism of some of the other islands.
Life here moves at a really different pace…..extremely slow.Discover Tortola and paradise in the British Virgin Islands. This is a great tropical vacation destination.Barry is a world traveler who explores beaches in great tropical destinations. He spends a lot of time enjoying the tropics in the British Virgin Islands.