Tortola, BVI: Planning Group Activities for Wedding Guests

tortola-things-to-doTortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands and is also the most populated.

It was formed by volcanic activity, which gives it a rugged terrain. It’s a gorgeous place that has plenty of things to do for your wedding guests!

The largest city in Tortola is Road Town, which is also the capital of the British Virgin Islands.

Many tourists choose to visit the island of Tortola because of the beautiful white sandy beaches, mountains, resorts and attractions.

Since all of your guests will be from out-of-town, it’s nice to provide them with a list of local activities and attractions. This will help them during their free time! Even though they are visiting the island for your wedding, they will most likely extend their stay and turn it into a vacation as well.

Best Beaches

Tortola has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Of course, some are better than others, and Tortola wedding groups will want to know which ones are recommended! Most wedding guests will want to relax during their time on the island and beaches are great for sunbathing, swimming and watersports.

Anegada Island is the top attraction in Tortola. It’s an island completely surrounded by shallow reefs. The island is not touristy and it’s just miles of white sand and clear blue water. It’s a popular spot for scuba diving because of the ship wrecks and reefs!

Anegada is a 1.5 hour ferry ride from Tortola and it’s definitely worth it. It’s a flat island that also has some great restaurants. It’s quiet and peaceful and also a great place for snorkeling! Many people also sail here for the day.

Smuggler’s Cove, Cane Garden Bay, Josiah’s Bay and Brewers Bay are a few other “best kept secrets” in Tortola. Wedding guests will love the secluded beaches that look like something out of a magazine. You’ll rarely feel like a beach is over crowded in the British Virgin Islands!

Rhone National Marine Park

Rhone National Marine Park is another top attraction for Tortola wedding groups. It’s one of the most popular and best places for scuba diving and snorkeling because of the RMS Rhone ship that was wrecked off the coast. It’s said to be one of the best wreck diving spots in the world!

Swimming with Dolphins

If swimming with dolphins is on some of your wedding guests bucket lists, they’ll definitely want to try it in the Caribbean! Tortola is the perfect location for this group activity. Dolphin Discovery in Road Town is a recommended place.

Dolphin Discovery has a few interactive programs to choose from. The Royal Swim includes a dolphin kiss, hug, fin shake, Footpush and Dorsal Tow. A Footpush is when two dolphins push you by the bottom of your feet and you feel like you’re flying in the air!

A Dorsal Tow is when you hold on to their fins and they swim fast, carrying you around the Caribbean. Swimming with dolphins is such a memorable and fun experience. It’s also something to do for all ages!

Soper’s Hole

Soper’s Hole is a marina in the West End that’s popular for shopping and dining. It’s a very beautiful place for even just a walk and a great spot for pictures! Wedding guests can check out the nice boats and yachts and buy some souvenirs for their friends and family back home.

Sage Mountain

For Tortola wedding groups that enjoy hiking, they will want to walk up Sage Mountain. Sage Mountain is the highest point in Tortola, which makes for amazing views! It’s not a difficult hike and it’s something to do instead of sunbathing on the beach or exploring the water.

Callwood Distillery

If wedding guests are looking for a unique activity in Tortola, they can check out Callwood Distillery in Cane Garden Bay. Callwood Distillery is a historic rum distillery and it’s one of the last ones still in the British Virgin Islands.

You can tour the distillery, taste the rum and learn a little about its history. It’s an affordable activity and a very interesting place to see!

Tortola is a popular island in the British Virgin Islands to visit for a reason. It really has it all – gorgeous beaches, delicious restaurants, fun activities and historical attractions. Your guests will have a great time at your wedding as well as during their free time on the island!

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