Tortola General Information

Tortola Island Information

Tortola island is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, a grouping of some fifty land masses of varying shapes and sizes in the northeastern Caribbean. Like the rest of the BVI, Tortola island remains charmingly reminiscent of West Indies' past; a quiet colonial atmosphere pervades Tortola island, aided by measures that the BVI have put in place to restrict the types of development that so often taint the Caribbean's paradisiacal feel. There are things to see and do on Tortola island, sure, but relaxation usually tops the agenda of the people who visit here. Peaceful white-sand beaches, rolling hills, and an unassumingly friendly people make Tortola island a restful haven.

The following practical information should be helpful for any trip to Tortola island:

Currency on Tortola Island:
The BVI, including Tortola island, use the US dollar as legal currency.

Tortola Island Entry Requirements:
Passport requirements: Entry requirements vary for each destination, it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. July 1, 2005 a valid passport is required for travel to Tortola. January 1, 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.

Tortola Island Driving:
Driving on Tortola island is British-style, on the left-hand side.

Tortola Island Voltage:
Electricity is as in North America, 110 volts.

Tortola Island Time:
Tortola Island falls under Atlantic Standard Time.

Language on Tortola Island:
English is the official language of the BVI and Tortola island, though it is spoken with a West Indian lilt and woven with local slang.

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