The Mound is Alive

tortola coal

Lump charcoal is made from local hardwoods and slow baked covered in coconut leaves and soil.

Lump charcoal
Slow Burner Airhole Exposed

A slow burning fire deep inside the mound creates the charcoal that provides for a more flavorful taste to barbecued meats, chicken and fish. The coconut palms used here on Tortola provide a hint of smokey sweetness to your barbecue.

bucket of barbaque coal
Brickets of charcoal created on island.

Let Murlise take you to a local live charcoal making mound!
Its all part of the tour, call today 499-4711.

Beaches are Bliss

Beaches, beautiful white sandy beaches with azure blue waters so clean you could drink if not for the salt are the jewels of Tortola.

Call Murlise at Tortola Taxi and take a taxi tour of Tortola’s beaches.

 

Smugglers, Long Bay, Apple Bay, Carrot Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay and Josiah’s to name a few. Time at the beach is time to unwind, catch some rays and get wet.

Carrots and Coconuts

Delicious cakes, pastries and island deserts. Try a Boule of the West Side Bakery’s Coconut bread or a slice of moist delicious carrot cake. Breads baked daily, catch the sweet scent of a bakery, with some island spices added!

Tortola Bakery
Tortola Bakery on the West End

Call Murlise at 499-4711 for a taxi tour that includes stops at the best beaches plus many local businesses, stands and attractions. Let Murlise take you on a taxi tour where the treats have just come out of the oven and fish are coming off the boats. Get a taste of the real Tortola.

Smiling Charge

Tortola Surfer

Icah Wilmot, one of the local surfers here in Apple Bay riding a wave with a smile. The joy of surfing; the power, the sound, the speed. Nothing comes close.

Call Murlise at 499-4711 and ask for a taxi ride to Josiah’s Bay. Icah is a surf instructor there at a great place to learn to surf called SurfSchoolBVI.

Josiah’s Bay is located on the North Shore of the island towards the East End. It is a beautiful ride from the West End up and across the mountain roads taking about 40 minutes. Some great views and murals along the way.

The beach at Josiah’s Bay is sandy bottom for the most part, with a wave for every level of surfing experience. A great place to learn, a great place to rip.

The right side of the beach offers white water rollers to take a first surf lesson on. Outside and to the left are some fun waves for when you become comfortable with the sport.

Please learn the etiquette of surfing before going into the lineup to surf.

Sailing at Soper’s

sail boats tortola

Tortola offers a multitude of sailing options. From day sails to weekly captained charters, there is a sailing experience for everyone.

Charter a boat with or without a captain. Add a chef!
Voyage Charters offers catamarans of all styles and sizes.

Take some sailing lessions right here in Soper’s Hole at the Tortola Sailing School.

Call Murlise at 499-4711 for a quick taxi ride to school or to play!

Fish Market

Stop on by the Carrot Bay Fish market for fresh local fish that will delight your palate. Call Murlise at 499-4711 to get you there when the fish are the freshest!

Serene Surfing

Flying down the Line

Waves get to a good size here on the north shore of Tortola. Warm clean water with the winter’s north swells makes for a surfer’s paradise. Above is a young lady surfing a wave in Apple Bay on February 16th, 2017, serenely gliding down the line.

Swell was from that nasty northeaster that hit the New York area couple days earlier. It was the one that dumped a foot of heavy wet snow on the area.

There is so much beauty to see here on the island of Tortola, call Murlise at 499-4711 for a taxi ride you will remember, she knows all the spots!

Bird Watching Tortola Style

Seagull Tortola

Sit near some of the sea walls in Tortola on the North Shore and get up close with the Gulls and Pelicans that stop by. Some days you will see squadrons of Pelicans come flying in real low to work the sea for a tasty meal.

Tortola Pelican
Pelican sitting on a Sea Wall

If you are lucky enough to see and  experience the birds fishing for food, their grace and skill is amazing.

Another bird traveling thru Tortola
A Brown Booby looking for a mate in Tortola

Call Murlise at Tortola Taxi and tell her you want to go the birds! Relax and join with the beauty of nature here in Tortola.

Beauty and Peace

Rainbow in Apple Bay

Relaxing along the waters edge whether on the beach, sitting on a sea wall or in one of the many water front establishments located here on the North shore of Tortola is happiness.

sunset tortola
Sunset at Apple Bay

Call Murlise at 346-4711 to look for your sunset or other fun places to relax. Tortola Taxi Services, based in Long Bay Tortola is here to serve you on the West End of the island of Tortola

 

Surf Tortola

surfing in tortola

Tortola has some fun waves at times, maybe you could get lucky while on your vacation and see the energy exploding. Ask your taxi driver to take you to a surf break. There are a couple of good ones on island.

Something Happens

Here are the Emergency Phone Numbers for the island of Tortola, hopefully all are blessed and never have a need to for one of them.

Police: 999 or West End Station: 495-4222 Ext. 4001

Fire: 999 or West End Station: 495-4795 Ext. 4016

Ambulance: 999 or Peebles Hospital: 494-3497

Restaurants on the island of Tortola

Tortola has some really good food waiting for your enjoyment. Here is a list of some of the fine restaurants and their telephone numbers. Tortola Taxi is waiting to deliver you to any point on the island of Tortola.

Long Bay
Tropical Fusion – 346-3551

Long Bay Beach Bar and Grill

Apple Bay
D’Coalpot – 495-4998
Sebastians – 495-4212

Sabastians Restaurant

Sugar Mill – 495-4355

West End
Fish n Lime – 495-4276
Pussers West End – 495-4554
Scaramouche – 495-3443
d Best Cup – 443-7724

Carrot Bay
Bananakeet Cafe – 494-5842
Cruizin Bar and Grill – 443-7724
Stoutt’s Lookout – 442-0432

Cane Garden Bay
Myetts – 495-9649
Quito’s Gazebo – 495-4837

East towards Roadtown
Peg Leg Landing – 494-0028
Captain Mulligans – 494-0602
The Pub – 494-2608

Roadtown
Village Cay – 494-2771
Capriccio di Mare – 494-5369
The Dove – 494-0313
Watering Hole – 346-5950
Cabernet/LeGrand Cafe – 494-8660