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Old January 30th, 2011, 08:57 PM
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Which excursion is better for Tortola? Taking a tour of Tortola itself or taking the excursion to Virgin Gorda and going to The Virgin Gorda Baths?
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Old January 30th, 2011, 09:04 PM
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We took an island tour. The island is small, with amazing views, nice beaches, & minimal shopping. The Baths are a big draw..I have never been but hear it's quite humid, and agility helps, walking through...It's nice to be adventurous,and, maybe add a bit of shopping as you come back, close to to the pier..I tried the local drink, I think it's called a painkiller.One was good, more would be lethal

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Old January 30th, 2011, 10:28 PM
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I personally have never been to Tortola but friends were there and based on what they said my answer would be to tour the island .
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Tortola, not much in the town by the pier, we have been twice on cruises & both times have done "Virgin Gorda". The Trip there is called "the Baths" which is an unfortunate name as people think its some sort of swimming pool or even mud baths, in reality it a beach with striking rock formations & huge boulders. You can go from one beach to another via a sort of cave/rock cluster. You have tom be reasonably fit & mobile to get down the path to the beach,negotiate the caves (you don't have to do this) & back uphill to the top. Gorda is reached by ferry either via a ship organised trip or on your own, it takes about 20 mins. Climate is the same as Tortola. Our last visit was spoilt by weather which made the sea too rough for us to swim. TIP-- allow enough time to visit the excellent restaurant/bar at the top of the baths, do try the Coconut shrimp!
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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:11 AM
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Best attractions of Tortola are:
1. Joseph Reynold O’Neal Botanical Gardens
2. Fahie Hill Mural
3. Sage Mountain National Park
4. Smuggler’s Cove
5. Trellis Bay Full Moon Party.
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