Tortola Villas & Beach Vacation Rentals
Tortola is not only the largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, but arguably also the most diverse and interesting of this unique group of islands. It occupies a territory of only 21 square miles, so the term "large" is definitely relative
There are small luxury resort hotels, exquisite private villas situated on remote beaches, and vacation villas with magnificent panoramic views scattered about the hills of this lush island. There are also casual beach house rentals.
Take your pick. Stay near the capital of Road Town, the island's bustling "downtown" and entertainment capital, or seek out a secluded cove on the north shore for a tropical vacation.Vacation rentals on Tortola are available in a variety of styles, with cultural and design traditions that recall the days of the British empire.
Tortola Vacation Rentals and Villas
Whether you travel as a couple, plan to vacation with a group of friends, or are considering it for a destination wedding, you’ll find a great selection of villas for rent on Tortola. WIMCO Villas makes planning and booking a villa easy, and will also arrange in-villa services to enhance your stay.
Tortola vacation and villa rentals range from larger properties, such as an architecturally unique six-bedroom villa with an infinity pool overlooking the pristine white sand beach of Trunk Bay. To smaller villas, like a modern two bedroom beach house with an intimate dip pool just steps from the beach at Green Bank. A vacation stay in a private villa can provide the same level of service and comfort as a stay at a luxury resort, but with no schedule to follow.
WIMCO Villas vacation planners will provide housekeeping services, and can arrange a variety of special experiences including a scuba and snorkeling outing to a nearby coral reef, a private chef for a special dinner, or a chauffeur for a big night out. We'll also book sailing classes or a fishing trip, or reservations in one of the top local restaurants.
Enjoy a seamless vacation experience, beginning with assistance to decide on the perfect location. Our consultants have vast experience with luxury vacation travel to the Caribbean, with personal knowledge about the vacation destinations, as well as the rental villas and beach retreats that we represent.
Beach Houses and Beachfront Villas on Tortola, BVI
No matter what kind of beach you love, chances are good that we can find a beachfront villa for you just steps from the beach of your choice. Because of its irregular shape and distinctive topography, Tortola’s beaches are varied, and includes secluded coves, palm-studded white sand beaches, and wide open long beaches with beach bars.
The exclusive beach houses and beachfront villas in our portfolio are located on or close to some of the most beautiful beaches in Tortola. Whether you are looking for a small beach house for a couples retreat or a large beachfront villa for a family vacation, WIMCO can help you find it.
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Tortola 5 Star Hotels and Luxury Resorts
Tortola's luxury hotels and 5-star resorts are renowned for an island vibe all their own. Most are rather small, with individual cottages scattered in lush tropical settings.
The Sugar Mill Hotel and Restaurant, a small boutique resort, features accommodations in rooms, cottages and villas built around a former rum distillery on Apple Bay. Long Bay Beach Club is a popular community whose beach provides ample space to spread out in privacy. Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina, offering 5-star amenities, in their private villas, located just a short boat from the docks on the eastern end of Tortola.
WIMCO Villas vacation planners can also steer you to luxury hotels on nearby islands, many of them just a short ferry ride from Tortola. We can help you with bookings at private resort hotels on Necker Island, Guana Island and Oil Nut Bay in the BVI, as well as those on St. John, a U.S. Virgin that is a "next door neighbor" to Tortola, BVI.
Renting Luxury Villas or Luxury Resorts - Which One Is Right for You?
There are no "one size fits all" vacations. That's why we're pleased to offer not only a choice but a personalized vacation experience. We understand that traveling with a large group can mean bountiful fun, but it's sometimes difficult to plan activities and coordinate schedules to satisfy everyone.
Your WIMCO vacation consultants will make it easy for you, by taking care of all the travel details, schedule sightseeing and shopping tours, and arrange restaurant reservations. Suggest beaches you won't want to miss, and book your excursions to other islands. If you choose a private villa or beachside rental, we'll stock your refrigerator with your favorite food and drink, or schedule a private chef so you don't have to lift a finger domestically!
Tortola luxury villas and beach rentals and well-known resort hotels both offer value for large groups or small private vacations. But it's your choice!
Where Is Tortola, and Why Visit?
Tortola is the main island of the British Virgin Islands, and is situated adjacent to St. John of the United States Virgin Islands, east of Puerto Rico and northwest of Anguilla.
Although Tortola was originally discovered by Spanish explorers, and was briefly controlled by the Dutch, it has been a British possession since the late 1700s. Today, Tortola remains British overseas territory, and it still features distinctive reminders of its colonial past.
There's a mystique surrounding the BVI that goes beyond the natural beauty and the casual island vibe. Tortola, in particular, has a seafaring heritage - punctuated by pirate lore as well as British tradition, that is pervasive and charming. The economy bests that of many nearby islands due to the large off-shore banking industry.
The shops in Road Town are filled with high-end goods, including antiques and fashionable clothing, and English is spoken with unmistakable flair. The combination of the sea, the sun, the sailing, the sports and the island ambiance are what attracts those seeking a sun-splashed vacation.
What Is the Best Time to Visit Tortola?
Autumn is, for many visitors, the perfect season to visit the British Virgin Islands. The peak season in Tortola is the December holidays, and January – March, making September through November prime season.
Temperatures throughout the year fluctuate from the higher 70s to the lower 80s. Although some precipitation is to be expected in the fall, it generally passes quickly, and villa rental prices tend to be a bit lower than during the peak winter holiday season.
How to get to Tortola
The gateway to the British Virgin Islands is the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (formerly known as Beef Island Airport) on Tortola, BVI, however there are no direct flights from the U.S. mainland.
Most visitors fly through either San Juan, Puerto Rico, or St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and then either hop an island commuter flight or take a short ferry ride to Road Town, Tortola. Major U.S. and Canadian airlines fly to both St. Thomas and Puerto Rico. WIMCO travel planners can expedite your travel schedule and arrange for transfers for both departure from your home city and arrival in Tortola.
All visitors are required to have in their possession a passport, valid for at least six months following a planned stay in the BVI.
Sun-worshipers and water-lovers will love exploring beaches on Tortola. As on any island, you might be tempted to find a favorite with a friendly, funky beach bar and never want to leave. Visit at least these beaches before deciding which is your favorite!
Josiah's Bay: One of the most serene beaches anywhere in the world, and a great place to watch local pelicans dive for their fish dinners!
Anegada Island: Near Road Town, there are actually two beaches that are great for snorkeling along shallow reefs, or for diving and viewing sunken shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea.
Smuggler's Cove: Great sand, great snorkeling, with popular beach bars and restaurants nearby.
Dive the Rhone: The site of a mail ship that sank in 1867 has become a worldwide favorite dive site. Part of the Rhone National Marine Park, divers also love Dead Chest Island. Both are easily visited from Road Town.
Hike to the Heights: It's worth the effort to get to the top. Sage Mountain National Park caps the highest point of the British Virgin Islands. Well-marked trails lead to the peak, where you'll have a 360-degree view of surrounding islands, waterscape, and clouds!
Get Some Island Spice: Really. The spice trade is a major attraction for visitors, and a number of shops in Road Town will let you sniff and sample exotic scents and flavors from throughout the islands and around the world. You'll be sure to bring some home.
What Services Does WIMCO Villas Provide to Clients Vacationing in Tortola
What can you expect from a vacation travel planner? At WIMCO Villas, we want to ensure that your vacation is personalized and effortless. Why not make both a "must have" list and a "wish list," and let our experienced consultants WOW you with our knowledge and expertise of Tortola.
What does your dream vacation look like? Long, lazy mornings with no schedule? Activity-filled afternoons and family bonding? A catered beach picnic, complete with chilled champagne? A private sail to a neighboring island?
Would you prefer a gourmet meal prepared by a private chef at your villa? Or, perhaps, reservations at the island's best-loved fresh seafood restaurant, followed by an evening of club-hopping? We'll arrange for a car and driver to show you around the island, or a boat and captain to show you the surrounding seas. We'll handle baby-sitting services as well.
Whatever you envision, we will make happen. Our complimentary concierge services team is dedicated to making your vacation one to remember! Let’s start planning your Tortola vacation. We are just a quick call or contact form away.