At the end of our Christmas – New Year’s Eve yacht charter cruising around the British Virgin Islands; our captain gave the crew the afternoon off to explore Tortola before traveling overnight back to Sint Maarten.
One of my best Rhodes friends and digs mate, Tash, has been working for Deloitte on Tortola for the past two years. I have been trying to visit Tash on the gorgeous island of Tortola for the past year or so so I was ecstatic to see her.
After being out at sea for two weeks, I was very excited to set foot on land! Tash picked me up in her 4X4 car and gave me a whirlwind tour of the island. We went and chilled out on a quiet beach until dusk and then drove around to the other side of the island for sundowners and then for a lovely outdoor roti dinner. With an hour of land time left, I had a chance to enjoy some homely comforts including sipping South African rooibos tea on a couch, watching TV with pet cats around and catching up with Tash – one of my closest friends.
I have to go back there for a few days to be a beach bum, swim in the warm sea, snorkel, go for runs, and relax reading a book on a patio peering out at the sea views. Thank you Tash for a slice of land heaven on Tortola. 🙂
Aerial view from atop Tortola, BVI
Tourist market stalls near the cruise liner terminal in Road Town, Tortola
The house Tash was looking after – with a spectacular sea view
Perfect Tortola patio!
Tortola’s green vegetation and turquoise seas
Snapshot of BVI paradise out of Tash’s 4X4
We walk through the trees to discover a quiet, perfect Tortola beach
Perfect quiet Tortola beach
Palm trees and vegetation border the white sandy beach
A slice of Tortola land heaven
Blue hues at dusk in Tortola, BVI
Blue waves on a quiet, peaceful Tortola beach
Sunset shot driving along the Tortola coast line
View from our sundowners location
An aerial view of Tortola
Lights and a gentle sea breeze was the perfect place for roti and a much needed catch up
Tash and I have a self-photo with a surf board…on my to-do list
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