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A.H. Riise Mall

The A.H. Riise Mall is comprised of several unique and beautiful boutiques containing the most sought-after luxury jewelry, watches, fragrances, skin care and cosmetics.

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Foxy's "Foxhole" Boutique

We stock a wide array of both Foxy's name brand goods as well as Resort Wear, shoes, sandals, bikinis, cover-ups, scarves, jewellery, souvenirs, and books for children and adults. You name it, we have it!

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The Allamanda Gallery

A fabulous Photographic Art Gallery showcasing local photography by Amanda Baker. Seascapes, landscapes and much more all available as giclee prints, framed wall art, canvases,cards and much more.. Free Shipping is available on many items, The Allamanda Gallery'sbeautiful teak frames and funky island made gifts will amaze you. Open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 an Saturdays. Come and meet the artist!

124 Main Street Road Town , 284 494 6680

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Bamboushay Pottery

Each individual piece has been formed from start to finish at our studio in Nanny Cay. The pottery at Bamboushay is stoneware, kiln fired at over 2200 degrees Fahrenheit, making it strong, dense and impermeable. All wares are finished with our stunning, food-safe glazes that reflect the oceanic and earthy colours found in the island environment. Whether traveling abroad or returning home, we invite you to bring a gift of the islands back to your friends and loved ones.

Road Town Tortola , 284.494.7752

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A.H.Riise Rolex Boutique

The leading name in luxury wristwatches, Rolex has been the pre-eminent symbol of performance and presitge for over a century. A.H. Riise is the Official Rolex Retailer for the U.S. & British Virgin Islands.Please visit us at Road Town, Tortola, BVI: Romasco Place, Wickhams Cay I

Road Town , 1-800-315-1600

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Colombian Emeralds International

We guarantee the authenticity, quality and value for every gem-set and gold jewelry piece, by providing our customers with an appraisal confirming the value and grade of the piece and approved by underwriters at Lloyd's of London. Even when you have left the Caribbean or the cruise ship where you have made a Colombian Emeralds purchase, rest assured that when you return home, our customer service team is still within easy access.

Romasco Place Roadtown Tortola , 284-494-7477

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Sunny Caribbee

For the past twenty seven years, Sunny Caribbee has offered Mail Order service from our selection of over 300 products all either made or designed in the West Indies. We will ship your "Package from Paradise" direct to you Duty Free, via 1st Class U.S. Parcel Post... though we would much rather meet you in our store in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Po box 286 Road Town , Tortola , 284- 494-2178

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Latitude 18 Degrees

Latitude 18 Degrees located on Tortola, is the one stop for all your vacation & gift clothing needs. We carry a vast array of quality brands including Oakley watches & sunglasses, Gramicci clothing, Maui Jim sunglasses, Rainbow sandals, exclusive T-shirts from BidHed & Gravity Graphics, the list is endless.

Road Town Tortola , 284-494-7807

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Catch N Keep Boutique

Offering unique evening wear, resort, wear, handbags and accessories.

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The Coral Studio

We make and sell Figurines of Animals and Flowers, Trinket Boxes, Plates, Plaques and Clocks. Also Jewelry including Pendants, Earrings, Cuff Links and Bracelets, all with a tropical theme. Our goods are on sale in Crafts Alive Village in Roadtown and in other quality gift shops throughout the Virgin Islands. Our Brand names include Caribbean Coral and Virgin Island Fossil Coral.

, 284-494-3853

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There wasnt much shopping in Tortola. The local arts & crafts was nice, but we should have taken a tour.

Jun 22, 2010
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Info on Tortola

Tortola is the main center of tourism in the British Virgin Islands, with the capital Road Town located in a lovely sheltered harbor to the south. This rocky island is 12 miles long by 3 miles wide and dominated by a lofty mountain range, with its highest peak being Mount Sage, 1750 ft high. Crossing the island often involves dramatic ascents and descents along precipitous roads, such as the switch-back road leading to the beach at Brewers Bay. So mountainous is Tortola that the airstrip had to be built on the neighboring Beef Island, the northern limits of which are flatter in comparison, largely coralline in make-up, Beef Island is connected to Tortola by toll bridge, the earliest in the Caribbean.

Much of Tortola's original subtropical forest was cleared for sugar cane production in the 1700s. The growing of sugar cane has virtually ceased and production is now only enough to supply one of the original rum distilleries in Cane Garden Bay to the north. Today cacti, mango trees, hibiscus, bougainvillea, frangipani and wild tamarind dominate the arid hillsides, while mangroves and palm trees are found around the shores.

To the north of Tortola lie Green Cay, Little Tobago, Tobago, Jost Van Dyke, Little Jost Van Dyke, Guana Island, Great Camanoe and Scrub Island.

Many people bypass this island for diving and as a result the reefs are in excellent condition. The British Virgin Islands National Parks Trust has been responsible for the putting in place over 200 mooring buoys since 1989. The ease of accessibility for divers visiting the islands with their own sailboat or powered charter yacht and the invention of 'rendez-vous diving', have made the British Virgin Islands unique in the diving world. The north coast of Tortola has some fabulous bays, such as Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay, which are protected by boulder-strewn barrier reefs. Some of the more exposed are cut by very large tunnels and canyons, which become difficult to dive when there is a strong northerly gale.

It only takes a few hours by car to explore Tortola, but, as it is virtually impossible to traverse the island without ascending the Mountain range.Extra time may be needed to take in those scenic views. Topped by the incredibly breathtaking Ridge Road, the rugged heights make you stop often to just gaze, or to take a photo. Additionally, the original sugar cane rum distillery is still operating in Cane Garden Bay and is well worth a visit.

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