Formed by Volcanic activity, this mountainous Island offers the most spectacular views in the British Virgin Islands, and possibly the whole of the Caribbean. Tortola has a distinct small Island feel. The Island is very green and lush, the perimeter dotted with small bays and secluded beaches. Fabulous anchorages make the BVI the sail boat capital of the Caribbean. There are no large hotels and high rises. No jet skis allowed, keeping only the sounds of surf for your enjoyment. Tortola’s easy ambience takes you back to the old Caribbean, the way things used to be. Sterling House offers a luxurious escape from, the more crowded Islands. Your Sterling House Vacation Rental is just the beginning of the many activities and great times for you and your loved ones. You can ferry to many of the out Islands for a day trip and lunch. There is also scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and hiking up Sage Mountain. Enjoy concerts, and entertainment at the H Lavitty Stout College. A great and diversified vacation awaits you! See the sights, and even swim with dolphins… on Tortola.
Ferry trip to the Out Islands – There are many destinations to explore, simply by hopping on a ferry. There are at least a half a dozen destinations you can ferry to for day trips. Some of them you can see from the villa.
BVI Festival & other Events – On Tortola, commemorate emancipation with a series of activities beginning in July that culminates in the August Monday festival parade. The heart of the action is Road Town, with more events taking place in East End-Long Look and other areas that stretch the celebration into the next weekend. There is a parade, a freedom March, Boat Race and a calypso competition.
Sage Mountain National Park – A beautiful national park that has the highest elevation, Mount Sage,1716 feet, in the British and American Virgin Islands.
The Baths, Virgin Gorda – Huge Boulders create caves you can swim and snorkel through, forming grottos. And unusual formations.
BVI Folk Museum– Shows history of the Arawak Indian. Documents and artifacts and the wreckage of H.M.S. Rhone.
BVI Music Fest – International and local artists gather together for a wonderful music adventure. Enjoy 3 days of international Calypso, Reggie, and Rhythm in Blues, Zook, and a diverse gamut of musical styles.
HiHo Windsurfing and Sailing Competition– From June 29-July 6 you can compete in windsurfing and sailing races all around the BVI, participate in virtually every water sport imaginable and enjoy great food and entertainment.
BVI Air Show – Flying Biplanes, Skydivers, Aeronautics and Model Craft segments. All at the Beef Island Airport; shade tents, food and refreshments available. Great for everyone.
Caribbean Arts & Crafts Festival, Beef Island Tortola – Trellis Bay; local artisans gather together to create beautiful Caribbean treasures for you to take home and enjoy.
New Years Eve – Famous party at Foxy’s- only a short boat or ferry ride away from your villa.
J.R. O’Neal Botanical Gardens – Fabulous Gardens in Road Town of exotic and local plants and trees.