Top things to do

Top Choice French in Road Town

Dove

The cozy, French-flaired Dove, set in a historic house, is pretty much the top address in town. The menu changes but you might see pan-roasted duck, dry-aged steaks, charcuterie platters, even some sushi. For someth…
Indian in Road Town

Ruby Roti Queen Restaurant

Ruby may well cook the best roti on the islands at her cute little six-table restaurant above Serendipity Bookshop. Fiery hot sauce sets off the chicken-, goat-, shrimp- or chickpea-filled rolls. Flowery garlands ha…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Road Town

Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop

It’s a favorite for its colorful array of island-made seasonings such as ‘rum peppers’ and ‘mango magic.’ Spices are also packaged as hangover cures and bad-spirit repellents.
Museum in Road Town

1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum

There are no bells and whistles here, but if you're keen to take time and read about the area's history, this museum in an old sugar mill is a worthy stop. A group of friendly volunteers runs it. You'll learn how th…
Gardens in Road Town

JR O’Neal Botanic Gardens

The elegantly dilapidated, 4-acre gardens provide a shady refuge from Road Town’s hullabaloo and heat. Benches are set amid indigenous and exotic tropical plants and there is also an orchid house, lily pond, small r…
Cafe in Road Town

Mac's Live Well Cafe

Even though Mac's is located by the cruise-ship dock, it still draws heaps of locals grabbing island dishes (saltfish, rotis, macaroni pie, lentil rice) for lunchtime takeaway. The soups and sandwiches are dandy, bu…
International in Road Town

Cabernet Bar & Grill

The breezy Cabernet cooks a mishmash of meaty dishes – rib-eye steak, grilled pork, lamb gyros, grilled fish – all reasonably priced. It's a popular spot for after-work drinks. The open-air terrace, carved from a cl…
Italian in Road Town

Capriccio di Mare

Set on the porch of a classic West Indian house across from the ferry dock, this Italian cafe draws both locals and travelers. Breakfast includes pastries and cappuccino. Lunch and dinner feature salads, pasta dishe…
Cultural in Road Town

BVI Emancipation Festival

This marks the 1834 Emancipation Act that abolished slavery in the BVI. Activities include everything from a beauty pageant to ‘rise and shine tramps’ (noisy parades led by reggae bands in the back of a truck that s…
Caribbean in Road Town

Midtown Restaurant

Midtown is a locals' diner that looks like it came right out of the 1950s. Johnnycakes, pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast and coffee make a bountiful breakfast. Lunch and dinner feature curried conch and beef, baked chic…