November 23, 2014

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Photograph by Matt Propert, National Geographic

Boats and birds bob in peaceful Cane Garden Bay on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Tortola was named for its turtledoves, which still outnumber the island's inhabitants. Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands, and Cane Garden Bay is its standout beach, popular with windsurfers, water-skiers, and boaters.

If you are visiting the Virgin Islands, be sure to visit the Virgin Islands National Park >>

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