Virgin Gorda is an unspoiled island retreat ideal for enjoying both a tranquil, slow-paced island vacation, as well as access to dining, grocery, gift shops, water sports, and other tourist activities.
Unique granite formations punctuate the mountainous terrain dotted with cacti and other indigenous plants while spectacular white beaches edge clear turquoise Caribbean waters.
What will you do first?
Beyond The Baths, there is much to see and do on Virgin Gorda. Many beautiful, quiet beaches ring the island – they’re as close to a deserted beach as you may ever come. Check out Savannah Bay, Handsome Bay and Big Truck Bay. Hike from The Baths to Devil’s Bay, with its tranquil swimming and snorkeling beach, and small boats can also moor here. Snorkeling fans should also see Spring Bay, brimming with kaleidoscope coral and marine life. Water taxis are available to the numerous neighboring islands with additional attractions. Out of the water, rent a scooter or car, check out a local restaurant, or hike up Gorda Peak, home to six species of native orchids, tree frogs, soldier crabs, tropical birds and the Virgin Gorda gecko, the world’s smallest lizard. Shopping, a drink at Mad Dog, and meeting friendly locals complete your vacation experience.
Virgin Gorda is the third-largest and second most populous of the BVI, covering an area of about 8 square miles (21 km2). The main town is Spanish Town on the southwestern part of the island. The most famous attraction on the island is The Baths, an unusual geologic formation located on the southern end of the island, five minutes from Bigger Splash. At The Baths, the beach shows evidence of the island’s volcanic origins, as huge granite boulders lie in piles, forming scenic grottoes that are open to the sea. North of the Baths is the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor, and the most notable ruin on Virgin Gorda is the old Copper Mine. Virgin Gorda entices travelers with its yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages and luxury resorts and villas.