- Locations: 7
- Villas: 37
- Private Islands: 0
An Alluring Sanctuary
This island gem in the British Virgin Islands has remained uncommercialized and pristine, attracting honeymooners and privacy-seekers the world over. Dramatically shaped, the island reminded Christopher Columbus of a reclining woman, so he named it Virgin Gorda. Beach-lovers will enjoy the beautiful stretch of pristine beaches, particularly the Baths, a beach made up of giant granite boulders that form hidden pools and grottos. Vacationers will also enjoy the unique indigenous plants that flourish in the National Parks and can admire the exotic birds and ruins at the Little Fort National Park.
Virgin Gorda is truly one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean, where you can truly get it away from it all and simply relax.
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Charter a boat. It’s among the most popular activities in the British Virgin Islands. Other watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving are readily available.
Or, take a gander at hiking. The trail at Gorda Peak is one of the most popular in the islands. Hikers walk along paths lined by abundant wild orchids. For a watery hike, the winding trail through the Baths will challenge the less athletic! Wear tennis shoes to ward off the spiny urchins. Another interesting trail goes to the southern end of Virgin Gorda ending near the ruins of the old Spanish Copper Mines.
Little Trunk Bay is among several beautiful beaches lining the shores of Virgin Gorda.
Over the hill, north of the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour and Spanish Town, and around the corner from Little Dix Bay lies Savannah Bay. This quiet beach is known for its swim along with the fact it’s protected by offshore reefs, which at times can be tricky to get to.
The Baths is the most visited beach in the British Virgin Islands. Its massive, granite boulders create hidden pools and grottoes. The trail through the Baths is now marked, but the journey can only be recommended for the athletic person.
Just north of the Baths, sits Spring Bay. A picturesque, palm edged beach that meets the turquoise waters on the south side. Bask in its soft white sands and underwater boulders to make the views that much more spectacular.
Virgin Gorda is not a shopper's paradise but there are shops at Spanish Town, the Bitter End and Leverick Bay where you might find some interesting souvenirs and island apparel.
- The official language in Virgin Gorda is English
- USD is the official currency
- Credit cards are accepted in most establishments, but not all
- Electricity is generally 110 volts (same as U.S.). Confirm with your Villa Specialist before travel.
- If you’re renting a car, don’t forget to drive on the left!