Virgin Gorda is the third largest island in size and second largest in population of the 60 islands that form the British Virgin Islands. Around 4,000 people live here.
Visit one of Virgin Gorda’s pristine beaches, such as Savannah Bay, Pond Bay, Devil’s Bay, Mahoe Bay and Spring Bay. Or visit the most popular natural attraction in the BVI, The Baths, where huge granite boulders create mysterious grottos, saltwater pools and a connecting trail that entices visitors to spend a day exploring, swimming, and snorkeling.
Explore Virgin Gorda on the rugged trails that run throughout the island, and see the huge variety of unique indigenous plants that thrive in the national parks at Gorda Peak, Devil’s Bay, Spring Bay and the North Sound. At the nature sanctuary at Little Fort National Park, marvel at the exotic birds as they swoop over the hills and ocean.
Daytrips to neighboring islands are a must. For instance Anegada; it is the second largest island in the territory and the only inhabited island (population: 200) formed from coral, boasting miles and miles of pristine beaches, a lake with hundreds of flamingos and some of the best lobster.
Virgin Gorda has been called the “jewel of the Caribbean” by leading travel magazines for its sophistication, pristine beaches and privacy. Conde Nast Traveler ranked it the best island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas in its 2007 World’s Best Awards.
- Beaches, beaches and beaches
- Snorkeling; see turtles, snappers, barracudas, squid, and all kinds of other fish large and small.
- Hike in Virgin Gorda's nature parks
- Diving at the wreck of the Rhone, or one of the many sites with DiveBVI
- Boating/Sail trips bare-boating or with local captains
- Excursions to the outer islands of Virgin Gorda
- How about lunch on a pirate ship in front of Norman Island at “Willy T’s”?
- Kiteboarding in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda
- Or just enjoy the tranquility and read the books you always wanted to read