If you’re visiting the British Virgin Islands (BVIs), Virgin Gorda has got to be on your list. Whether you’re staying on the island, coming over for the day from Tortola or St. John or dropping anchor offshore, here are six things to do on Virgin Gorda:
The Baths. The Baths are the reason why most people visit Virgin Gorda. The huge boulders that descend in a mazelike fashion to beautiful white sand beaches and a tranquil turquoise bay are world famous. I wrote a whole post about how much I loved this place and it’s got some good tips for visitors. This is Virgin Gorda’s #1 attraction and something you CANNOT MISS.
Spring Bay. Right next to the Baths, Spring Bay is quite beautiful and a great stop either before or after the Baths. It has a similar vibe (big boulders, white sand beach, gorgeous water) but isn’t nearly as crowded as The Baths.
Savannah Bay. This might be the prettiest beach in the Virgin Islands. Seriously. It’s a huge white stretch of sand on the most beautiful water you’ve ever seen (and you’re more than likely to have the whole thing to yourself). But while the beach is awesome, it’s made to be seen from the overlook above. Even if you’re just on VG for a short time to see The Baths, consider hiring a taxi to drive you to the overlook. You won’t regret it.
Hog Heaven. Speaking of overlooks, this little dive bar sets high up in the clouds and offers the most beautiful views of Virgin Gorda and the North Sound including the Bitter End Yacht Club and Saba Rock. Because this spot is so high up, it gets pretty windy (and chilly) so you’re probably going to want a jacket!
Coco Maya. For some of the best beachfront dining atmosphere in the BVIs, make a reservation at Coco Maya for sunset. It’s sleek and cool yet has a laid back atmosphere which compliments the Asian fusion cuisine and there’s some adorable little couches nestled around a fire pit in the sand for after dinner drinks.
Saba Rock. Saba Rock is THE place to be in Virgin Gorda. This tiny little resort’s bar and restaurant draws all kinds of visitors and it’s the perfect place to wile away a day (and evening). The tiny island/resort has a small beach and several hammocks and plenty of chairs to kick back in. Unless you have your own boat, you’ll have to take a ferry out to Saba. The ferry leaves from Gun Creek and runs to both Saba Rock and the Bitter End Yacht Club (also worth a stop!).
I think Virgin Gorda is one of the prettiest islands in the BVIs and it’s definitely an island you can’t skip. While you can see a lot of the island by car or taxi, to see the North Sound area (Saba Rock and the Bitter End Yacht Club) you’ll need a boat. Have you been to Virgin Gorda? Did you stay on the island or sail there? Jump on over to Facebook and tell me about it!