Pristine Sun and Sand
Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Island’s third largest island, once reminded Christopher Columbus of a reclining woman, thus her name “Fat Virgin.” Virgin Gorda’s small size and quiet coves offer the yachting community a luxurious place to dock. The island is home to natural flora and fauna making her sanctuaries some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. You’ll find rich history stemming from African, Indian, and Spanish roots. Your Virgin Gorda villa rental is perfect for honeymooners to private corporate getaways.
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History is plentiful on the island – discover the Spanish ruins at Little Fort National Park or visit the Cornish Coper mines where the turquoise sea is set off against the ruins. The melting pot of history leads to eclectic influences to be seen in all of Virgin Gorda’s cuisine, shopping scene, art and fashion industries. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a departure from their Virgin Gorda villa rental up the trail to Gorda Peak where guests will find the most spectacular views of Virgin Gorda and surrounding islands.
Virgin Gorda Activities
As with other BVI islands, sailing and yachting is a favorite past time. Crewed yacht and catamaran charters are abundant as are other watersports such as wind and kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking. Hook a marlin or world-class tarpon, world-class guides know where to find the sweet spot on your trip to catch dinner prepared in your gourmet Virgin Gorda villa kitchen. Hike to Gorda Peak and walk amongst wild orchids. Visit the southern end of the island and find the Spanish Copper Mines to find local legend of theearly 19th century mining era.
Virgin Gorda Beaches
If you opt to depart the simple luxury of your Virgin Gorda villa, take time to explore the Baths, a beach created from granite boulders forming natural grottos and pools. The trails are now marked, but be sure to wear shoes to avoid spiny sea urchins. Spring Bay is just to the north of the Baths. This picturesque beach is home to white sand and underwater boulders that make your view absolutely breathtaking. You’ll find Savannah Bay north of Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor. This perfectly quiet beach is the perfect locale for swimming and snorkeling in the protected offshore reefs.
Virgin Gorda Travel Tips
- Find interesting souvenirs and island apparel in Spanish Town, the Bitter End and Leverick Bay.
- The official language in Virgin Gorda is English.
- USD is the official currency and credit/debit cards are accepted in most locations. Be sure to ask as not all establishments accept credit/debit.
- British driving rules apply, if you rent a car, be sure to drive on the left!
- Electricity is generally 110 volts (same as U.S.). Check with your villa specialist to confirm the needs of your Virgin Gorda vacation rental.