The British Virgin Islands are well known sailing grounds; one of the jewels of the Caribbean. Each of the islands in this group offers its own unique natural wonders and things to see.

Today’s spotlight is on Virgin Gorda. When you approach the island by boat it is easy to see the form of a ‘plump virgin’ lying on her back.BVI1

The third largest of the BVI, Virgin Gorda features everything from Spanish architecture to volcanic rock formations. The landscape here is different from Tortola and other islands, with mountainous, dry landscapes dotted with cacti, giving way to coasts lined with stunning beaches.BVI3

During your charter, visit Spring Bay. Adjacent to the famous Baths, it could easily be categorized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This is a great place to swim and enjoy the calm, clear ocean waters. For the early birds, the sunrise at Spring Bay is a memorable sight that you won’t soon forget. An early start is also recommended for the Baths, which can get a bit crowded as the day wears on.  Within walking distance of Spring Bay is Little Trunk Bay, also a place well worth visiting.BVI2

At the Baths, volcanic rocks and the sea create calm and relaxing pools of water. It is a natural spa, and a real treat for all of your senses. The Baths also offer great snorkeling and of course those famous photo opportunities!

Other top places to see on the island include:

  • Devil’s Bay
  • Savannah Bay
  • Gorda Peak National Park
  • Biras Creek Trail
  • The Copper Mine in Spanish Town
  • The Wreck of the Chikuzen

TripAdvisor® has a great list of Virgin Gorda locales reviewed by visitors. On a BVI Yacht Charter you’ll be able to sail to many of the sites you decide to see.  Contact us for details!

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