The second most populous and third-largest island of British Virgin Islands (BVI), Virgin Gorda is a place you must visit. It covers a captivating area of approximately 8 miles. It was named ‘Fat Virgin’ by renowned explorer Christopher Columbus because it reminded him of a reclining woman. The dramatic shape and abundance of natural beauty of this island entice travelers from all over the world. It offers everything from natural wonders, plant-lined trails, nature sanctuaries, quite covers, yacht clubs to luxury resorts and villas.
Let it be the pristine beauty of this place or the mouth-watering local cuisine, it can be said with absolute certainty that you’ll have a memorable time at this place. If you are planning to spend your holidays in Virgin Gorda, you should know that there are some amazing places you can visit.
Places to Visit
It is widely regarded as one of the most popular tourist destinations among the British Virgin Islands. It is a national part with a collection of sky-high boulders and volcanic lava leftover rocks that are about 70 million years old. It is an ideal place for swimming and snorkeling. However, the most amazing part is the 20-minute trek to the Devil’s Bay through stunning caves. On the trek, you’ll climb rocks, squeeze your body through narrow passages and then...you’ll enter the heavenly sugar-sand beach.
If you travel further North of Virgin Gorda, you’ll come across Savannah Bay. Now, the best thing about this exquisite beach is that it is one of the largest beaches on Virgin Gorda and the least crowded one. If you want to enjoy a pacifying time with your friends and family, Savannah Bay is just perfect for you. On your visit to this place, you can enjoy the sunsets, solitary walks, and the soothing wind.
Gorda Peak National Park
The island’s highest point is the Gorda Peak that stands at 1359ft. People who want to reach the summit can use two well-marked trails that make an adventurous hike. It is a lush national park that was established in 1974 and is one of the last standing examples of Caribbean dry forests. You can find endangered plant species here including Zanthoxylum thomasiana and Calptranthese thomasiana. It is home to Sphaerodactylus rarthenopion, world’s smallest lizard. Apart from hiking and sight-seeing, this park is also picnic sight.
It is an outstanding beach that is known for its bath-like settings and fewer crowds. If you are into scuba diving or snorkeling, then this beach is a must-visit place for you. There is clear water aka “The Crawls” as it is protected from the sea and enclosed by boulders. There are picnic tables with shades over them that are provided by sea-grape trees.
Copper Mine National Park
This national park contains stone ruins of the 19th century. It comprises a mine-shaft house, cistern, and chimney along with other abandoned ruins. From 1838 to 1867, Cornish miners extracted approximately 10,000 tons of copper before abandoning it. Overall, your visit to this place will be worth the traveling.
If you want to spend a quintessential Caribbean vacation and enjoy the eclectic influence of rich heritage of Spanish, Indian and African history, then you must visit Virgin Gorda. HomeEscape has collaborated with various high-rated Virgin Gorda vacation rentals to ensure that your trip becomes truly memorable. Simply contact us and let us take care of choosing the best Virgin Gorda vacation rentals for you.