A “Fat Virgin” in the Caribbean Sea

Local lore has it that the unusual shape of this little bit of paradise reminded Christopher Columbus of a reclining, voluptuous woman, so he named it Virgin Gorda, the "Fat Virgin." Columbus just may have been on to something because as it turns out, Virgin Gorda is the perfect place to simply kick back and relax.

Take a nap in a hammock while the tropical breeze washes over you, explore quiet beaches like Spring Bay and Savannah Bay, or recline in a chaise lounger and watch the waves roll in. Of course, once you’ve had a chance to recharge, there’s still lots to see and do.

Virgin Gorda is a good place to explore in a Jeep, swim with dolphins, or hike to the highest point, Gorda Peak National Park. Once at the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding islands, including Richard Branson’s ultra-exclusive Necker Island. But the main attraction here is the Baths—an area on the southern portion of the island strewn with giant boulders. The boulders—some as big as a house—and are the perfect place for exploring and seeking shelter from the warm Caribbean sun.

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Giant boulders on the shoreline have been carved and shaped by wind and water over countless millenia, creating a wonderful geological formation of pools, caves, and grottos.


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With numerous hiking trails, and covering over 250 acres of diverse eco-systems, Gorda Peak National Park features the incredible Gorda Peak. Over 1,350 feet above sea level, enjoy an astounding view of the surrounding islands.

Virgin Gorda Land & Sea Tour

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Virgin Gorda Land & Sea Tour

Virgin Gorda Land & Sea Tour

Travel the length of Virgin Gorda in open safari buses, stopping at the dramatic Gorda Peak before cruising from Gun Creek through Gorda Sound and past Mosquito Island. 

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Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands At a glance

Current Time:
12:38:02 am2018/06/19 00:38:02 am
Tuesday, June 19
UTC/GMT -04:00
US Dollar
Exchange Rates:
  • 0.86
  • 1.29
  • 0.75
  • 1.30
  • 64.59
  • 3.28
  • 19.15
  • 1.45
Local Details:
GPS: 18°29'38.06"N 64°24'8.24"W
Population: 3,930
Country Code: +1

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