Places to Visit in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, America

Places to Visit in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, America

Virgin Gorda is the 3rd largest island of British Virgin Islands after Tortola and Anegad geographically positioned at 18°28′54.8″ N 64°23′20.95″ W. It was called ‘The Fat Virgin’ by famous explorer Christopher Columbus because of its shape. Spanish Town is the main town of the island located in the southwestern side. Virgin Gorda is spread over an area of 21 sq. km.

Virgin Gorda is a top tourist destination housing many natural sites and also known for its primary and higher educational institutions like Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School and Bregado Flax Educational Centre. The some major landmarks in Virgin Gorda include Copper Mine, Bitter End Yacht Club and Rosewood Little Dix Bay.


How to reach Virgin Gorda?

Virgin Gorda has a well constructed airport served by Seaborne Airlines, Island Birds and Air Sunshine with connection to San Juan, Saint Thomas, Saint Croix and Vieques. Tourists are needed to reach nearby Tortola Island to board international flights.

There are regular ferry services available between Road Town and Beef Island, operated by North Sound Express, Speedy’s and Smith’s.

Most of resorts and hotels of Virgin Gorda offer airport shuttle, if not, tourists can hire taxi from Mahogany Rentals or Speedy’s or L&S Jeep Rentals for both local journey and airport travel.


Food and Shopping in Virgin Gorda:

Virgin Gorda is a pleasant island housing different types of food corners and shopping centres with branded products and delicious food. Rosy’s Supermarket is a major shopping centre and tourists can pick items of their choice at affordable price here.

The famous restaurants in Virgin Gorda are:

  • Mad Dog Cafe
  • Poor Man’s Place
  • LSL Bakery and Restaurant
  • Chez Bamboo


Things to do in Virgin Gorda:

  • Swimming
  • Sviva Spa
  • Sun bath
  • Snorkeling


Places of interest in Virgin Gorda:

Gorda Peak National Park:

Gorda Peak National Park stretches an area of 265 acres featuring abundance of diverse native and exotic plants. It was declared as a national park in 1974. Some animal species found in the park include reptiles, tree frogs, soldier crabs and Virgin Gorda gecko, the smallest lizard of the globe.


North Sound:

North Sound is a must visit site in Virgin Gorda offering different water sport activities like parasailing, jet skiing, boat riding, water-skiing, diving, sailing, windsurfing and more funs and adventure activities. Tourists can also enjoy hiking in this amazing water sports center.


Berchers Bay Beach:

Berchers Bay Beach is a nice beach guarded by a barrier reef and is best to do swimming, surfing, diving and other water sport activities.


Other places of interest in Virgin Gorda are:

  • Taylors Bay Beach
  • Mahoe Bay Beach
  • Nail Bay & Long Bay Beaches
  • Devil’s Bay National Park
  • Copper Mine National Park
  • Trunk Bay Beach
  • Spring Bay National Park
  • Baths National Park
  • Little Dix Bay Beach
  • Savannah Bay Beach
  • Little Fort National Park
  • Yacht Harbour


Best time to visit Virgin Gorda:

The best time to enjoy your holidays in Virgin Gorda will be during the ending and beginning months of the year.

Accommodation options in Virgin Gorda:

Virgin Gorda is an island with full of natural and manmade attractions that welcome tourists and provides an unforgettable experience. Other than attractions, Virgin Gorda houses numerous well facilitated hotels that provide top class facilities and services to make tourists happier. List of best hotels in Virgin Gorda are listed below:

  • Rosewood Little Dix Bay
  • Mango Bay Resort
  • Bitter End Yacht Club
  • South Sound Villa
  • Nail Bay Resort
  • Biras Creek Resort
  • Saba Rock Resort
  • Guavaberry Spring Bay
  • Mooney Bay Estate
  • Virgin Gorda Village
  • Little Dix Bay
  • Drake’s Anchorage Resort Inn
  • Leverick Bay Resort
  • Fischer’s Cove Beach Hotel
  • Paradise Beach Resort
  • The Wheelhouse

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