Virgin Gorda, or “Fat Virgin,” received its name from Christopher Columbus. The explorer envisioned the island as a pregnant woman in a languid recline, with Gorda Peak being her big belly and the boulders of The Baths her toes. Different in topography from Tortola, with its arid landscape covered with scrub brush and cactus, Virgin Gorda has a slower pace of life, too. Goats and cattle own the right-of-way, and the unpretentious friendliness of the people is winning.

Natural beauty is in abundance on the third largest of the British Virgin Islands, which measures eight and a half square miles. Discover the indigenous plant-lined trails, nature sanctuaries and natural wonders of the protected national park.

The centrepiece of this dramatic area on Virgin Gorda’s north shore is The Baths, a geological wonder comprised of awe-inspiring granite boulders, which form sheltered sea pools on the beach’s edge. The protected area also includes Devil’s Bay, which can be reached from The Baths by a series of ladders scaling the boulders. But the best way to see these boulder is to have one of our boats drop you off by water and meet you at the end on this beautiful breath taking beach.

Virgin Gorda