Whether you are interested in fishing, diving, lying out on the beach, fine dining, or shopping until you drop, you will find Virgin Gorda, of the British Virgin Islands ticks all your boxes. Named by Columbus, because if its shape that resembles a reclining woman; its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and year round trade winds make it ideal for sailing, diving, fishing excursions, lounging on the beach, or simply absorbing the local culture. Here are five special reasons to make your vacation as relaxing and fulfilling as you dream.
Live like a King/Queen in a Private Villa
With an array of Virgin Gorda villa rentals to blow your mind – you’re simply spoilt for choice when it comes to lapping it up in luxury accommodation on these islands. Indulge in beachfront affluence with hotel-worthy amenities, but with all the privacy as well as you bask in the glory of this heavenly place. Luxury retreats are available for singles, lovers, and families and some villas even come with a personal chef!
Besides having some of the most spectacular tropical scenery around, this location offers the choicest cuts of beef in the British Virgin Islands, along with excellent fresh seafood, cozy cafes, spectacular salons for a day of pampering, and unique shops and boutiques for meeting your souvenir needs.
Devil’s Bay National Park
Located at the south-western tip of the Virgin Gorda Island; this scenic national park is a short 15 minute hike from The Baths. This tranquil location is perfect for snorkelling, swimming, lounging, hiking and snapping photos of exotic plants and animals.
The abundance of charter and boat rental companies provides a variety of services, from airport drop off and pickup to fishing trips and sunset cruises. If you are looking for a full or half day cruise, fishing charter, captained boat rental powerboat, or luxury sail boat, you will find it in this paradise.
Little Fort National Park
This 36 acre national park sits just south of the Yacht Harbor and was once a Spanish fortress. Little Fort is a wildlife sanctuary nestled in the fortress ruins. Masonry walls and structural ruins are entwined with indigenous plant life, and sometimes turtle nesting. For the adventurous, a rugged hike from the seashore parking entrance leads to the munitions store ruins.
If your idea of a relaxing get-a-way is as many spa days of pampering as you can fit in, or simply one day will do, you will find all the pampering you can handle at one of the full service spas that include yoga, massage services, aromatherapy, manicures, facials, waxing, and many more methods to help you wind down.
Virgin Gorda is the Crème de la crème of luxury retreats for your choice of relaxation and it should be added to your bucket list immediately.