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Virgin Gorda BVI
A Beautiful Vacationer’s Paradise

Virgin Gorda, or “Fat Virgin” refers to a protruding mountain, noted by Columbus, on the second largest of the British Virgin Islands. It is only 10 miles long and 2 miles wide (8.5 square miles) with a population of approximately 2,500 persons

Virgin Gorda is known for its yacht clubs, quiet coves, and safe anchorages for bareboats (boats rented without the crew). It is linked to the other islands by a small airport and regular ferry services. The northern half of the island is mountainous with a good-sized peak of some 1,500 feet (Gorda Peak National Park – the highest point on the island), while the southern half is flat and scattered with giant sized boulders.

The BVI’s most famous natural attraction, The Baths – a series of spectacular pools and grottoes formed by a combination of giant sized boulders – is located in Virgin Gorda. There are some 20 beaches on Virgin Gorda, including the beautiful Devil’s Bay (a national park given by the Rockefellers to the BVI government in the 60’s), Spring Bay, Trunk Bay, Long Bay, Mahoe Bay and Savannah Bay.

Little Fort National Park, located south of the Yacht Harbour, is the site of a Spanish fort, the walls of which are still partially intact. This 36-acre area also functions as a wildlife sanctuary. There is also the abandoned Copper Mine (mined by Cornish miners between 1838 and 1867, and perhaps even earlier by the Spanish) on the southeast tip of the island where a boiler stack and other 19th century stone buildings can still be observed.