Virgin Gorda Attractions
THE BATHS OF VIRGIN GORDA: The BVIs’ most famous geological landmark is The Baths situated on the southwestern tip of Virgin Gorda. Named after large volcanic boulders which toppled over one another forming spectacular salt-water grottoes and pools, it is a picturesque site for swimming and snorkeling. Visitors can explore the 20-minute snorkel trail through the boulders and pools to the more secluded Devil’s Bay.
BEACHES: Little Dix Bay’s pristine, half-mile crescent beach is considered one of the finest in the world. A coral reef just off the beach provides excellent snorkeling and protects the bay, ensuring calm water for swimming year round. A beach of this caliber is rare anywhere outside of the south Pacific region. Private water taxis also transport guests to seven other secluded local beaches each with a character of its own.
HIKING TRAILS: The Cow Hill Trail winds behind the spa on the west side of the resort and offers spectacular views of the bay and towards the marina (approx. 40 minutes). The Savannah Bay trail starts at the eastern end of the resort and offers a more rigorous and lengthy trek that culminates at Savannah Bay where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean before returning home (approx. 60-minutes). At 1,500 ft., Gorda Peak is the highest point on the island. A trail that winds through the National Park is accessible from the island's north road and allows hikers to start mid-way up the peak and summit in about 20 minutes. Guests can climb the lookout, enjoy a bottle of champagne at sunset, and experience breathtaking views.
SPANISH TOWN: Just a 15-minute stroll from the resort, guests will find Spanish Town, the island's town and home to the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour and shopping center. Visitors can shop for souvenirs and can also visit The Coppermine. This area of Virgin Gorda was once worked by Cornish miners, and remains of the chimney, boiler house, cistern and mine shafts can be seen.
Fifteen miles to the northeast of Virgin Gorda lies the sparsely populated island of Anegada, a coral atoll known for its miles of uninterrupted white sand beaches, turquoise waters and fresh local "Anegada lobster" (frequently featured on the resort's dinner menu). Rosewood Little Dix Bay offers guests the chance to experience this unique island for a day-trip by boat or by plane.