Virgin Gorda

 

Virgin Gorda closes the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the east, serving as breakwater for an archipelago celebrated by sailors for robust tradewinds and merciful seas.

 

She is the third largest of the British Virgin Islands and boasts a number of popular yachting destinations, high end resorts, and magnificent beaches. 

 

Most famously, Virgin Gorda is known for The Baths, an imposing geological phenomenon of stacked boulders lining the beaches of Spring and Devil's Bay. The Baths attract large numbers of visitors and feature pathways through natural tunnels, caves and grottos whose waters offer some of the most stunning snorkeling anywhere.

 

While The Baths may be the most obvious place to boulder on Virgin Gorda, many, many more crags abound on the island's southwest corner. 

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Photo: Marc Shiffauer