Virgin Gorda Attractions
One of the best things about renting a Virgin Gorda luxury villa is it’s on one of the most delightful and serene islands in the Caribbean. You get to enjoy the sophistication and comfort of your own private residence and fabulous options in local attractions to fill your days and nights with unique experiences and adventures. Whether by sea or land, Virgin Gorda offers a rich and diverse environment, culture, and history to explore the nearly endless ways to have fun in the sun and under the moon and stars.
Discover some of the best places to visit in Virgin Gorda, BVI, or get in touch with our team. We’ll be happy to share our vast local knowledge and assist in arranging a trip to any of our many island attractions.
The Baths National Park
The Baths is one of the most unique and iconic attractions in the BVI and should be on everyone’s list of must-dos when visiting Virgin Gorda. Established in 1990 as a National Park, these famous and unique boulder formations are the signature of the island and a favourite spot for swimming and snorkeling. The area features secluded sea pools separated by towering granite rocks filled with crystal clear water. The best time to go is before 8:00 am or after 4:00 pm to avoid crowds.
Spring Bay National Park
Located about 200 meters above The Baths, in an area known as The Crawl, Spring Bay provides an ideal setting for a laid-back beach day. An ideal place for families and kids, the 5.5-acre park offers access to secluded rock pool swimming holes and features a broad lawn with children’s swings and picnic tables and barbeque grills. This spot is generally not crowded and accessible from land or by sea using the NPT mooring buoys to prevent anchor damage.
Gorda Peak National Park
At 1,370 ft, Gorda Peak is the highest point in Virgin Gorda. The park is one of the last remaining examples of Caribbean dry forests in the region. Visitors are greeted by a variety of types of vegetation and may catch sight of the world’s smallest lizard, the endemic Virgin Gorda gecko. Hikers of Gorda Peak are rewarded with a panoramic view of the BVI. A picnic site is located under a mango tree at the junction of the east and west trails, attracting zebra butterflies and Antillean Crested Hummingbirds.
Copper Mine Point National Park
Located on Mine Hill, on the cliffs of the southeastern tip of the island, Copper Mine Point is one of the most historically significant sites on Virgin Gorda. The national park includes the ruins of a copper mine constructed in 1837 and abandoned in 1862, never to reopen. The area features interesting granite rock outcroppings and deposits of copper, feldspars, quartz, and other minerals, and scenic panoramic views of the bays and ocean below.
Virgin Gorda Beaches
Always on the list of top BVI attractions, Virgin Gorda offers several secluded beaches with soft, silky white sand surrounded by colorful reefs bursting with marine life. From the picturesque cove of Mahoe Bay and vibrant Leverick Bay to quiet and remote Savannah Bay and the amazing snorkelling of Nail Bay, you’re sure to find a stretch of sand by the sea that suits your pleasure. Additional beaches well worth a visit whilst here include Devil’s Bay, Little Dix Bay, Stoney Bay, and many others.
Sir Richard Branson’s home and favourite hideaway, Necker Island, is a private paradise surrounded by turquoise waters and coral reefs. The 74-acre resort island offers watersports, snorkelling and scuba, yoga, tennis, a spa, and more. Necker Island is also a great place to view the local wildlife, such as dive lemurs, grand tortoises, pink flamingos, and many other animals in a natural environment. You can book an exclusive tour with half-day and full-day charters available. Reference your Welcome Guide for additional details.
Prickly Pear Island
This uninhabited island off the coast of Virgin Gorda was declared a National Park in 1988. Situated on the North Sound, Prickly Pear offers excellent conditions for swimming, snorkelling, and diving. The 243-acre island has a beach bar and recreational water sports facility and is a sanctuary for numerous birds and animals, such as black-necked stilts, blue-winged teals, gulls, ruddy ducks, and hawkbill turtles.
Island Hopping Boat Charters
Virgin Gorda is ideally situated for muti-island off-shore excursions. Cruise the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean on a private charter and explore the many nearby islands, hidden coves, shipwrecks, secluded beaches, and pristine reefs. Deep sea fishing, half-day or full-day charters are available. The VGVR Island Concierge Team will be happy to arrange a custom island-hopping boat charter on your behalf, or you can find booking information in your Welcome Guide.
Gumption Glass Bottom Boat Tour of Reefs
Visit some of the best coral reefs in BVI or anywhere in the world. These tours provide the immersive experience of snorkeling without getting wet or leaving the boat. Trips include tours of Eustacia Reef beyond North Sound and Oil Nut Bay, with exciting night tours available. Custom nature tours are also available. You can find booking details in your Welcome Guide.