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Visiting Virgin Gorda AKA Fat Virgin

Updated on November 28, 2011

Hot Fun in The Sun

Time to take off to the island of sand, sun and sapphire blue waters - to Virgin Gorda which means Fat Virgin in Spanish. Virgin Gorda is part of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and covers about eight square miles. Beaches, beaches, and more beaches.

If you can't make up your mind where to take off to, to get your groove back, here are 7 reasons why you may want to consider Virgin Gorda. Pack your flip-flops, bathing suit and elegant but casual, dressy outfits for evening fun and looking good.

7 Reasons to Visit:

1 - Little Dix Bay - the beaches of course. In Little Dix Bay you do not have to be a guest of the resort to enjoy the spotless beach or enjoy the amenities of the resorts - such as the spas.

2 - The Baths National Park - Virgin Gorda's famous attraction is the huge granite boulders all around the white sand beach forming private grottoes, caves, and crystal clear pools (see photos). Nearby snorkeling will allow you to enjoy some astounding views of the marine life in the sparkling sapphire waters.

3 - Gorda Peak National Park - is for orchid lovers, like myself. Here you'll find six varieties of gorgeous orchids as you leisurely hike up the rather gentle 1,370 foot Gorda Peak. Here's a chance to also view rare wildlife, such as the smallest gecko in the world, and the Antillean-crested hummingbird. You can visit the lookout tower for a panoramic view.

4 - Spring Bay Beach - More beach fun here where you will find sugar white sand, snorkeling, private small beaches and a natural pool formed by rocks.

5 - The North Sound - More beaches and resorts. You can sigh up here for a snorkeling or scuba excursion, or on your own rent a Sunfish and sail on the shallow waters. Or take a ride on a glass bottom boat.

6 - Spanish Town - is the main town. Stroll along here to find shops, restaurants, and markets where you can shop for your own food to have a picnic.

7 - Tortola - A ferry is available to take you over to Tortola. Here you'll find shopping, waterfront restaurants and rare tropical plants in the O'Neal Botanic Garden. You can also rent water sports equipment - perfect for providing a means to float on the sea.

Enjoy Your Perfect Vacation! Yay!

For more warm weather vacation ideas, see the links below:

the turquoise waters
the turquoise waters
the cave
the cave


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    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Truly a beautiful place on the earth. Thank you for the journey. I enjoyed it. Good information and gorgeous photos. Thanks!

    • theherbivorehippi profile image

      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      oooh that cave looks very inviting in that picture and those emerald!!

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Wow! Fat virgin huh? I liked that little bit of information. I would love to take a visit sounds lovely.

    • CountryCityWoman profile image

      CountryCityWoman 7 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

      I'd certainly like to give it a try. Beautiful island.

      Rated up!

    • TheListLady profile image

      TheListLady 7 years ago from New York City

      I've never been a big beach/island person but lately this is all I can think about. What makes it so nice is I can lay on the beach in the sun and still work on hub pages and freelance. Makes so much sense now.

      Lovely Island! Glad you liked.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      This would feel great along about right now. I love the big granite boulders. Ah, nature - this is why I need to get away from the city - to see it and bask in it. Wonderful hub and rated up. Thanks a hot sunny million!