Virgin Gorda is an island of varying landscapes and astounding natural beauty. The name, meaning Fat Virgin, was given by Christopher Columbus and conjures up a rather apt image of the stretches of lush, untouched vegetation that transform into sweeping mountains as you travel north. There’s room for lazy beach days and intrepid explorations alike here, with the historic Copper Mine, Gorda Peak National Park and The Baths.
The Baths are a truly iconic natural phenomenon here. A collection of giant boulders that punctuate the vibrant white sands of Virgin Gorda’s southern shoreline, lay your hands on these mammoth rocks and you’ll be touching volcanic lava that solidified around 70 million years ago –quite an idea to absorb, but one that emphasizes just how unique each of the British Virgin Island’s stories are. Where Norman Island emanates a magic enthused by fiction and romance, and Anegada inspires us with its timeless, delicate ecology, Virgin Gorda invites us to gaze even further back, to a time when these incredible islands were still being formed by the movements and eruptions of a fiery world below.
Imprint the natural beauty of it all in your mind. Keepsakes come in many different forms and sometimes they need not be physical objects. A moment of enlightenment, of wonder, needs no physical form to transport you back to a special time. The moment you watched the sunset at the Mine Shaft Café, or the moment you explored the pools of The Baths of Virgin Gorda; they have the power to stay with you always, even when you are thousands of miles away.