Virgin Gorda Things To Do
Virgin Gorda Things To Do. You won’t be bored on land or the water around Virgin Gorda.
Virgin Gorda is the second-largest island in the British Virgin Islands. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, he thought it looked like a fat woman lying on her side. Columbus named it Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Vírgenes (Saint Ursula and her 11,000 Virgins), which was shortened to Las Virgenes or The Virgins.
Spanishtown has initially been the Capital of the Virgin Islands, until 1741 when it moved to Tortola.
The Baths are the first thing most people read and want to see. Several beaches of pure, white sand tucked in between large boulders and rocks tumbling into the sea with caves and paths for climbing through, up and around. The Baths is genuinely a National Wonder.
When the Caribbean Sea was young, about 70 million years ago, lava flows brought up granite in an uprising that made these spectacular boulders. The Salt, Wind, and Wave action continue to create pits and holes throughout the rocks, which makes it an utterly fascinating place to explore.
The real estate next door at Spring Bay is some of the BVI’s most expensive, and from the sea, one would think they were in Polynesia looking at the architecture of the villas.
Located on the South East End of the island on Mine Hill across from The Baths, one can go way back with history to the Amerindians who made jewelry and tools for trading with other island nations. Cornish Miners then mined the area in the early 1800s up until 1862. They built the ruins you will see here at the Copper Mine.
Coco Maya Restaurant- Virgin Gorda Things To Do
Looking for a great dinner off your yacht charter vacation? Consider Coco Maya Restaurant, where elegance meets the sand for beach chic! Signature cocktails and a fusion of Asian and Latin Cuisine set in the most beautiful tropical setting you have ever seen.
Taxi Ride across Gorda Peak
Do a bit of shopping in Spanish Town, and then while your yacht charter captain and crew take your yacht up to Leverick Bay in North Sound, YOU choose the taxi ride across the top of the island’s highest point!
With lookout views of both the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea, you will have no shortage of great picture opportunities.
Michael “Beans” Gardner Happy AAARRR show at Leverick Bay Resort
If you are on Virgin Gorda in between New Year and May, once you are off your taxi ride at Leverick Bay, take advantage of the Bar, Swimming Pool, Stores, and Restaurants BUT don’t miss the last Jolly Mon of the Caribbean singing for his supper!
Suitable for all ages, conveniently located around Happy Hour, you can dress up in your best pirate gear, brush up on your pirate trivia and not only listen to this legendary singer-songwriter but join in the fun with jokes, dancing, and rum shots.
After the show, make your way upstairs to the restaurant for one of the best steak or seafood dishes around. Leverick Bay in North Sound is a fabulous anchorage for getting out to Anegada the next day.
Looking for more Virgin Gorda Things To Do?
SCUBA dive the Kodiak Queen
At Mountain Point in about 70′ of water, you can find Richard Branson’s sinking of the Kodiak Queen several years ago. When first sunk, this wreck had an elaborate display of a South African Kraaken wrapped around it, which unfortunately took a hit in the hurricanes of 2017. The fish life is perfect here.
As a bonus, if you are anchored at Mountain Point overnight, you will have a spectacular sunset over Seal Dog Island. Mountain Point is also a great space for yacht charter water sports.
Hang at Savannah Bay
And I do mean hang! You may wonder why you won’t see much more than the odd cow wandering the beach. We, too, have wondered for a long time. No people, shallow water, long beach, and great for very easy snorkeling for both adults and children. Savannah Bay is a perfect spot to “hang.”
Kite Surf in Eustatia Sound
Do you like Kite Surfing? Eustatia Sound is the ideal spot for this activity from your yacht charter. We have several yachts that can facilitate this popular sport, including Ben and Rachel on Soterion Catamaran OR we can bring the Instructor’s and equipment to you with Up’N’UnderBVI
Picnic and Snorkel on Prickly Pear
If exploring by yacht or tender, one of my favorite places is the BACKSIDE of Prickly Pear Island. A decent beach out of the way and pleasant anchorage stop.
Necker Island, The Sand Spit, and Gumption’s Tours
Always the most popular tour around! Want to visit the Lemurs and Flamingoes on Necker Island? Now it is your chance! Sold out for months in advance, let’s book you early on Gumption’s Tour. All our guests love it.