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Virgin Gorda

Listed under Beaches in British Virgin Islands.

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This island was named the “Fat Virgin” by Christopher Columbus because its coastline looks like a woman with a round belly. Virgin Gorda is the third largest of the British Virgin Islands and boasts private, pristine beaches and luxurious resorts. The island remains largely undeveloped, made obvious by the island’s lush green vegetation and overgrown mountainous trails.

Yachting enthusiasts travel the world to sail around the Virgin Gorda shores and Spanish Town is perfect for a day of browsing through the local wares. Virgin Gorda is also home to one of the British Virgin Island’s most popular destinations, The Baths – a collection of secluded caves, grottoes and tidal pools that are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Don't stress if you can only squeeze one day into your holiday to visit Virgin Gorda. The island is easily accessed through from other parts of the British Virgin Islands through plane or ferry.

Written by  Jordan-Ashley Baker.

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