Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by paul

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, the third largest island in the British cluster was named Virgin Gorda (or ‘fat virgin’) due to the mountain on the islands that looked to him like a protruding stomach. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the island had its first major resort. Since then, other hotels, resorts, villas & guesthouses have followed, but the original concept of seclusion is still highly guarded.

The British Virgin Islands are made up of more than 60 islands and are places where visitors can relish in the discovery of their pristine palm-fringed beaches, rugged peaks, and rich vegetation. On the other hand, some of the islands are uninhabited and designated as national parks.

Virgin Gorda attracts attention from visitors with its yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages and luxury resorts & villas. There are many plant-lined trails to explore, deserted beaches (Savannah Bay, Handsome Bay, or Big Trunk Bay), Baths (where huge boulders provide a number of warm rock pools), and neighboring towns accessible by ferry.

For a tropical experience without the crowds, visit Virgin Gorda and let its natural beauty wow you every day of your holiday.

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