is where you'll find us! We are docked in Spanish Town at the Virgin
Gorda Yacht Club. The second largest inhabited island in this archipelago,
you'll find all the amenities you require: shopping, banking, dining,
dancing and sightseeing. Renting a car is highly recommended, as Virgin
Gorda has many sights to behold, such as the old Copper Mine, The Baths
and Savannah Bay (often deserted, this beach is delightful).
shows off the island's fabulous scenic vistas, and Leverick Bay is the
perfect place for a refreshing cocktail. If you're into it, fly with
the birds and discover how peaceful a breathtaking parasail really is.
Hanging from 600 feet in the air you can see the astounding coral reef
of Leverick Bay in all its glory, along with Necker Island, Eustasia
Island, Mosquito Island, Prickly Pear Island, the North Sound and Saba
Rock. End a perfect day watching the sun setting over The Baths at the
Mad Dog Cafe, the Top of The Baths or The Mine Shaft.
Accessible only by boat, the North Sound is a popular overnight anchorage
with a number of venues in which to spend a fun afternoon or evening.
Biras Creek is an exquisite hotel and restaurant situated at the tip
of the North Sound, while the Bitter End Yacht Club offers a more casual
atmosphere, complete with its own British-style pub.
Saba Rock is located just off the shoreline at the north end of Virgin
Gorda. Their bar guarantees a great atmosphere and friendly service
by some of the areas most experienced bartenders. Just across
the bay is Mosquito Island (not particularly aptly named!), where Drakes
Anchorage provides you with yet another alternative venue to spend your
time in the North Sound. An alternative, but little used, entrance/exit
to the North Sound, goes behind Saba Rock's reef in an "S"
transit through an opening between the islands around the back of Eustasia
Island and out a little-used gap in the Eustasia Reef at Prickly Pear's
Opuntia Point. This "pirates escape route" could be used to
lure pursuers onto the intervening reef shallows. Fit for a fantasy
pirate map, now this fun route takes the adventurous snorkeling or beach combing
Virgin Gorda also offers a choice of several excellent restaurants,
but for a unforgettable dinner, try the mouth-watering Caribbean/Creole
cuisine of Chez Bamboo - with a unique French flair - just a short stroll
from the Yacht Harbour in Spanish Town. Another fabulous choice is The
Rock Cafe (with a sports bar upstairs). Dining nooks are nestled amongst
the huge boulders of Virgin Gorda (Caribbean and Italian specialties).
Volcanic eruptions occurring 70 million years ago formed this spectacular
collection of huge boulders strewn across the western edge of Virgin
Gorda. A geological phenomenon not to be missed it is said to
be the Eighth Wonder of the World. Beautiful beaches and grottoes are
here to explore as you walk through its maze of rock, sand and salt
water. The boulders protruding from the sea provide a spectacular snorkeling
location on a calm day.
We highly recommend a stay with the good folks at the beautiful Guavaberry Homes in Spring Bay... footsteps to the beach nestled amid The Baths.