Gigantic boulders and beaches caressed by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea combine to make this an idyllic setting in what has to be a top tourist destination. We are describing the stunning beach frontage of the fabulous area known as "The Baths", on Virgin Gorda, the third largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. We forgot to mention caves and caverns, which add to the mystical intrigue of this tropical paradise.
The archipelago is dotted with some stunning little swathes of sand that are unreachable — or extremely difficult to reach at the very least — using the public ferry system. We opted to hire a captain and were lucky enough to be set up with Captain Malcolm Hermana St. Our first stop after leaving Jost Van Dyke?
Many Caribbean islands feel like an unfortunate extension of the United States, complete with familiar chain restaurants, shopping centers, and all the comforts of home. A string of islands located east of Puerto Rico and the U. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands are a perfect destination for lounging on the beach, getting down in the dirt, or taking off with the wind.
Departs from St. Includes: Continental breakfast, a full open bar including soft drinks, beer, wine, and mixed drinks after snorkeling, snorkeling gear and floatation devices, lunch served at The Top of The Baths Restaurant. Join us aboard our 60 foot express cruiser for an unforgettable tour of the British Virgin Islands, and one of the most famous destinations in the Caribbean.
The Virgin Islands are known for their scenic vacation spots but few are as unique and wondrous as The Baths. Huge rounded stones composed mainly of granite are piled up on top of each other at the Southern tip of Virgin Gorda, left there by volcanic shifting that deposited the great rocks and shaped them into their present shape. Thanks to the largely spherical shape of the boulders, they settled over one another imperfectly creating a short system of voids within the piles, many of which have partially filled with sea water, creating magical natural grottoes.
From the caves to the white sand beaches and crystal clear water this awe-inspiring natural landscape is one of my favorite spots to explore in the Virgin Islands. Certainly a must see. Located on the Southeast tip of Virgin Gorda, The Baths are a collection of massive granite boulders the largest being 40 feet in diameterwhich form natural tidal pools, tunnels, arches, and scenic grottoes that are open to the sea. There is a marked trail a series of steps and rope handrails through the caves that guides visitors from the beach at The Baths to Devil's Bay.
We stayed on the island for 4 days and had it all to ourselves! Had been there before on a cruise ship when it was crowded. This is a sight to see.
Be careful of the surge when the north swell is running but enjoy the crashing surf on the boulders! Have one of their famous frozen pina coladas --you've earned it for surfing your dinghy onto the beach without capsizing! The dinghy channel and swimming areas are marked by buoys photo: Jere Lull. O n the beach, the Poor Man's Bar serves sodas, cold beer and snacks and Island Silhouette sells hand painted items by Virgin Gorda artists.