Going for a vacation soon? How about going someplace a little different from the usual tourist haunts? How about trying out Virgin Gorda? Virgin Gorda is the second most populous with a population of around 4000 people and is the third largest among the British Virgin Islands. It was so large that Christopher Columbus named the island ‘The Fat Virgin’ because the island looked like a fat woman lying on her side. Sounds like a nice place but where to stay you ask? There are short term rentals in Virgin Gorda where you can relax for your entire trip.
It should be noted that the main residential, as well as the commercial area, is called the Spanish Town which is located on the southwestern part of the island.
So now that you are considering going here, how about we tell you about some main attractions in there:
- The Baths: These unusual geological formations formed on the southern end of the island make it one of the major destinations of Virgin Gorda. At the baths, you will be able to see large granite (igneous rock not volcanic) boulders on the beaches which exist due to the island’s majorly volcanic origins. The huge surroundings were a result of the molten rock seeping into the existing volcanic rock layers. Since it didn’t reach the surface so it cooled down slowly and formed the gardener crystalline granite later. Of course, the further cracking and shrinkage formed the blocks seen today as the sifter volcanic rocks above were eroded away. A little pro tip: these massive boulders are also found at Broken and Fallen Jerusalem and they form scenic grottoes which are open to the sea.
- Buck’s Market: This place is where you will get to taste authentic foods which are the staples of Virgin Gorda. Yachtsmen stop here for staples but along with staples on one end of the spectrum, you will be able to put together a gourmet lunch if you favour picnicking on the beach with your family and friends.
- Grandma’s Kitchen: This market is kind of magical since it appears only on Saturdays and provides an eclectic mix where you will find jewelry and sarong designers put up their materials accompanied by a DJ who will spice up the morning mood of the market.
- Margo’s Jewelry Boutique: As stated above, Gordo’s main area, the Spanish Town is the place where the commercial populace resides but here this boutique is unique from all.
- The Artistic Gallery: It is located near the yacht harbor in Spanish Town and as the name states, the shop offers up the treasures of the seashells and starfish to coins found in shipwrecks from the old days. Here you can satisfy your heart which yearns for the lores and trinkets of the days gone by.
- North sound: This historic harbour lies at the Northeast end of the island connecting the reef systems which kept the island calm and bordered by four islands. Here resides the