Destination guide

Spas and beaches in Spanish Town

With sugar sand beaches and mysterious ruins, interesting museums and luxurious spas, Spanish Town is a low key but delightful seaside town in the British Virgin Islands. With the clear, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea on both sides of Spanish Town, water sports abound both above and below the waves. Spanish Town vacation rentals are only a short walk to pristine beaches, cheerful cafes with calypso music and stunning natural rock formations. Whether you want a peaceful holiday of naps on the beach and massages at the spa, or exciting outdoor adventures, you'll find it here in Spanish Town.

Things to do

Night tours and grottoes in Spanish Town

No trip to Spanish Town is complete without a day spent at The Baths, a spectacular geological wonder of massive granite boulders clustered around the shoreline, forming sheltered grottoes where visitors can swim and explore. Spanish Town vacation rentals are a short drive from the ruins of the Old Copper Mine, an amazing tribute to hardy Cornish miners, with stunning water views. For a unique view of marine life, you can take a night kayak tour, which features lighted, glass-bottom kayaks. It's a truly magical experience with the moonlight glistening on the water as you watch fish swim beneath you.

Activities

Water sports and fishing in Spanish Town

The clear turquoise waters around Spanish Town are irresistible to water-lovers and fishermen alike. It's easy to charter a fishing boat to try your luck at catching blackfin tuna and barracudas, or head out with local guides for wakeboarding during the day and kayaking at night. Spanish Town vacation rentals are good places to relax in after a rousing day of kiteboarding, or a leisurely sunset cruise aboard a catamaran. After hours in the sun and salt water, you can wander into town and sit back in a local cafe, sipping a cold drink and watching the world go by.

Weather

Subtropical warmth in Spanish Town

Spanish Town enjoys a beautiful subtropical climate, with consistently warm temperatures. Seasons in Spanish Town vary only slightly. Winter is the driest season, with very little rain from January to May. Temperatures hover between the low 70s and low 80s. Temperatures start rising in June, soaring up into the high 80s during the day, cooling off to the mid 70s at night. Spanish Town does not have the intense rainy season that some Caribbean islands have. Rains increase around July, and hurricane season runs from summer into fall. If you want good weather but few crowds, visit from September through December.

Natural features

Frogs and palm trees in Spanish Town

Tucked in the middle of the southern end of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, Spanish Town looks out to St. Thomas Bay on the west and Taylors Bay to the east. It is located due north of the US Virgin Islands, west of Anguilla and east of Puerto Rico. Spanish Town occupies a fairly flat stretch of land, dotted by waving palm trees and lush vegetation, with tree-covered hills rising in the distance. Spanish Town is home to several unique species, including the tiny Virgin Gorda Least Gecko, the Virgin Islands Coqui frog and the vocal Bo Peep Frog.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Spanish Town

Fly into Spanish Town (VIJ-Virgin Gorda), the closest airport, located 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Tortola (EIS-Terrance B. Lettsome Intl.), which is 7.9 mi (12.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Spanish Town?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 106 vacation rentals near Spanish Town. From 25 Houses to 5 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Spanish Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Spanish Town?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Spanish Town:

  • Upper Carolina: 147 vacation rentals
  • Seagrape Hill: 87 vacation rentals
  • Belmont: 38 vacation rentals
  • East End: 24 vacation rentals
  • Estate Saunders Gut: 61 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Spanish Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Spanish Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Baths: 231 vacation rentals
  • Leverick Bay Marina: 169 vacation rentals
  • Virgin Gorda Peak: 177 vacation rentals
  • Little Dix Bay Beach: 229 vacation rentals
  • Mahoe Bay: 207 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Spanish Town listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Spanish Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 25 Houses in Spanish Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Spanish Town include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Villas: 66 rentals available
  • Studios: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Boats and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Spanish Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 70 vacation rentals with pool available in Spanish Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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