Destination guide

Virgin Gorda – white, sandy beaches and quaint towns

From snorkeling to sailing, vacations on Virgin Gorda often involve lots of time in the clear blue waters, and there are plenty of white sandy beaches where you can relax afterwards. A relatively undeveloped island compared to its neighbors, there are a few Virgin Gorda vacation rentals, allowing you to discover the quieter beaches. Visit Spanish Town, a small town which has some great Caribbean restaurants, with freshly caught seafood. There are ferries that take you to the surrounding uninhabited islands, which makes for a fun day trip, or you can take a scuba tour and explore the coral reefs.

Things to do

Explore the copper mine ruins at Virgin Gorda

Climb the winding trails through Gorda Peak National Park and you'll see the ruins of the old copper mine, dating back to the 19th century. The stone remains of the old chimney stack and engine house are visible, and, as you explore the ruins, you also enjoy views across the island and out to sea. Stay in Virgin Gorda vacation rentals close to the park and you can take your time exploring the hilly forest trails, perhaps spotting a native Virgin Gorda gecko, which is about the size of a dime.

Activities

Visit The Baths and other beaches on Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda is surrounded by beautiful beaches, and The Baths are perhaps the best known. Huge boulders have formed a network of caves and grottos that you can swim and paddle through, enjoying the warm seas. Avoid visiting when the cruise ships are in dock, as the white-sand beach can get crowded, and consider bringing a snorkel to spot the exotic fish just under the surface. For a quieter experience, take a boat to Prickly Pear, an uninhabited island with white sands and clear, shallow seas.

Weather

Warm, tropical weather on Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda doesn't have big variations in temperature. In the winter, the weather hovers at the high-70s, while in the summer months it usually hits the mid-80s, so you're almost guaranteed warm weather all year-round. The winter months from December to April tend to be the busiest time to book Virgin Gorda vacation rentals, as the humidity is lower and there's less chance of rain. However, some travelers prefer the summer months, when the island is quieter and there are fewer winds. May to December can also mean rain showers, and you should look out for hurricane reports.

Natural features

White sand beaches and volcanic landscapes in Virgin Gorda

Carved by volcanoes, Virgin Gorda has a rocky landscape, most of which is covered in lush green forest. The island isn't as developed as some of its Caribbean neighbors, so there's plenty of unspoiled land to explore. There's also a collection of smaller islands, such as Peter Island, that are just a short ferry ride away, with a 3-mile hike known as the sunset loop which takes you to the summit, giving sweeping views across Virgin Gorda. However, it's the beaches that are the main attraction, with white sands and clear turquoise sea, making Virgin Gorda an island paradise.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Virgin Gorda

The nearest airport is in Spanish Town (VIJ-Virgin Gorda), located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Tortola (EIS-Terrance B. Lettsome Intl.), which is 9.3 mi (15 km) away.

Where to stay around Virgin Gorda?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 62 vacation rentals near Virgin Gorda. From 14 Houses to 43 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Virgin Gorda for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Virgin Gorda?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Virgin Gorda. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Necker Island: 64 vacation rentals
  • Spanish Town: 93 vacation rentals
  • Leverick bay: 64 vacation rentals
  • Oil Nut Bay Beach: 100 vacation rentals
  • Mahoe Bay: 69 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Virgin Gorda! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Virgin Gorda?

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

  • Spanish Town: 93 rentals
  • Estate Hansen Bay: 813 rentals
  • Estate Carolina: 1,431 rentals
  • Fish Bay: 1,516 rentals
  • Road Town: 154 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Virgin Gorda?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Virgin Gorda are:

  • North Sound (NSX): 136 vacation rentals
  • Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ): 207 vacation rentals
  • Anegada Island (NGD-Auguste George): 41 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Virgin Gorda?

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

  • Oil Nut Bay Beach: 100 rentals
  • The Baths: 212 rentals
  • Leverick Bay Marina: 150 rentals
  • Little Dix Bay Beach: 209 rentals
  • Mahoe Bay: 187 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Virgin Gorda listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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