Virgin Gorda

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  • The Picturesque Baths of Virgin Gorda, a Heavenly Place

    Mar 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Baths sport beautiful water, sand, beaches, and rounded boulders
    Cons: Hiking in the hot weather can get to you

    Summary: In March 2002, I flew from JFK airport in New York down to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and then finally on to Beef Island at Trellis Bay, Tortola. Puerto Rico provides one of the major connecting flights to get to the British Virgin Islands, while Beef ... read more

  • Virgin Gorda - The Fat Virgin

    Oct 19, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Virgin Gorda is not a place you visit once. You'll go "to come back".
    Cons: The Baths can be crowded during the day. Plan to visit in the late afternoon.

    Summary: Fly, ferry or swim to Virgin Gorda, one of the glittering crown jewels of the British Virgin Islands. Go any way you can get there, but get there. If there is one destination you don't want to miss, this is it.When my husband and I operated a ... read more

  • The Fat Virgin's the best of the BVI

    May 23, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: best island in the BVI, best beach for exploring
    Cons: take a ferry to get there, expensive

    Summary: I have sailed around all of the BVI islands, and I would have to say that the fat virgin "Virgin Gorda" is the best of all of the British Virgins. We stayed at the Bitter End resort which is a tropical paradise. There are pools, flowers, boardwalks, ... read more

  • The Baths at Virgin Gorda - Wow!

    Jan 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Baths at Virgin Gorda ranks as one of our all-time favorite beaches.
    Cons: None for us.

    Summary: We started our trek to Virgin Gorda from Tortola, where we had arrived via cruiseship. There is no need to prearrange any excursions here. Taxis line up at the pier to take you anywhere you want to go. Several passengers hopped into taxis and got the ... read more

  • Virgin Gorda Is A Hidden Gem

    Jun 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely beautiful, clean, safe & great weather
    Cons: Difficult to access

    Summary: After seventeen hours of travel, my husband, 11 month old daughter and I arrived on Virgin Gorda. Needless to say, we were exhausted and in need of a shower, nap and a good meal! Yes, you read correctly, I said SEVENTEEN HOURS. My husband ... read more

  • Virgin Gorda/Bitter End Yacht Club with kids

    Jan 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of boating, lots of wind, lots of sun
    Cons: Not much of a kids program

    Summary: Our family went to the Bitter End Yacht Club - 41-year old windsurfer Dad, 40-year old former-sailing instructor Mom, 5 year old girl, and 3-year old boy. We had so much fun! Boating every day! The winds were steady but a bit high for the little ones ... read more

  • Virgin Gorda / Leverick Bay resort

    Jul 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, tranquil, friendly, sincere, safe, adventures, sailor's dream
    Cons: Somewhat remote, technically lagging (Internet, newspapers, etc.), culturally lacking

    Summary: The location of Leverick Bay was the site of our honeymoon in January 2000. We could not have asked for a more perfect place and community to welcome us! By leasing one of the privately-owned hillside homes/condos through an agent, you get a really ... read more

  • Little Dix Bay Resort

    Dec 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A quite, relaxing, low-key upscale resort where service is first and foremost.
    Cons: You get what you pay for and it isn't cheap

    Summary: My wife and I just returned from the most wonderful vacation we have ever had. We spent a week at Little Dix for our anniversary and could not have been more impressed. Originally heading for a sister resort in the Grenadines, that ended up closing ... read more

  • An excursion to The Baths

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Interesting Scenery
    Cons: A short excursion isn't long enough

    Summary: As cruise passengers, my husband and I like to take excursions that interest us and also allow us to get away from the “herd.” During a sailing on Carnival’s Paradise last May, we went on an excursion to The Bath’s at Virgin Gorda. Without a doubt, it ... read more

  • Honeymoon Heaven: Biras Creek

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful, sound of ocean in your room, great food
    Cons: very remote if you need action; not geared for disabled; not meant for kids

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewWe went to Biras Creek on the island of Virgin Gorda for our Honeymoon December 8-16th 1999. We found it by doing a search for Relais & Chateau properties (we wanted our trip to be 5-star!) and were ... read more

  • Biras Creek

    Sep 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: beauty, activities (tennis and every imaginable water sport; horseback riding might be available on another part of the island, pleasant bike ride to beach
    Cons: beach is not right at cottage

    Summary: Review Topic:  AccommodationsThe very first place we stayed at in the Caribbean was Biras Creek (http://www.biras.com/). It is on a very narrow hilly part of Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands) that is cut off from the rest of ... read more

  • Bolder boulders

    Jun 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful, unique, photographic
    Cons: busy

    Summary: We traveled with my parents, sister and her husband in March -- busy spring-break sailing season. We loved the weather, which was cooler than Florida, our home. At the Baths, arrive as early as you can in the morning to get a mooring ball -- if you ... read more

  • Virgin Gorda/Bitter End Yacht Club

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: relaxation, good service, easy access to water sports
    Cons: removed/inaccessable, can be hot,

    Summary: We went to Virgin Gorda on our honeymoon (1995). We spent a week at the Bitter End Yacht Club and a week in a bungalow near The Baths. We loved both. When you travel to Virgin Gorda, you definitely feel like you are getting away from it all. For us it ... read more

  • Virgin Gorda is Great!

    Jan 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly accessible from the US, gorgeous beaches
    Cons: Not for non-swimmers or beach-goers

    Summary: What a beautiful paradise! I've travelled there twice, once in the spring of 1995 (no kids yet) and once a year later with a fourteen month old (do the math, and no she wasn't conceived there but I was slightly with child on my first visit). Our ... read more

  • Sit back, relax, you're on Virgin Gorda

    Dec 6, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: relaxing, tourist oriented, beautiful, Better resorts
    Cons: not for partying

    Summary: I've traveled to the British Virgin Islands many times now, and I've stayed on pretty much every possible Island (except for Necker Island $$$). As for a nice, relaxed, tourist-oriented vacation, Virgin Gorda is the best. Virgin Gorda is very welcoming. ... read more

  • trip to virgin gorda

    Sep 19, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great beaches friendly people
    Cons: not much to do at night some hoity toity places on the island

    Summary: February 97 was my last visit to vg my wife and i went with another couple and stayed at a villa on the north sound called saba wind. the people at leverick bay took care of our reservations and car rental and had no problems there. people everywhere ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • 4 Visits in 20 Years---VG is still WONDERFUL

    Apr 14, 2006 by
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    Pros: secluded gorgeous getaway just hours from the Eastern US
    Cons: Looking for a mega resort? Try another island.

    Summary: Virgin Gorda is as beautiful, unique, and unspoiled today as it was in 1982 when I first vacationed there. We've gone back four times since then, most recently last summer and are still absolutely in love with the beauty of the island and the people. ... read more

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