The Baths – The Most Exotic Beach in The World 

The Baths - Virgin Gorda

The Baths - Virgin Gorda

The Baths on Virgin Gorda’s northwest coast is one of the most visited places in the BVI by both tourists and locals. Located about 1,2 miles (2 km) south off the maintown Spanish Town at the southern tip of the island (between Spring Bay and Devil’s Bay), this is an area of unique geologic formations.It is a collection of giant boulders which form spectacular pools and grottos which flood with sea water at high tide.

The hundreds of huge boulders and rock formations are worn smooth by rain and sea water and form a maze that leads to Devil’s Bay beach. The Baths are a popular anchorage for visiting yachts and also a memorable day trip where you can snorkel in the clear blue water around the boulders or just chill out on the beautiful beaches.

The name “baths” comes from the warm sheltered pools of water in and around the rocks which flood at high tide. Large caves and a huge tunnel through one of the boulders is a result of erosion. These features can be explored by visitors clambering inside and underneath the massive granite boulders.

The Baths - Interior

The Baths - Interior

There are two ways to reach The Baths, one is by boat, with a short dingy ride or swim from one of the National Parks provided moorings, which are located right in front of The Baths. The alternate route to The Baths is from Spanish Town; by a ten-minute taxi ride which will leave you at the entrance to the National Parks trail from the Top of The Baths where a minimal fee is collected to visit The Baths. The trail is about a fifteen-minute hike to the beach and caution should be taken to watch your footing as you traverse the trail.

Explore more of what the British Virgin Islands has to offer and enjoy on the sandy beaches at one of the most famous sites in the Caribbean. This is really a place for a exotic and luxury holiday.



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