With the summer nearly here, millions of tourists from around the world are gearing up for a warm weather excursion to the Caribbean, and while most will be heading to well-established vacation spots like Jamaica or the Bahamas, intrepid travelers can find unspoiled beauty and a relaxing atmosphere on the island of Virgin Gorda.
Virgin Gorda is the third largest of the British Virgin Islands, occupying roughly eight miles of land in the Caribbean Sea. Though it has become something of a tourist hotspot in the region, the island remains well preserved and un-commercialized with lush, tropical jungles comprising a large portion of the island, and stoic, white sand beaches defining much of the rest.
One of the key attractions of the island is the rare geologic formation known as the Baths. Located on the island's most famous beach, the Baths are a number of hidden caves and pools situated between large granite boulders which form unique grottoes that can prove unforgettable.
Other beaches include the sheltered pools of Spring Bay, the roped trails of Little Trunk Bay or the untapped privacy of less traveled shores like Savannah Bay and Pond Bay.