Virgin Gorda

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Virgin Gorda, the second most populated island, is a place of varied scenes and natural beauty. On the southern peninsula are the famous Baths, where monumental granite boulders on the sandy beach form grottoes, caves, and pools. To the east stand the ruins of a historic copper mine, an imposing landmark that is singular in the Caribbean.

The luxuriant slopes of Gorda Peak rise to 1,359 feet, dominating the northern section of the island, with beautiful beaches and bays below. The vast harbour of North Sound is protected by cays and islands.

Known for its upscale resorts and yacht harbours, Virgin Gorda retains much of its traditional character, as seen in the island’s main settlement, Spanish Town, The Valley.