The Baths is one of the most well known and popular landmarks to visit in the BVI. Gigantic granite boulders and half submerged rocks line the southern seashore of Virgin Gorda, creating grottos, tunnels, and arches. Sandy beaches are lined with coconut palms and the area offers a dramatic and lovely place to swim, snorkel and explore.
A second beach, called Devil’s Bay, is reached through a maze-like passage through the boulders and shallower grottos. The path is lined with ladders and ropes to ease the hike along steeper rocks.
The Top of the Baths, which offers a restaurant, bar, pool and gift shops, is on a hill overlooking the area and provides panoramic views of the BVI. The restaurant has an extensive menu with lobster, grilled fish, conch and veggie burgers while the Caribbean Flavor and Caribbean Beachtique are shops with tropical clothes, jewelry, beach gear, island crafts and ship wreck coins.
The Baths, Virgin Gorda
Spend time exploring the area, with tidal pools of pristine clear waters, and white sand. Snorkeling is great, however more for the marine life, as this is not a coral area. Due to the various inlets and pools created by the landscape marine life is caught here with each tidal change.
If swimming or snorkeling, do pay attention to the safety flags as certain weather can cause currents with heavy undertows in this area. However, there are always the rocks to climb over and the white sandy beaches for sunning, if the water is unsafe.