- Location: On the southern tip of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands in North Atlantic Ocean
- Time to Visit: All through the year
- Preferred timings: Daytime in evenings
- How to Reach: Fly to Virgin Gorda Island and then by ferries
- Nearest International Airport: Virgin Gorda International Airport
- Duration of sightseeing: 2 days
The Baths, British Virgin Islands has the simplicity and effervescent purity of an unspoiled virgin territory. This stellar territory is remarkably famous for its grottos formed by massive boulders strewn along the sandy beaches. Shafts of light streaking into hidden rooms, snorkeling in coral ledges, and sunbaths on white-sand beaches with sparkling clear seawater characterize the Baths in the British Virgin Islands. From a safe distance watch the crashing of waves on the huge boulders. British Virgin Islands Baths is well known for its lively vacations be it for the solitude seeker or an adventurer.
Located in the southern tip of Caribbean Virgin Gorda, the Baths is a baffling spectacle of grottos and pools formed by boulders smoothened by rain and seawater for centuries. Bath interestingly originates from the sheltered warm water pools which flood during high tides. Underneath these boulders you could explore caves and tunnels caused by water erosion. These rocks were thrown in this location supposedly because of volcanic eruptions which occurred over 70 million years ago.
Scuba dive in the shallow 15 feet glasses of water of Devil’s Bay and view colorful sponges and cup corals. You might also visit Gorda Yacht Harbor at the entrance of the sea. This docking bay for about 110 yachts is free for the first hour and thereafter $5 is charged on an hourly basis from visitors. This Yacht Harbor is lively and amazing. Shops, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries are lined up in the harbor to keep you intrigued and occupied. At the entrance, a restaurant with an open-air verandah overlooking the brilliant waters of the sea serves typical favorites like broiled lobsters, char broiled ‘mahi-mahi’, pastas, filet mignon, and jerk chicken. At ‘Wine Cellar and Bakery’ savor raisin buns, oven fresh bread, and delectable sandwiches.
At ‘Chez Bamboo’ in their romantic casual ambiance try their ‘Pasta Penne Jumbalaya’, ‘Shark New Orleans’, ‘Conch Gumbo’, ‘Red Snapper Papilotte’, ‘Crí¨me Brulee’ and Apple Tart Tartin. In the ‘Rock Cafíé and Sports Bar’ indulge yourself with delicious Calypso and Italian cuisine like ‘Penne Caprese and Conchiglie Al Fungi, baked lobster in creamy basil sauce, and grilled fish. The ‘Crab Hole’ is a specialty Caribbean restaurant serving conch fritters, rice and peas, salt fish, Johnnycake and even ‘rotis’. The Commissary is a restaurant specializing in Spanish recipes.
Food is among the primary attractions of The Baths in the British Virgin Islands. Shopping is the other activity which keeps visitors engaged for days together. If you are on the lookout for unusual artifacts then ‘Scoops’ is the store to shop for the likes of copper fish, Virgin Gorda sand picture frame, lucky animal-themed sarongs and Diane ceramic decorative tiles. Visit Pelican Pouch Boutique for women’s apparels and accessories like Cappelli and Betmar hats, Gottex and La Blanca swimsuits, Jams World sundresses, and Joseph Ribkoff designer dresses. The Virgin Gorda Gift Shop is famous for local straw hats, crocheted threads and beads.