Virgin Gorda was named by Christopher Columbus, which means “Fat Virgin”. If one looks at the island from the sea Virgin Gorda looks like a fat girl lying on her back. Measuring only 10 miles long and less than one mile wide, there are more than 270 acres of National park land on this island. The island has three distinct areas- the southern part, also known as The Valley, is flat and rocky, the central is mountainous and lush with vegetation, and the north is known as the North Sound, primarily undeveloped with most areas only accessible by boat the only area accessible by car is Leverick Bay .
A friendly island, Virgin Gorda has a population of fewer than 4,000. Spanish town has a marina, grocery store, shopping and many restaurants. There are many island activities to keep you busy . A few favorites are: hiking to the top of Gorda Peak or down to Savannah Bay beach, exploring other beaches on the island, climbing through “The Baths”, snorkeling or scuba diving, sailing, exploring the Copper Mine ruins, taking a ferry to the North Sound a day trip to Anegada for fresh lobster. Here are some website links to help you get started:
Direct flights from many US gateways to San Juan Puerto Rico or St. Thomas USVI.
From San Juan, you can connect with Air Sunshine, Island Birds, or Cape Air and fly directly to Virgin Gorda.
Or, you can connect with Air Sunshine, Island Birds, or Cape Air and fly to Tortola and take a ferry to the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor.
From St. Thomas you can fly directly to Virgin Gorda on Air Sunshine, Island Birds, or Cape Air or take a direct ferry on Tuesday, Thursday or Sat.
For current schedules visit these websites:
L & S Jeep Rentals
These companies will meet you with your rental car at the airport or Yacht Harbor. Then you will be greeted by our property manager and accompanied to On the Rocks.