The third largest of the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda is a spectacular place to visit for us fellow flashpackers, and if you’re lucky enough to get yourself there, you’re in for multiple treats for luxury-loving ladies. Virgin Gorda – literally translated to the “fat virgin” as it was dubbed by Christopher Columbus, owing to its profile looking like a…er…fat woman lying on her side – is tranquility defined. White sand, azure waters, blissful solitude – in this paradise you couldn’t be further away from the bustle and stress of every day life. Here are 3 reasons why you should pack your gadgets and most fashionable clothes and get your sassy self there.
To really feel like you’ve stepped off the edge of the world into paradise, Virgin Gorda has some of the most spectacular vacation villa rentals around. For those going all out, renting a Virgin Gorda villa through Luxury retreats will ensure your trip of a lifetime. Offering everything from private staff to elite concierge services, you’ll want for nothing…and have to do nothing but relax. However, for those who prefer something a little…more modest, the hotel has plenty of other accommodation options, lovely and bright B&Bs, and even several backpacker hostels on the island.
As mentioned, the beaches here are picture-postcard paradisiacal perfection and you can get tired merely watching the sports enthusiasts showing off their skills whilst kitesurfing. Palm trees frame tranquil coves of crystal turquoise waters, achingly white sand with the gentlest of waves lapping at the shore. Due to the island’s formation from volcanic rocks, some beaches – most famously one known as ‘The Baths’ on the south of the island – are strewn with giant granite boulders, creating a scene as surreal as it is beautiful. The Baths is one of the island’s biggest draws for tourists, and it can get crowded at times, but it is a must-visit when you’re there. If you want to escape the crowds, the island has dozens of other isolated coves – head south of Spanish Town and you can sometimes find entire beaches to yourselves.
Although there are several bars on the island, you do not come to this island for its nightlife. Its (extremely) laid-back pace and stunning nature mean this is a spot to stop and take in the world. Stroll slowly down the beaches, do a bit of gentle snorkeling, meander around the markets of Spanish Town and finally enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset. It’s a hard life. There are several places, which offer yoga and meditation – many of them held on the island’s secluded beaches – for those who really want to revitalize their minds and bodies during their stay.
It’s going to take something pretty special to beat this luxury spot – heaven on earth!