On Virgin Gorda, the hallmarks of a British Virgin Islands vacation—scenery, relaxation and the sea—become even more pronounced. You won't find a lot of activities on Virgin Gorda, but if you enjoy superb snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing and small-scale exclusive resorts, you'll be quite pleased. Because there's only one tiny town—Spanish Town—visitors spend most of their time unwinding at a resort or beach or enjoying the sea.
Although it's a small island, Virgin Gorda's landscape is diverse, with the south rather flat (though partially covered with granite boulders) and the north mountainous (one peak reaches more than 1,300 ft/400 m). Four islands lie very close to its north: Drake's Island (also called Mosquito Island), Prickly Pear Island, Necker Island and Eustatia Island. A group of islands called the Dogs lies to its west.
The granite boulders in the south attract many visitors to Virgin Gorda. An area called The Baths is a must-see and one of the most photographed areas of the British Virgin Islands.
Note: The British Virgin Islands sustained severe damage during Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Virgin Gorda is open for business and welcoming visitors. The island's natural attractions—stunning beaches and colorful reefs—are back and as beautiful as ever. Already, many tourism-related businesses are fully operational, providing accommodations, restaurants and tours. However, with it being so small, the ongoing closure of a few local businesses is sorely felt.
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