The Baths (Virgin Gorda)
- Type: Beaches, Natural Wonders
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Trolling through the graceful grottoes and granite boulders of Virgin Gorda, or "The Baths," is undeniably the most notable experience you can have in the British Virgin Islands. Most people who do come to the area do so to visit The Baths, but just in case you're still deliberating, let us reiterate: This is THE must-see of the BVI archipelago.
Climbing through the crevices and grottoes of The Baths isn't terribly intensive, but the granite boulders can be slippery so swim shoes or sneakers are encouraged. Once you reach Devil's Bay, the stunning beach clearing at the end of the rocks, you'll find shallow clear waters perfect for a little light snorkeling or restful sunbathing.
The Baths are located at the bottom of a hill on the southern end of Virgin Gorda. There's a moderately priced restaurant at the top of the hill -- appropriately known as "Top of the Baths," and a refreshment stand and lockers located at the base of The Baths. Anticipate a minimal entry fee to climb through The Baths, not to mention the cost of transportation to the area.