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The Baths picture in British Virgin Islands
The Baths picture in British Virgin Islands
The Baths picture in British Virgin Islands
The Baths picture in British Virgin Islands
The Baths picture in British Virgin Islands
The Baths picture in British Virgin Islands

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  • $3 for adults; $2 for kids ages 11 to 17; free for kids 10 and younger
  • Dawn-dusk daily

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  • Beaches, Natural Wonders Type
  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.8
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    4.0
  • Atmosphere
    5.0

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Wading through the colorful coves and granite boulders of The Baths in Virgin Gorda is undeniably the most notable experience you can have in the British Virgin Islands. Travelers and experts alike agree: It's the must-see attraction of the BVI archipelago. Massive smooth ash gray boulders of varying sizes rise from the sea's crystalline waters, making a maze of sorts for travelers to wade or swim through. 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. 

Visitors are consistent in their praise of The Baths, calling the natural wonder "beautiful" and the beach "pristine."  Although photo opportunities are rife at The Baths, some travelers recommend saving space on your camera for a few shots of The Baths' Cathedral Room – a natural pool within a small cave. 

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. There's a $3 fee for adults and $2 fee for kids ages 11 to 17 and younger to access The Baths. Kids age 10 and younger get in for free.

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#1 The Baths (Virgin Gorda) Wading through the colorful coves and granite boulders of The Baths in Virgin Gorda is undeniably the most notable experience you can have in the British Virgin Islands. Travelers and ... Read more » Jeff R Clow / Getty Images

#2 Cane Garden Bay (Tortola) The center of activity in the BVI is on Tortola and the center of activity on Tortola is Cane Garden Bay. You'll spend the day at this northwestern beach ... Read more » Medioimages/Photodisc / Getty Images

#3 Anegada Island Beautiful Anegada is a Caribbean vacationer's dream: more than 300 wrecks to dive to and explore, matched by silvery sand beaches and flocks (seriously, flocks) of flamingos. Anegada is ... Read more » Shalamov / Getty Images

#4 Smuggler's Cove (Tortola) Its name suggests stealth, and it's true that Smuggler's Cove is the ideal shore for a clandestine beach rendezvous than it is a raucous beach with amenities galore ... Read more » Wirepec / Getty Images

#5 Brewers Bay (Tortola) Just north of Cane Garden Bay on Tortola's northwest side is Brewers Bay, purported to be one of the best snorkeling beaches of the British Virgin Islands. The extensive ... Read more » Wirepec / Getty Images

#6 White Bay (Jost Van Dyke) On southern Jost Van Dyke, White Bay is one of the best beaches to relax with a drink in hand. Convenient to Great Harbour, nearly all the island's bars ... Read more » cdwheatley / Getty Images

#7 Sailing, Yachting and Boat Tours The British Virgin Islands are every water sports enthusiast's dream. Surrounded by miles of brilliant blue, crystal clear Caribbean Sea, the islands are truly best explored on the water ... Read more » Karl Weatherly / Getty Images

#8 Rhone National Marine Park The RMS Rhone is one of the premier shipwrecks to explore. The vessel sailed for the last time on Oct. 19, 1867, and sank near Salt Island during a Category ... Read more » Kelnkelp / Getty Images

#9 Sage Mountain National Park (Tortola) Visible from many points along the British Virgin Islands archipelago, Sage Mountain stands at 1,716 feet overlooking Tortola. According to most, BVI's first national park isn't exactly ... Read more » Wirepec / Getty Images

# Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop & Art Gallery Travelers looking to take a taste of the islands back home should plan a stop at the Sunny Caribbee Spice Shop & Art Gallery. While not one of the main ... Read more » Yagi Studio / Getty Images

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# Devil's Bay National Park Read more » cdwheatley / Getty Images

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The Baths are characterized by gigantic boulders rising from the turquoise waters. Jeff R Clow / Getty Images

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Anegada Island has more than 300 wrecks to dive to and explore, matched by plenty of stretches of silvery sand and flocks of pink flamingos. Shalamov / Getty Images

The quiet Smuggler's Cove appeals to those looking to relax with a good book on the beach or laze about. Wirepec / Getty Images

Tortola's Brewers Bay is known to be a top-notch snorkeling spot. Wirepec / Getty Images

On Jost Van Dyke, southwestern White Bay is one of the best beaches to relax with a drink in hand. cdwheatley / Getty Images

One of the best ways to experience the islands is by chartering a boat for the day or even a few days. Karl Weatherly / Getty Images

The RMS Rhone is one of the premier shipwrecks to explore.  Kelnkelp / Getty Images

When you're tired of lying on the beach, head to Sage Mountain National Park to go hiking and get some stellar vantage points of the islands and Caribbean Sea. Wirepec / Getty Images

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Travelers looking to go off the beaten track should head to Jost Van Dyke's Bubbly Pool, a Jacuzzi-like experience formed when water is forced through a crevasse at high tide.  ax612 / Getty Images

You'll find the picturesque Devil's Bay on the southwestern tip of Virgin Gorda. cdwheatley / Getty Images

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