The Baths (Virgin Gorda)

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The Baths (Virgin Gorda)
The Baths (Virgin Gorda)
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Key Info

The Baths

Price & Hours

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

Details

Beaches, Natural Wonders Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.8scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 5.0Atmosphere

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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#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 swimming in the turquoise water, renting a boat or kayak, snorkeling around the beach's western edge and enjoying the great food. And when the sun goes down, Cane Garden Bay turns up. Happy hours are aplenty and live music wafts from local hotels with thrumming bars like Quito's Gazebo, Elm and Myett's – plus, chances are you'll be dancing. 

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