Virgin Gorda is the third largest (after Tortola and Anegada) and the second most populous of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Christopher Columbus is said to have named the island "The Fat Virgin", because the island's profile on the horizon looks like a fat woman lying on her side. The island measures eight and a half square miles and is filled with indigenous plants, nature sanctuaries and natural wonders. Virgin Gorda is home to numerous watersport activities including sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and windsurfing. Shopping, fine and casual dining are also available.
The stunning national parks include: Gorda Peak, Devil's Bay, Spring Bay, The North Sound, Little Fort National Park and The Baths, a popular attraction where huge granite boulders create mysterious grottos, saltwater pools and a connecting trail that entices visitors to swim and snorkel. Take a stroll or swim at one of the many pristine beaches including Savannah Bay, Pond Bay, Devil's Bay, Mahoe Bay and Spring Bay.