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Virgin Gorda Information
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Origin of Name:
 
Spanish for "Fat Virgin".

Description:
 
Volcanic and very picturesque island with high, rolling hills and lush green valleys. This ruggedly gorgeous island remains mostly undeveloped and sparsely residential. It is strewn with massive boulders over much of the southern end of the island.

There are three, high end resorts including Little Dix Bay, Bitter End Yacht Club and Biras Creek Resort. There are also many private villas for rent and a few small inns.

Points of interest include: Spanish Town, Gorda Peak National Park, North Sound, the Yacht Harbour, copper mine ruins, The Baths, many spectacular beaches and views that are out of this world!

Population:
 
3,390 (estimate - see notation below)

Main Town or Village:
 
Spanish Town (a.k.a. The Valley)

Maximum elevation:
 
Gorda Peak - 1,370' above sea level

Land Mass:
 
Approximately 9 square miles

Main industry:
 
Tourism

Notable Beaches:
 
The Baths, Big Trunk Bay, Coppermine Bay, Devil's Bay Beach, Little Dix Bay, Nail Bay, Mahoe Bay, Pond Bay Beach, Spring Bay Beach, Savannah Bay, Berchers Bay and Joe's Bay

Overnight Anchorages:
 
Leverick Bay, Gorda Sound and Deep Bay

National Parks:
 
The Baths, Coppermine, Gorda Peak and Little Fort

Marinas:
 
The Yacht Harbour in Spanish Town is a full service marina with haul out facilities and boat yard. Leverick Bay, Bitter End Yacht Club and Saba Rock each offer overnight moorings and/or dockage, fuel, ice and water.


Please Note: All population figures are estimates supplied by the BVI Development Planning Unit from a census taken in 1991.


If you have not found the information you are looking for, visit the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board web site or call (284) 494- 3134.


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Phone: (284) 495-4168 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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