The North Sound is one of the major attractions to the British Virgin Islands. This area offers several wonderful anchorages and some of the finest resorts, restaurants and villas for rent in the territory. Its easy to see why many sailors choose to spend a couple of days here. There's lots to do for the whole family ... or, if you prefer, its a stunning place to just kick back, relax and enjoy paradise!
Resorts, Restaurants & Villa Rentals
You'll find several outstanding resorts and restaurants
including Bitter End Yacht Club
, Saba Rock
(there's an island there somewhere!) Biras Creek and Leverick Bay Resort
Of course if you have the inclination to treat yourself to a very posh vacation, look into Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island
. Sir Richard also owns part of Moskito Island
Things to Do
There are a number of excellent snorkelling and scuba diving sites around Virgin Gorda
. You may choose Sunchaser Scuba or Dive BVI
, both of whom have dive shops in the area and offer equipment rentals for your convenience.
Blue Rush Water Sports
rent jet skis, Hobie Cats, stand up paddleboards and kayaks on the beach at Leverick Bay.
For the uber adventurous, you might try your hand at the very exciting sport of Kiteboarding! Carib Kiteboarding
(located at the Bitter End Yacht Club) offers lessons ... and I am told it is a much
easier sport to learn than windsurfing! That's a very good thing! I found windsurfing was just too exhausting for me even 20 years ago!
You can make reservations in advance or try your luck at the last minute. If they have room on their schedule, they will fit you in! Keep in mind that they need 15 knots of wind to teach and will call off lessons if the wind spikes to 20 knots or more. Guests of BEYC will get first preference, so it is possible that you could be bumped even if you have advance reservations.
Each child is different, but many aged 12 and over are suitable candidates for kiteboarding lessons but the best age to learn is probably 14 or over. This sport requires concentration and a healthy attention span. Parents should know their children well enough to make this call.
On the tamer side of things, you may want to go hiking at Gorda Peak National Park or walk the trail at Biras Creek or on Prickly Pear Island
. Whatever you decide to do ... relax or go play, you'll have a great time here! It's a really wonderful place and you can spend at least a full day, if not 2 days in the North Sound without getting bored.