Virgin Gorda, or "Fat Virgin", refers to a protruding mountain
noted by Columbus on this second largest of the British Virgin Isles.
Only ten miles long and two miles wide, the island is known for its
yacht clubs, quiet coves, and safe anchorages for bareboats.
Its most celebrated beach - The Baths - is an intriguing grouping
of huge granite rocks framing grottos filled with with sea water.
While geologists ponder the origins of these mysterious boulders,
swimmers and snorkelers refresh themselves in the cool waters of
hidden pools and secret passages.
Nature lovers can enjoy a short stroll from The Baths to the Devil's
Bay National Park, one of several parks given by the Rockefellers
to the British Virgin Islands' government in the 1960s.