Got the Winter Blues? We’re Prescribing Virgin Gorda!

(Photos courtesy of the BVI Tourist Board)

Are you finding yourself dreaming of blue skies and endless rays of sunshine? Are you reminiscing about your once tanned skin that has faded to pale? Overcoming the winter blues can be tough, but jetting off to Virgin Gorda, one of our favorite island destinations, is a proven remedy.

Even though the island is only 8.5 square miles, there is plenty to keep your mind off of the snowflakes at home. Virgin Gorda hosts five beaches, but we favor Devil's Bay. At this national park, you can immerse yourself in the crystal-clear water to swim or snorkel. Walk through "The Caves," a group of giant, looming boulders the size of buildings, and head to a renowned beach called The Baths. Other beaches worth visiting include Spring Bay and Savannah Bay. The latter is known for its white sand, and since it's never too crowded, make sure you take the opportunity to snap some photos from the hillside—the view is enough to make anyone drool.

If you've had enough of the beach and are in the mood for a day trip, jump on a boat and head to North Sound, Virgin Gorda's top sailing destination. The boat ride is an adventure in itself! Once you get there, stop by one of the nearby resorts. They usually allow day visitors access to their restaurants and shops. Cap off your day by grabbing dinner and drinks in Spanish Town, a historical gem stuck between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It's home to plenty of shops and restaurants—perfect for a tourist, like you! Many of the shops sell local arts and crafts, so don't forget to pick up a souvenir that's one of a kind.

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Posted on; January 20, 2013
I've been to the Virgin Gorda, but never to the North Sound. I'll have to check it out next time I go, hopefully soon! Thanks for the advice!
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