Virgin Gorda info
Located at approximately 18 degrees, 48 minutes North, and 64 degrees, 30 minutes West, it covers an area of about 8 square miles (21 km²). Christopher Columbus is said to have named the island "The Fat Virgin", because its silhouette resembles a rotund woman lying on her back.
The main town is Spanish Town on the southwestern part of the island.
An unusual geologic formation known as "The Baths" located on the southern end of the island makes Virgin Gorda one of the BVI's major tourist destinations. At The Baths, the beach shows evidence of the island's volcanic origins, as huge granite boulders lie in piles on the beach, forming scenic grottoes that are open to the sea. North of the Baths is the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor, formerly owned Little Dix Bay. The most notable ruin on Virgin Gorda is the old Copper Mine.
Bays in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Leverick Bay is on Virgin Gorda's north east shore, on an inlet on the North Sound. Virgin Gorda has a population of approximately 2500 people....
Saba Rock is a small island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, approximately an acre and a half in size. It sits entirely within the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. It was formerly owned and occupied by Bert Kilbride, a marine archaeologist who for many years served as Her Majesty's Receiver of Wreck in the Territory. It was subsequently sold and now has a small hotel and restaurant on it....