Welcome to Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

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A little about Virgin Gorda

Natural beauty is in abundance on the third largest of the British Virgin Islands. Discover the indigenous plant-lined trails, nature sanctuaries and natural wonders of our protected national parks. Visit the geographic wonder of the baths and snorkel through its grottoes. Relax on our beaches and enjoy the beauty that makes us home to sailors and visitors from around the world.

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The history of Virgin Gorda

The first European sighting of the Virgin Islands was by Christopher Columbus in 1493 on his second voyage to the Americas. Columbus gave them the fanciful name Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Vírgenes (Saint Ursula and her 11,000 Virgins), shortened to Las Vírgenes (The Virgins), after the legend of Saint Ursula. He is also reported to have personally named Virgin Gorda (the Fat Virgin), which he thought to be the largest island in the group. The British Virgin Islands came under British control in 1672, at the outbreak of the Third Anglo-Dutch War, and have remained so ever since. The circumstances of the British taking control however are somewhat uncertain. The Dutch averred that in 1672 Willem Hunthum put Tortola under the protection of Colonel Sir William Stapleton, the English Governor-General of the Leeward Islands. Stapleton himself reported that he had captured the Territory shortly after the outbreak of war.

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Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
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Where is Virgin Gorda

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Businesses in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Here is a collection of local Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

FishBVI.com

Boating

We are your crew for fun in the BVI's

 

100 Pond Bay

Lodging

An architectural dream in paradise

 

Aquamare

Lodging

A secluded Caribbean enclave

 

Bayview Vacation Apartments

Lodging

Two-bedroom condos tastefully appointed

 

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Lodging

Personal, luxurious serenity

 

Bath & Turtle

Restaurants

You will say:

 

Giorgio's Table Restaurant

Restaurants

We present the unexpected in food and wine in paradise

 

Nauti Virgin Beachtique

Shopping

The flavor of life on Virgin Gorda

 

Thee Artistic Gallery

Shopping

Exquisite art, leather bags, crystal and more,

 

Bitter End Yacht Club Watersports and Boating

Water Sports

Sailing, Water Sports and Kite Boarding

 

Sunchaser Scuba

Water Sports

Scuba diving and related courses, rendezvous and wreck diving