I first visited Virgin Gorda in the early 1970's. Back then, there was no electricity and only a few paved roads. The posh hotel, Little Dix Bay (owned and managed by RockResorts), had already been established, but at the time it was an alien presence on the primitive island. In the intervening years, Virgin Gorda has gained electricity and a few more paved roads. It has also undergone a subtle shift from a very British ex-pat kind of place (the Lord Nelson Inn was a favorite hang-out) to a much more Americanized resort island. Is there fast food there yet? Gosh, I hope not.
The Baths is Virgin Gorda's most famous beach, due to its hidden caves and pools nestled amongst giant volcanic boulders. As a result, it will be crowded much of the time. But, there are numerous other beautiful beaches, several of which you might have all to yourself on any given day. Give Spring Bay or Pond Bay a try.
If Speedy is still in business, you can rent a jeep or similar island vehicle and toot about. Note that the driving is British-style, on the wrong side of the road. Currency is US dollars.
- Pip Nosher
3/15/08. I've added some entries (forgetting to log in). I am aware that we ought not list places twice, but I did include some resorts in Eat because of a common theme--eating lunch and looking around--and because people looking for food might not look under Sleep. OK?
RogerR 14:01, 15 March 2008 (EDT)
Thank you for your kind words. I'm also aware that towns customarily get their own listings, but the boundaries of the sprawling village of Spanish Town are imperceptible or nonexistent. Having been there, I'm sure you'll agree. RogerR 17:27, 15 March 2008 (EDT)