Easily the most popular Virgin Gorda excursion for Oil Nut Bay guests is the Baths, a national park and beautiful beach area with massive granite boulder formations (that can get up to 40ft in diameter!), tidal pools, and beautiful grottos. If you’re interested in a little workout, it’s a great location for snorkeling and swimming, as well as hiking over and through the formations. The Old Copper Mine is now another of Virgin Gorda's national parks, complete with the restored ruins of the mine shafts, engine house, and other buildings that housed those early Cornish occupants.
This small island resort has easily one of the best happy hours in the area. Daily from 4-6pm, you can grab an infamous BVI painkiller, rum punch, Carib and Presidente beer on special. Around 5pm, there is also a tarpon feeding off the dock, which is perfect entertainment for the family. Relax and enjoy the kite boarders whizzing by or utilize the comfortable couches on the back deck. The Lounge Menu highlights include the Mahi Reuben and the Ibiza Burger and for dinner the Anegada lobster is locally caught. Their complimentary ferry service runs nonstop around the North Sound as well.
With an Italian menu and spectacular views of the North Sound and the dock from the Clubhouse, YCCS is a great place for a poolside drink or a upscale dinner. The restaurant is open to the public and available by reservation. Owned by His Highness the Aga Khan, YCCS partners with Oil Nut Bay during high season for exciting events and regattas! YCCS is set to close in 2016 for exciting renovations to be complete by Christmas!
Turquoise. Azure. Sapphire. Cerulean. Lapis. Lazuli. Aquamarine. Seven words for blue—yet none of them truly describes the brilliance of the waters that surround Oil Nut Bay, such as Eustatia Reef. The warm, crystal-clear waters here offer the world’s best sailing, diving, snorkeling and daydreaming. Sail, windsurf, snorkel or dive. The knowledgeable staff of Oil Nut Bay know the very best that Virgin Gorda’s waters have to offer.
Leverick Restaurant: The upstairs restaurant is a casual fine dining option. The menu has a higher end selection with highlights including the beef tenderloin and the seafood fettuccine. The wine list is extensive with a glass wine cellar for observation. Downstairs there is also a more casual dining restaurant and bar, which hosts events throughout the week, such as their famous Beach BBQ with Moko Jumbies and live music with the Elvis White Band every Friday.
Gorda Peak is the perfect hiking adventure to grasp the beauty of the island and breath in some of the fresh Caribbean air. Located between the North Sound and Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda, Gorda Peak is an excellent place for a picnic lunch and stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding islands.
Virgin Gorda is the easternmost of four main islands that make up the British Virgin Islands (BVI), but it has an identity all its own. From volcanic boulders to white sand beaches, the island has many stories to tell. Virgin Gorda is distinguished by harbors that house world-class yacht clubs, breathtaking views and amenities, and the historic Spanish Town, which still has traces of nearby mining ruins and streets.
It’s a mix of modern luxuries, untouched landscapes, and pristine beauty.
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What exactly sets Virgin Gorda apart from the other islands, and why should you take a boat or helicopter ride to experience it firsthand? The more you know about the island’s past, the better you’ll be at making the most of your next visit. Review the basics for a better understanding of its residents, landscapes and historical sites.