June 4th, 2015

Virgin Gorda Excursion: Hike Gorda Peak

Things to Do on Virgin Gorda

If you love the outdoors like we do at Oil Nut Bay, we encourage you to head out for a Virgin Gorda excursion! Gorda Peak, one of our favorites, 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. The National Park‰’s main attraction is the lookout tower atop the highest point of the island. It sits at 1370 feet above sea level and offers a complete panoramic view. On one of our many clear days in the BVI, you can see Anegada, Tortola, St. John and more in the distance.

The lower entrance to the park is about a half hour hike to the top, while the higher entrance clocks in around 20 minutes. The hike itself is moderate, so we encourage you to take your time and soak in all that it has to offer. You’ll recognize that the vegetation changes by elevation and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Virgin Gorda Gecko, the world’s smallest lizard, that inhabits the park.

As you near the top, you will pass a few sets of picnic tables, where you can rest or open up a packed lunch. And of course, there are also restrooms easily designated by signs near the top as well.

From Oil Nut Bay, Gorda Peak is a short ferry and taxi ride to either of the two entrances of the national park. Our concierge team is happy to take care of any planning, so you get to those trails quickly to begin your journey up!

At Oil Nut Bay, we have a few of our own hiking trails scattered across our 400 acres. These are all beautiful hikes that range from easy to difficult. Our neighbors, Biras Creek Resort and Bitter End Yacht Club, have a few hiking trails of their own. These are close by and easy to access from Oil Nut Bay, whether by foot or ferry.

We are confident at Oil Nut Bay that we don’t lack in adventures, beautiful views or activities. We encourage you to take advantage of these on your BVI vacation. Hiking Gorda Peak is one of many wonderful Virgin Gorda excursions that we hope you will try out on your stay with us!

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