The Baths

The Baths, Virgin Gorda: Address, Phone Number, The Baths Reviews: 4.5/5

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The most well-known attraction on the island, these giant boulders or batholiths, brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions, are scattered about forming a beautiful grotto and tranquil pools.
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Milwaukee, WI196 contributions
Jan 2020
The Baths are a natural phenomenon that is a must see, despite the tourist crowds and cruise ships. We opted to drive there instead of take our boat, and it was much easier and faster. We also opted to avoid the long line of the guided "tour" through the caves and just explored on our own and it was really fun to see all of the marine life and get a little rock climbing in. Go in knowing there will be a crowd unless you are their first thing in the morning (and a lot of people taking photos purely for Instagram). I would recommend eating elsewhere as the food is overpriced and only so-so (CocoMaya is nearby).
Written January 20, 2020
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7 contributions
Feb 2020
The Baths (large rock formations in the water) are a unique and beautiful sight to behold. The trip down and back up requires excellent balance and is physically strenuous. The water was gorgeous and wading around the rocks was fun though it requires caution with the stong tide.
We took a Speedy's ferry from the cruise ship and they put us directly on a transport to take us up to the national park. Booking it yourself was between $35-40 dollars per person round trip with a cruise excursion costing $100 per person for the same thing.
Get up early and take the first available ferry before the large groups arrive.
Written March 4, 2020
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16 contributions
Jan 2020
From our cruise ship that docked in Tortola we hopped on a ferry (sensation ferry) that took us to Virgin Gorda and then we hopped on an open-air bus to get to the baths. Once we got to the baths it was $3 to enter. We paid a total of $41 per person to get into the baths... Which included the ferry the open-air taxi and the entrance into the baths. The cruise line was charging $104 per person. The ferry was awesome comfy chairs TVs Wi-Fi and they give you a bottle of water.
The ride to Virgin Gorda was just awesomely amazing and beautiful. Once we got to the baths the view from the restaurant and when you trek down below to get to the beach was gorgeous. Now, going to the baths is really not for the physically challenged there's rocks dips hills you can slip and fall. If you take your time you can probably go by the restaurant side real slow. I don't believe there is access for wheelchairs.
They have a beach and they have bath areas. There's bars restaurants shopping. People who have boats can get there on their own.
Written January 25, 2020
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United States235 contributions
Jun 2022
After doing the Baths on a day trip to Virgin Gorda in 2019, I knew I wanted to stay on island this trip to experience the baths without all the crowds. We loved going through the caves and finding the cathedral, etc., with nobody else around. I highly recommend visiting the baths early in the morning before others arrive.
Written June 17, 2022
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Tampa, FL439 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Wow is this place special. Aristocrat charters docked us in a mooring and we swam into shore. a few shops people selling drinks around ( all cash sales). Lockers available to store items for $2.50 (cash). walk through the huge boulders which open up to beautiful water and sand areas. Just gorgeous and unique. Be sure to avoid coming when cruise ships are around can be a multi hour wait.

well worth the time and effort to enjoy this park at end of Virgin Gorda.
Written June 2, 2022
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Towanda, IL60 contributions
Apr 2022
Actually seeing these huge boulders along the shore was amazing. You must swim to shore since it is a national park, but there are buoy lines that can assist you if you're a light swimmer. At the top of the park is a view point, restaurant and gift shop accessible by a trail from the beach. There were large groups of tours while we were there and the access to the Devils pool and climbs through the rocks was limited.
Lots of shade to sit and relax under trees and enjoy the beach.
Written April 22, 2022
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Hollis P
Westampton, NJ305 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A trip to Devils Bay National Park and The Baths is a visit not to be missed when in the British Virgin Islands. We took Sir Speedy's ferry from Tortola. It is about a 45 minute ride and I recommend getting the package that includes taxi service to The Baths. For seniors the package was only $28.00 per person. (Although not expected, it is kind to tip your taxi driver.) We took the 10:40 departure and the 3:30 return. Take water, sunblock, towels, and water shoes with you. A waterproof bag for electronics is also handy. Once you are dropped at The Baths, you need to buy a ticket to visit. For seniors, it was $3.00. There is a circular route that goes clockwise and starts behind the ticket booth. It takes you on a ten minute walk to Devil's Bay National Park. The trail descends and is a bit rocky. After arriving at Devil's Bay you can relax and swim for a bit before completing your clockwise journey to The Baths. Explorers go through rocks, crevices, wooden stairs, rope assists, and water pools before reaching The Baths. It is not difficult,but you will have to crawl at times. Once reaching The Baths, you can swim, buy food, rent a locker and enjoy the beautiful view. It is a short walk up the hill to reach the parking lot and ticket office where you started. The entire hike took us about two hours. We ended our adventure with a delicious lunch at the Top of the Baths. If someone in your group is claustrophobic, or not generally in good shape, it would probably be best for them to take the short trail directly to The Baths and avoid Devil's Bay. I found this not only a great outdoor experience, but a bargain as well. The entire day cost about $100.00. Here is an added tip. If you have flexible travel plans, Google the cruise ship arrival dates for Tortola. You can avoid selecting a day when thousands of passengers are in port, many of them will be visiting The Baths.
Written February 29, 2020
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Charlotte, NC645 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I am already trying to figure out the next time we’ll be back to the Baths!

Our cruise ported in Tortula and we took the public ferry boat to the Baths, Virgin Gorda!

What an incredible location! The granite stones are just perfect backdrops for photos!

We unfortunately didn’t take our snorkel gear (thinking we wouldn’t have had time to snorkel). Wish we did! The water was absolutely crystal clear and the most gorgeous blues we’ve ever seen!

We paid the few bucks to walk down to Devil’s Bay through the boulders of the famous Baths! Make note that if you have enough time, go all the way down to Devil’s Bay- because once you go through the caves, there is no going back unless you walk all the way back up and then pay to go down again.

Tip: take your time, take plenty of photos. Everyone is there to take photos, so don’t feel rushed with people. Everyone is super understanding if you take your time.

Note: portions of the caves require traversing wooden steps and climbing rocks. Totally not a problem if you go slow and take your time (we saw kids of all ages from toddlers to the elderly).
Written July 27, 2020
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3 contributions
Apr 2021
What a cool place to visit. And, because of covid travel restrictions, we had the place to ourselves. Literally, no one was there but us. The rocks are huge, creating picturesque caves and unique swimming holes. The water was crystal clear. We did a bit of snorkeling and it was pretty good. Go, and go now. Cruise ships will be returning to the area starting in June. It'll definitely get busy again. We took Speedy's ferry from Tortola and grabbed a taxi waiting out by the ferry terminal. $10 taxi ride to the park entrance. $3 PP gets you into the park. We spent about 4hrs climbing, swimming, soaking, snorkeling, taking pictures, and enjoying a drink at the bar.
Written April 19, 2021
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New Haven, CT11 contributions
Feb 2020
I was skeptical about visiting here since there was so much buzz about crowds and tourists, but you must see it. We did stay on Virgin Gorda, so we had the luxury of going to visit the Baths "after hours" (we visited twice after 5p, and twice around 11 a.m. After hours, you will pretty much have the place to yourself to explore, which was amazing. During regular operating hours, taxi buses are dropping off tourists, and the restaurant and shops get pretty busy, and the actual Baths and beach are pretty busy as well. But you also have the amenities during operating hours: snack stand/bar on beach, restrooms, little shops, snorkeling and swimming rentals, staff to assist you. When you arrive to the Baths, you have a restaurant and shops (a great coffee and ice cream shop that also makes boozy ice cream shakes) and a small bar next door. You walk down a beautiful little pathway (5 minute walk) to the beach. If you visit after operating hours, you're on your own. Everything is closed, but exploring the rocks and caves and coves when they are empty is another experience altogether. Either way, it's definitely worth the trip and by far one of my favorite places I have ever been.
Written February 27, 2020
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