We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The island has many fine beaches suitable for both swimming and snorkeling. Many of the beaches have funky rock formations that are fun to explore.
are the most popular.
The giant boulders and tide pools are fun to swim around and the snorkeling is great.
You can rent equipment at the beach. Nearby is
; two more great beaches for snorkeling that tend to be less crowded than The Baths.
If you really want to get wet there are several dive sites located off the island for both beginner and experienced divers. Many of them have shipwrecks for exploring and well as an abundance of coral formations and sea life. Try a charter service like
Sunchaser, which has access to several dive sites in Virgin Gorda. Dive BVI has been based on Virgin Gorda since 1975. They offer full SCUBA instruction, snorkel trips, day trips, and private boat charters for your friends and family.
If you tire of water sports you can spend an afternoon hiking in
Gorda Peak National Park. The trek up the peak will take you 45 minutes to an hour but you'll be rewarded with breathtaking ocean views as you'll know be standing on the highest point on the island. Along the way be sure to admire the flora and fauna. The park is home to a variety of birds, tree frogs and other reptiles. You may also see one of six types of orchid that grow wild.
There are no golf courses on the island but if you get the urge to play you can hop the ferry over to St. Thomas and play the
Mahogany Run course. The 18-hole, par 70 course is open to tourists and you can even book a tee time on line.