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Mini Trip Guide to Luxurious Virgin Gorda

Brooke Slezak The spa pool at Little Dix Bay

Photo: Brooke Slezak

Back in the 1960's, Laurance Rockefeller's Little Dix Bay put long and skinny Virgin Gorda on the map. Today, the isle remains the destination of choice for luxury resorts in the British Virgin Islands. You won't find much in the way of diversions—and that's the point.

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Destinations: Virgin Gorda

Inspired by: British Virgin Islands Reborn — by Laura Begley Bloom, Published Mar. 2006

Hotels (4)

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    Rosewood Little Dix Bay

    When Laurance Rockefeller founded Little Dix Bay in 1964 as a haven for well-to-do travelers, he had the foresight to choose an island that would d

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    Katitche Point Greathouse

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    Biras Creek Resort

    Biras Creek sits on 140 the hilly and secluded acres on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda. Guests arrive by boat, helicopter, or ferry from Beef Isla

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    Bitter End Yacht Club

    Christopher Columbus once thought Virgin Gorda resembled a supine lady from afar, but the similarities end there: this spot in the British Virgin I

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Activities (2)

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    Grandma's Kitchen, Virgin Gorda

    On Saturdays, this renegade outdoor market appears in Spanish Town. Jewelry and sarong designers join forces with DJ's for a lively morning that st

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    Margo's Jewellery Boutique

    Virgin Gorda's main strip, Spanish Town, may be a who-cares-if-you-miss-it blip on the radar, but Margo's Jewellery Boutique is an enchanting disco

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Similar Trips (2)

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  • Cruising the British Virgin Islands

    Peter Island, British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda, Tortola, White Bay

    Along this archipelago of 60 islands—most of them deserted—you can rent a yacht and drift away from civilization. Sleep under the stars; anchor off an empty islet and hunt for conch shells; stop at

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  • Virgin Gorda's Laid-back Privacy

    Virgin Gorda

    It's hard to get to, has rugged roads, and much of it is empty protected parkland. But Virgin Gorda also has swanky resorts and the famous Baths.

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