The Baths : Day 12

The Baths

One of the more renowned tourist spots in the British Virgin Islands is a located about a mile from Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda. The Baths are unique as they are formed out of granite whereas most of the BVI's are formed from volcanism. The huge boulders (the biggest are about 40ft tall) form tidal pools, arches and tunnels that lead to either Spring Bay or Devil's Bay.

They truly are a beautiful sight to behold! If you are traveling by sailboat, take note that you will have to dingy over to pickup a day mooring and proceed to swim to shore. There is no dock to tie up. I suggest bringing : water shoes, a GoPro, some cash (yes it will get wet unless you have a small waterproof bag. The only bar in the vicinity doesn't take credit cards), and snorkel goggles.

We planned our day around arriving at the Baths early, and I am so glad we did. Cruise Ship folks and tourists from all kinds of guided tour groups bombarded the area towards the end of our visit. It is totally worth it to get there early and explore the caves and tidal pools before you get stuck in a sea of slow moving groups. 

It was a gorgeous day! The formation looks like something straight out or Jurassic Park - very cool! After narrowly escaping the crowds, we set sail for Cooper Island for the rest of the afternoon. 

Kat - Wander Life

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