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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Mark T
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Apr 2022
We swam ashore from the dinghy line (had a NP permit). From there it is a short hike up to the parking lot where you will find the entrance/start of the Baths trail and the Devils Bay trail (they eventually split, so go right at the end or you will end up at Devils Bay). The trail is an easy walk, but the caves are a little more challenging and the occasional scrambles and tight/enclosed nature of some of the passages is not for everyone. Just before the last scramble, we met someone who had enough and was thinking about turning back, until we said they had just one more to go!
Written 1 May 2022
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6greengates
62 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
I loved this visit from Tortola as part of a Cunard excursion. A scramble down the path between the batholith boulders but so worthwhile, one of the most secret and most beautiful beaches I have ever visited. I will remember it to my dying day. Thank you.
Written 28 April 2022
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Doug R
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 22 April 2022
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Hardin C
Boston, MA100 contributions
Apr 2022
In addition to be a lovely and fun place to visit with the wonderful views and rock formations, it was also quite moving. To imagine what it would have been like for the slaves to be brought out of the holds of the ships in which they spent the middle passage so that they could be "bathed" before being brought into the harbors to be sold was powerful and haunting. To think about the difference between my swim from a charted boat to the shore and what might have been one of my ancestors experience is just remarkable.
Written 18 April 2022
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Mal5177
Denville, NJ83 contributions
Apr 2022
There are many reviews written on the baths, so I had to join in and say.... this is just another spot of the pure beauty of virgin gorda. Although it is one what draws the most tourist.... I still enjoyed meandering up, over, down and around all of the huge boulders and swimming on the beautiful beaches along the way reaching to Devils Bay. Great for family's, couples, groups... anyone would be crazy not to enjoy. btw there are little huts with stuff to buy and drinks if your interested. Also if you come by car try the fish sandwich at Mad Dog Bar just before the Baths parking lot. Best Fish sandwich on the island!
Written 13 April 2022
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GRZ
Chicago, IL7,456 contributions
Jan 2022
Let me start saying that this is one of the most unique places I have been to in the entire Caribbean region - and we have been almost everywhere by now! LOVED IT!

Now... I was excited to visit the Baths but also a bit concerned as I don't do too well with tight places and caves... simply said I deal from time to time with my claustrophobia :)

I am pretty sure there are more people like me out there so let me actually say that yes there are some narrower corridors and some areas where you don't see the open sky any more... but this is where the therapeutic portion of the sound of the ocean waves comes into play - wow, what a magical experience - no matter where you are along the Baths you will always hear the ocean, you will never go below the water level (unless you want to swim a bit in the water) so year ears will always pick up on that sound - it relaxed me and put me at peace whenever my heart started beating too fast, it's something that will stay with me for the rest of my life :)

As to the Baths themselves - many people access it from the water via boat/water excursions which is great but I encourage you to actually access it from the "land side" through the Devil's Bay National Park - the walk is very pleasant and not difficult (flip flops or sandals are perfectly fine, see my separate review) - so that way you can go from the ACTUAL start and end at the Baths where the trail CONCLUDES - unless you simply just want to see the Bath's that's a different story :) the park entrance fee is $3 but I bet the boats have to pay the same and it's included in your excursion price

I am 6'2' (185cm) and about 240lbs (or about 110kg) and I was perfectly fine moving through the narrowest portions of the Baths trail part - at points you need to take the back pack off to go through - there is also an area with a ladder that you need to take up or down, depending where you started from, and there is a mini "bridge" that you have to bent down and walk with your head very low or crawl through at worst - so if you have some difficulties with movement etc. you may need to rethink that, though at points there are different points of access/ways around so you may come up with something that will work for you

TIP: there is a bar/restaurant at the beach - the beach is your start point if arriving from water, otherwise this is at the very end of your journey because the land trail starts at the top of the National Park by the main restaurant , the Top Of The Baths Restaurant & Bar - either point has restrooms but it takes much longer from the top of the park to arrive at the other end, the Baths, so if you start from the land end keep that in mind, otherwise you will have the restroom right at your steps as soon as your boat hits the beach :)
Written 25 February 2022
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Lee H
North Branford, CT116 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Wonderful experience walking through the rocks .Beautiful rock formations and clear colorful water. A must see stop when visiting Virgin Gorda, BVI
Written 15 February 2022
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Richard W
36 contributions
Jan 2022
This is our 4th trip to The Baths. This time we went by taxi from Leverick Bay. Ivan from Tiger Taxi picked us up at 10:30 and drove us fro 30 minutes down the length of Virgin Gorda. We have never seen the BVI from this vantage point. Truly spectacular. After lunch at Top of the Baths we went to the beach and through the boulders. So impressive. We had arranged for a 4:00 pick up and Tiger Taxi was right on time and we had another spectacular ride back. We avoided the mooring rush and stress of swimming ashore with just a handful of belongings.
Written 14 February 2022
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Sally B
7 contributions
Jan 2022
A must see if you visit Virgin Gorda. If you take the ferry to the island, highly recommend Ernest with People's Choice Transportation (284-545-0761). He picked me up from the ferry, took me all around the island. Really affordable rates as well and incredibly friendly!
Written 30 January 2022
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George P
4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Really, really fun. Very romantic. Two small shops for shopping. The food was tasty. Actually, better than tasty. No complaints.
Written 27 December 2021
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