British Virgin Islands – Spanish Harbour, Virgin Gorda

Hi Beachbums!

Virgin Gorda is the third largest island (after Tortola and Anegada) and the second most populated of the British Virgin Islands (BVI).  Spanish Town, on the southwest side, is where the ferry docks from Tortola and where you will find some shopping (including a well-stocked grocery store) and a few restaurants and bars. 

Further to the south, just a short walk but a bit far to carry luggage, is a lovely little resort called Fischer’s Cove and it is here I spent a week.  It is right on the beach which you can walk along to get to the shops and bars.

Looking South

Looking North to Spanish Town Center

The beach is a grainy soft golden coloured sand made up of ground shells and coral, and the water is clear, warm and very swimmable.  There is great shelling to be had on this beach as well as washed up coral of all kinds.

Conch and Urchin Shells on this Beach

There are palapas along the beach for shade, which belong to the resort but I saw people come and use them who were not staying there, so as long as you aren’t taking shade from a customer then it seems to be ok.

Palapa for Shade

There is a floating bar next door to the resort and it is great fun to head over there for a cocktail before dinner.

Floating Bar

I highly recommend staying at Fischer’s Cove.  The place is clean, the staff are friendly, there is a lovely restaurant and an open-air lounge with games and books and lots of seating – even rocking chairs facing the beach.  What more could you ask for after a long day of sunning and beachcombing?

The Best Seat in the House

Up next, the amazing Baths of Virgin Gorda… SO MANY pictures to share!

Happy Shelling!!


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Update: The resort is working hard to re-open after being devastated by Irma. They are planning on coming back better than ever. You can keep updated on their progress here.

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