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“Gorgeous granite formations”
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The Baths
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Gorgeous granite formations on a beautiful beach. Best times to visit are early morning (8:30 to 9am) or late afternoon (3:00-4:30pm) after the daytrippers leave, especially if you are trying to take serious photos. Avoid days when cruise ships are there (call ahead to determine), so that the Baths are less crowded. It is safe to leave your stuff unattended on the beach while you snorkel, but there are lockers if so desired. The best snorkeling is around the boulders (or going to nearby Spring Bay; on left when facing the beach). If you have unsteady footing, consider wearing sandals to walk through the Baths as there are ropes and ladders to negotiate (and the sand can get quite hot). Definitely bring a camera. For food, there is the Poor Man’s Beach bar (right on the beach), the Top of the Baths (most expensive, at the top of the hill), and just past the Top of the Baths (through the parking lot) is Mad Dog café—a reasonably priced sandwich shop (cheaper than the Top of the Baths, but with a lesser view). If you are staying on Virgin Gorda (ie, not a daytripper) an excellent thing to do after a day at the Baths is to go to Coppermine Point and then watch the sunset from Mine Shaft Café.

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Liked walk through but overrated. It is a unique formation of large boulders that lean on each other and ocean water flows between them

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

This area is amazing!!!! Many reviewers complain about the hike down to and back up from the Baths, but it really was not a bad hike at all!!! I do not exercise in a regular basis, and I handled the hike well!

The Baths were gorgeous!!! The hike through the caves was fun and not as dangerous as others describe. Yes there is one area that you literally are crawling though on your hands and knees and can not stand up! There will also be a few areas where you must use a rope to traverse, and one ladder you will use to climb up or down the rock.

My husband and I did the hike with our 14 and 11 years olds....they thought it was great fun!

The boulders in the sea are stunning! Great photo opportunities! We snorkeled a little (not much to see underwater.) My 14 years old clicked the boulders on the opposite side of the beach and took great pictures of us on the beach.

We spent a 1/2 day here and I highly recommend this as an excursion if you can book it. There were multiple options to get here either by boat from Tortola or St Thomas or by jeep from the docks off Virgin Gorda. It was well worth it!!!

There are two trail options to go down to the Baths: Let me point out, if you are in not so great shape, take the trail to the beach down as this is the harder up hill hike. This is the trail to the left when you are in the parking lot. It is labeled DEVIL'S BAY... This trail was also less crowded, as all the other groups chose the trail to THE BATHS.

We went to the beach first, then traveled through the caves to the baths. The hike back up to the parking lot from the Bath's side was much easier.

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

This place is awesome. Beautiful with swimming, rocks to climb, and caves to explore. Slightly busy in the main areas (I was there in high season close to new year's) but if you go left when facing the main beach, there are caves to explore where we didn't meet anyone. Highly, highly recommended spot!

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Visiting the Baths was an experience. The trail down is not easy to navigate and you have to get through some tight spaces to visit the caves. The boulders are much larger than imagined.

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