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   Monday, April 22, 2019 

European Union United Kingdom British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands: Places to Go

 National Parks     

Fallen Jerusalem:

This is a 30-acre island of vegetation and a wonderful bird habitat.

This was a declared a National Park in 1974 is also an ideal place for water sports and bird watching.

The Copper Mine:

The most popular spot on Virgin Gorda. Initially mined by Amerindians who used the copper to construct the tools they used for gardening and hunting. There are numerous shafts within the vicinity with some going to depths of over 100 feet.

The Baths:

Explore the caves that came about due to natural weathering of exposed hard granite.

Sage Mountain National Park:

This is known as the oldest national park on the island. There are Hiking Trails, which are excellent to visit and observe. The history of this park goes back to 1964 when it is said that Lawrence Rockefeller provided the land to the BVI government to be used as a reserve. The park is approximately 1000 feet and at it highest peak it goes to 1,716 feet above sea level. This is an exciting and very interesting tour, which is a nature lover's paradise.

Gorda Peak:

Home to the world's smallest reptile, the Virgin Gorda's Gecko and lives in the 265 acres of Dry Forest. An ancient wooden tower makes an ideal spot to view the magnificent beauty of the Virgin Islands. It is presently in a three contracted research project in conjunction with the Darwin Initiative of the UK government.

Diamond Cay:

A bird sanctuary of 1.2 acres of nesting site for the numerous bird species that make their home on the island.

Other National Parks

  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Devils Bay
  • Prickly Pear Island

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