Depending on the size of your cruise ship, you will be docked or moored or anchored in this port, after which you will be tendered ashore.
If you are anchored off Spanish Town you will be tendering into the Virgin Gorda Yacht harbor, which has plenty of shops and other attractions.
If you are in the North Sound you will tender into the main dock at the Bitter End Resort.
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Spanish Town on southern Virgin Gorda is the second largest town (after Road Town) on the British Virgin Islands. Also known as The Valley, Spanish Town offers numerous shopping possibilities. The heart of the town is its Yacht Harbor marina, with many bareboat sailing activities everyday. It has its own airport and a ferry service is in operation from here to Road Town or Tortola. Overall, though, Spanish Town is small, with few bars and a relaxed atmosphere.
Bitter End Ferry www.beyc.com: Runs between Gun Creek and the Bitter End Yacht Club hourly on the half-hour. Free of charge. Takes less than 30 minutes.
Taxi's are easy to catch. Cab rates on Virgin Gorda are some of the highest in the Caribbean.
Thought by many to be the primary reason to go to Virgin Gorda (Fat Virgin in Spanish), The Baths is a small beach framed by giant boulders, spewed from an ancient volcano and scattered on land and sea; you climb through them, through caves so narrow and short that occasionally you'll have to drop to all fours to get through, until you come out into a boulder-harbor. Here, you can swim around boulders; bring snorkeling gear; there's not much coral, but the water is most always clear and there's always an abundance of sea life. It can become very crowded when the small cruise ships come calling. The best times are 8AM-10AM, and 3PM-5PM. Changing rooms, lockers and refreshments are available on the beach
Many of the resorts welcome day visitors.
Beach loverss can wander for hours along Virgin Gorda’s 14 beaches. The most beautiful ones are Trunk Bay, Little Dix Bay and Savannah Bay.
The mall fronting Yacht Harbour holds most of the town’s services, including a couple of banks.
Internet connections are difficult to find, and if in luck are expensive.
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