The Baths of Virgin Gorda
Referred to as the 8th wonder of the world.
Things to do while staying in St. John. Take a charter to see the Baths.
These geological formations have developed over millions of years.
These boulders are made of granite. The pressure of these rocks over the centuries has pressurized into these magnificent large creations of massive rock from volcanic sediment.
We took the Bad Kitty Charter tour from St. John to see these babies. It was an extremely busy day. There was a cruise ship that docked in Tortola. I think some folks didn’t realize that you have to be in shape to wander through these boulders.
There are very small stairs and rope all clustered throughout the rocks and takes general strength to hike through the caverns. I would not recommend this if you are overweight since you may not fit through the boulders.
You don’t want to get stuck and someone has to rub baby oil all over you just to get you out.
Also, do not wear shoes. Just go with bare feet since the rocks are extremely slippery.
You will be thanking me my friends.
Christopher Columbus ventured here and the name, Virgin Gorda, was derived from overlooking the island’s horizon in that it looked like a very large fat woman lying down.
The slaves use to run away from their masters and hide in these boulders. Since it was hard to navigate through.
There are also tons of many minerals that have developed in the sand and water that has led to the legend of the fountain of youth.
Hint: When walking through the inside of the boulders. Rub your feet in the water. You will see dark minerals floating in the water and the sand.
Also, you may want to scrub up with that sand. The last I checked. We weren’t getting any younger.
This was also the location of many famous movies and for Tyra Banks’ fame which won her worldly recognition in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.
So check it out. It’s definitely something you got to see.