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Virgin Gorda 2012

Nature's Little Secrets

After Tortola and Anegada, Virgin Gorda is the third-largest and second most populous of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Christopher Columbus is said to have named the island "The Fat Virgin", because the island's profile on the horizon looks like a fat woman lying on her side. Virgin Gorda entices travelers with quiet coves, safe anchorages and luxury resorts and villas.
An unusual geologic formation known as "The Baths" located on the southern end of the island makes Virgin Gorda one of the BVI's major tourist destinations.
At The Baths, the beach shows evidence of the island's volcanic origins, as huge granite boulders lie in piles on the beach, forming scenic grottoes that are open to the sea.

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