At only eight square miles, Virgin Gorda is a small island lacking commercialization, even in main settlements like Spanish Town. Sailing is the top activity here, and many people even arrive by private yacht, stay for a little sightseeing and then continue on their way. If you're staying long term, you'll find other activities center on the sea like fishing and diving, a sightseeing trip to the Baths is a must, and rock climbing is available for those who lean towards adventurous.
The island of Barbados is built from coral - rather than volcanic activity like many Caribbean islands. This same coral also makes for a great diving experience for those staying in Speightstown.
There are 4 dive services and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area. Click this link to check out our page about scuba diving in this area.
Spanish Town is the main area on the island of Virgin Gorda, and home to many of the fishing charters that serve the area.
Hoping to reel in a big one during your vac ation? There are a pair of fishing charters that operate in this area. You can go to this extended discussion about fishing in the area if you're looking for more facts.
More details about local providers that can enable you to get out on the open water can be seen in the following table:
|B&B Charters||(284) 496-9341||Leverick Bay, 4.6 mi. Northeast of Central Spanish Town|
|Island Rydes Boat Charters||(284) 541-3068||3.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Spanish Town|
|La Boheme Charters||(284) 541-4861||Central Spanish Town|
|Sea It Clear||(284) 343-9537||Central Spanish Town|
|Spirit Of Anegada Day Sails||(284) 499-0901||Central Spanish Town|
If you'd like to find out about charter operators and local marinas go to this page.
If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they'll be interested to know that there are at least 5 retailers in this area. For information concerning opportunities for shopping in Spanish Town and nearby, go to this page.
Plan on also spending some time exploring the sights and sounds of life in Spanish Town. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, see this page.
If you enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Spanish Town. To learn more about snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.
Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you will be happy to learn there are several options. Read this extended discussion dedicated to spas in the area if you'd like to learn additional information.
If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. However, there's only one property where you can play tennis in this area.
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