Virgin Gorda Peak National Park

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At 1370 feet above sea level, the Virgin Gorda Peak National Park is one of the only remaining examples of a Caribbean dry forest in the British Virgin Islands and even some of the surrounding island nations. The park was donated to the National Park System in 1974 and is now popular amongst hikers.

The view from the top of Virgin Gorda Peak is a panoramic look at the North Sound, and sometimes you can even see Anegada in the distance.

As you hike the trails to the Virgin Gorda Peak National Park you'll encounter a wide variety of vegetation from dry forest in lower elevation levels to moist forest in higher elevations. This park is home to one of the world's smallest lizards, the Virgin Gorda gecko. A picnic site is available at the top of the mountain.

Location

Virgin Gorda Peak National Park can be found on the island of Virgin Gorda, 1.6 miles south west of Leverick Bay; it is three miles (five kilometers) to the northeast of Spanish Town.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of restaurants to select from in the community nearby this nature preserve. The nearest eatery to Virgin Gorda Peak National Park is Sugarcane Restaurant, which serves Caribbean dishes. The eatery is a brief distance away, but distant enough that you might decide to arrange for taking advantage of a type of transportation to visit there. Rock Cafe & Sports Bar and Giorgio's Table offer additional dining options close-by. At Giorgio's Table you and your companions may try a bite of Italian meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, should consider going to Prickly Pear National Park and Copper Mine National Park; the first of which is three miles to the northeast of this nature preserve. Other types of nearby attractions include Old Methodist Church, which is three miles away Spanish Town. Also consider making the trip to Little Fort National Park, which is another attraction in the area.

If a visit to the Virgin Gorda Peak National Park isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Virgin Gorda Peak National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Old Methodist Church Historic Site 2.9 mi. (0.3 km) SW Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort National Park -- -- -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historic Site -- -- Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historic Site 3.8 mi. (1.8 km) SSW 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Devil's Bay National Park -- 4.7 mi. (2.7 km) SW 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
VI Maritime Museum Museum 12.1 mi. (4.0 km) WSW 2.5 mi. East of Road Town Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historic Site 12.3 mi. (3.8 km) W 2.4 mi. Northeast of Road Town Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historic Site -- -- Kingstown Tortola

More Information

Address

North Sound Road, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Phone

(284) 852-3650

Website

http://www.b-v-i.com/NationalParksTrust/

Email

info@bvinpt.org

 

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