Activities on Virgin Gorda

Mahoe Bay, Virgin Gorda

Our family spends much of our time on Mahoe Bay since it is a short stroll from Loblolly and the tranquil waters with the gentle slope of sand make it an ideal beach for swimmers of all levels. Two coral reefs protect Mahoe Bay from the outer ocean making this a gentle beach that is great for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and some fantastic snorkeling. You may even snorkel alongside some of the green turtles that frequent the bay. Kayaks and Paddle Boards can be picked up and rented right at the Mahoe Bay office. Snorkel Gear can be rented at Dive BVI. Beach towels, chairs and an assorted mix of beach toys are provided by Loblolly. If you are looking for a land activity, adjacent to the walkway to the beach, you'll find a shared tennis court. Tennis Rackets are available for use at Loblolly. 

Other Activities on Virgin Gorda

From hiking to diving to island hopping to fishing to boat charters... there are a number of things to do around Virgin Gorda to satisfy a wide range of interests. 

  • Diving:  Dive BVI can assist with rentals, dive and snorkel excursions
  • Snorkeling: Beautiful coral reefs are just down the path from Loblolly at Mahoe Bay or you can arrange for a snorkel excursion with Dive BVI. Gear can be rented at Dive BVI
  • Kayaking and Paddle Boarding: Kayaks and Paddle Boards may be picked up and rented from the Mahoe Bay office.
  • Exploring the Baths: This national park and geological wonder is located on the north shore of Virgin Gorda.  A massive collection of granite boulders with white sand beaches and secret rock pools. Scale boulders and climb ladders to explore the different nooks that make The Baths special.
  • Hiking Gorda Peak: At 1370 ft this is the highest point on Virgin Gorda. Climb all the way up to see panoramic views of the surrounding Islands. This is one of the last remaining examples of Caribbean dry forest in the region. Gorda Peak is also home to the world's smallest lizard, the endemic Virgin Gorda Gecko.
  • Exploring Copper Mine: Cornish miners worked this area between 1838 and 1867. A couple of trails run through the ruins at Virgin Gorda's southwest tip of the Island.
  • Other Water Sports Rentals: Blue Rush Water Sports (Leverick Bay) : Jet Ski tours and rentals, Hobie Wave Rentals, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Fly Boards, Boat Rentals
  • Day Charters: Choose a sailing or power yacht to go on a day sail or sunset cruise and let your captain take you on a tour around the Islands. Day trips to Anegada, Cooper Island, Jost Van Dyke are also offered!  Double D Charters
  • Fishing: Fly fishing and Deep Sea Fishing. 
  • Island Hopping (Snorkel Day Trips, Excursions, etc): There are several islands close by to explore including: St. John, Anagada, Tortola
  • Spas: Sense Spa at Little Dix is the ultimate luxurious experience in a beautifully tranquil natural setting at a five star resort. However, Little Dix is currently rebuilding after damage sustained from Hurricane Irma. Little Dix plans to reopen end of 2019. The Spa at Leverick Bay is open and also provides a wide array of treatments in the midst of Leverick Bay Marina. 
  • Music and Dancing: Local bands play around the island. Some of restaurants and bars they play at are Bath & TurtleLeverick Bay RestaurantCocoMaya, or check out posted flyers around town

  • Restaurants on Virgin Gorda

    Private Chef There are a number of private chefs on the Island. Our management team at Mahoe Bay Villa Rentals can help direct you to a chef that might best suit your needs. Our family will have Erica cook once or twice on our visits.

    CocoMaya An open-air bar and restaurant located directly on a beautiful secluded beach that offers a blend of Asian and Latin contemporary cuisine in an intimate but casual setting. 

    The Bath & Turtle A popular restaurant and bar located right in The Valley offering a pub style menu such as fish and chips, pizza, burgers, roti, pasta, salads, and local soups. Local bands frequently play here.

    Hog Heaven A restaurant and bar with a view that can not be beat. They also raise their own chickens and pigs and specialize in some fantastic local BBQ.

    Top of the Baths Restaurant Located on a hill directly over The Baths National Park this casual restaurant serves Caribbean fusion cuisine. They also have a pool where guests are welcome to take a dip.

    Dixie's Bar & Restaurant This is a popular local lunch spot in The Valley and while their menu changes daily they focus on Caribbean dishes such as jerk chicken, stewed conch, and BBQ ribs along with sides like peas, rice, plantains, and vegetables. 

    The Restaurant at Leverick Bay Their upstairs restaurant offers an elegant setting offering local seafood specialities including Anegada lobster. The also have a more casual pub-style menu downstairs restaurant next to their pool making it perfect for children (or adults) that want to take a dip while they wait for their food to arrive.

    LSL Restaurant A small take out lunch spot in The Valley with a bakery offering homemade cakes and pastries 

    Little Dix Resort Little Dix offered two restaurants, The Pavillion and The Sugar Mill and an open air bar. However, they are currently closed after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017. Little Dix is rebuilding and expect to open end of 2019.

    Bitter End Resort Is in the process of rebuilding after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017. They expect to reopen end of 2019. 

    Activities on Virgin Gorda