Reason enough to come to the BVIs, the Baths provide their visitors with an experience like no other. Visiting them has been our favorite day (so far) in the 7 months of our wonderful sailing journey. At the Baths, there are several ‘active’ opportunities, such as swimming, snorkeling, hiking, or rock climbing. On the other hand, you may prefer to simply take a peek of the tidal pools from shore. Perhaps, instead, you’d rather simply enjoy an adult libation while enjoying the views from the fabulous poolside restaurant? (I recommend the Indian Curried Stew.)
Those rocks! So Zen! They emit a very positive karma…. I wanted to move right into one of the caves. As much as the photos are stunning, this is a place to be experienced in person. Located on the island of Virgin Gorda in the BVIS, the boulders look glacial. Experts, however, believe the rocks were formed by “a result of molten rock seeping up into the existing volcanic rock layers; because the molten rock did not reach the surface it cooled slowly and formed the hard granite layer.” Rock climbing over and around the giant boulders was fun and provided great views. The trail culminates at the ocean tidal pools. Snorkeling is awesome there; floating on your belly, easily floating from pool to pool, we saw lots of beautiful tropical fish varieties and coral. For the first time, I saw a complete sphere of Brain Coral! The water is so clear, it is not necessary to don your mask, but boy, is it worth it to do so! Once you put your face (with Ninja Mask) in the water, you become part of an entirely different world! Standing on, under or between the massive stones or submerged in a tidal pool, it is easy to understand why this place is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Dauntless will be hosting week-long charters in the BVIS from November 2018 – April 2019. We’d love to take you to the Baths!