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Virgin Gorda Travel Guide

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Plan Your Virgin Gorda Vacation

Virgin Gorda, or "Fat Virgin," received its name from Christopher Columbus. The explorer envisioned the island as a pregnant woman in a languid recline, with Gorda Peak being her big belly and the boulders of The Baths her toes. Different in topography from Tortola, with its arid landscape covered with scrub brush and cactus, Virgin Gorda has a slower pace of life, too. Goats and cattle own the

right-of-way, and the unpretentious friendliness of the people is winning.

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