British Virgin Islands: Places
This is a 30-acre island of vegetation and a wonderful bird habitat.
This was a declared a National Park in 1974 is also an ideal place for
water sports and bird watching.
The Copper Mine:
The most popular spot on Virgin Gorda. Initially mined by Amerindians who
used the copper to construct the tools they used for gardening and hunting.
There are numerous shafts within the vicinity with some going to depths of
over 100 feet.
Explore the caves that came about due to natural weathering of exposed
Sage Mountain National Park:
This is known as the oldest national park on the island. There are Hiking
Trails, which are excellent to visit and observe. The history of this park
goes back to 1964 when it is said that Lawrence Rockefeller provided the land
to the BVI government to be used as a reserve. The park is approximately 1000
feet and at it highest peak it goes to 1,716 feet above sea level. This is an
exciting and very interesting tour, which is a nature lover's paradise.
Home to the world's smallest reptile, the Virgin Gorda's Gecko and lives
in the 265 acres of Dry Forest. An ancient wooden tower makes an ideal spot
to view the magnificent beauty of the Virgin Islands. It is presently in a
three contracted research project in conjunction with the Darwin Initiative
of the UK government.
A bird sanctuary of 1.2 acres of nesting site for the numerous bird
species that make their home on the island.
Other National Parks
- The Botanic Gardens
- Devils Bay
- Prickly Pear Island