The Virgin Gorda hotels come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and as is true of most of the hotels in the British Virgin Islands, they are relatively expensive. Some of the best luxury hotels in the British Virgin Islands figure among the Virgin Gorda lodging establishments, and those with room in the budget can also consider the upscale resorts. For those with less to spend on their accommodations in Virgin Gorda, a mid-range resort or an even cheaper guesthouse might be a better fit. Many travelers hope to stay at one of the hotels near the Baths on Virgin Gorda, as this is one of the most unique beaches in the Caribbean. Since Virgin Gorda is only ten miles long and two miles wide, you'll be relatively close to the Baths wherever you choose to stay, and there are plenty of other beaches to visit.
Situated on the calm waters of the North Sound, the Bitter End Yacht Club (pictured) has been welcoming weary boaters ever since it opened in the 1960s. Of all the sailing and diving complexes in the British Virgin Islands, the Bitter End Yacht Club is widely considered to be the best, and visitors who don't have a private boat can rent one from the resort's private fleet. Many boaters visit the Bitter End Yacht Club Resort for a day or two, taking advantage of its complete facilities. This upscale resort boasts a trio of restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool, and a fitness center. Watersports equipment is available for rent, and those in need of some pampering can visit the onsite spa. If you want to spend the night at this renowned resort, there are 90 guest units to choose from. Five of these guest units are yachts. The relatively lofty rates at the hotel include three daily meals. As is true at many of the luxury hotels in the British Virgin Islands, the guest units at the Bitter End Yacht Club aren't overflowing with amenities. They are comfortable and elegant, however, and some feature extra perks, such as air conditioning, a TV, and a private balcony with ocean views.
Much like the Bitter End Yacht Club, the Biras Creek Resort is one of the most renowned Virgin Gorda hotels. It too offers understated elegance and a range of facilities to enjoy.
For those who are interested in something other than the resort experience, the Katitche Guesthouse might be a better Virgin Gorda lodging fit. While most of the guesthouses in the archipelago are relatively simple, the Katitche Guesthouse offers a luxury experience that even the most discerning of travelers can enjoy. There are only five units at this small hotel, and visitors can rent all of them at the same time if they please. Each of the guest units is spacious, not to mention very well-equipped. Standard amenities that guests can expect to enjoy include air conditioning, satellite TV, a safe, and a CD player. Upon arrival, snacks and a bottle of bubbly from France are provided at no extra charge, and guests can also enjoy complimentary bottles of wine or some free Cuban cigars. Amenities include a dynamic infinity pool, a hot tub, a bar, and a guest barbecue area. A beautiful white-sand beach is within easy reach, and watersports equipment is available for rent if you want to do more than swim or sunbathe. The snorkeling is good down at the nearby beach, so some guests bring their own snorkeling equipment.
While the upscale Virgin Gorda hotels are attractive for a number of reasons, some travelers will have something more affordable in mind. There are a handful of excellent mid-range hotels in Virgin Gorda, and one of the best is the Nail Bay Resort. For those who are interested in staying at one of the hotels near the Baths on Virgin Gorda, the Nail Bay Resort is relatively close to this unique stretch of sand. It is also close to an array of other beaches, including Nail Bay Beach. The three beaches that are closest to the resort are usually deserted, and they are good for both snorkeling and swimming. These area beaches are also ideal for beach weddings, not to mention all out rest and relaxation. There are 45 total guest units at the Nail Bay Resort, and they come in the form of rooms, suites, apartments, and villas. The villas are the most expensive, and most boast private pools. All of the guest units are well equipped, and standard amenities include satellite TV, air conditioning, an iPod docking station, a DVD player, a hair dryer, a safe, and a barbecue grill. Most of the units also feature a kitchen or kitchenette. Outside of the guest units, the facilities and amenities include a restaurant, a bar, a swimming pool, a hot tub, and a tennis court.
The Virgin Gorda hotels are most expensive during the peak winter season. As such, budget-minded travelers who are interested in cheap Virgin Gorda lodging might stick to the spring, summer, and fall seasons. That being said, there are some hotels on this fantastic island that maintain relatively low rates throughout the year. Such is the case with the Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel, which is one of the most popular hotels near the Baths on Virgin Gorda. When guests at Fischer's Cove aren't snorkeling or exploring the boulders at the Baths, they can hike the area trails, go shopping in Spanish Town, or arrange a deep sea fishing excursion, among other things. The staff at the Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel can help guests arrange any number of fun activities and tours. Relaxing in a hammock and visiting the hotel's lounge are also options for things to do, and the restaurant or bar can make for good places to spend some down time. There are Virgin Gorda hotels that are cheaper than Fischer's Cove, but few offer this much in terms of overall value. There are 20 guest units to choose from, and they come in the form of rooms and larger cottages. Both the rooms and the cottages are well equipped, with cable TV, a coffee maker, a mini refrigerator, and a telephone figuring among the standard amenities.