Virgin Gorda is a long, meandering island. The southern portion of the island is known as the Valley; it is flat and the most populated part of Virgin Gorda. Spanish Town is the residential and commercial center located around the ferry dock and marina. It is a 10-minute drive from Spanish Town through quiet residential areas to the Baths, at the southern tip of the island.
The northern half of Virgin Gorda is essentially a single, large mountain that rises to 1,370 feet at Gorda Peak National Park. At mid-island are a clutch of villa resorts and fine beaches. On the other side of Gorda Peak is North Sound, a large natural harbor home to luxury resorts and seaside restaurants. Much of North Sound is accessible only by boat.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition