The beauty of the BVI is obvious in its blue skies, white beaches, palm trees, bikini-clad women and men with chest muscles to die for. But it is also more subtly apparent in the poetry of the islands, where every location is precisely named to render some aspect of its history. Thus, one arrives by boat through the Francis Drake Canal - a hint of the ancient piracy that built the English Treasury and continues, in a different form, to fill the coffers of the islands' treasuries. These treasuries include both Deadman's Chest and Fallen Jerusalem, so yes you can expect casinos; there is no island named Smuggler's Paradise, or Cocaine Alley, though clearly there should be, for the BVI provide, like so much of the Caribbean, a transit station for the South American cartels. I am not able to comment on why Virgin Gorda island is named Virgin Gorda island, though it is said that she insists on using a condom and does not allow kissing. People mostly go there to see the movie stars and "The Baths", which are not baths in the sense of Baden-Baden or Bath Spa, but massive granite boulders left behind from some ancient volcanic eruption, gathered in such a way that the ocean pours into them, and stays behind as grottoes.
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See also the US Virgin Islands, which are the American share of the same region, larger, of course, and more populous, of course, than the British.
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