• Travel Stories: Devil's Bay and Virgin Gorda Baths

Mermaids aren’t real, or so they tell us. But as we squeezed our way through a maze of boulders smoothed by the sea, we found ourselves in an ocean world that belongs in storybooks. The Virgin Gorda Baths are filled with magic and mystery, an island cove where light spills between diamond ledges into the shimmering water of a secret grotto. Outside in Devil’s Bay the ocean pummels the coast and seabirds sing their songs, but inside these rock walls, all is serene. A shimmering kaleidoscope of tropical light and rope ladder trails, it’s a secret alcove where real-life mermaids can stretch their legs (and try out their new bikinis).