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By Taxi -- Taxis are widely available, and, much like everywhere else in the islands, drivers double as solid tour guides. Contact the good folks at Potters’ Taxi Service for excellent taxi service and island tours (tel 284/495-5329). The Valley Taxi Association is at tel 284/495-5539. The standard fee for traveling between Spanish Town and Gun Creek is $30. Many drivers operate open-sided taxi safari buses that can hold up to 22 passengers. These buses charge upwards of $3 to $5 per person to transport a passenger, say, from the Valley to the Baths.

By Car -- If you’d like to rent a car, try one of the local firms, such as Virgin Gorda Car Rental (tel 284/496-0383; www.virgingordacar.com) or Mahogany Rentals (tel 284/495-5469; http://mahogany.nfshost.com), both in the Valley close to the yacht harbor. Both companies also offer taxi tours and transfers.

Remember: Drive on the left. Road conditions on Virgin Gorda range from good to extremely poor. An aerial view of the island shows what looks like three bulky masses connected by two very narrow isthmuses. The North Sound resorts are not even accessible by road at all, requiring ferryboat transfers from Gun Creek.One possibility for exploring Virgin Gorda by car is to drive from the southwest to the northeast along the island’s rocky and meandering spine. This route will take you to the Baths (in the extreme southeast), to Spanish Harbour (near the middle), and eventually, after skirting the mountainous edges of Gorda Peak, to the most northwesterly tip of the island’s road system, near North Sound. Here, a miniarmada of scheduled ferryboats runs between Gun Creek and North Sound resorts.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.