Saba Rock, the relaxed and romantic destination resort with breathtaking waterfront views in the British Virgin Islands, will reopen on Oct. 15. The resort, on a private island in North Sound, Virgin Gorda, has undergone a dramatic reconstruction after it was largely destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017.
You can stay in one of Saba Rock’s nine ocean-front rooms, but if you’re chartering or cruising through the BVI, you can enjoy lunch or dinner in the open-air restaurant or one of two bars; you also can sign up for diving (the resort has a dive shop) and for kite-surfing.
Saba Rock is just above the iconic Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda, which also has been rebuilding; it hopes to open later this year.
Saba Rock traces its history to when “Bert” Kilbridge founded a diving base and his well-stocked Pirates’ Pub there in the 1960s. The island is small, but it has a white sand beach where you can get drinks and snacks. A daily highlight is the tarpon feeding at 5 every afternoon, a time that coincides with the start of Happy Hour.
The restaurant is known for its freshly caught seafood and local favorites. The bars specialize in Caribbean drinks. If you don’t have a boat, you can take one from Tortola.
Rooms are $750 a night in October, and the price includes breakfast. There’s also high-speed WiFI, and the rooms have air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The Saba Rock Boutique is stocked with items you can take home to bring back memories of your visit. Read more: