Saba Rock Resort, as it exists today, opened its doors for business in May 1999. The resort was designed by BVI architect Paul Wattley, who worked in conjunction with local craftsmen on the 2 year construction project. Prior to that, the island was owned for over 30 years by BVI diving legend and treasure hunter, Bert Kilbride. Bert was appointed the BVI Receiver of Wrecks by Queen Elizabeth II.
The North Sound, Virgin Gorda consists of a small cluster of islands and resorts: Prickly Pear Island, Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island and Moskito Island, Eustatia Island, Bitter End Yacht Club and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS).
The North Sound plays host to a diverse range of water-sports, including mega yacht regattas hosted by YCCS, One Design sailing regattas, kiteboarding, SCUBA diving, stand up paddle boarding and amazing snorkeling. It is also home to some of the very best beaches in the Caribbean.
When traveling to the Hawaiian Islands please visit our sister property: Hotel Wailea Maui, Relais & Châteaux
Saba Rock Resort is located in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands. While our location is both remote and wonderfully removed from any big city, it is still reasonably easy to get here.
When booking your flight, the most convenient airports are San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (STT), Antigua (ANU) or Saint Martin (SXM). From these airports you will be able to connect with Cape Air, Air Sunshine, Seaborne Airlines, & LIAT for flights to Beef Island Airport, Tortola (EIS) or Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ).
From Beef Island, Tortola, we recommend taking Speedy’s Ferry Service from Trellis Bay dock to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. Speedy’s operates a courtesy shuttle bus which will transport you the short distance from the airport to the dock. From St Thomas, USVI, there are several ferries every day to Road Town, Tortola and direct ferries to Virgin Gorda running on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Ferry schedules are available on www.bestofbvi.com. If you will be arriving in Spanish Town, please let us know, so that we may organise a taxi to meet you and bring over to the dock at Gun Creek in the North Sound.
Fancy a once in a life time experience? Charter a chopper and land on the Rock! Helicopter charters direct to Saba Rock are available from St Thomas Airport (STT) with Caribbean Buzz (www.caribbean-buzz.com; email@example.com or tel +1 340 775 7335 / +1 347 284 6335), and from Beef Island Airport (EIS) with Antilles Helicopters (www.antilleshelicopterservices.com; firstname.lastname@example.org or tel + 284 441 7335)
Or why not take a sea plane? Shoreline Aviation (http://www.shorelineaviation.com/crbst_3.html; email@example.com or tel +1 340 642 3000) offers a reliable amphibious seaplane service to and from the North Sound out of St Thomas, St Croix and San Juan. Both private charters and commuter transfers (min 4 passengers) are available.
Once on the islands, it is very simple to travel between both, the US and British Virgin Islands chain. There are a number of ferry companies with daily routes between the islands. Ferry schedules are available online here as well as in your local edition of The BVI Welcome magazine.
For more detailed assistance in planning your trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Dock Information & Rates:
Slips are charged @ $2.00 per ft
Potable fresh water @ $0.20 per gallon
Ice @ $4.00 per 10# bag
Nightly Shore-Power Rates:
- 30 amp @ $25
- 50 amp @ $40
Slips book up very quickly, particularly at Christmas/New Year; Easter and Christmas in July. To avoid disappointment please make reservations in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org or 284-495-7711.
To make reservations in the Marina, it is very helpful if you are able to provide us with the following boat information:
Boat Name (if known); Boat Length; Beam (if known); Mono Hull or Catamaran; Sail or Power; In board or Out Board engines.
Moorings Information & Rates:
Moorings at Saba Rock are $30 per night and include (FREE of charge) up to 250 gallons of fresh water and 1 bag of ice. Moorings are offered on a first come, first served basis.
We have 17 moorings located just in front of the island. They are a very popular option. During high season the field can fill up very quickly in the early afternoon. To avoid disappointment, aim to arrive by mid day. If our field is full, additional moorings are available at Sand Box/Prickly Pear, Bitter End Yacht Club and Leverick Bay. You can also drop anchor off Prickly Pear Island.
Saba Rock can be reached by dinghy and you can tie up in our ample dinghy dock in front of the restaurant. In addition, our ferry service is available to pick up guests, free of charge, from any dock in the North Sound.