Saba Rock is one of the most unique places in the world. Nestled in the equally beautiful North Sound of Virgin Gorda, this must visit island/resort is just a stone’s throw away from Google mogul Larry Page’s Eustatia Island and Richard Branson’s Necker Island.
Saba Rock’s original owner, diving legend Bert Kilbride, gave Saba Rock a rich history, which is still reflected in the resort’s Nautical Museum. Kilbride erected a make-shift bar, called Pirates’ Pub, to serve the tourists and yachties hanging out at the resort, and it was an instant success. Pirate’s Pub grabbed the attention of restaurateur John McMannus, who bought the island and built the shangri-la that is Saba Rock today. One of the many things that makes Saba Rock stand out is that absolutely every square inch of the island — about an acre and a half — has been develop as part of Saba Rock Resort. The resort has 8 suites and 10 deep water slips where yachts can tie up for the night. Just off the rock are 17 moorings where boats can anchor for the night.
The steady supply of trade winds makes North Sound among the best places for wind/water sports activities in the Virgin Islands. Saba Rock is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, especially windsurfing and kitesurfing. Visit the island/resort for lunch and feast on tropically-delicious food and refreshing drinks while catching the sites of the colorful kites that dot the horizon while surfers work the waves below, or mingle with other friendly tourists.
Check out this mesmerizing video from Cabrinha Kiteboarding highlighting the marriage of BVI scenery and extreme waterspouts.