Outside of being considered one of the “Sailing Capitals of the World”, the British Virgin Islands is also known for its luxurious accommodations scattered across the numerous islands that make up the territory. Virgin Gorda boasts some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the British Virgin Islands. It also boasts some of the most luxurious resorts and villas. Nestled on the furthest north- eastern tip of Virgin Gorda is Oil Nut Bay. Oil Nut Bay is compromised of a collection of suites and villas, each unique in their own way.
The 400 acre property is located on the scenic north-eastern tip of Virgin Gorda, isolated from the rest of the island, and theoretically from the rest of the British Virgin Islands. Its isolated location only allows for a boat or helicopter arrival, making your entrance an enjoyable experience in itself. The property holds various villas, three restaurants, water sports, a marina, a 24/7 gym, shopping, a rescue barn and a kids club all at your finger tips.
I arrived by boat at the Oil Nut Bay Village Marina and was greeted by the lovely staff of the resort with smiles and welcome beverages. We were quickly whisked away from the marina and given a quick tour of all the hotspots on the property.
After our tour, we were taken to our villa for the weekend. A short walk away from the marina village is the Sea Sabella Villa which is apart of the newly built marina villa collection. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom villa is perched above the village marina with expansive views of Necker Island, Eustatia Island, the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. The beautiful thing about this villa is that these views are not constructed by anything thanks to its location and the floor to ceiling windows.
When you stay at Oil Nut Bay you get your own personal golf cart to get you to and from any point on the resort. They also put your name on it! I love the attention to details.
The Sea Sabella villa is 1,400 square feet of pure luxury, relaxation and bliss. As you enter the villa, it’s like you have stepped into a cover story spread in the Architectural Digest. This villa has a large wrap around sun-soaked deck and a suspended plunge pool to cool off after a long day of exploring. The open concept of the main living area consists of a living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry area and a half bath. The light and airy feel of the common living spaces forces you into relax mode. Click here to see a video tour of the villa!
The master suites are probably my favorite part of the villa. From a bed that is reminiscent of the puffiest cloud you can imagine to a spa grade bathroom that puts you in a trance.
The outdoor living space consists of a covered deck, suspended plunge pool and various seating areas. The deck is accessible from each room and living space in the villa. As mentioned before, the view is overlooking the Marina Village and the Atlantic Ocean. The deck is the perfect spot for a morning coffee, yoga or just straight up relaxing.
The Nova Restaurant.
Oil Nut Bay has three different restaurants to choose from. The Nova Restaurant which is located in the Marina Village has a chic island lounge vibe to it. It is the perfect location for a Sunday Brunch thanks to its many lounge chairs and day beds for the perfect laze. It is also perfect for a great evening of dining. We had a beautiful dinner and brunch ( I will have a separate blog for the brunch) at this location.
The Beach Club Restaurant.
The Beach club Restaurant is an open aired sea and pool side restaurant that serves up classics with a twist. Some of the best food I have ever had in the BVI comes from this spot.
This time around, I only spent late afternoons by the Beach Club sipping on daiquiris and munching on fries but I thoroughly enjoyed myself regardless.
Exploring the Grounds.
Oil Nut Bay is 400 acres of land that compromises of hillsides, beaches and hidden coves. There are endless spots to discover. We spent our early mornings and late afternoons driving around the resort in our golf cart searching for views that would blow our minds away.
It’s always sad to leave paradise. Saying goodbye to the staff that made my stay so unforgettable and to such a beautiful resort was pretty difficult.
Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend stay at Oil Nut Bay and I will be back! Stay tuned for an in depth blog on Sunday Brunch at Nova! In the meantime click here to see an Instagram reel showing you what its like to attend! Also if you’re staying on the island of Virgin Gorda, check out my list of favorite places to eat on the island! Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed!