Saba Rock

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Saba Rock

North Sound of Virgin Gorda
(British Virgin Islands)

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Sunset at Saba Rock Resort

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Location: 18°30’11"N, 64°21’28"W
Area: 1½ acres

Saba Rock is a small island of the British Virgin Islands. It covers approximately an acre and a half, but within this small compass the island contains a small hotel, restaurant, bar, and gift shop. A dock is available for day visitors and a large mooring field accommodates yachts staying overnight.

The resort operates a boat shuttle from Saba Rock to Bitter End Yacht Club and Leverick Bay Marina.


Saba Rock sits entirely within the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. It is among the cluster of serene, scarcely inhabited Islands that form the North Sound: the other, neighbouring islands in the sound include Richard Branson's exclusive Necker Island and the private Island of Eustatia with the surrounding pristine waters of Eustatia Reef, a snorkeler's paradise.


The rock was formerly owned and occupied by Bert Kilbride, a marine archaeologist who for many years served as Her Majesty's Receiver of Wreck in the Territory. It was subsequently sold to the McManus family of Hawaii and now has a small hotel and restaurant on it. Over the years it has developed into a famous stop for the celebrity and yachting crowd. The island is consistently ranked as one of the most popular watering holes in the Caribbean.

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