Saba Rock

Saba Rock is one of the top destinations in the British Virgin Islands, especially for those who are bareboating through the archipelago. Found in the North Sound region, this island resort is surrounded by pristine waters that are home to Eustatia Reef. The snorkeling opportunities are excellent, as is the overall scenery. The island of Saba Rock can be found just off Virgin Gorda, and it is essentially part of this larger, main island. Within sight is the nearby Bitter End Yacht Club, which is also a popular place to visit while boating through the area. There's a lot to like about the Saba Rock Resort, and an excellent location is one of the main attributes.

While visiting Saba Rock in Virgin Gorda, travelers can enjoy a range of watersport activities, including sailing and snorkeling. Fishing is one of the top things to do in the British Virgin Islands, and fishing excursions are easy to arrange at the Saba Rock Resort. If you just want to hang out on an idyllic beach during your Saba Rock visit, you can always take advantage of the free water taxi to the beach on nearby Prickly Pear Island. The ride only takes a few minutes, as is true of the ride over to the Bitter End Yacht Club. Guests at the Saba Rock Resort are free to use the facilities at the Bitter End Yacht Club. That being said, the facilities back on Saba Rock are relatively complete, so venturing off to other resorts might not be necessary.

Since Saba Rock in Virgin Gorda has a rocky shoreline, heading to one of the nearby islands to enjoy some beach time is popular. Saba Rock does have some small, man-made beaches, and they can suffice when you just want to relax and soak up some rays. Visitors can also pull up one of the lounge chairs that can be found on the resort terraces and decks. The Saba Rock Resort offers the only facilities on the island, so it's not only the place to hang out, but also the place to stay. For those who are boating, the marina is an excellent place to dock for a while. If you are without a boat, they are available for rent at the resort. You can also book various boating tours if you want to leave the "driving" up to someone else.

In addition to a marina, the Saba Rock Resort also features a good restaurant, so hungry boaters can break for a satisfying meal upon arrival. Steel drum bands are known to jam the night away at the resort's restaurant. For those who are interested in nightlife, dancing to the steel drum rhythms is always an option. Dancing at the restaurant is a popular pursuit, especially during the more crowded winter season. Some other good beach bars and restaurants can be found in the general area, and hopping in the boat to visit some of them is also an option.

When you're not swaying to steel drum music, dining on fresh seafood, hanging out at an area beach, or enjoying any other number of fun things to do at Saba Rock in Virgin Gorda, you can go shopping. Saba Rock is home to a boutique that sells all kinds of things, including clothing items and jewelry. There's also bound to be something that catches your eye at the Saba Rock Museum. Yes, this resort even has its own museum, and the bulk of the pieces that are on display were salvaged from a number of shipwrecks.

While many of the visitors to Saba Rock in Virgin Gorda only drop by for a quick visit before heading off to main islands like Tortola or Anegada, some stick around for a while. The room rates at the Saba Rock Resort are reasonable, and while the accommodations aren't the most luxurious in the land, they are clean, comfortable, and well equipped. In addition to air conditioning, each of the guest units at the resort feature a small refrigerator, a coffee maker, and satellite TV. Ample furnishings abound in the guest rooms, and some boast two bedrooms for those who need extra space. A complimentary continental breakfast is included in the room rates, as is free high-speed Internet access.

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