The truly unique and tiny island of Saba Rock offers big hospitality
A one-acre slice of paradise, Saba Rock is situated in the North Sound right between Virgin Gorda and Prickly Pear in the British Virgin Islands. It is known for its beautiful natural surroundings, crystal-clear waters, and popular restaurant and bar that offers a unique dining experience.
Saba Rock’s origin dates back to the 1960s and was put on the map by diving pioneer Herbert “Bert” Kilbride. He founded his diving base, a “Resort Course” for scuba diving, and launched the legendary Pirates’ Pub. Devastation came through in 2017 with hurricanes Irma and Maria as they wiped out the beloved watering hole known for being one of the best oceanfront bars in the Caribbean. Saba Rock has since been rebuilt. It is better than ever, offering scuba diving, water sports, dining and cocktails, shopping, spa services, marina slips, and nine beautiful guest rooms. It reopened in late 2021.
One of the main attractions of dining on Saba Rock is the breathtaking views of the surrounding waters. You can enjoy your meal dockside while overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea and nearby islands. After sunset, the lights from the surrounding hillside North Sound residences and boats moored in the bay provide a lively twinkle off the water.
The atmosphere on Saba Rock is casual and relaxed. Known for its island-friendly allure, playful spirit, and easy-going vibe, this secluded oceanfront resort is perfect and a popular spot for boaters and sailors who visit the British Virgin Islands. You’ll find people in casual beach chic attire donning hats, sunglasses, and flip-flops. The open-air bungalow-style restaurant and bar allow guests to enjoy the warm Caribbean breeze. Eccelctic design elements add color and flair, expressing their “legacy with a twist.”
Saba Rock’s restaurant offers a menu featuring a variety of seafood dishes. Given its location, you can expect fresh catches of the day, including fish, lobster, and conch. Caribbean and international cuisine are also part of the menu, catering to different tastes. Serving breakfast from 8:00 – 10:30a, daily lunch and dinner specials, signature cocktails, bar bites, small plates, and entrées. They serve Dinner daily until 9:30pm. . View the full menu offerings here.
In addition to dining, Saba Rock has a very popular bar. They serve a variety of signature tropical cocktails and have an extensive selection of rums, which is a must-try while in the Caribbean. Happy hours are standard: a welcoming place to unwind and a lively place to socialize. Happy hour runs from 4-6 every day. It truly is an incredible place to watch the sun setting over your yacht in the anchorage.
In their wellness retreat, patrons have the opportunity to relax with personalized massages, rejuvenating body wraps, invigorating facials, healing reiki therapy, soothing reflexology rituals, and transformative sound baths. Embrace tranquility through both group and private yoga and meditation sessions.
Furthermore, their spa professionals are adept at crafting distinctive packages for special moments such as honeymoons, and private group gatherings!
UpNUnder Watersports operates a dedicated facility on-site, catering to your kiteboarding, winging, and e-foiling desires. Additionally, they offer kayaks, snorkeling gear, and coordinate diving or snuba excursions in collaboration with trusted local partners. This is a great option if you are wanting to learn something new on your yacht charter!
Making a reservation is a good idea, especially during the peak tourist season. Saba Rock can get busy, and having a reservation ensures you have a spot to enjoy your meal. When booking your private yacht charter with Uncharted, we are happy to reserve dining tables and book adventurous excursions for you. All in part to ensure your experience is beyond expectations.
Sara Nelson, Contributing Writer and Co-Founder of Uncharted