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Oil Nut Bay: A Private Luxury Sanctuary in the British Virgin Islands

On the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands, lies Oil Nut Bay – a luxury resort spreading across 400 acres surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The setting is exceptionally private and consciously preserved, accessible only by boat or helicopter. Favorite activities onsite include the Sunday live jazz and brunch, movies under the stars, sea turtle tagging, mangrove snorkeling, and visiting the rescue barn onsite. The North Sound area – also home to Sir Richard Branson’s Necker and Moskito Islands – is known for boasting the very best in low-density Caribbean destinations.


The luxury homes and villas are custom-built into the island’s topography and the architectural designs meld cutting-edge, modern elements with natural elegance. Lots and homes for sale range in pricing from $2.95 to $50 million and nightly villa rentals range from $550 to $9,550 per night.

Amenities include a private beach club with three pools and a swim-up bar; Nova overwater restaurant and bar; wellness center with gym and two tennis courts; two heli-pads; equipment for kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling; Nut House Kids Club; and world-class dining options. Not be missed: the “Rum Bible” in the Pavilion restaurant, featuring 52 different rums (a different one for each week of the year!) sourced from all over the Caribbean.

The resort also features an exciting new Marina Village with Nova overwater restaurant and bar, suspended pool with hammocks and daybeds, a games room, 93-slip marina, market and boutique. Upcoming expansion plans include a day spa with outdoor showers, watersports center, art gallery and additional retail.

Real Estate

For those who wish to linger longer, new turnkey and fully-furnished villas are available in the Marina Village with pricing starting at $2.95 million. Homes are located a quick walk away from the marina and the main amenities in the Marina Village, and owners will have access to everything at Oil Nut Bay.

The property also just announced there will be a new Ocean Neighborhood, featuring 8 new homesites called Ocean Villas, two of which have just sold. Of the six remaining, the resort will build three, 3-bedroom turnkey Ocean Villas for sale, the first of which is priced at $5.95M, land and home included. The remaining three are on offer as blank slates upon which to create the ultimate dream home.

These water’s edge villas are fronted by an inner and outer reef and therefore thoroughly protected. Said to be among the healthiest reefs in the BVI, both offer exceptional snorkeling opportunities. The collection abuts peaceful Bonefish Beach, ideal for children’s play and evening strolls on the sand.

We predict that the real estate market will remain hot and the demand for second homes in beautiful locales will continue. People will continue to prioritize health, wellness and family, and Oil Nut Bay will continue to be in demand due to its exceptional setting, sustainable nature and privacy.

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By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Oil Nut Bay


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