Our Review: Oil Nut Bay Resort, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Updated: Aug 11, 2022
Recently, we were invited to stay at Oil Nut Bay in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
See our video & read our personal comments about this wonderful luxury experience:
"Our stay at Poseidon’s Perch Villa at Oil Nut Bay in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands was an experience in sophisticated beauty that bridged a luxury vacation from sailing aboard a professionally crewed charter yacht to a whimsical water palace! After our sail, this was precisely where one could envision the God of the Sea himself surveying the beautiful bay beneath. Luxury abounds in this 4 bedroom oasis with bubbling jacuzzi & swimming pool.
We realized that we were so truly immersed in the experience, that we spent our time talking face-to-face with everyone who made our stay special versus interviewing them through the camera lens! Our enjoyment of the staff, who offered exceptional service, is the true definition of “Where Land Meets Sea and Luxury Meets Sanctuary”! From the Beach Club & Restaurant to the Marina Village, shopping and Nova Restaurant, excellence was seamlessly offered with hospitality & a warm smile. We highly recommend combining a yacht charter vacation with a beautiful stay at Oil Nut Bay!”
About Oil Nut Bay...
Spread across 400 acres and surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the 15 neighborhoods of Oil Nut Bay are built around a world-class resort that caters directly to the residents and guests on the island. Boasting a luxury Beach Club, Marina, Marina Village, Wellness Center, and more, Oil Nut Bay offers an exceptional experience for visitors and homeowners alike. Experience the finest in private island living when you stay in one of the exclusive villas at Oil Nut Bay. Designed by some of the world’s most esteemed architects, these remarkable homes feature stunning finishes and furnishings, spectacular pools and water features, and indoor/outdoor spaces that are built into the island’s topography and capitalize on breathtaking sea views.
Accessible by helicopter or boat
Resort Core with 3 main swimming pools and a swim-up bar
Private villas with private pools, electric golf carts and private staff upon request
Snorkeling with turtles and stingrays right off the beach- all snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, kayaks and hobie cats are on the beach for daily use and included in rates
Nuthouse- kid’s activities center with movies, video games, arts & crafts and babysitting upon request and reservation
Tennis Courts, Pickleball, Playground, Fitness Center, Hiking Trails located in the resort core
Hot Tub and Firepit in Pavilion space with complimentary Top Brewer coffee and ipads for use
Rescue Barn- 3 rescue racehorses from Puerto Rico, 1 Emu, 2 Flamingos and Turtles- horse grooming for kids and petting, feeding opportunities
Private boat charters for fishing, diving and island hopping available
Dedicated Watersports and fitness instructing professional available for private training sessions, kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, fitness classes
Nature Center featuring a Ranger Program for children and teens to immerse themselves in to the BVI’s Natural Beauty
Custom-create your own evening under the stars at one of the most exclusive restaurants in the BVI. Whether you desire a dreamy date for two or spirited celebration with family and friends, Oil Nut Bay’s intimate Pavilion sets the secluded scene for bespoke wining and dining in a world-class location. Situated above the lushly landscaped Beach Club, the Pavilion’s elevated position captures the gentle tropical breezes and takes in expansive views of the resort’s palm-strewn beach and protected bay beyond.
The space encompasses a sophisticated lounge and dining area, soaring thatch roof, and exquisite backlit Rum Bar of onyx. The intimate hot tub and striking fire pit are both perfect for after-dinner indulgences. Work alongside our top-notch team to create your own personalized gourmet menu, complete with wine and beverage pairings, and arrange any extra detail that your heart desires.
Our exclusive BVI restaurants offer a unique spin on classical favourites that every member of the family will enjoy. The heart of the world-class resort experience begins at The Beach Club. With an exceptional restaurant, Al Forno pizza oven, swim-up pool bar, and views of the white sand beach and sparkling sea beyond, it’s an exclusive retreat for homeowners and rental guests alike.
Open-air, poolside seating sets the stage for a mouthwatering meal. After lunch choose to lounge alongside one of the three turquoise pools or settle into an oversized daybed under a cabana, grab a mask and fins and head out for a snorkel in the turtle-filled bay, or laze on the white sand with an icy cocktail in hand. No matter how you choose to spend your day here, an exceptional experience awaits.
Experience a feast for all the senses when dining and reclining at Nova Restaurant. Built out over the water, friends and family gather around the table to share delectable dishes in an exquisite locale that both invigorates and unwinds. Savor the sea breeze while sampling global dishes bursting with fresh flavors and featuring the highest quality ingredients that have been locally grown and procured whenever possible. Pair your meal with a handcrafted cocktail, bottle of bubbles or wine from our thoughtfully curated list. Ample lounging spaces and overwater hammocks and daybeds offer picture-perfect places to laze after a day of wining and dining. Nova Restaurant is the very essence of easy-going island elegance, right here at Oil Nut Bay.
Atlantic Ridge Neighborhood:
The Cliff Suites:
The Cliff Suites’ sliding doors and floor-to-ceiling windows reveal an exquisitely designed space that includes a living area, a king master bedroom, and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The outdoor area features an infinity plunge pool, open air shower and an exterior terrace to enjoy uninterrupted sea views. The two suites are located on the peak of the Atlantic Ridge and a short distance to all Resort Center amenities. 890 square feet.
The Penthouse includes an expanded floor plan that seamlessly extends outdoors into a wrap around terrace and large infinity pool. The suite offers an indulgent single-bedroom with ample space and endless views of the Caribbean Sea. Alongside the bedroom is a bathroom with a separate soaking tub and outdoor shower. There is an oversized living area with frameless floor to ceiling retractable glass doors for uninterrupted views. 1,334 square feet.
On The Wild Side:
With unique views of both sides of the island, On The Wild Side perfectly balances atop the Atlantic Ridge Neighborhood providing water views from every angle. The exterior living space sits atop a large terrace with an infinity pool, lounge area, and dining area with an outdoor grill. From the villa’s all-glass great room, you can see nature at its finest. The villa’s bi-level floor plan also offers extra privacy for guests. There are 3 bedrooms, one of which is an oversized king master suite with an outdoor terrace and outdoor shower. 2,598 Square Feet.
The Bay Suites:
Located in close proximity to the Resort Core, these four suites combine luxury with tropical elegance. They feature a seperate bedroom, living room, bathroom with soaking tub and outdoor shower, and a private patio with lounge area. Each suite is provided with an electric cart to explore property. 634 square feet.
A gorgeous cliffside escape, Sol Mate offers 180-degree views of the Caribbean Sea. This two bedroom villa is the epitome of luxurious comfort. Sol Mate presents two master bedrooms, a streamlined floor plan with kitchen, living area, two ensuite bathrooms, and a shaded outdoor terrace with plunge pool. The villa also features sliding glass doors that extend the full length of the villa and open up to the sound of endless waves below. 1,256 Square Feet.
Perched atop the striking cliffs of Oil Nut Bay’s Wild Side, Starlight’s breathtaking location is both an exceptionally private villa and gloriously peaceful. The contemporary, open plan villa is the perfect combination of lavish and laidback, with state-of-the-art furnishings and fittings and a calming color palate to soothe the senses. 1,374 Square Feet
With uninterrupted views of the sparkling sea, Whale Point is situated on Oil Nut Bay’s dramatic Atlantic Ridge. This ocean view rental on Virgin Gorda’s south shore is an intimate escape, offering simple yet sumptuous ocean side living at its finest. 1,388 square feet
This is luxuriant island vacation living at its absolute finest. Sitting pretty on the striking cliffs of Oil Nut Bay’s Atlantic Ridge, graceful Hummingbird Villa is an oasis of pure opulence where no expense has been spared. This multilevel, contemporary home features four lavish bedrooms, all ensuite – three under one roof with a fourth pod-style king suite for ultimate privacy. 3,967 square feet.
Rainbow is the epitome of a BVI luxury rental and the ultimate in elevated vacation homes. Showcasing a private infinity pool and spacious deck with views across the peninsula and ocean, Rainbow comes fully loaded with a full kitchen with walk-in pantry, luxurious living room, king-size master bedroom with walk-in closet, outdoor shower and decadent soaking tub. The villa’s artfully designed green roof allows it to blend seamlessly into the surrounding topography. This BVI luxury rental suite is truly beyond compare.
Beach Villa Neighborhood:
Embellished by clear blue waters and white sand, Cheemaun Beach Villa positions guests on one of the top beaches in Virgin Gorda. This luxury villa provides spacious indoor and outdoor living that is the essence of easy island elegance. Decorated in classic Caribbean style, this three bedroom villa offers two master bedrooms, a generous pool terrace with private path to beach, lounge areas and outdoor grill with wet bar and dining area. 3,250 Square Feet.
Directly on Oil Nut Bay’s pristine white sand beach, Bella Beach Villa is the embodiment of beauty. The regal villa has two Master Bedrooms that overlook the sparkling pool and relaxing beachfront. Each of the six bedrooms has a private entrance and ensuite bathroom with an outdoor shower. The main living structure includes a full gourmet kitchen, dining room, and great room with a walkout patio. This luxury villa is an authentic portrayal of the British Virgin Island’s relaxed island lifestyle. 6,000 Square Feet.
The Beach House:
Echoing waves of modern beach living, this striking six bedroom beachfront villa allows guests to escape in style while being merely steps away from the sparkling waters of Oil Nut Bay. A family-friendly layout incorporates all bedrooms under one roof. Thoughtfully designed and furnished for a comfortable residential stay, this villa features a grand atrium entry with floating steps to the great room entrance, private access to the white sand beach, main living area with full kitchen, dining room, living room, private office, and stunning walk out patio. Additionally there is a generous outdoor terrace with a large pool and ample lounging areas.
5,807 Square Feet.
Montastraea Estate Villa:
Montastraea Estate Villa, named for the protected great star coral of the Caribbean Sea, shines bright on the north side of the community with unobstructed breathtaking views of Eustatia Sound, Necker Island, and Anegada. The villa’s exquisite design infuses indoor/outdoor living into an open floor plan with four spacious bedrooms. Montastraea’s expansive pool includes a swim-up bar, water curtain, and grotto. The outdoor terrace is completed with a formal dining area with barbeque grill and seating for ten. 6,200 Square Feet.
Reef House Estate Villa:
Displaying elegant simplicity, Reef House reflects the natural beauty of the surrounding terrain with pod-style living to ultimate privacy and highlight stunning views of Necker Island, Eustatia and the reef. Each of Reef House’s four bedrooms offers a gorgeous view of the glistening North Sound. The sprawling outdoor terrace includes a pool, two tiki huts, and a large dining area. 4,778 Square Feet.
This spectacular estate villa sits on the steep slopes of Oil Nut Bay overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and surrounding islands. With strikingly elegant design and spacious social areas and bedrooms alike, this five bedroom villa is the perfect choice for your family getaway. Maronti offers an Italian twist on Caribbean architecture and interior design. A stunning infinity pool lines the oceanfront providing magnificent views of the ocean’s reef. 5,350 square feet.
The perfect vacation villa for the extended family. Four-bedroom multi-level Compass Rose is all about the great outdoors, expertly blending luxurious interior and expansive exterior living spaces into one. Compass Rose’s elevated location boasts endless views of the Caribbean Sea, neighboring islands and Eustatia Sound, and offers year round tropical breezes. 3,653 Square Feet
Ridge Villa Neighborhood:
A whimsical water palace, Poseidon’s Perch Villa presides atop the Ridge Villa Neighborhood surrounded by turquoise views. Enjoy island-inspired artistry touches throughout this villa. Glass pocket doors in the Great Room create a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living. The outdoor space is accentuated by a turtle shade structure for lounging with ample terrace space for al fresco dining. The Master Bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower with private pathway to the tiki hut lounge area, infinity pool and bar, All four bedrooms soak in full ocean views. 2,508 square feet.
Charming views of the sea define this mesmerizing four bedroom perched retreat Natural stone and glass elements reflect a contemporary decor. The Master Suite is complete with an ensuite bathroom including an outdoor shower and soaking tub. Every comfort is considered in three additional Guest Suites with ensuite bathrooms, outdoor patios and private entrances. With an inviting Great Room, the stunning property also includes large, glass pocket doors providing panoramic view, infinity pool and ample terrace space for outdoor dining and grilling. 2,723 square feet.
Nut House Kids Club
In Villa Spa Services
Three Tier Pool
Swim Up Bar
Customized Marina Services
Fully equipped medical room
Doctor on Property
About Us-Your Charter Yacht Brokers: Capt. Randy & Shelly Tucker!
We do not sell yachts like many other agencies so there is no conflict or distraction in our focus for your yacht charter. Our service is free to you. We travel extensively to boat shows and yacht charter shows year-round to personally view and inspect as many of the yachts.
6 Reasons Why We are Qualified:
1. As Members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association and the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht League, we maintain contact with the yachts to keep abreast of the very latest information on crew/yacht conditions and new yachts entering the arena.
2. We stay on top of local and Federal Governments to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involve ourselves with the changes in the environment in which we offer charters.
3. We engage in open dialogue with local publications to help keep the government and the public aware of this important industry in our islands.
4. We attend multiple charter yacht industry shows in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, go aboard each of the yachts, meet the crews, attend association meetings and seminars. We'll happily share our notes about changes to the boats and crews and confirm any newly added features and upgrades as well as re-fits to the boat’s decor like new carpets, interior and exterior soft goods & fun new water toys.
5. As a seasoned charter yacht Owner & Crew, we have access to the "inner circle" and know all the insider facts.
6. We've developed a longtime friendship with vendors of services such as local taxi drivers, ferry companies, good places to stay on land, great restaurants, and much more.