Looking for something different to do during on one of the BVI's many public holidays my Wife and I decided to drive to Gun Creek and hitch a ride over to Saba Rock Resort for lunch. As you can't drive to any of the resorts or restaurants at the Eastern end of North Sound, whether it be Biras Creek, Y.C.C.S. or the Bitter End our only choice was to use Saba Rocks free ferry that runs every hour from either Gun Creek or Leverick Bay. We called to let them know we were waiting, along with a Honeymoon couple from California, just because we know how things work and don't work in the Caribbean. The ferry arrived regardless about 10 minutes late, but we got the impression that the service works pretty well and after all it's free!
The local number is (284) 495 7711
The journey takes just over 5 minutes and you arrive on a dinghy dock that is almost part of the restaurant. The dining rooms seats around 100 covers and has a large bar where you can sit and have a beer if you don't want to eat, or if you do!
Saba Rock is owned by the same family that own and operate the Wailea Hotel on Maui. The menu is typically American with Burgers, Fish Tacos and Panini sandwiches interspersed with more West Indian selections such as Conch Fritters and local Lobster. The service was good and friendly and quite quick, however being July the restaurant wasn't that busy with only about 20 people eating so in February it might be a different story.
If you're coming to North Sound on your own Yacht you can pick up a mooring right off the resort and dinghy in to the restaurants long dock that runs the length of the dining room, not ten feet from where you'll probably sit and eat.
The resort also has several rooms for rent on top of the tiny island and there is also a boutique which contains some very interesting artifacts from the wreck of the Royal mail Steamer R.M.S Rhone that lies now as a premier dive site just off Salt Island. Saba Rock was originally owned by Burt Kilbride who is locally known to be a diving legend and the man that came up with the "Resort Course" for people who wanted to see what diving was all about without going through a weeks long certification course.
There is a salt water fish tank outside that contains more artifacts from the "Rhone" and usually lots of tropical fish and lobster. Fun for the kids although on the day we visited most of the fish were seen to be dead and laying on the sand rather than swimming around.
After lunch we walked around the resort and found a lovely shaded gazebo that faces due East and gives you an unhindered view of the Ocean with marvelous tropical breezes keeping you cool and lulling you into that after lunch nap you so deserve.
A great spot to watch the kite boarders and windsurfers that frequent North Sound due to the constant winds that come off the Atlantic and provide the BVI's best sailing grounds.
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