A great escape, this idyllic retreat is perched on its own little 1-acre cay in the middle of North Sound; it’s only accessible by free ferry or boat. The island belonged for 3 decades to the late legendary diver Bert Kilbride, who discovered some 90 shipwrecks in and around the B.V.I. and whose scuba-diving resort course is taught around the world. Bert’s former private island has been transformed into a luxe complex of nine one- and two-bedroom suites. Today this boutique hotel is ideal for swimming, sailing, or exploring North Sound. But with a good restaurant and jaunty bar right on the property, you’ll never have to leave. Look for the little nautical museum with shipwreck artifacts accumulated by Bert.
Virgin Gorda, BVI
Virgin Gorda, BVI› Hotel
Saba Rock Resort
Our Rating Neighborhood Around the Island Phone 284/495-7711 Prices Winter $150–$295 double, $295 quad, $495–$550 2-bedroom suite; off season $140–$250 double, $250 quad, $475 2-bedroom suite Amenities Restaurant; bar; watersports equipment/rental; Wi-Fi (free) Units 8 units Web site Saba Rock Resort