The Marina Village and Nova Restaurant Are Now Open!
Oil Nut Bay opened its Marina Village and Nova restaurant this month. The development and resort now offers guests on sail and motor boats the opportunity to experience this unique luxury property.
Three out of four piers are currently built, with a total of 70 berths available for rent. A slated 93 berths are expected once construction is complete. The marina can offer dockage to boats up to 130 feet (40 meters) in length with drafts of up to 8 feet (2.4 meters).
The majority of the berth are owned by residents of Oil Nut Bay, however, they are available to guests when residents are not using them.
Boat guests will have access to the Marina Village and Nova restaurant, including a suspended pool, bar and hammocks and daybeds.
Expect Share-Friendly Dishes at Nova
Nova is expected to be a place where residents and guests alike can socialize. The menu is a tapas-inspired one, with ingredients locally sourced whenever possible. Some of signature dishes include Copper Pot Cauliflower, Surf and Turf sliders and Driftwood Sashimi with BVI Sea Salt and Wahoo Poke.
And there are signature cocktails as well, including the Oil Nut Bay Swizzle, a blend of Gin, Velvet Falernum, Pineapple, Turks Head Cactus, Sage, Lime and Mint.
At the Marina Village, you will also find The Coffee Shop, serving artisan coffee, breads and pastries, There is also The Market, a great place to stock up on wines and spirits, as well as “to-go” dishes from Nova. There is also The Library for book lovers and The Boutique for a little retail therapy in resort wear.
For any boat guest who would like to access to the rest of Oil Nut Bay, a $75/day pass is offered per person.
An Eco-Friendly Development
Oil Nut Bay is located on the eastern-most tip of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. It is one of the more recent luxury resorts and developments to open in the area. It is only accessible by helicopter or boat. Not only does it offer luxury living for residents and guests, it is also an eco-friendly development with power coming from solar panels and reverse osmosis used to turn saltwater into potable, drinking water. Gray water is also recycled for pools and irrigation, a huge asset considering how dry the climate generally is in the British Virgin Islands.
The development is located on 400 acres of land, with different “villages” set up where both existing and planned villas are located. All the villas have breathtaking views of the clear, blue waters below. There is also a community garden, the Beach Club restaurant, a tennis court, water sport activities, the Nature House and the Nut House, which is essentially a daycare for children to go play and learn.
Recovering From Hurricane Irma
The development is the brainchild of David V. Johnson, an American developer known for his billion dollar Bay Harbor development on Lake Michigan in the United States. According to Oil Nut Bay’s site, there are currently 13 villas available to rent. There were originally 17 available with plans to have a total of approximately 67 properties built over the course of ten years. Hurricane Irma put a stop to that and Oil Nut Bay closed for reconstruction until December 2018.