Virgin Gorda is a tiny island in the British Virgin Islands, renowned for having the best beaches in the BVI. Characterized by clear waters, a tranquil environment, and unique boulders, the idyllic beaches are perfect for relaxation, and water activities like diving and snorkeling. Virgin Gorda also has a thriving community with a distinct culture that enjoys the island’s way of life. As such, the real estate market in the area is highly sought-after. If you want to move to Virgin Gorda for a short-term vacation or a full-time residence, here is a guide to some of the island’s best luxury properties.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
This longtime favorite by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller first opened its doors in 1964. Rosewood purchased the property in 1993, and has carried on Rockefeller’s legacy of promoting it as an opulent yet understated resort.
Little Dix Bay is one of the island’s only full-service resorts, featuring multiple restaurants and a trademark Rosewood Sense spa. Its protected location on the island affords visitors immediate access to the pristine Caribbean waters and beach.
Richard Branson’s 74-acre private island retreat exudes mystery, partly thanks to its extraordinarily secluded location. To access the island, you must take a flight to the Virgin Gorda airport, then a boat ride to Necker, just off the shore.
Typically, the island is available for exclusive rental, but it occasionally offers Individual Stays. All stays include gourmet meals and access to the island’s many amenities, including tennis courts, freshwater pools, and many water-related sports like sailing, surfing, snorkeling, wakeboarding, and more.
Given Necker Island’s continued success, Branson added another jewel to his Caribbean property collection in 2007 when he bought adjacent Moskito Island. Much of the island comprises private estates, but there are also homes for sale in Virgin Gorda and others for rent.
The villas are available for rent individually or collectively on an exclusive basis all year. A house manager carefully guides guests’ trips, planning meals and excursions to guarantee their holiday is one-of-a-kind.
Bitter End Yacht Club
Bitter End Yacht Club is primarily intended as a sailing destination, with mooring balls that fill up fast, and many eateries, a coffee shop, and eateries for those who come ashore. However, the property also has visitor space in its Marina Lofts, and provides one of the Caribbean’s only “overwater” accommodations.
The marine-inspired interior design of the loft features a lot of wood paneling, organic textures, and opulent materials that make you feel like you are on a boat.
Oil Nut Bay
Oil Nut Bay is an isolated 400-acre development, only accessible by helicopter or boat and suitable for tourists seeking tranquility in Virgin Gorda. Most villas here are available for rent, ranging from stunning 1-bedroom villas ideal for a couple’s holiday to 6-bedroom estates.
Thanks to Oil Nut Bay’s cliffside setting, every accommodation enjoys breathtaking views of the coastline and ocean. Oil Nut Bay also has many on-site restaurants, and its staff can organize in-villa meals and spa treatments for those seeking a more private, low-key retreat.
Find a Home on Virgin Gorda with Christies BVI Residential
Ready to make Virgin Gorda your new home? Work with Christies BVI Residential to ensure a smooth and efficient move to this gorgeous island paradise. With local market information, the island realtors can guide you through buying a property by helping you find the right place to suit your lifestyle and avoid common mistakes. Your realtor can also offer insight into the real estate market in Virgin Gorda and help you navigate a new culture and the local customs. Call today to get started!