Oil Nut Bay

Ranking among the best luxury villa resorts in the Caribbean, Oil Nut Bay is one of those stunning places that can genuinely take your breath away. 

In this tropical paradise located on the north end of Virgin Gorda, you will find a crescent-shaped bay with private villas overlooking the beach, and resort facilities at the center of it all. A stay in a private villa at Oil Nut Bay is straight out of a tropical dream. 

You can only reach this resort by air or sea. The resort has a shuttle boat that runs from ports on Virgin Gorda and Tortola to the resort. You can also arrive by helicopter. 

Read on for more information on the Oil Nut Bay experience, its luxury villas, and the dining, activities, and excursions available at this special slice of paradise.

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Oil Nut Bay BVI Resort and Villas  – Why Visit?

Oil Nut Bay


From clifftop to surfside perches, the luxury Oil Nut Bay villas blend beautifully with these land- and seascapes. The geography of the peninsula and accessibility only by sea or air makes Oil Nut Bay its own island haven.

From the pleasant seaside hustle-and-bustle and services of the Beach Club and Marina Village to the serene privacy of the resort villas, Oil Nut Bay has it all. 

With the fantastic range of on- and off-property experiences available, you can be active as can be here. Or you can choose to maintain a wide-open and unhurried schedule with plenty of beaches, pool, spa, and hammock time.

Oil Nut Bay Resort Nuts & Bolts

Oil Nut Bay occupies the easternmost peninsula of Virgin Gorda. The resort borders Eustatia Sound to the north and the Caribbean to the south, with protected waters just offshore. It comes scalloped with lovely bays: Berchers, Lower Soldier, Upper Soldier, and Deep Bays, along with Oil Nut Bay itself.

  • Seven villa suites (Cliff Suites, Bay Suites, Cliff Penthouse Suite)

  • 15 one- to six-bedroom villas, with another — the four-bedroom Compass Rose — opening soon

  • Three restaurants (Nova, The Pavilion, The Beach Club Restaurant) plus a coffee shop and other dining options

  • Marina Village with dining, the Luna Boutique (with resort/beachwear, local crafts, gifts), a watersports center

  • The Oil Nut Bay Beach Club with dining, poolside leisure, beach access

  • Wellness Studio, in-villa spa services

  • Nut House Kids Club

  • Two synthetic grass tennis courts, two pickleball courts

  • Beach games 

  • Paddling, watersports, sailing

Activities & Experiences

water activities snorkel oil nut bay


Oil Nut Bay resort offers a spectacular array of activities and excursions to enhance your BVI getaway. Take to the nearshore waters for snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, or glass-bottom kayaking, and keep your eyes peeled for the eagle rays and sea turtles abundant around the fringing reefs. 

You can also participate in some hands-on sea turtle research here. Jet-skiing, kitesurfing, and sailing are also popular options. You can also take watersports lessons out of Marina Village. 

Several view-dazzled hiking trails lace the resort’s portion of the peninsula, including the Loop and Prickly Pear Peak routes. The Pajaros Point Trail leads you to the very eastern tip of Virgin Gorda. A number of established picnic spots show off long-range views of the coastline, shimmering sea, and offshore islets. (more on these later) 

Oil Nut Bay offers several amazing day trip excursions and island-hopping. Explore other corners of Virgin Gorda, including the expansive Savannah Bay beach and the famous rock formations of The Baths. 

Check out the alleged inspiration for Treasure Island on a voyage to Norman Island. Wander the white sands of Anegada and spy on its salt-pond flamingo flocks. Savor some of the finest diving and snorkeling in the BVI among the Dog Islands, and cruise to the bird sanctuary of Prickly Pear.

Oil Nut Bay Villa Highlights & Features

The villas at Oil Nut Bay each provide you with your very own private Virgin Island escape. The are outfitted with all the luxuries and conveniences you could ask for in a private residence. They encompass a marvelous spread of one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom villas as well as a six-bedroom beach house. 

These accommodations — spread between the Beach, Ridge, Estate, Atlantic Ridge, and Boulder resort neighborhoods — range from cliffside to beachfront vantages. All are exquisitely elegant and well-appointed.

Each Oil Nut Bay villa offers its special layout and charms. They include indoor and outdoor dining areas, balconies/decks, gourmet kitchens, private pools, tropical landscaping, ensuite bathrooms, and sublime views. 

Featured Oil Nut Bay Villa Rentals

Bella Beach (VIJ BEL)


This six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot villa is the essence of elegance and tropical luxury. Boasting a pair of master bedrooms and four guest suites, Bella Beach Villa includes vaulted ceilings, two kitchens (one a professional chef’s setup), and a Great Room outfitted with twin flat-screen TVs. 

As you slip through the sliding doors onto the veranda, an infinity pool and lounging nooks await. The garden-nestled lawn leads you to a white-sand beach. 

Weekly Rate: from $42,350 (summer) to $57,050 (winter) and $105,000 (holidays).

Poseidon's Perch (VIJ POP)

Poseidon's Perch


You’ll feel rather like the Olympian sea-god himself at 2,508-square-foot Poseidon’s Perch, a four-bedroom rental crowning Oil Nut Bay’s Ridge Villa neighborhood. 

Splendid views out over the bay dazzle you at every turn, from the upper-level deck (complete with dining table, grill, and wet bar) and master-bedroom private balcony. 

Poseidon's Perch is full of seductions, from the Great Room’s vaulted ceilings and open-plan kitchen to the guest suites’ outdoor showers. And relaxation zones abound, including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and tiki hut. 

Weekly Rate: from $26,250 (summer) to $35,350 (winter) and $57,050 (holidays).

Villa Maronti (VIJ MAR)

Villa Maronti


The Caribbean sightlines stretch endlessly from your slopeside vantage at the five-bedroom, 5,350-square-foot Villa Maronti. Survey tropical reefs and green islets from the wraparound terrace, infinity pool, or hot tub. 

This multi-level villa boasts a lavish stone, glass, and Italian-tile construction, with sliding glass doors and vaulted ceilings. Villa Maronti’s master suite enjoys a private terrace, while indoor and outdoor showers enhance the guest suites. 

Prepare an indoor or outdoor dinner in the well-appointed kitchen, cozy up in the dedicated TV/entertainment room, or drink in the breeze from one of several sitting verandas. 

Weekly Rate: from $38,150 (summer) to $51,450 (winter) and $84,350 (holidays).

Cooke Lookout

Cooke Lookout


Oil Nut Bay’s Luxury Family Beach Rental, the four-bedroom Cooke Lookout sleeps eight—and bowls everyone over! Gaze from the Oil Nut Bay ridgetop far out to sea, maybe spotting some marine life in the process. 

Views aplenty come with the two master suites, plus private plunge pools. There’s also a main family pool and a hot tub at this 3,605-square-foot villa.

Decks for outdoor grilling and dining, indoor and outdoor showers, a garden path accessing white surfside sands: Cooke Lookout’s all-around fabulous. 

Weekly Rate: from $26,250 (summer) to $35,350 (winter) and $57,050 (holidays).

Cliff Suite (VIJ CLF)

Cliff Suite


The one-bedroom Cliff Suite commands glorious panoramic views from the edge of Oil Nut Bay’s southeastern bluff. This 890-square-foot rental comes topped with a living garden roof and rimmed by a terrace accentuated by a plunge pool. 

Within, you’ll find an elegant Great Room, a convenient kitchenette, and a king master bedroom complete with a soaking tub and outdoor shower. 

Weekly Rate: from $5,950 (summer) to $15,750 (holidays) and $18,550 (winter).

The Beach House

The Beach House


Among Oil Nut Bay’s most lavish villas, the 5,807-square-foot Beach House comprises six bedrooms and sleeps up to a dozen. 

Stepping into the grand atrium entryway is downright unforgettable. European stylings define the ambiance at the Beach House, ideal for luxurious BVI family retreats.

From the gourmet kitchen and oversized couch to the outdoor infinity pool and firepit, this grand sanctuary enfolds you in Virgin Gorda perfection. 

A postcard-caliber white sand beach awaits just steps away…

Weekly Rate: from $43,750 (summer) to $60,550 (winter) and $105,000 (holidays).

Sol Mate Villa

Sol Mate Villa


Stunning native stone anchors the architecture of the marvelous 1,256-square-foot Sol Mate Villa, overlooking the Caribbean from Oil Nut Bay’s southern ridge. 

The vistas come easy here thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass doors, the master bedrooms’ private patios, and a sprawling terrace. The latter tempts with a fresh-air plunge pool. 

A stone path leads to an especially showstopper vantage—tailor-made for whale-watching. 

Other features at Sol Mate Villa include an open dining area and a well-appointed kitchen.

Weekly Rate: from $14,350 (summer) to $18,550 (winter) and $29,050 (holidays).

Reef House (VIJ REE)

Reef House


Among Oil Nut Bay’s bigger villa rentals, the three-bedroom Reef House encompasses nearly 5,000 square feet. 

Nestled amid luxuriant landscaping, it offers breathtaking views over the Caribbean, with Necker Island and Anegada among the skyline landmarks.

Within, an open-plan Great Room, Dining Room, and Media Room invite gatherings, while each bedroom pod opens to a private patio. 

Outside, enjoy two tiki huts with dining setups, plus an expansive terrace and infinity lap pool.

Weekly Rate: from $22,750 (summer) to $29,050 (winter) and $47,950 (holidays).

Cliff Penthouse (VIJ PEN)

Cliff Penthouse

Penthouse shown as top suite with pool ©www.oilnutbay.com

This superb one-bedroom gem enjoys stirring Caribbean views from its blufftop perch. 

The 1,334-square-foot Cliff Penthouse at Oil Nut Bay claims floor-to-ceiling windows and doors and a wraparound terrace for soaking up that viewshed. Speaking of soaking (and vistas), you’ll likely spend a fair amount of quality time in the infinity pool!

The Cliff Penthouse offers a master suite with a soaking tub and outdoor shower, plus a kitchenette and an open-plan lounge. 

Weekly Rate: from 13,510 (summer) to $18,550 (winter) and $25,025 (holidays).

Water's Edge (VIJ EDG)

Water’s Edge


A blissful ridgetop retreat is yours at Oil Nut Bay’s four-bedroom Water’s Edge Villa, encompassing 2,723 square feet and sleeping up to eight. 

You can look out beyond the gorgeous beachfront and bay to Pajaros Point—spotting, perhaps, a sea turtle or two in that expanse. 

The Water’s Edge Villa offers a Master Suite with a private terrace and three Guest Suites with their patios. The deck includes an outdoor grill- and dining setup, plus a heavenly infinity pool.

Weekly Rate: from $26,250 (summer) to $35,350 (winter) and $57,050 (holidays).  

Villa Rental Prices

Oil Nut Villa


Oil Nut Bay villa rentals vary in price depending on the season, location and number of bedrooms of the suite or villa in question. Accommodations here begin at around $900 per night for one bedroom not including local taxes other fees. With that you get access to all of the facilities and services of the resort.

As pricing varies by season and villa, the best way to get a price quote for a property is to contact a  WIMCO Villa Specialist . They can provide up-to-date pricing, availability, and all other details concerning Oil Nut Bay villa rentals and suites.

Dining Options

You’ve got a lovely range of dining experiences awaiting you at Oil Nut Bay. These include three different restaurants, each offering a wonderful Caribbean ambiance and menus enhanced by local produce and fresh-catch seafood. 

Marina Village’s overwater restaurant Nova backs up an unrivaled al fresco atmosphere with such winning fare as sushi/sashimi/nigiri, Grilled Whole Lobster, Chicken Satay, pasta dishes and irresistible desserts. Beer, crack cocktails, fine wines, champagne, and other libations are the perfect accompaniment.

Oil Nut Bay View

Overlooking the Beach Club, The Pavilion provides one of BVI’s premier dining experiences. Why not spend the evening here feasting on mouthwatering dishes and enjoying the cool sea breeze, the ocean views, and the inviting firepit?

If you want a quick bite, the Beach Club’s poolside restaurant serves burgers, hand-rolled sushi, lobster rolls, catch-of-the-day sandwiches, and pizza out of the Al Forno oven. There’s a swim-up pool bar and cabana-shaded daybeds for post-meal siestas.

Another unique dining option at Oil Nut Bay is the “shore-to-door” food delivery service of ONB Eats. Enjoy everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to anytime snacks and desserts delivered to your residence by an electric golf cart.

You don’t want to miss the resort’s picnic services, which include Traditional, Gourmet, and Wine-and-Cheese smorgasbords. Pick up a picnic backpack for an Oil Nut Bay hike, or go with a Curated Picnic that’ll have the full delicious spread waiting for you at your destination.

Is Oil Nut Bay Suitable For Families With Small Kids?

The short answer: Yes, Absolutely! In fact, Oil Nut Bay ranks among the best resorts in the Caribbean for family vacations. 

The resort dining we sketched out above includes special kids' menus. Then there’s the wealth of family activities to engage in together, from cornhole, volleyball, pickleball and other beach games to snorkeling, paddling, sailing, and hiking. And Oil Nut Bay’s multiroom, multilevel villas provide spacious accommodations tailor-made for the whole crew.

Kids Club

There’s more, too. Oil Nut Bay’s grounds include the Nut House Kids Club, which offers childcare services and organized activities for young kids, tweens, and teens. An outdoor playground adjoining the Nut House combines slides and other fun structures with a tropical backdrop.

How to Get to Oil Nut Bay

Oil Nut Bay is reachable by boat, or helicopter from the Virgin Gorda or Tortola airports in the BVI and from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WIMCO’s Air department can arrange for private air transportation to take away all the guesswork!

Marina Information

The Oil Nut Bay marina lies on the beautiful natural harbor of Deep Bay. Its 93 privately owned berths can be reserved by the night. Yachts as long as 130 feet with up to an eight-foot draft can utilize the alongside mooring. There are also first-come, first-served Mooring Balls available: 10 suitable for vessels up to 60 feet long and one that can serve those up to 120 feet.

Helipad Information

Adjacent to the marina, Oil Nut Bay maintains a pair of helipads as well. 

Besides serving as the access point for visitors arriving by helicopter, these also open up the possibility of scenic flights and daytrip excursions to other islands.

Ferry Information

Local ferry service also provides transportation to Oil Nut Bay. 

There are daily 10-minute ferry trips between Gun Creek and the Oil Nut Bay arrival dock, plus weekend ferry service from Gun Creek to Nova.

FAQ About Oil Nut Bay

Can I Visit Oil Nut Bay for the Day?

You can indeed visit Oil Nut Bay for the day for a fee. A Beach Club Day Pass provides access to the Oil Nut Bay Beach Club, including its restaurant and watersports equipment. 

For a more comprehensive visit, purchase a Resort Day Pass, which affords access not only to the Beach Club but also to the Nut House Kids Club, the Wellness Studio, the tennis/pickleball courts, and the Oil Nut Bay trail system.

How Big is Oil Nut Bay?

Oil Nut Bay covers about 400 acres of Virgin Gorda’s eastern peninsula.

When Did Oil Nut Bay Open?

Development of the Oil Nut Bay resort began in 2012. It’s the brainchild of David V. Johnson, the chairman of Victor International Corporation, who searched for years to identify such property for luxury homes and villa rentals. 

With its gorgeous, tucked-away location on Virgin Gorda east of North Sound, Oil Nut Bay fit the bill.

Johnson has called this resort—which serves as his own private residence as well—his “masterpiece.” It’s still being expanded to fulfill Johnson’s vision of sustainable natural luxury expression.

What Services Does WIMCO Villas Provide To Our Clients Renting A Villa On Oil Nut Bay?

Take advantage of WIMCO Villas services, and you’ll enjoy the very best of Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda. We can settle on the ideal villa setup for your needs, plus take care of transportation and other logistical details. 

With WIMCO, you can arrange to have your private luxury Oil Nut Bay villa stocked with groceries and other provisions, plus benefit from a private chef and/or maid. 

Our concierge experts are also at your service to make restaurant reservations or schedule organized tours, charters, rentals, and other activities. We ensure our clients get the most out of being an Oil Nut Bay guest, and enjoy a fully supported Caribbean getaway!

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