Saba Rock

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Saba Rock
Moon Rise Saba Rock Island British Virgin Islands.JPG
Full moon rise over Saba Rock, a small island in the British Virgin Islands
Saba Rock is located in British Virgin Islands
Saba Rock
Saba Rock
The location of Saba Rock within the British Virgin Islands
Saba Rock is located in Caribbean
Saba Rock
Saba Rock
Saba Rock (Caribbean)
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°30′11″N 64°21′28″W / 18.50306°N 64.35778°W / 18.50306; -64.35778Coordinates: 18°30′11″N 64°21′28″W / 18.50306°N 64.35778°W / 18.50306; -64.35778
ArchipelagoVirgin Islands
Administration
United Kingdom
British Overseas TerritoryBritish Virgin Islands
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeVG

Saba Rock is a small island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, approximately an acre and a half in size. The island contains a small hotel, restaurant, bar, and gift shop. A dock is available for day visitors and a large mooring field accommodates yachts staying overnight. The resort operates a boat shuttle from Saba Rock to Bitter End Yacht Club and Leverick Bay Marina.

Geography[edit]

It sits entirely within the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. Saba Rock is among the cluster of serene, scarcely inhabited Islands that form the North Sound of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. The North Sound neighbourhood consists of Richard Branson's exclusive Necker Island and the private Island of Eustatia with the surrounding pristine waters of Eustatia Reef, a snorkeler's paradise.

The island provides habitat for the crested anole (Anolis cristatellus wileyae).[1][2]

History[edit]

It was formerly owned and occupied by Bert Kilbride, a marine archaeologist who for many years served as Her Majesty's Receiver of Wreck in the Territory. It was subsequently sold to the McManus family of Hawaii and now has a small hotel and restaurant on it. Over the years it's developed into a famous stop for the celebrity and yachting crowd. The island is consistently ranked as one of the most popular watering holes in the Caribbean.

In 2017 the island was devastated by hurricane Irma.[citation needed] The reconstruction began in 2018.[3] It is planned to reopen late 2019.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwartz, Albert; Thomas, Richard; Ober, Lewis D. First supplement to a check-list of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. pp. 12–13. ISSN 0145-9031. OCLC 886468503.
  2. ^ Maclean, William P.; Kellner, Richard; Dennis, Howard (1977). Island Lists of West indian Amphibians and Reptiles. 40. Washington, D.C.: Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, National Museum of Natural History. p. 34. OCLC 1039859853.
  3. ^ "Construction Has Begun On a Full Restoration at Saba Rock Resort!". bvitraveller.com. 15 April 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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