A Tiny Must-Visit Resort in the British Virgin Islands

2022-02-23T09:06:57+00:00By |News|

The new Saba Rock resort in the British Virgin Islands is a magnificent blend of form and function, capturing some of the ephemeral feel of a Caribbean beach bar while designed to survive the destructive force of a hurricane like the one that wiped out this small private island resort in 2017.

Hurricane Irma did its best to erase the Saba Rock resort — a North Sound fixture since the 1960s — but it won’t be so easy next time. The core of the structure is a virtual concrete bunker with thick walls, and the roof of the restaurant and bar are supported by v-shaped steep supports, thick wooden beams, and braided turnbuckle cables. The fine finishing work — pickled wood paneling on guest room walls, rope braided around support pillars — masks it all, but there’s no doubt that version 2.0 of the Saba Rock resort is, well, rock solid.

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