Getting to Oil Nut Bay isn’t for the faint of heart. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, the 300-acre luxury resort features individually appointed glass-and-stone villas and suites (think outdoor showers, plunge pools, and, in some, furnishings by Fendi Casa) built into a cliff overlooking a remote cove on Virgin Gorda’s Eustatia Sound. Once there, however, you’ll never want to leave. Butlers can arrange for all manner of activities, from paddleboarding and hiking excursions to spa treatments and dinner reservations at the on-site restaurant, which overlooks a private white-sand beach. That is, if you can tear yourself away from the three-tiered pool and swim-up bar, where the sunsets are not to be missed.
Oil Nut Bay, a resort reachable only by boat or helicopter on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, is aiming to become completely carbon neutral. Solar power (a first for the BVIs), gray-water recycling, desalination plants, and living green roofs are all part of the ambitious sustainability plan.