Getting To Oil Nut Bay
Getting to Oil Nut Bay is a unique experience and can be an enjoyable part of your vacation in itself. As the easternmost destination of the luxurious Virgin Gorda island, secluded Oil Nut Bay can only be accessed by helicopter or by boat. Traveling by air or sea through the local islands is a fantastic way to appreciate the beauty of the region.
Currently, there are no direct flights to the British Virgin Islands from in North America, South America or Europe. However, that doesn’t mean getting to Oil Nut Bay is difficult. Guests will usually arrive in the BVI by flying into the island of St. Thomas, home to the Cyril E. King International Airport, via commercial plane or private jet. From St. Thomas, visitors often take a helicopter to get from to Oil Nut Bay, which is a very short and beautiful ride. There is also a ferry that travels directly from St. Thomas to Virgin Gorda.
Others may choose to travel through San Juan, Puerto Rico. Once in the Caribbean, local flights are then available to the smaller Tortola, Beef Island Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and Virgin Gorda Regional Airport.
After arriving in the Virgin Islands, getting to Virgin Gorda is a matter of personal preference. There are many options for inter-island transportation. Travelers can choose from a variety of routes and go by boat, private charter plane or helicopter. Oil Nut Bay has its own private ferry that we use to transfer guests to and from the Virgin Gorda airport. Depending on the season of the year and the day of the week, accommodations can be tailored to suit individual travel needs.
There are numerous local charter airline companies from which to choose. Shoreline Aviation has seaplanes available for shuttle on a per seat basis. Their staff will meet your incoming flight at the larger airport, facilitate your processing at customs and immigration and whisk you quickly away to your final destination at private Oil Nut Bay. Other charter airlines such as St. Barth’s Commuter and Fly BVI offer the same door-to-door style services. Caribbean Buzz and Antilles both offer helicopter shuttles, as well as recreational tours of the islands.
Making travel arrangements in advance will ensure a smooth transfer from the airport to your final destination and the Oil Nut Bay Concierge will help you with travel arrangements.
Getting to Oil Nut Bay is a unique and enjoyable voyage. This beautiful and serene part of the world requires some planning to reach because it is so remote, but it is well worth the effort. Travelers are sure to be pleased with their experience on this luxurious island.