February 9th, 2013
We stayed in Island Spice over Christmas and loved loved loved it. The layout of the villa is perfect, the views are unbelievable and the rooms are spacious. The kitchen is exceedingly well equipped. The villa is very private and peaceful. It was one of the best vacations we have ever had. The people at Nail Bay are all so very friendly and helpful as well!!! We ate several times at Sugarcane and really enjoyed ourselves (the hot tub too!) Our only complaint is that the trees around the villa need trimming to make for an even more spectacular view from the bedrooms and pool. We are hoping to come again!!
February 9th, 2013
We stayed at Nail Bay at the villa Full Circle. What an incredible experience! Full Circle is recently renovated and provided us the perfect setting for a holiday escape over the 2012 Thanksgiving week. The house is absolutely beautiful and designed so that everybody in your group has just the right amount of privacy, as well as incredibly wonderful common areas to spend time together. The access to the beach is perfect and the views from the pool are really stunning. I can’t say enough about how helpful and accommodating the entire staff was before and during our stay at Full Circle. My favorite days included simply relaxing at the pool and then coming together as a group to enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the covered dining area. We also had an birthday celebration at the restaurant and the chef on the spur made us an impromptu birthday cake to round out the celebration. It was all around a perfect venue and memorable vacation at the top of my memory list. Many thanks to all at Nail Bay for making this such a wonderful experience.
October 20th, 2012
We were guests at NAIL BAY from August 12 to August 17, 2012 in a fantastic apartment with exceptional sea views. The resort is very nice, clean, and has a lovely restaurant where you can taste excellent seafood dishes.All the staff is very friendly and very willing to help or clarification of various kinds, we give a 10 to the WHOLE COMPLEX.
Graziano e Cristina Colombo from Italy
May 6th, 2012
We had a great time. Loved our duplex, appreciated the two bathrooms and loved the opportunity to play our music on the BOSE dock. Hoping to come back. Lovely staff too.
April 26th, 2012
This was our fifth trip to the BVI and our first stay on land. We loved the Sea Glass villa – impeccable accommodations, awesome views, and the staff at Nail Bay was superb. Latha helped us to rent a 24-foot center-console boat for two days and we had a blast visiting the special islands in the BVI. We even landed a giant barracuda off of Jost Van Dyke! Excellent snorkeling at the resort’s Mountain Trunk Bay, especially in the “hole” at the far end of the beach – amazing coral, lots of fish, and a beautiful sea turtle. The pool-side restaurant and bar had good food, great service, and an amazing view. Can’t wait to come back.
Mark & Laurie
Mike & Jill
March 17th, 2012
We have been coming to Virgin Gorda since 1979, staying mostly at Nail Bay. We recently enjoyed a wonderful 12 day vacation in Island Spice villa. The villa is beautiful, well-appointed, and private – a lush oasis! We loved the deck. The view of the Sir Francis Drake Channel is magnificent – best on the island for BVI sunsets! Mountain Trunk Beach is our favorite. We enjoyed delicious seafood at the Sugarcane Restaurant. The staff at Nail Bay is to be commended for their efficient, friendly and courteous manner, paying attention to every detail of our vacation. We can’t wait to return to Virgin Gorda and Nail Bay!
March 10th, 2012
Perfect name for the perfect villa for our “much-needed” perfect vacation! Spaceous, well-appointed, beautiful (gardens, view, sunsets, starry skies, and beaches). Loved the concierge services at the Nail Bay Resort Office. Wonderful combination: the privacy of our own villa plus the convenience of resort services. Will definitely return. Thank you, everyone, at Nail Bay.
November 4th, 2011
Just returned from our first visit to the BVI’s and Virgin Gorda. We had some concerns before we left. We had been to some of the other busier Caribbean islands and we thought that this one would be too low key. We were also a bit concerned that we would run out of things to do because this is a much smaller island than what we have experienced. We did not think there would be enough beaches and activities. All of our worries turned out to be not a worry at all! What a wonderful time we had!
The island is so beautiful and tranquil. It is just big enough to make you feel like you are someplace substantial and captivating. Nail Bay was perfect for it privacy and relaxation.
Our Nail Bay experience began with us meeting Latha over the phone for our booking and then when we checked in. She was very helpful and accommodating. All of the staff was wonderful in making sure that all of our questions were answered and all of our needs fulfilled. This is the slow time of year, so it seemed like we had everything to ourselves. Though no other guests were around, the staff were still on their toes and available whenever we needed them, which was not much as everything was handled to our complete satisfaction.
Our high expectations for the home were met! It is right on the Beach and the home was very nice. We were a bit concerned about the beach, but it turns out to be a great beach to stroll on. The reef out in front of the home is spectacular! We have been to many of the Caribbean Islands and Hawaiian Islands. The shore snorkeling dives that we took on this island and most specifically, just off shore from Full Circle, were incredible!!! The reef is shallow, but passable in most areas and the reef formations are like nothing I have seen before. I was amazed.
As mentioned, the accommodations were to our exact expectation! Everything was clean and well taken care of. This seems like about a 10 year old home. No significant wear and tear. Pool was excellent. Kitchen was pretty stocked with everything we needed. We did not go out to eat once while there. We had the provisions in place before our arrival, which was handled to our satisfaction by Bucks. The bed in the master pavilion was a king bed. I think it was tempurpedic, but it was a firm version, so not bad. Comfortable enough.
What else can I say? Don’t have any worries about staying in Nail Bay, just don’t fill up the place, because we want to come back soon.
September 12th, 2011
We stayed in the Drake’s View home Aug 2011. It is a great quiet getaway. The staff at Nail Bay were awesome, the property was well maintained. Everyone was very helpful even when a tropical storm blew in stranding us there for an additional 2 nights.
The only thing is that it is tough getting there, you have to take ferries or a private charter which can prove challenging.
Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
June 17th, 2011
“My wife and I recently spent our honeymoon at Nail Bay in the Island Spice villa. We were very impressed, and would return or send others to Island Spice in a heartbeat–after spending a week exploring Virgin Gorda, which included dinners at both Little Dix Bay and Biras Creek, we were not jealous of any other property on the island. If tranquility is what you seek, you will find it at Nail Bay. At this point (or maybe just in summer) Nail Bay is not a resort in the sense of a party scene at the pool or beach, or a restaurant full of people to meet, or resort-led activities to occupy you. If you want that, try one of the aforementioned all-inclusives, or better yet find a different island. Nail Bay is a collection of great private homes with every amenity you would need, overlooking a gorgeous view and nearby beach, with a staff that cheerfully and skillfully provides housekeeping and concierge services (or more) at the touch of a button. As pure bonus, there are tennis courts, a pool, and a bar/restaurant for convenience. The best way to experience it is to rent a car and each day pick out a beach (we liked Savannah Bay, Spring Bay, and the Baths) or other activity (I recommend the Dive BVI snorkeling/diving trips, but nearly every beach on Virgin Gorda has good snorkeling). Have lunch at a local spot like Dixie’s or LSL, and for dinner try a mix of eating out and cooking in. It all starts with renting a car–it really is a must (the roads are good and the traffic is light).
Island Spice specifically was a standout. It is very secluded, on its own private road with no neighbors, and the only signs of outside life are the temporary construction sounds coming up from a nearby property (not annoyingly loud–think occasional hammer and nail at 10:00a.m., not constant power tools at 7:00a.m.) . It has two great bedrooms widely separated from each other (each with own i-pod dock/speaker system and TV/DVD), plenty of pillows/closet space; a wrap-around porch with every kind of furniture/table you would want to feel comfortable and a spotlessly clean propane grill; amazing views; a large interior great room with full kitchen, large dining table, and sitting area with cable TV. It has its own pool area, and the foliage is such that when on the upstairs porch you can see the ocean and a few properties in the distance to the north, but when you descend the porch stairs to the pool it is totally private and secluded at that level. There are mosquitoes at dawn/dusk, at least in the summer months, but a light spritz of OFF and they go away. Not a deal-breaker.
The staff is unbelievable. Every employee I interacted with from the booking process to the cleaning staff but especially Kasha in the main office were eager to help in any way. We even had travel difficulties with a local airline that Kasha straightened out on our behalf while we spent the day on a snorkeling trip. Simply an amazing level of service and commitment that was beyond our expectations for the money we were spending. Thanks Nail Bay!”