After years of planning and restoration following the devastating Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the Biras Creek Resort has reemerged as the reimagined Biras Marina & Resort. 

The property’s management welcomed back the public in a recent blog post.”We are thrilled to welcome you back at Biras, a legendary place in the North Sound,” the post said. “Pending our marina’s opening later this year, we would like to invite you to join us at Ikigai – our new restaurant to experience culinary excellence paired with breathtaking views.”

This news comes amid indications by Premier Dr the Hon. Natalio Wheatley that the BVI’s tourism product is poised to benefit from properties coming back on stream after being closed following the 2017 hurricanes.

The property is making its debut in phases, beginning with the opening of Ikigai, a Japanese-Caribbean fusion restaurant. 

Ikigai will offer guests an exclusive 14-course omakase experience, limited to 12 diners with nightly seating at 6 pm and 8 pm. The innovative rotating menu will feature locally sourced ingredients prepared using traditional Japanese techniques. 

For those seeking a more casual experience, Ikigai’s Terrace Lounge provides a Japanese-Caribbean tapas menu in an open-air setting. The lounge incorporates salvaged and recycled materials from the resort’s previous structure damaged by the hurricanes. 

While dining is the first experience unveiled, Biras Marina & Resort has major expansion plans already in motion. Late 2024 will see the opening of the property’s marina. Reports already in circulation in popular travel magazines reveal big plans for this endeavor including a megayacht dock, additional slips for boats and catamarans, mooring balls, and a provisions store stocked with necessities and luxury goods.

The resort is expected to unveil its guest rooms and villas in 2025.

The premier has said he anticipates that the increased capacity for overnight stays that will result from these returns, as well as the continued work of the BVI Tourist Board and the Ministry of Communications and Works to market the destination and forge valuable partnerships, has set the stage for more record-breaking years of visitor arrivals to the Territory.