Enjoy A Family Holiday In A Villa In The | BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
One of the joys of holidaying in The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is the exceptional value for money, privacy and private villas rentals offer.
One of the joys of holidaying in The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is the exceptional value for money, privacy and flexibility villas and private home rentals offer. With such a wide range of properties available, visitors to the BVI can set their own wish list; whether it’s a private pool so the kids can splash around safely or outdoor dining for the whole family. Combine this with the fabulous beaches, lush vegetation and some of the best sailing, diving and snorkelling in the world, not to mention the glorious sunshine and increasing number of flight options from the UK and the BVI has it all. Here are five of the best villas in the BVI, including three brand new ones that are sure to inspire a Caribbean escape:
Batu | Virgin Gorda *NEW*
Located amongst the giant boulders that form the stunning Atlantic shoreline of Virgin Gorda, the recently completed Villa Batu, (Indonesian for “rock”) provides a luxurious Caribbean hideaway with refreshing tropical breezes, spectacular views and five-star amenities. The villa has a modular design to maximise privacy for each of the four suites and follows the natural contours of the landscape. Each suite has a spectacular outdoor shower and offers unsurpassed views of the Atlantic Ocean. The freshwater infinity pool is reached by following one of the many stone pathways that meander amongst the boulders and tropical gardens. Hardwood floors and unique pieces of handcrafted custom-made furniture adorn the open-plan dining and living room areas. Feasts cooked-up in the fully equipped kitchen can be enjoyed by up to twelve guests on the custom-made Mora wood dining tables, both inside the main house and outside on the covered deck. Just a few minutes’ walk from Batu is the Baths. This world-famous geological rock formation is known for its giant granite boulders, rock pools, and white sand beaches. Batu was designed and constructed to utilise these incredible gifts from nature, and the result is truly awe-inspiring.
Alicia | Tortola *NEW*
This beautiful new villa offers stunning views from where it is located above a sheltered anchorage and marina. The Villa captures year-round prevailing breezes, magnificent sunrises, shady afternoons and moonlit evenings. The vista encompasses the south-Eastern coastline of Tortola to include the islands of Buck, Beef, and Scrub as well as the multiple islands in the Sir Francis Drake Channel from Virgin Gorda to Peter Island. Three spacious ensuite bedrooms are complimented by separate living spaces and two dining areas; all with large windows offering a variety of captivating views. A fully equipped kitchen with large pantry and laundry room are close at hand. The expansive pool terrace has been designed to captivate the breath-taking views and includes barbeque and bar amenities ideally suited for entertaining.
Poseidon’s Perch | Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda *NEW*
Oil Nut Bay’s newly finished 2,508sqft villa is excellent for outdoor relaxation with an infinity edge pool and palapa lounge area, jacuzzi and pool bar. It features a welcome alcove that leads to the great room and bedroom levels, each with private entrance, ensuite bathroom and terrace. The décor is contemporary and stylish, featuring striking natural granite and stone materials. The outdoor space is accentuated by a dramatic turtle structure for enjoying the shade under and ample terrace space for al fresco dining and barbecue grilling. The Master Bedroom is complete with king bed, walk-in closets, ensuite bathroom featuring an outdoor shower and private path to the palapa lounge area. One guest bedroom features queen and twin bunk beds with ensuite bathroom, while another guest bedroom has a king bed and ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower. Developed by David V. Johnson of Victor International, Oil Nut Bay, is in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, Oil Nut Bay is the BVI’s newest collection of luxury villas located on an expansive 300 acres. Guests can choose from beachfront villas to estates set on the hilltops, all with breath-taking water views. The community boasts world-class dining, a Beach Club, a brand new Organic Pharmacy spa, a learn-through-play kids’ club called The Nuthouse and Nature Center and community garden. Oil Nut Bay is one of the world’s most secluded and pristine natural settings and offers the benefits of a full resort with world-class amenities while offering the privacy of just a few homes.
The Winward House | Scrub Island
Perched on a cliff facing south, The Windward House offers sweeping views of the British Virgin Islands, from Virgin Gorda and Fallen Jerusalem, to Beef Island and Tortola. Appropriately named, this four-bedroom villa is exposed to constant trade winds, making air-conditioning all but unnecessary. The linear floor plan facing the Caribbean Sea and spacious living areas make The Windward House perfect for entertaining. An infinity pool and Viking built-in grill compliment the main outdoor terrace. The third and fourth bedrooms have outside entrances, providing independence and additional privacy. Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is an immaculately designed private island resort with varied dining options and an award-winning Ixora Spa offering a wide selection of ayurvedic treatments. The resort has three pools, two private beaches and a honeymoon beach only accessible by kayak. Adventurous types can have a go at paddle-boarding, sailing, fishing and diving.
Aja | Tortola
Villa Aja, pronounced ‘Ah-Jah’ (meaning magical in Indonesian), is a secluded luxury villa situated on an elevated headland overlooking the dramatic Trunk Bay beach, on Tortola’s north shore. Perched just a few hundred feet above the ocean, and comprising two separate structures connected by a central walkway and infinity pool, Villa Aja is a two story, five-bedroom property. The villa is modern and minimalist in style with clean lines and vibrant colours of lime, blue and orange. A fusion of Asian and art deco style combined with modern furniture gives the impression of an exquisite Indonesian tree house. There is an ideal spot for every time of day; whether that is enjoying fresh fruit with the birds on the outdoor patio, cooking up a Caribbean feast in the well-stocked kitchen, enjoying a leisurely barbecue overlooking the bay, or enjoying a cocktail on the terrace. As the evenings draw in, the deep-cushioned sofa is the ideal place to host a movie screening with the flat screen TV.