Privately situated on four gated acres, this brand new 5000 square foot, Balinese-inspired villa has four bedrooms and four and a half baths in the main house and an additional Guest Cotttage appartment with its own kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The property features stunning 180 degree ocean views, heated infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor gas fire pit, second floor gallery with wet bar and pool table, media room with large flat screen TV and surround sound, office with fax/pc/wireless internet, a fully equipped gym, air conditioning in all primary rooms and a private chef. Traditional Indonesian sculptures, art and furnishings fill the public spaces and the villa is decorated with a refined, distinctly British-Colonial flair. All bedrooms are elegantly appointed with imported four poster beds, exotic fabrics and heavy black out draperies. Boating excursions on our 29’ fishing/ski boat, and Spa services are also available.
Located on the east end of Tortola, Golden Pavilion Villa (GPV) is a 7 minute walk from secluded Little Bay Beach and a 15 minute drive to Road Town. Direct ocean access is available from the property for the adventuresome. The estate manager couple live in an adjacent property and will assure your privacy while providing for all of your needs.
Airport greeting, baggage transfers, rental car facilitation and escort to the estate by the house managers will ease your arrival. Just 15 minutes from the airport, a long, winding dirt road leads you to a gated and secure entry. The driveway serpentines though the extensively landscaped property, down the hillside to the arrival courtyard. Complimentary arrival drinks and snacks will be served followed by an introductory tour.
Golden Pavilion Villa is a unique property, unparalleled in Tortola. The villa presents Zen tranquility and privacy juxtaposed with modernity and meticulous details. Walking gardens, paths leading to sunken stone retreats and sitting areas nestled under mature plantings at cliff’s edge. Tropical birds ride warm breezes up the cliff to sip from the infinity pool. Turtles, rays and the occasional whale can be seen from the deck. Breathtaking views complement the highest building standards with imported granites, marbles, fittings, appliances and furnishings; Golden Pavilion comforts the eye and soothes the soul.
The villas bedroom suites are all self-contained and include private baths with dual vanities, showers, walk in closets with safes, air-conditioning and fans. All bedrooms have French doors to exterior decks with stunning Caribbean views and trade winds. The oversized master bath is equipped with a Jacuzzi tub and private outdoor shower with dual heads. Each room is playfully decorated with its own color schemes; aqua blue, coral, moss and sky. 5 bedrooms in total if you include the guest cottage.
- King beds in master and 2 bedrooms, Queen in 4th bedroom. The 5th bedroom in the adjacent guest cottage has a King bed.
- High quality orthopedic and allergenic mattresses with removable covers
- 2 Rollaway beds and 2 cribs are available upon request
- A pull out sofa is also available in the guest appartment
- Portable DVD player in guest rooms
- 32” flat screen with DVD in master
- Digital safes in all closets
- Hair dryers
- L’Occitane bath products
The one bedroom cottage means that more of your family can be accomodated in perfect luxury. The cottage is also ideal for independent teenagers, nannies, family friends or perhaps assistants who you would like to accompany you on your vacation.
The centerpiece and one of the defining features of Golden Pavilion Villa is the heated infinity pool. Majestically centered on the ocean facing deck, with views east, north and west, the 20x40’ pool will be your daily focus. Overlooking the pool and the views beyond is the 16’ carved Balinese dining table with seating for 10. Additional cocktail seating for 8 is available poolside for breakfast, afternoon tea or after dinner drinks. Additional children’s seating is available indoors. The dining deck is protected by substantial roof overhang and a roll down canvas shields the table from the occasional strong winds or inclement weather.
The entry courtyard is one of the villas unique elements. Covered with Jerusalem Gold stone and lined with imported Balinese footlights and statues, the courtyard is monitored by a hand carved, 1000lb stone Buddha who ensures perfect Karma for all that enter. The elevated entry pavilion with carved seating and comfortable cushions, is trimmed on three sides by the lily and frog pond. Gentle colored lights bathe imported statues and stone wall interiors at night. The courtyard is not just a pass through to the house, it is a destination and wonderful place to read and relax.
Landscaping at Golden Pavilion is taken as seriously as architectural and interior design. From the moment you approach the driveway’s security gate, one can sense something special resides beyond. Native ornamental plants line the road with complementary colors, sizes and textures. From ground shrubs bursting with tropical tones to towering palms of several varieties, you will appreciate the planning and meticulous care given to this facet of the estate. Walking paths through the fruit orchard invites exploration and fresh pineapple, guava, avocado, banana, lime and others trees provides your chef with many options. Additional paths and steps on the sea-facing side provide options for the meek and adventuresome. Wander just below the pool to a stone seating nook complete with table for drinks under a shady tree with massive views. To the west is an alternate route that leads directly to the ocean. A protected swimming grotto at the cliff’s bottom is available to the more daring but venture only when the north swell is dormant. Other paths to the east lead through the native brush to secret destinations with incredible views and ocean breezes. Off the property by just a few minutes by car or foot, is the stunning Little Bay Beach. Frequently empty due to the challenging road that connects it to the outside world, this beach is beyond description. Perfect white sand from end to end terminates in towering cliffs. Not a single rock, pebble, coral, seaweed or other undesirable standing in the way of your bathing pleasure. The sand is literally perfect and you can have the highest confidence leaving your water shoes at home. Watch as gulls and pelicans bombard the waters from their cliff side perches for tropical fish. Swim to the east just beyond the point and enter a magical sea cave with crystal clear water and rocks crawling with crabs. Conditions vary from essentially flat water most of the time, to the occasional crashing waves designed for boogie and body surfing that will leave you exhausted, well salted and ready for a cool beverage.
STAFF AND SERVICES:
Golden Pavilion Villa is fully equipped to accommodate anything from small family holidays, to large events including weddings or corporate functions. The estate manager couple (Kate and Tony) have resided in the BVI’s for over a decade and have a wealth of information ranging from restaurant options, sporting destinations, sightseeing possibilities, to shopping needs. Tony is a highly experienced yachting captain and can take you out on our boat or a special charter if you choose. Don’t worry about shopping for food; Kate and her staff will provide for all of your needs. All you have to do is choose from a wealth of culinary delights and up to three meals (continental breakfast) a day six days a week will be prepared and served according to your schedule and desires. Don’t forget the banana muffins, fish tacos or the molten chocolate cake! Other services include daily housekeeping and laundry. On site spa treatments, yoga and personal training are available upon request for an extra charge.
- Full time private chef
- Spa services (extra charge)
- Daily housekeeping (except weekends and public holidays)
- Personal laundry service (extra charge)
- Full time estate manager couple
- Boating captain and 1 local boat excursion included weekly (additional outings available - $500)
- 3 meals a day served and prepared (food and drink costs paid by guests - breakfasts continental)
- Villa pre provisioned upon arrival according to your preferences
- Additional food stocking services ($45 per trip)
- Babysitting (extra charge)
- Party services upon request
- Land and sea packages available
- Flight booking assistance including private air travel
- Maximum 10 adults and 4 children
- Alternate configurations subject to owner approval
- No children under 5 without full time nanny
- No smoking within villa
- No pets
- No illegal substances, firearms or fireworks
- $2500 security deposit
- No glass or bottles anywhere near pool or hot tub
- No parties without prior notice and permission Maximum party or wedding attendance 50 guests
Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands and is situated just north-east of St. Thomas and St. John, USVI. The local airport at Beef Island can be reached by regularly scheduled flights on American Eagle connecting through San Juan, Puerto Rico. Private group and individual charters are available through connection in St. Thomas and most other Caribbean airports. Tortola may also be reached via ferry service from neighboring islands. Private non-stop jet travel from most locations can be arranged upon request. Guests will be greeted at the airport or ferry dock by the house manager who will arrange for baggage transfers and rental cars. A sturdy 4-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended due to the unpaved access road. Additional transfer capacity is available in GPV’s 9 seat Land Rover Defender station wagon. Greetings and an introductory tour will be accompanied by a welcome drink and snack.
GPV is situated on the north-east end of Tortola
- 15 minutes from the airport
- 15 minutes from bustling Road Town
- 10 minute drive from both local and international quality restaurants.
- 15 minute drive from airport
- 10 minute drive to local shops and acclaimed restaurants
- 10 minute drive to Josiah’s Bay Beach with notable surfing and boogie boarding
- 15 minutes drive from hospital/clinic and other city services
- 30 minute boat ride to Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke
- 30 minute drive to Bomba Shack (and their epic full moon parties)
ACTIVITIES AT THE GOLDEN PAVILION VILLA:
Powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains, and a sheltered yacht-filled harbours characterize the island of Tortola, where the past of the West Indies meets the present of the BVI. The largest island in the chain, Tortola offers a variety of exciting vacation possibilities.
There are also many well-equipped facilities scuba diving, and horseback riding. Fishing and Snorkelling are available from the villas 29 foot powerboat Chief
Wander through centuries-old ruins, our very own tropical rain forest or relax around the pool, on the rocks in a sheltered spot or lounge on nearby Little Bay beach. Explore Tortola's many and varied restaurants and bars. Take in some history at the BVI Folk Museum in Road Town.
Main Street in Road Town, the capital city, offers everything from local spices, jams, rums, and soaps to hand-crafted jewelry, silk-screened fabrics, and local art. The cuisine of Tortola reflects the island's rich cultural mix, whether it's a four-star dinner at a converted sugar mill or a delicious West Indian roti at a pastel-painted cottage. Local delicacies such as fresh lobster, conch, spicy goat, curries, and Johnny Cakes make each meal memorable.