Golden Pavilion Villa BVI
Privately situated on four gated acres perched above quiet and secluded Little Bay, Tortola. This illustrious 5000 square foot, Balinese-inspired villa has four bedrooms and four and a half baths in the main house and an additional Guest Cottage apartment 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 blackout draperies. Spa services are also available and boating and other outings can be arranged for your additional enjoyment.
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 lives in a nearby 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 manager 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 through 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, 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 apartment
L’Occitane bath products
The one bedroom cottage means that more of your family can be accommodated 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.
Fully equiped professional kitchen with Viking appliances, ice maker, beverage center, two ovens and bread and ice cream makers. Family room has large flat screen TV with surround sound, satellite service receiving all premium channels, skype-ready windows xp personal computer with fax machine and phone. Extensive paperback library and over a hundred dvd titles. Wireless internet throughout property. Four speaker sound system in great room and four exterior speakers facing dinning terrace and pool, all can be connected via Airplay. Gas grill, fire pit and hot tub. Upstairs gallery has 360 degreee views, antique replica nine foot billiards table, wet bar with ice machine, flat screen TV and high performance JBL sound system. Master suite equipped with flat screen TV and dvd player, walk-in closet, pair of vanities, large jacuzzi tub and private outdoor shower with two heads. Guest suites have private baths, extensive closets, safes and bathrooms with dual vanities. All rooms except great room and gallery have air-conditioning. Tea/game room/library with flat screen TV and office amenities features large game and puzzle collection.
Air-conditioned gym with TV/dvd has commercial grade equipment including eliptical machine, multi-station weights, incline bench and barbells. Property is completely fenced and gated with generator, multiple cameras and motion detectors. Included: airport transfers in a nine seat Landrover Defender. Beach and pool toys include noodles, rafts and boogie boards. Grounds feature extensive landscaping, sculptures, lily pond, exterior lighting, walking gardens and a tropical fruit orchard. Path and steps down the cliff to the water. Spa services available upon request.
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. 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.
Pool and Billiards
Master Jacuzzi Tub
Wireless Fast Internet
Board Game and Puzzles
Visits to other islands
Fish from our shore
Golden Pavilion Villa is fully equipped to accommodate anything from small family holidays to large events including weddings or corporate functions. The estate manager will be happy to share his knowledge of the islands with you and provide information on restaurant options, sporting destinations, sightseeing possibilities, to shopping needs. Don’t worry about shopping for food; The chef and 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.
Full time private chef
Personal laundry service
Full time estate manager
Villa pre provisioned upon arrival according to your preferences
Additional food stocking services
Party services upon request
Land and sea packages available
Flight booking assistance including private air travel
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 20×40’ 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 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 a 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 provide 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 the 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 cliffside 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.
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 the 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.
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 the 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.