Privately situated on four gated acres, this brand new 5000 square foot, Balinese-inspired villa with five bedrooms and five and a half baths, 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 with air conditioning in all primary rooms. 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. The self-contained Guest 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.
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 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 pond. Gentle coloured 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. The centrepiece and one of the defining features of Golden Pavilion Villa is the heated infinity pool. Majestically centred on the ocean facing deck, with views east, north and west, the pool will be your daily focus. Overlooking the pool and the views beyond is the 16’ carved Balinese dining table with seating for ten guests. Additional cocktail seating for eight guests is available poolside for breakfast, afternoon tea or after dinner drinks. 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 villa’s 4 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 colour schemes. A fifth bedroom is also available in the Guest Cottage.
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 colours, 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. 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. 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.
Matt, Golden Pavilion’s manager, lives nearby, just a phone call away should you need his assistance.
Kayleigh Starkey, Golden Pavilion’s private chef, is available for cooking individual meals, whole days and specialty dinners. Special event catering is also available for the ultimate in culinary pampering.
Kayleigh was born in Tortola and after being educated in England, returned to the British Virgin Islands to earn her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts at the Culinary Arts Programme of the HLS Community College. Having received an excellent foundation in a range of different skills, Kayleigh went on to complete her internship at Scrub Island Resort. Kayleigh then moved on to work at both of the TripAdvisor top rated restaurants in Tortola – Brandywine Bay & The Dove – and now, drawing on the experience she has gained from such renowned establishments, she offers bespoke catering services for a discerning clientele.
Kayleigh stays true to her BVI roots and uses local produce as much as possible. Supporting local farmers & fishermen is an integral part of her cooking philosophy. “No fuss food” which is “simple yet tasty” is how Kayleigh describes her food. Take a look at her menu to see for yourself.
The highlight of her career so far? “Cooking for British royalty during their stay at one of our premier rental properties” beams Kayleigh.