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STOWAWAY F u n c ti on with fruitful finesse

STYLISH SPACES – FINAL MONTH! THE LAST OPPORTUNI T Y TO J OIN T HE V IR GIN ISLA N DS’ MOST PREST IGIOU S COM PE T IT ION

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SHANNON MANOR
 Shannon, Tortola $1,850,000

VILLA DELLE PALME Greenbanks, Tortola, US$1,800,000

DOVELAND
 Belmont, Tortola US$1,650,000

VILLA KATSURA

Little Dix Bay,Virgin Gorda Price Upon Request

THE ART OF LIVING Living in the British Virgin Islands means having an intimate relationship with the ocean and our tropical climate; they permeate our daily activities. Beach day or forest hike? North shore surfing or South shore marina? Tortola or Virgin Gorda? The choices are many and varied. Choosing to eat out could take you to one of numerous restaurants on several different islands with countless beaches and hidden coves, all an easy boat ride away ‐ power boat or sailing yacht ‐ you choose!

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS, LOCAL INSIGHTS

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TORTOLA OFFICE +1 284 340 5555 (Maritha Keil)
 Mill Mall, Road Town
 +1 284 494 5700

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IF ONE WORD SUMMARISES THIS ISSUE, it’s ‘inspiration.’ This month is crammed full of fresh, encouraging content for our readers, commencing with our exclusive feature property and cover piece, Stowaway. This attractive BVI residence ‘lives’ to make sure that its owners enjoy Caribbean lifestyle to its optimum point all the time. Situated in a position that permits perfect panoramic views, easy access to the beach promises indulgent, relaxing living. Next up, Things We Love offers a natural take on accessories for property interiors from well-known BVI retailer House, followed by our Top 10 Kitchen Design Ideas feature to make the heart of your home the peak of function and aesthetic pleasure. Alongside our regular articles, we’re happy to introduce Habitat, our new feature with art and design expert Debi Carson. We open this page with ‘Greenery’—the home decoration style of the year—and some concepts for home owners to contemplate for their renovations. VIPY Stylish Spaces enters its final month (plus two weeks in April), allowing individuals the opportunity to join the Virgin Islands’ most prestigious competition—who will present the idyllic, unique spaces for the various categories in this year’s rivalry? You can make the difference. Yacht Spotlight takes an alternative energy spin this issue for the eco-friendly minded among us. We view an innovative amphibious boat and its technologically advanced contribution to sustainable development with Iguana Yachts’ electric drive. BVI Maritime History Tales remembers the visionary Captain Kenneth Faulkner; an Anegadian whose legacy is still celebrated as motivation to those that recall him. Delish strives for a healthy order in ‘going green’ with some nutritious and tasty food recipes in store and VIPY Style & Beauty offers yachtie life themed apparel and accessories for this season when the regattas really get in gear. Finally, our new feature Creative Expressions—looking at all things artistic —debuts with photographer Adam Crook and a fresh view of the BVI through his camera lens. Wishing you enjoyment of the LAND, SEA, and LIFE in the Virgin Islands.

Stephen L France

PAGE 12 Stowaway – Idyllic for enjoying the Caribbean. Photo by Rainbow Visions BVI

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PS—This is the final month for entries into Stylish Spaces! Don’t be shy —visit our site! Entry closes April 15, 2017 PPS – VIPY would like to apologise to architect Michael Helm for the omission of credit for his architectural marvel that is Katitche Point Greathouse in the Dec 16 /Jan 17 issue. As one of his many phenomenal works, it was a pleasure reviewing the residence.

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OUR TEAM / CREDITS

contributors Geoffrey Brooks

Geoffrey is the curator of the Virgin Islands Maritime Museum and both pioneers and takes part in many of the initiatives related to the traditional art of sloop building.

aLookingGlass Team

Debi Carson

Habitat Editor Debi Carson is among the Caribbean’s most prominent interior designers, heading one of the region’s most versatile full-service design firms. Boasting sixteen years’ experience in the Caribbean and NCIDQ certification, Debi’s portfolio shines.

Kayleigh Driver

Born and raised on Tortola, Kayleigh is the Coldwell Banker/BVI Villa Rental Property Manager and Villa Chef. Kayleigh loves to work with fresh island produce as much as she can and looks forward to sharing fun recipes with you in Delish.

Fran Morrell

Fran is the owner of House, a renowned BVI retailer that provides everything you need to make your house a home. She hopes you like The Things We Love.

Sara Sherman

Sara Sherman is a freelance writer, yogi and accidental island girl living in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Learn more via her website at SaraMSherman.com and read about her island adventures at IslandersFromIowa.com

Erin Paviour-Smith

Sales Director & Project Manager Originally from New Zealand with a background in brand management for three of New Zealand’s top-selling lifestyle magazines, Erin has experience and strong understanding of sales and marketing within the publishing industries. She brings a fresh approach to advertising in magazines and digital media. FOUNDING PUBLISHER Colin Rathbun

WEB DEVELOPER Maros Pristas

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Nick Cunha

DISTRIBUTION Francoise Frank

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Chris Smith

Chris arrived in the BVI in 1992 to work for Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island. After several great years on Necker, Chris moved to Virgin Gorda and became involved in real estate sales and development as Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker.

Pearlette Wintz

Style & Beauty Editor Pearlette was born in Tortola, but has spent most of her life in Houston, TX. Pearlette indulges her skill and passion in ‘Style,’ through her trendy business Marco’s Men’s Clothier. Pearlette.stylebeauty@gmail.com

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Stowaway is ‘the’ BVI residence that fulfils the purpose of enjoying beautiful Caribbean surroundings to the fullest

We review some inspirational tips for the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing kitchen – the heart of the home

Remembering Captain Kenneth Faulkner and his legacy that lives on

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE PROPERTY

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‘Natural Chic’ is the cool home accessories trend for March presented by renowned retailer House

Our brand-new home design spread opens with this year’s buzzing trend Greenery

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These are the final weeks to join the Virgin Islands’ most prestigious competition – which property will have the most stylish space?

For the eco-friendly, a look at the innovative amphibious boats and their contribution to sustainable development

VIPY STYLISH SPACES

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YACHT SPOTLIGHT

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‘Go green’ is the order of the day

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VIPY STYLE & BEAUTY Some smooth flowing accessories to suit the chilled yachtie lifestyle

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CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS Introducing Adam Crook and a fresh look at the BVI through his camera lens


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STOWAWAY Function with fruitful finesse WO R D S BY C H R I S S M I T H , M A N AG I N G B R O K E R – CO L DW E L L B A N K E R P H OTO G R A P H Y BY R A I N B OW V I S I O N S BV I

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L A N D / E XC L U S I V E F E AT U R E P R O P E R T Y

A HOUSE HAS A FUNCTION, a purpose, and local surroundings with which to blend. When that purpose is to enjoy a beautiful island to its fullest and the surroundings are that of a riotous, irrepressible Caribbean landscape, then the resulting house is something truly special. Welcome to Stowaway at Brewer’s Bay, Tortola. High on the ridge between Brewer’s Bay and pristine Shark Bay, looking out over Jost Van Dyke, Stowaway offers complete privacy and dramatic ocean views. The point of land in front of the property, Anderson Point looking out to the sunsets, is held by the National Parks Trust, assuring that the view is forever protected. Brewer’s Bay beach—a safe swimming beach—is just a short walk down the hill along a private road. The property comes with a deeded access to the quiet end of the beach and use of a small stone dock, allowing admission to a sheltered

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Stowaway is the island lifestyle; Caribbean living in its purest form.

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Stunning views Casey Bay living of the ocean provides an abundance of space

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mooring field. This is perfect for fishing and keeping a small runabout with which to explore the many inlets, bays, and beaches along Tortola’s north shore and the islands beyond. Sited on approximately two and a half acres on the ridge, land, and gardens on both sides, the house is a generous three-bedroom structure. There is also a big, breezy, and open, one-bedroom guest house. The houses are of contemporary design, kept deliberately simple, easy, and fun to live in. The main house’s spacious living room has a dramatically high ceiling and is triangular in shape, offering a spectacular theatre-like view out over Brewer’s Bay. The extensive veranda runs the length of the house,

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accommodating abundant space for alfresco dining. The veranda continues around the tip of the house to a lovely covered spot for breakfast, lunch, and sunset cocktails, overlooking the sweep of ocean to the horizon. The large swimming pool hovers over Shark Bay, a stunning perch. Extensive gardens contain lush and mature plantings completely surrounding the house. Secret pathways lead to hidden lookout points and secluded spots from which to watch the birds soaring above the rocks and the waves below. There are two lawns, perfect for bocce and a casual game of croquet. The Guest House is located beyond the pool, out of sight of the Main House, promising complete privacy for all.

Stowaway at Brewer’s Bay is a peaceful respite, calm and secluded. The busy centre of Road Town can be reached in 10 minutes by car. The airport at Beef Island is also only 10 minutes away by helicopter from Stowaway’s private helicopter pad at the foot of the property. Stowaway is a house that belongs to the island; Tortola has shaped the feel of the home and its influence is evident from the views to the handmade paving stones, the casual and comfortable furniture to the hints of pale aqua echoing the ocean; the house is sophisticated in its simplicity. Stowaway is the island lifestyle; Caribbean living in its purest form. ■

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Secret pathways lead to hidden lookout points and secluded spots from which to watch the birds soaring above the rocks and the waves below.

Immersed in lush vegetation, the property is one with nature

STOWAWAY

TORTOLA

Property ID: CS859 Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Location: Tortola Location Type: Ocean View Water: Cistern & Desal

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND VIEWINGS OF THIS UNIQUE PROPERTY, CONTACT:

Chris Smith Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker BVI Phone: (284) 495 3000 Mobile: (284) 340 3000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com coldwellbankerbvi.com

US $2,600,000 REAL ESTATE BVI

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BUILDING FUTURE HISTORY...TOGETHER CELEBRATING 80 YEARS IN THE CARIBBEAN

DESTINATION CREATION • URBAN LIFESTYLE • ISLAND LIVING • INSIDE DESIGN • GREEN MATTERS


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LAND / TREND ALERT

‘Nautical Chic’ is the cool trend for March

Rope edged mirrors in all shapes and sizes soften an over-stuffy scheme 

WO R DS BY F R A N M O R R E L L

Hurricanes of both gold and silver hues remind us of nautical hardware 

Upholstered deck chair blends nautical with casual chic and is the perfect accent 

Nautical by nature, coral is always a timeless decorative touch

Homage to nautical with the blue and white pillar table lamp 

Quirky Moby Dick bookends add some fun to a bookcase

Indoor outdoor poufs echo rope knots and are extremely durable, attractive, and useful

Blending patterns, solids, and stripes but keeping a navy and white theme tells a nautical story

An overstuffed soft seductive sofa is a good place to start off your nautical scheme

Fun decorative accessories for desk, bookcase, or side table 

Anchor a rug with furniture to bring the room together

STORE LOCATION Wickhams Cay 2, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (284) 494 1920 I info@housebvi.com I www.housebvi.com

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DE BI CA R S O N Interior Designer, NCIDQ + Contemporary Artist TSM Manufacture Representative for Fine Architectural Products T 284.541.0505 E debi_carson@yahoo.com

Debi Carson, among the Caribbean’s most prominent interior designers, heads one of the region’s most versatile full-service design firms. Boasting sixteen years experience in the Caribbean and NCIDQ certification, her designs are proven sustainable solutions. From producing interior architectural documentation, and site-work to procurement, her firm has expansive relationships with fabricators, suppliers and resources that are sure to be vital to any design project.

We Know About The Salt Air Environment

Corrosion Resistant Brass Fixtures Installed from Bermuda to Palau

Kailua, Hawaii BeachsideLighting.com Rosie Nichols, USVI & BVI Rep. (340) 642-8981 Local installations include: Cooper Island, Peter Island, Saba Rock, Oil Nut Bay, and residences on St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda.


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INTRODUCING OUR VIPY STYLISH SPACES 2017 JUDGING TEAM

BEST BEDROOM

BEST CREATIVE SPACE

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BEST INDOOR/ OUTDOOR FLOW Brought to you by BCQS International

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BEST LIVING ROOM Brought to you by House

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Managing Director

BEST SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

BEST USE OF COLOUR

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VP BANK SUPREME AWARD

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TOP 10 KITCHEN DESIGN IDEAS Making the heart of the home beat again WO R DS BY SA R A S H E R M A N P H OTO G R A P H Y A N D D E S I G N BY L AG N A P P E C U S TO M I N T E R I O R S L LC

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ONE AREA IN EVERY HOME becomes the gathering place, no matter how many people live there. Families gather for meals and visitors gravitate toward this workhorse of a room; the kitchen really is the heart of the home, and wanting to make it an enjoyable place to spend time, along with the functional aspects of cooking and storing food, make it a desirable place to update. It’s also one of the best places to add some equity to your home. Spring is the perfect time for a ‘refresh’ of your spaces, and the kitchen is a great place to start. These top design trends for 2017 will get your creative juices flowing and have you planning your next project in no time.

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INNOVATIVE (AND FUNCTIONAL) STORAGE

If there was one thing anyone wants more of in the kitchen, it would probably be storage space. Instead of cramming food and dishware into pre-existing cabinets, many people are opting to create a more functional wall of storage solutions. Creative use of small spaces and time-saving, double-duty drawers and cabinets, help maximise storage space and de-clutter countertops.

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GREENERY Pantone’s

colour of the year for 2017, this lush hue brings energy into the high-traffic kitchen space. This back-to-nature colour enhances an island look and feel, and brings the outdoors in. It works great as an accent wall colour or even a tiled backsplash and works with both light and dark woods, as well as stainless steel kitchen elements.

Innovative and functional storage for your kitchen

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CLASSIC PALETTES AND ‘TUXEDO’ KITCHENS If colour of the

year Greenery is too adventurous for your kitchen, there is nothing wrong with a classic black and white palette. Two-toned kitchens are very ‘in’ right now, and the trend is growing in 2017. Having lighter, neutral upper cabinets and contrasting darker cabinets below, create an interesting aesthetic while keeping a timeless feel.

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NEUTRAL CABINETS

Gone are the days of natural wood cabinetry; white and grey are here to stay. The lighter feel of white or grey cabinets makes your kitchen feel brighter and bigger. White is fresh, breezy, and clean, but can begin to feel clinical without some warmer accents. Grey is a great way to incorporate colour while still keeping a neutral colour palette.

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UNIQUE SINKS For a great

way to incorporate colour or shine into your kitchen without painting a full wall, a sink with a fresh hue adds lots of character. Green and blue are trending options this year, but metallic sinks with unique shapes are also gaining traction, and make washing dishes or cleaning produce more interesting!

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TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION We live

in a very connected world, and one place in your home where you may want to make things easier and faster would be the kitchen. Think lights that automatically turn on when the kitchen is in use and turn off when nobody is there. This automated feature would be particularly helpful in Caribbean homes where power is expensive. Other automated items could include LEFT Inviting kitchens that fulfil the purposes of accommodation and efficiency

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sinks that turn on with a tap of a forearm or elbow, and appliances that connect to your smartphone to turn on and off. Wouldn’t it be great to start the coffee maker from your bed with an app and have it ready when you get to the kitchen?

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MIXED-MATERIAL COUNTERTOPS While

a kitchen island with a slab of stone is elegant, countertops that combine more than one material are on the cutting edge of kitchen design. Granite, quartz, and laminate remain staples, but wood is making a strong entrance into the countertop design world. A granite or quartz countertop will give you a luxurious feel, but a wood breakfast bar offers a modern flair while still feeling natural. With a mixed-material countertop, you can still have an upscale look while maintaining an organic island feel.

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MODERN ARCHITECTURAL LINES

If a complete kitchen remodel isn’t an option, sprucing up places like the faucet or light fixtures with more modern touches, is all you need for an updated look. Even if your kitchen doesn’t have a modern design, clean architectural lines can bring a fresh feel to the space without detracting from the overall theme. Minimalist faucets or a more modern lamp or pendant lighting fixture, can help a tired space feel new.

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HIDDEN APPLIANCES

Along with neutral cabinetry, appliances are taking a more muted turn in 2017. Stainless steel appliances have dominated the market for some time, but if you’re looking for a softer look, they can feel industrial. Hidden appliances that meld into the kitchen’s overall design,

keep a room’s flow natural and create a more seamless aesthetic.

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COPPER AND BRASS ACCENTS Another

place that stainless steel is moving out, is in cabinet fixtures. Kitchens in 2017 are warming up to softer copper and brass tones in everything from drawer pulls and cabinet handles to backsplashes, sinks, and even full appliances. The neutral cabinet trend lends well to a smart flash of copper or brass and offers a timeless silhouette while still feeling fresh and modern. WHILE THESE TRENDS are fresh for 2017, the really great news is that many of them have major staying power. You can’t go wrong with neutrals, and opting for timeless and functional will make your home feel inviting year after year. ■


Greenery:

Nature’s Neutral

How do these items inspire your design solutions? WO R DS BY D E B I C A R S O N

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T E X T U R E : Mix it up!

From the vegetation, bamboo ladder, rich rustic wood tones, metal accents in the art and accessories, to the woven baskets and textiles, it’s important to have a mixture of texture in a space to create interest and comfort.

C O L O U R : Weave it through in dashes and splashes!

Our dominant palette is formed with the use of secondary colours that are near complementary – green and orange. Use of colours conceive a flow for your eye and styles the mood. At Paint Factory, Pratt & Lambert colours Lime Sherbet, Wild Lime, and Nectarine Juice make a lively green and orange solution.

T H E M E : Everything green and earthy!

Highlighting the farm to table, we bring vegetation into your space with herbs to use at hand, house plants, and the cut flowers reference a fresh and lively space. ■ C L O C K W I S E F R O M T O P L E F T Bamboo ladder $115, Tunisia Foutas

in lime green $42.95 all from Arawak Interiors, Basil plants $3 each from Groundworks BVI, Nutri Bullet $135.19, Orange polka dot gardening gloves $1.99 all from Clarence Thomas Ltd, Glass mason jar $22.95, Lime green grass table runner $22.95, Orange/yellow/blue grass table runner $32.95, Seagrass natural basket $59.95, Metal/iron painting $145, Yellow storage jars small $15.95, large $19.95, all from Arawak Interiors, The Fresh Girl’s Guide to Easy Canning & Preserving Cookbook $21.59 from Clarence Thomas Ltd, The Vegetarian Flavour Bible cookbook $42 from House, Rustic teak wood 3-drawer console table $850, Lime green single waterproof bean bag $275, Bright orange cushion $28.95, Tunisie Kikoy blanket $69.95, Seagrass laundry basket $49.95, Orange & White Laguna recycled plastic mat $60, all from Arawak Interiors, Rubber gardening boots $19.99 from Clarence Thomas Ltd, Galvanised watering can $29.95, Marigolds small $3, large $6.50, Small gardening fork $4.50, all from Fort Garden Centre, Small gardening trowel $3.69 from Clarence Thomas Ltd, Tall green bucket $12, Large green bucket $22 all from House, Radishes $15 from Groundworks BVI, Large galvanis ed pale $22.19 from Clarence Thomas Ltd, Avocado plant $35 from Groundworks BVI, Double Kasuku bed spread in blue $63.95 from Arawak Interiors.

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Amphibious Boats for Global Sustainability The future for boats is here WO R DS BY ST E P H E N L F R A N C E P H O T O G R A P H Y C O U R T E S Y O F I G U A N A YA C H T S

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Ideal for getting onto shore with no fuss

AS THE YACHT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, the BVI spearheads some fantastic boating exhibitions, regattas, and of course witnesses a range of fine vessels cruising through her waters. We also have the pleasure of experiencing grand diversity in yacht technologies, which has enticed our Spotlight toward Iguana Yachts’ amphibious boats. Amphibious vehicles are vessels that operate on land and sea. They’re potentially ideal for the BVI resident who loves cruising our 60 islands and cays, enjoys state-of-the-art gadgets, and is

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mindful of eco-friendly measures. Iguana Yachts’ vessel that best represents this innovative design, is the E-Iguana 29 whose electric drive technology supports global sustainability initiatives. With the BVI increasingly drawn in the direction of alternative energy resources and quality management of our environment, it would only prove

conducive to utilise yachts that accommodate the islands’ growing ethos. “We intend to establish the electric drive as a new way of life,” said CEO of Iguana Yachts Antoine Brugidou; with the E-Iguana 29 producing zero local emissions and scarcely making a sound, this vision appears like a plausible reality.

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Iguana’s Chief Engineer Florent De Labarre explained the execution of this new technology. “Costs, performance and charging times are improving so rapidly that now the time is ripe for the electric drive,” he said. “Our E-Iguana 29 has already been undergoing intensive internal and customer trials since 2015, we now have an extremely reliable solution.” Many boating accidents occur during the boarding or disembarking of guests; the Iguana’s stability on land permits safe transition for passengers, cargo, and is especially helpful for children and individuals with limited mobility. “With a ground pressure per square centimetre equivalent to an 80-kg human, the environmental impact is the lowest in the boat industry,” said Steve Huppert at Iguana Yachts. “Most amphibious vehicles have been developed to operate on land and cross water sections; the Iguana goes further than this, capable of cruising 100 miles with the ability to securely transfer guests even in five feet beach break.” The uniqueness in Iguana’s electric drive systems is discovered in its range, environment of use, and service life. This is due to Active Thermal Management that allows the

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battery cells to be heated and cooled efficiently. With reduced need to service the boat, the E-Iguana 29 is a clear way to participate in the motion to blend cutting-edge technology in safe alignment with the natural environment. It is renowned that the worst aspects of boating are the toxic bottom paints, the infrastructure needed to have docks, and the spill of boats corroding while waiting to be operated. The E-Iguana 29 is a practical solution for these environmental and ecological challenges, with the competence of safe storage on land and zero impact on ‘nature’s little secrets.’ ■

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S E A / B V I M A R I T I M E H I S TO RY TA L E S

Remembering

Captain Kenneth Faulkner

W O R D S A N D P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y G E O F F R E Y B R O O K S , C U R AT O R – VIRGIN ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM

IT HAS BEEN THREE YEARS since the passing of Anegada boat captain, shipwright, and entrepreneur Kenneth Faulkner and I still think of him often. He had a profound influence on my work at the HLSCC over the past 14 years. I first met Captain Faulkner in 2003 when he donated the remains of the sloop Joyce L to the College. After that, I travelled back and forth from Anegada to Tortola on his barge Isabel while I was helping Watson White construct the sloop Sea Moon. In those days, there was no ferry service to Anegada and aside from a small plane operated by Neville Braithwaite, Isabel was the only

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means of regular transport. She carried people, fuel, and provisions twice a week between Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Anegada. It was during these voyages that I got to know Kenneth, enjoying his recollection over the old days and the boats he had built. I had just started working at the College and was putting together what would become our Maritime Museum. The stories that he and others told me in those days gave me an education I could never have gotten from books. The more I learned about the sloops, and the men who built them and captained them, the more I came to appreciate what a unique culture this was.

As a young boy, Kenneth dreamed of building a boat and by careful observation of the local shipwrights on Anegada—especially renowned builder James Smith—he built his first boat, a row boat, in 1948 when he was just 16. It sold quickly and with the proceeds—along with financial assistance from his older brother Wilford—he built the much larger North Queen. She was a sloop of 18 feet (keel). He went on to build over 30 boats in his lifetime including the Andrea, the Norajel, the Blazer, the North Queen II (28 feet), the Ileta, the Four Sisters, the Carrier and many small dinghies. In fact, during the whole time I knew him, there was

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always a vessel under construction in his yard. Kenneth first sailed to St. Thomas with Captain Carleton De Castro bringing local Anegada produce, eggs, conch, and fish to market in Charlotte Amalie. He soon learned to navigate the treacherous waters between Anegada and St. Thomas using the moon, stars, and tides without chart or compass. This local knowledge enabled him to fulfil his dream of one day captaining his own vessel, which led him to spend the rest of his life working at sea, fishing, diving, and transporting cargo between the islands. Kenneth was also a visionary and above all else, a provider. In the 1960s, recognising that his community needed services in order to grow and develop, he began work on a gas station and dock at what is today called Setting Point where the Government later added a larger dock and ferry landing. Captain Faulkner soon began operating a barge service between Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Tortola carrying fuel, construction supplies, provisions, and people. This lifeline that his service provided went on for the next 40 years and is kept going today by his son and daughter. Captain Kenneth Faulkner epitomised the resilience and hard work ethic that characterised a Virgin Islander and certainly an ‘Anegadian.’ He was both a visionary and an entrepreneur who took immense pride in his role of provider for his community. I count myself blessed to have had an opportunity to get to know and learn from him, and take great satisfaction seeing that his legacy lives on in his community and his nation. â–

RIGHT The Joyce L cleanup

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GO GREEN

After last month’s indulgence, I thought it time for some healthy options R E C I P E S A N D F O O D S T Y L I N G B Y K AY L E I G H D R I V E R P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y R A I N B O W V I S I O N S B V I

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LIFE / DELISH

TO START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT, try this lovely Clean Green Juice, filled with vitamins and antioxidants, and tasty too. As much as I would love to say that you can make this the day before, it really only lasts a couple of hours in the fridge before the colour starts to turn. The good thing is, it’s quick and easy. If you’re making this to take to work in the morning and you’re pressed for time (no pun intended), set up the juicer and prepare the produce the night before; that way, the morning will allow you to have fresh juice in minutes. Mix it up with other fruits and veggies, and see what you like. Make it into popsicles – kids will love this.

ANYONE THAT KNOWS ME, knows I love avocadoes. This Guacamole & Tortilla Chips recipe is one of my favourites to make when the local avocadoes are in season; they’re so creamy and delicious. Another favourite is cilantro; there’s something unique in it, that you can’t get from other herbs. The two together are heaven. The chips are so easy to make, and they stay crunchy for ages. You can season them however you like, and keep them in a zip top bag or air tight container for days.

Clean Green Juice Homemade Guacamole ​ MAKES 5 CUPS L E V E L E A SY ​Y O U W I L L N E E D A J U I C E R

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​INGREDIENTS​ 1 bunch celery (approx. 11 stalks) 2 large Granny Smith apples 2 large cucumbers 1 large bunch of kale ​ *If you want to add some sweetness, add a couple of carrots.

​INGREDIENTS​ 2 ripe avocadoes 1 /4 cup chopped cilantro and more for garnish 1 /4 cup fine diced red onion Juice of 1 lime Salt Pepper Fine diced jalapeno (optional)

​METHOD​ This is one of my favourite juice combinations. I love the tart flavour of it. Wash all produce thoroughly. ​ We suggest mixing 4 caps of white vinegar per gallon of water to wash produce in. Chop produce to fit in your juicer, and juice away.

​METHOD​ In a bowl, mash the avocadoes with the rest of the ingredients until desired texture. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with remaining cilantro, serve with oven tortilla chips. *To prevent from browning, make sure there is enough lime juice.

Additionally, before transferring to serving dish, place cling film directly onto the guacamole to prevent air from getting to it.

Tortilla Chips L E V E L E A SY

​INGREDIENTS​ 6” flour tortillas Olive oil Salt Pepper Seasoning of your choice ​METHOD​ Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut tortilla chips into eighths and toss with olive oil and seasonings. Spread out evenly on to baking tray and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them, they turn brown quickly.

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RACK OF LAMB WITH CHIMICHURRI MINT SAUCE is my take on the Argentinian style that is traditionally served with beef. In Argentina, they predominantly use parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil, and red or white vinegar in their chimichurri; however, I’ve incorporated some additional herbs including cilantro and mint. Mint and lamb go so well together. This is a fresh, healthy, and versatile sauce, that really can be used with any protein you fancy, just adjust the mint level to your liking or perhaps replace with basil. It makes a nice dressing for quinoa or couscous, and it freezes well too.

Rack of Lamb with Chimichurri Mint Sauce S E RV E S 4 L E V E L E A SY ​INGREDIENTS​ Olive oil 2 lamb racks 2 tbsp, room temperature butter plus extra for searing 2 tsp minced garlic 2 tsp finely chopped rosemary Salt  Pepper ​ ETHOD​ M Preheat oven to 375F. Rub each rack with butter and season with the remaining ingredients. Heat up pan, add olive oil and remaining butter. Carefully place the rack, skin side down in the pan, away from you so hot oil doesn’t splash you.

Sear rack for 2 minutes on first side and 2 minutes on the other side and transfer to baking tray, skin side up. Roast in the oven for approximately 25-30 minutes to get a perfect medium. * When lamb is removed, wrap in tin foil and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing. This keeps the meat moist and prevents it from losing all of those yummy juices. 

​FOR THE CHIMICHURRI MINT SAUCE

M A K E S A P P R OX . 1 1 / 2 C U P S ​INGREDIENTS​ 1 bunch parsley 1 bunch cilantro 2 bunches mint 1 tsp grated garlic 1 lemon juiced 3 /4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fine diced jalapeno (optional) Salt Pepper Chilli oil for garnish ​METHOD​ Whiz together all of the ingredients in your food processor until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste. Consistency should be thick. Drizzle chilli oil over the top, if spice is desired.

delish!

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LIFE / STYLE & BEAUTY

Boating Chic VIPY’s Style & Beauty Editor, Pearlette Wintz has sourced these great products right here in the BVI.

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O R I S G R E AT B A R R I E R R E E F L I M I T E D E D I T I O N WAT C H At home in and on the water, this limitededition watch is not just a classic dive watch. Proceeds from its sales contribute to the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef. Classic, Sexy, and Charitable. TO BUY: Price Upon Request, House of Luxury, Tortola Pier Park, Road Town

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P E P P E R M I N T B A Y TA N G E R I N E D R E A M C O V E R U P Turn heads in this vibrant, ikat-patterned tunic! The relaxed fit exudes beach-ready appeal. Great as a cover-up on the water or as a standout top for chilly evenings. TO BUY: $54.95, Arawak – Leverick Bay, Nanny Cay, Soper’s Hole

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STYLISHUSA CROCHET S W I M S U I T This adorable blush crochet swimsuit is perfect for lounging

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around on the boat. It can also be worn as a top with wide-legged linen pants or shorts. TO BUY: $85, Breeze Paddle & Surf, Catherine Christopher Building, Road Town

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PA U L M I T C H E L L S U N R E C O V E R Y K I T Protect every strand of hair with this nourishing, sulphate-free kit, featuring Sun Recovery Hydrating Shampoo™, After-Sun Replenishing Masque™ and Sun Shield Conditioning Spray™. TO BUY: $100 (products may be bought separately), Studio One Salon & Spa, Road Town

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S A N D I E G O H AT C O M PA N Y U LT R A B R A I D S U N B R I M H A T A sunshine fantasy can be yours wearing this ultrabraid, large brim hat which offers fashionable protection from the sun’s rays. TO BUY: $48, Marchepeids, Tortola Pier Park, Road Town

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H Y D AWAY C O L L A P S I B L E W A T E R B O T T L E These Hydaway bottles are a perfect aid in your eco-friendly mission. Collapsible, reusable, and downright gorgeous! TO BUY: $24, House, Wickhams Cay II, Road Town

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H O W E C ATA L I N A S W I M W A L K S H O R T S Comfort is key in a pair of swim shorts and Howe’s swim walk shorts made from a quick-drying cotton blend fabric won’t disappoint. TO BUY: $69, Marco’s Men’s Clothier, 32 Porter Road, Road Town

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MOJO SPORTSWEAR MR BIG P E R F O R M A N C E S H I R T This lightweight, super comfortable shirt wicks away moisture and carries a UPF rating of 30 for great sun protection while boating. TO BUY: $72.95, Arawak – Leverick Bay, Nanny Cay, Soper’s Hole


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VIPY Style & Beauty Retailer Directory Amara Spa Tel: 284 543 3554 | The Moorings, Road Town | amaraspabvi.com Arawak Interiors Tel: 284 494 5240 | Road Reef Plaza, Road Town | admin@arawakvi.com Arawak Surf Boutiques Tel: 284 494 5240 | Leverick Bay, Nanny Cay, Sopers Hole Marina |admin@arawakvi.com Body Glam Cosmetics Tel: 284 346-4526 | Building 7, Tortola Pier Park, Road Town | Facebook.com/ bodyglamcosmetics Breeze Paddle & Surf Tel: 284 494 5423 | Wickham’s Cay 1 (opposite Banco Popular), Road Town | facebook.com/breeze.paddlesurf

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Diamonds International Tel: 284 541 8507 | Tortola Pier Park, Road Town | diamondsinternationaltortola.com House Tel: 284-494-1920 | Romasco Building, Road Town, Tortola | Wickhams Cay 2, Tortola, Road Town | www.housebvi.com

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LUCCAS BEACH & FUN S O P H I E D R E S S This unique dress immerses you in haute couture without breaking the bank. Trés boat chic! TO BUY: $85, Taino Boutique & Gifts, Tortola Pier Park, Road Town JB® MINK EYELASH E X T E N S I O N S Get longer, thicker, fuller, natural-looking lashes. Resistant to water, chlorine, perspiration and safe for skin, eyes, and contact lenses. TO BUY: Full Set $130, Fill–In $70 - Solé Day Spa, Mill Mall, Road Town

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L’ O R É A L I N FA L L I B L E P R O M AT T E 2 4 H F O U N D AT I O N This super gliding, mattifying foundation is for you! It absorbs sweat and oil without disturbing the colour. TO BUY: $16, Body Glam Cosmetics, Pier Park

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PEACEFUL PEOPLE SARONG Style your swimsuit for any boat or beach party using this figure-flattering, uberversatile sarong as a cover up. Fun, flirty, and sexy! TO BUY: $25, Just Be You, Tortola Pier Park THE SABRINA DRESS B Y L J C D E S I G N S This cotton voile, off-the-shoulder beauty with flared sleeves and a simple shift body is perfect as a cover-up, dress, or a tunic. TO BUY: $80, Sea Grape Boutique, Cooper Island Beach Club

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T R É F L E E S PA D R I L L E S These espadrilles are a wardrobe staple you can wear day-in and day-out, boating season after boating season. TO BUY: $55, Taino Boutique & Gifts, Tortola Pier Park, Road Town

Prana Spa Tel: 340 776 7899 | 5302 Yacht Haven Grande, Charlotte Amalie, USVI | spausvi.com Sea Grape Boutique Tel: 284 495 9084 | Cooper Island Beach Club, Manchioneel Bay, Cooper Island, BVI | cooperislandbeachclub.com/boutique Serenity Spa Tel: 284 547 7899 | Sopers Hole Marina, Frenchman’s Cay | serenityspabvi.com Solé Day Spa Tel: 284 494 5999 | Mill Mall, Road Town | bvispa.com Studio One Salon & Spa Tel: 284 494 9988 | 130 Main Street, Road Town | mystudio1bvi.com Taino Boutique & Gifts Tel: 284-443-0012 | Tortola Pier Park, Road Town | info@tainoboutiques.com Treflé@ Taino Boutique & Gifts Tel: 284-443-0012 | Tortola Pier Park , Road Town |info@tainoboutiques.com

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The BVI P H OTO G R A P H Y BY P E T E R A DA M C R O O K

OWEN BUGGY

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PETER ADAM CROOK WASN’T ALWAYS the skilled freelance photographer, whose striking work is exhibited here. Inspired by the aesthetically-pleasing symmetry within nature, his passion for the art sparked out of unusual circumstances. Born in Tortola, he spent the first nine years of his life living on our islands until his family relocated to Wisconsin, US where he fell in love with snow. Prior to this, he’d only ever seen the cold weather condition that’s so alien to the Caribbean once. “I picked up skiing after my family and I went for a lesson and following the first time, I was hooked,” said Adam in reference to the sport he’s renowned for in the BVI. Moving to Colorado, US to pursue free skiing when he began high school, he met people that shaped his path toward a seven-year career in professional, international Halfpipe Skiing events. In 2011, Halfpipe Skiing became an official sport for the 2014 Winter Olympics; debuting in Sochi, Russia, Adam represented the BVI, but before this exciting feat, his enjoyment of photography was planted during a time of injury in 2010. “It was at this time that my interest in videography sparked,” said Adam. “Years later, I began to focus more on photography. It’s the simplicity of seeing something interesting, freezing that moment in time, and being able to share it with others that’s captured my passion for it. I hardly ever leave home without my camera.” Adam is hopeful that his photography will inspire people to appreciate the simple things in life, and enjoy the natural beauty of the world. ■

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The beautiful British Virgin Islands - overlooking Beef Island/ Marina Cay

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Portrait at Lava Flow, Tortola; Giant Tortoise at Necker Island; View from North Sound out towards Brechers Bay, Virgin Gorda; The beauty of Necker Island; Necker Island wildlife; The North Sound

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Enjoying the surf at Cane Garden Bay

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VIRGIN GORDA

IF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOME IN THE ISLANDS, LOOK NO FURTHER With a two bedroom Main House, one bedroom Guest Cottage, ocean, island and sunset views to die for, and all just a short walk from a stunning beach, Island Spice has the lot. The home, which is perched above Mountain Trunk Beach at Nail Bay on the magical island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, has been operated as a successful vacation villa for the past few years. Feel free to try it out before you take the plunge and buy. Asking $1.4m. CONTACT: CHRIS SMITH MANAGING BROKER CELL: 1 (284) 340 3000 | CHRIS@COLDWELLBANKERBVI.COM WWW.COLDWELLBANKERBVI.COM

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$1,100,000 Nanny Cay Marina

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BVI SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PROPERTY SHOWCASE

GOLDEN PAVILION

BLU TORTU

Breathtaking views over the Caribbean Sea, this home has immaculate finishings and magnificent 180 degree views towards Guana Island.

Belmont, Tortola US$1,950,000 An elegant home with fine details which warmly embraces the landscaping located in a secluded West End private estate.

Havers, Tortola US$1,600,000 An architectural designed luxury hideaway conveniently located in West Central Tortola, with lush gardens and amazing ocean views.

RISING SUN

FAR PAVILION

INDIGO HILLS

Great Camanoe US$1,350,000 This magnificent 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home is surrounded by tropical gardens and offers spacious living areas with awe inspiring views.

Long Bay, Tortola US$1,300,000 A charming 3 bedroom 3 bathroom sanctuary in a Caribbean paradise with cool breezes amazing sunrises and sunsets overlooking Long Bay beach.

HAVERS VISTA

PARADISE FOUND

Havers, Tortola US$695,000 A Caribbean oasis with sophisticated finishes suited for the connoisseur of a quality retirement home.

Brewers Bay, Tortola, US$720,000 This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom provides an ideal setting for enjoying the scene and the peaceful charm of this home.

Little Bay, Tortola US$5,950,000

MARITHA KEIL (broker) +1 284 340 5555 | maritha@bvisir.com ANTHONY CLARKE (sales associate) OFFICE NUMBERS: +1 284 494 5700 (Tortola)

HAVER’S CHARM

Virgin Gorda US$1,300,000 Hidden within the beautiful boulder formations above the baths this home is a haven for the senses: Cool and peaceful with views overlooking the channel.

GREENBANKS LAND

Greenbanks, Tortola US$350,000 Greenbacks Land also known as Mana Gardens is 1.18 acres of lush tropical land overlooking Brewer's Bay, the Atlantic ocean and beyond.

ISHA O'BRIEN (sales associate) +1 284 346 5553 | isha@bvisir.com DAMARA PENN (sales associate) +1 284 340 5558 | damara@bvisir.com Each office is independently owned and operated


Mandalay

US$695,000

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FRENCHMAN'S CAY, TORTOLA The Tower House

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Frenchman's Chalet

US$1,750,000

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Sounion

US$925,000

Governor’s Point

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PRINCESS QUARTERS, VIRGIN GORDA

Sea Watch

Casa Blanca

US$2,500,000

Bay House

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HODGE’S CREEK, TORTOLA

US$549,000

CROOKS BAY, VIRGIN GORDA

SPRING BAY, VIRGIN GORDA The White House

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MAHOE BAY, VIRGIN GORDA Adagio Villa

Turpentine

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SANDY GROUND, JOST VAN DYKE

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LEVERICK BAY, VIRGIN GORDA Altamira

US$995,000

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SOL Y SOMBRA VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS STEPS AWAY FROM Little Trunk Bay, this classic and timeless British colonial beachfront villa has five suites, each furnished with custom-made teak furniture. A great room, office/library, dining room and fully-outfitted kitchen offer spacious and elegant entertainment areas. A 45-foot ocean-front infinity pool, observation deck and lighted tennis court are set within over an acre of tropical gardens. The property is proximate to The Baths, Virgin Gorda’s famous destination, and two unspoiled beaches, Little Trunk Bay and Valley Trunk Bay. A private movie theater, daily maid service, exercise equipment and gym and a chef (upon request) complete the villa’s offerings.

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