Is the British Virgin Islands on your travel list this year? It should be according to NY Times. This beautiful piece of paradise located in the Caribbean took the #2 spot on “52 Places to visit in 2020” list. As the poster child for BVI Tourism, I am here to help you plan your trip to these beautiful islands!
Now lets get into the juicy stuff! The British Virgin Islands consists of four large islands and over 50 smaller isles and cays. I can imagine how hard it is to choose which island to call home base. In this blog I will be focusing on the Limin’ House Villa located on the island of Tortola.
Getting to The Villa.
Nestled on a lush green hillside on the Western tip of Tortola, overlooking Sopher’s Hole Marina is the Limin’ House. Our flight landed on the island of St. Thomas in the USVI so we needed to take the 1 hour long ferry ride to get to Tortola. Fortunately for us, the villa is literally a 5 minute drive away from the West End Ferry dock, which was our Port of Entry. A lot of visitors who are staying on the western side of Tortola usually enter through the West End Ferry dock port to avoid having to pay extreme taxi fees.
This multi-level luxurious villa has three beautifully styled bedrooms and a studio apartment, sporadically placed around the compound. This is perfect for families who want their privacy at the end of the day. If bathroom sharing is a deal breaker for you, you have no worries here. The villa has 4.5 bathrooms, one for each bedroom and then some. The Villa capitalizes on the hugeness of its estate by using open floor plans. The living spaces such as the dining room, kitchen, living room and outdoor living spaces seamlessly flow into one another. You can feel the Tradewinds from every direction throughout this beautiful estate. Expect lush flora and fauna intricately planted around the villa adding to the Caribbean aesthetic we know and love. Now let us get into the tour.
Infinite Places to Lounge.
The Indoor and Outdoor Living rooms.
If you’re unfamiliar with Virgin Islands/Caribbean lingo, “Limin” basically means to chill/relax/go-out with friends or family. And let me tell you, there are more than enough places in this house to do just that. As you enter, the front doors, you’re immediately greeted by grand open spaces that consists of the living room, the outdoor living spaces and the dining room.
The carefully curated Caribbean aesthetic of the living room creates a laid back sanctuary where the whole gang could relax after a long day of adventures in the BVI. The reddish-brown Saltillo tiling adds a bit of a Mexican charm to the living room while staying true to its Caribbean feel. Caribbean aesthetics are accomplished by airy vaulted ceiling rooms with french doors that lead onto balconies. The Limin’ House Villa definitely delivered that expectation with this room.
The french doors located at the entrance and left side of the living room lead to some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen.
Through the pink shutter styled doors is the outdoor living spaces that overlook the Sopher’s Hole Marina and the islands of St. John, Little Thatch and beyond.
The Kitchen and Dining room.
To the right of the living room is the kitchen. This kitchen is fully equipped with a professional grade Vulcan 6 burner stove, a gas grill, a french door refrigerator and all of the features needed to cook Caribbean inspired meals. Take a break from your everyday food from back home and whip up some island meals with the help of the cooking books provided for you.
Share your meals with the family and/or friends in the outdoor/indoor dining room that seats 8 guests comfortably! Everytime you take a bite of your lobster or take a sip from your glass of wine, be sure to look at the views for good luck!
The Limin’ Bar.
In addition to the living spaces mentioned above, the villa has a pool side bar where you can serve up some amazing cocktails to your family and/or friends! This colorful mini bar is equipped with a frozen margarita machine, tequila, margarita mixes, a margarita recipe book, a refrigerator, sink, blender and ice maker. Everything needed to make the perfect margaritas.
To the left of the mini bar is the pool, where you will definitely be spending most of your time. This salt water pool is deep enough for diving and shallow enough for just lounging around while sipping on the margaritas you made by the mini bar. Schedule a sunset watch party with your family and/or friends, keep the cocktails coming and just enjoy the beautiful views with each other.
The great part abut this villa is the unlimited relaxing spots viable to you. This hidden “rooftop” lounging area with a cascading wooden pergola covered and surrounded by lush green shrubbery adds a sense of secrecy (perfect for the parents). The cushioned seating and fire pit makes for another perfect spot to catch the sunset or to gaze at the millions of stars that come out to play as the night falls.
Nestled on the upper most western side of the villa is the master bedroom. The elevation separates the room from the rest of the villa, giving a sanctuary feel.
The master suite’s design has more of a monochrome feel to it rather than a vibrant color palette like the rest of the house. The white walls and plush bedding are contrasted with the brown earth tones of the intricate features and teak and wicker furniture placed around the room.
Now, Caribbean living is not Caribbean living without the obligatory hammock hanging on the balcony and an outdoor shower. Right through the french doors attached to the suite is your personal balcony. Catch the Tradewinds on this floating bed as you fall asleep to the sounds of nature surrounding you.
Leaving this slice of heaven was probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to do but it was time to head back to the “real” World. A huge thank you to the staff of Limin’ House for their amazing hospitality. I enjoyed every minute of my stay and I can guarantee that you will too if you book this villa as your temporary home.
Thank you spending your time reading this blog and I hope this helped finding a place to stay on Tortola a bit easier. Stay tuned for more reviews on hotels and villas across the BVI!
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