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Book a magical vacation unlike any other when you stay at Aja Villa. Located in the ideal spot to see Trunk Bay Beach from an aerial perspective few others will ever see, this villa will help you redefine the idea of a simple vacation. Here you'll find yourself steeped in the luxury that is certain to make your holiday worthwhile, while enjoying the beauty of minimalism at its best. With four complete suites, as well as a children's room complete with bunk beds, it's the getaway the whole family needs, complete with the seclusion the two of you may be anticipating. Spend your days sneaking down the exclusive pathway to the beach and your evenings enjoying the infinity pool on the outdoor deck. It's a small slice of heaven in one simple holiday booking.
Staircase and foot path to Trunk Beach!
Villa Aja, pronounced Ah-Jah (meaning magical in Indonesian), is a luxury villa vacation rental, on the North shore of Tortola, the British Virgin Islands. Perched on an elevated headland overlooking Trunk Bay Beach.
Villa Aja provides its guests with a unique and memorable experience, where they can feel pampered in their surroundings, take advantage of the location, and feel close and integrated with nature, with the sound of waves lapping the shore.
Located just a few hundred feet from the sea below, and comprising two separate structures connected by a central walkway and luxury infinity pool, Villa Aja is a two-story, five-bedroom property (four main suites and one children's bedroom with bunk beds). This villa is minimalist in style with clean lines and vibrant art deco colours of lime, blue, and orange, encompassing Asian and art deco fusion, and combining modern furniture and design with bold and bright colours in an Indonesian tree-house layout and secret pathway to the beach.
Aja is located within the Parkers Estate development on the North Shore of Tortola. Once you enter the development, you drive a few hundred yards along a concrete road to be met by a vista which encompasses Trunk Bay Beach and the chain of islands looking northeast from Guana, Great Camanoe, Virgin Gorda, all the way back down to Necker Island.
After the concrete road, you travel a few hundred yards on an unmade road (well-graded and not very steep but be careful in the rain) which takes you to the driveway and the front gate of Aja. A Javanese door amongst tropical landscaping marks the entrance. Once through the doors, you enter the heavens, a spectacle as you look across Trunk Bay, with the chain of islands from Guana through to Neckar, and a wash of turquoise blue from the infinity pool to the ocean below.
Follow the stone staircase down to a walkway, which connects the two sides of the villa with Bougainvillea, Furs and Palms lining the way, and arranged in a combination of a tropical and winter paradise. To the right of the walkway and pool deck sits the living room/dining room and kitchen area, entered through an outdoor entertaining veranda offering welcome shade from the midday sun, day beds with blue and green cushions, and sea views. And use the pulley system on show and open the kitchen wall out into a bar for entertaining by day or night and to invite the breeze in.
The kitchen, a contemporary European design, offers state-of-the-art equipment and features, with all new stainless steel appliances including two dishwashers, a digital-touch control hob, unique stainless steel tiling, and an extensive fridge freezer, a wall of smooth steel. The high ceilings with exposed wooden beams provide a large open space, with suspended high-end pendant light fixtures creating a real ambiance by night with subtle highlighting. The kitchen is practical in design, with a large island in the center equipped with ice maker and plentiful cupboard space, and connected to the living area for flexibility when hosting.
The lounge is built for entertainment with a 58-inch flat screen TV, indoor and outdoor music system hooked, a DVD player, and sky dish. The lounge offers ample seating with a large L-shaped sofa and a long white bench to the side, covered with vibrant cushions of lime-green, blue, and orange. The whole side wall slides open, inviting the cool breeze in and a spectacular backdrop to while away the hours.
The first bedroom/bathroom suite, Blue, sits a short walk from the main entertainment area. The room is aptly named: the idyllic scene from the large bedroom window offers a wash of aqua-marine blues from the pool and the ocean all the way up to the cloudless sky, not knowing where one line starts and the other finishes.
Across the walkway to the other side of the pool you find the second suite, Mosaic, suitably named after the mosaic tiling in the bathroom, again in contemporary style with aqua-marine blues and greens which fill the shower and opens out onto a private wooden balcony with views across the bay, allowing you to shower peacefully with nature. The bedroom is clean and fresh with satin cream curtains and bedspread and a tasteful use of colour, also with its own private balcony and spectacular sea view.
Next door you have the third suite, Sublime, with attached lime-coloured bathroom and a wall of glass to the end. The sight and scent of lime lifts your spirits, coupled with delicate pebble flooring in the shower, which tickle the feet, your senses are awakened, and you feel like you are showering in the Caribbean Sea. This suite also has a private balcony with views of the sea and the poolside.
On the lower level, sits a fourth bedroom/bathroom suite, Coppertone, the most private of all the suites, with a large private balcony and some unique features inside, including art deco lamps, mock wooden tiling in the shower and the pebble finish floor to bring the outside in. The vast double doors with full screens protect you from the insects by night and leave you safely cocooned next to the ocean. Close by, you have a fully equipped children's room complete with bunk beds and adjacent bathroom (set out as a wet room), offering practical use and a clean finish, with the side wall opening out and again allowing you to shower with nature. Laundry facilities are also kept downstairs on this level, behind heavy hardwood double doors.
The waters of the infinity pool and large outdoor decking area lie at the heart of the villa, joining the two sections together, capturing the picturesque view of the beach below as a wonderful center painting. Lying by the pool, you feel like you are in the heavens looking down onto the outstanding Trunk Bay.
When you decide you want to step from the heavens and into the seas below, you can access the sandy white beach using the Taiwanese tree-house steps, down through the manicured gardens filled with Bougainvillea, Oleander, leafy palms, and luscious green grass, meticulously lined tier by tier with hundreds of red rocks like that of a sugar plantation in the 18th Century.
This glorious stretch of unspoilt soft sandy beach remains nature's untouched little secret.