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Virgin Gorda: Villa Aquamare Offers Value & Extra Time

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Villa Aquamare Offers Extended Time 

& Added Value This Winter

Newest package includes extra nights and savings 

  

October 7, 2013. Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands – For many travelers, time is the most precious commodity, while finding value at a luxury property ranks as their favorite sport. The solution for those seeking both a few extra days and hidden value this winter lies at Villa Aquamare, a luxury enclave of three secluded villas on a half mile of pristine beach on Virgin Gorda.

Villa Aquamare’s Winter Escape offers nine nights in one of Villa Aquamare’s luxury villas for the price of a seven-night stay, which will please both the time-starved traveler and the value-seeker.

Each one of  Villa Aquamare’s three villas offer 8,000 square feet of living space and five master suites, as well as their own private infinity pools, making them ideal for families and groups of friends. Typically, those groups arrive for a seven-night stay. But with busy family lives and professional commitments, having every guest arrive and depart on the same day can be a challenge for any group. Thanks to the two extra nights included in Villa Aquamare’s Winter Escape, an extended party of guests can enjoy all of the benefits and amenities of a Villa Aquamare luxury villa and still have an extra day or two to coordinate arrivals and departures.

Then there’s the value part of the equation. Villa Aquamare’s Winter Escape, a nine-night stay based on the price of a week-long stay, represents a 22 % savings off regular prices.  At approximately $522 per room, per night, based on a 9-night stay, it’s a remarkable taste of luxury in paradise that’s sure to please every value-seeker.

Villa Aquamare’s Winter Escape

  • Nine nights in one of Villa Aquamare’s 8,000 square foot five-bedroom villas. The Villa boasts a spacious living room and dining room area, gourmet kitchen, multiple terraces, and a private infinity pool.
  • Meet & Greet at airport or Spanish Town Marina
  • Land transfers to the Villa
  • Use of the Beach Park, with kayaks and snorkeling equipment to explore the reef that lies just offshore
  • Priced at $23,500 for nine nights, based on maximum occupancy of 12 guests. Taxes and service charges are extra
  • Valid from January 10, 2014 through March 16, 2014, through August 31, 2013
  • For reservations or more information, visit www.villaaquamare.com or call (787)-461-2638. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed views of the islets in the Drake Channel and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean. Guests have access to Villa Aquamare’s private sandy Beach Park, where they can linger and unwind on a Dream Bed that looks out over the tranquil Caribbean. Staffed with an on-site concierge and beach attendants, Villa Aquamare combines the services of a five-star hotel with the exclusivity of a private villa stay.

The energetic can take out one of Aquamare’s kayaks out for a short paddle to a deserted beach or snorkel along the reefs that lie just offshore, filled with tropical fish and sea turtles. Villa Aquamare is the perfect winter escape for families and friends, a private and luxurious way to experience the luxury, relaxation and the stunning natural beauty that are hallmarks of the best of the British Virgin Islands.

 

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Villa Aquamare, set on the scenic Western coast of Virgin Gorda at Mahoe Bay along half a mile of pristine beach frontage, consists of three 8,000 square-foot private villas. Designed and constructed specifically as elite villa vacation homes, with multiple ensuite master bedrooms, spacious living areas and professional-grade kitchens, Aquamare is the new benchmark for luxury villa rentals on one of the B.V.I.’s quietest and most exclusive islands. For reservations or more information, visit www.villaaquamare.com.  

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Gordian Terrace is the first Property in BVI to be Green Globe Certified! April 2013 News

Gordian Terrace House in the British Virgin Islands

First property on Virgin Gorda to be Green Globe certified

First property on Virgin Gorda to be Green Globe certified

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Apr 03, 2013

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe announces certification of the Gordian Terrace House, located on the island of Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Gordian Terrace was one of the four properties selected to be part of the BVI Tourist Board’s Sustainable Tourism Environmental Program (STEP), launched in November 2011. The BVI Tourist Board, under the leadership of the government of the Virgin Islands, has taken proactive measures to preserve the beauty and the habitat of the BVI and help the territory become the premier destination for sustainable tourism in the Caribbean.

“We are delighted to be the first property on Virgin Gorda to be Green Globe certified,” said Lauralee Maynard, Marketing Manager at the Gordian Terrace. “Being part of STEP and working with Green Globe enabled us to be a more efficient company, and also provided the tools needed to educate our staff on sustainable practices. We are strongly committed to our important role of protecting our environment for our guests and residents of the British Virgin Islands.”

A long-term sustainability management system is implemented at the Gordian Terrace House to improve the organization, execution, and evaluation of their efforts. Awareness is promoted among guests, suppliers, and contractors through a comprehensive communication strategy, as well as local environmental and community-related activities. Gordian Terrace partners with Green VI [ www.greenvi.org ], a local non-profit organization, working for a greener, cleaner and healthier BVI – “We Are All In This Together” is the motto here.

“We are elated as more and more properties see the significance of preserving and protecting the environment,” commented Natasha Chalwell, Policy and Product Development Manager with the BVI Tourist Board. “The long-term goal is to stimulate economic growth throughout the territory, while maintaining each unique aspect of ‘Nature’s Little Secrets’ in efforts to facilitate the needs of future generations.”

BVI’s Premier Dr. Orlando Smith will be co-hosting the upcoming Leadership Summit for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative in May (May 17-18). Supported by Sir Richard Branson and the Nature Conservatory, this conference will bring together environment ministers, heads of government, and CEOs from around the region to evaluate and set the course for the management and preservation of the region’s marine and coastal environment. The Caribbean Challenge Initiative was launched in 2008.

ABOUT GORDIAN TERRACE HOUSE

Gordian Terrace neatly sits on an elevated lot within the amiable community of North Sound, on the island of Virgin Gorda. Encircled by the flora and fauna of the indigenous shrubs like bougainvillea, hibiscus, and oleander, the Gordian Terrace offers panoramic views of the Bitter End anchorage, and the North and South Sounds can be easily observed from the upper level suites and studio spaces. The Gordian Terrace features 8 spacious and luxurious condos with ocean and garden views. Studio spaces are idyllic for couples, while the spacious living and dining area found in the two-bedroom suites are ideal for families. Amenities include a full-service kitchen, barbecue grill, snorkeling gear, and much more. Gorgeous white sand beaches, quaint boutiques, indulging local and international cuisine eateries, historical sites, and other places of interest are conveniently located within the backyard of this island charm.

Contact: Lauralee Maynard, Executive Marketing Manager, Gordian Terrace , Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Phone: (284) 495 5338, Cell: (284) 495 544 0605, Email info@gordianhouse.com , www.gordianhouse.com

ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION

Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com

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Summer Share weeks in Virgin Gorda, BVI

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Beach Buddies

Forget the Hamptons. Book Summer Share Weeks on Virgin Gorda, BVI

May 7, 2012. Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands – Grab a friend, ask another friend, and have them call their friends. Villa Aquamare is the ultimate summer house share for sophisticated, urban dwellers looking for an alternative to the Hamptons scene.

Why go to the Hamptons when you can have a buzz-worthy private beachfront villa in the Caribbean? The Beach Buddies Week is a tropical twist for well-heeled singles looking for an international summer getaway, where absolute luxury is paired with the cost-saving benefits of a classic Hampton’s house-share.

The Aquamare villa experience combines the best standards and services of a five-star hotel with the exclusivity of a private villa stay, offering luxury, discreet service, and complete seclusion. Staffed with an on-site concierge and beach attendants, Villa Aquamare offers Bulgari amenities and the luxury of large open living spaces. At Villa Aquamare, there are no distractions, just complete privacy and discretion.

The Beach Buddies Week provides an 8,000 square foot five-suite villa with expansive living areas and equally spacious guest quarters, all with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the unobstructed views of the islets in Drake Channel and some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the Caribbean. The villa has a private infinity pool.

The Beach Buddies Week is priced at only $2,728 per suite (based on renting an entire five-suite villa for a five-night stay).

The Beach Buddies Week

includes:

  • Five nights/six days in one of Aquamare’s 8,000 square foot five-suite villa’s
  • Private Beach Park overlooking the islets in the Drake Channel that’s ideal for sunset cocktail parties
  • Energetic diversions, including sea kayaks and snorkeling equipment to explore the reef that lies just offshore
  • Complimentary five-hour sailing excursion (based on availability) aboard the Bravura, a custom-built 48-foot Hans Christian luxury sailboat (with an open bar)
  • Complimentary use of a Mini Safari excursion vehicle to explore Virgin Gorda, from the party scene in Leverick Bay to The Baths, the most beautiful rock formations in the Caribbean.
  • Meet & Greet at Virgin Gorda airport or marina
  • Beach Buddies package rates: $13,642, based on a minimum five (5) night stay and a maximum of 10 guests
  • Tax and service charge not included

 

Aquamare, set on the scenic Western coast of Virgin Gorda at Mahoe Bay along half a mile of pristine beach frontage, consists of three 8,000 square-foot private villas. Designed and constructed specifically as elite villa vacation homes, with multiple ensuite master bedrooms, spacious living areas and professional-grade kitchens, Aquamare is the new benchmark for luxury villa rentals on one of the B.V.I.’s quietest and most exclusive islands. For reservations or more information, visit www.villaaquamare.com or call (787) 461-2638 Twitter: @VillaAquamare Facebook Villa Aquamare

Beach Buddies

Forget the Hamptons. Book Summer Share Weeks on Virgin Gorda, BVI

May 7, 2012. Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands – Grab a friend, ask another friend, and have them call their friends. Villa Aquamare is the ultimate summer house share for sophisticated, urban dwellers looking for an alternative to the Hamptons scene.

Why go to the Hamptons when you can have a buzz-worthy private beachfront villa in the Caribbean? The Beach Buddies Week is a tropical twist for well-heeled singles looking for an international summer getaway, where absolute luxury is paired with the cost-saving benefits of a classic Hampton’s house-share.

The Aquamare villa experience combines the best standards and services of a five-star hotel with the exclusivity of a private villa stay, offering luxury, discreet service, and complete seclusion. Staffed with an on-site concierge and beach attendants, Villa Aquamare offers Bulgari amenities and the luxury of large open living spaces. At Villa Aquamare, there are no distractions, just complete privacy and discretion.

The Beach Buddies Week provides an 8,000 square foot five-suite villa with expansive living areas and equally spacious guest quarters, all with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the unobstructed views of the islets in Drake Channel and some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the Caribbean. The villa has a private infinity pool.

The Beach Buddies Week is priced at only $2,728 per suite (based on renting an entire five-suite villa for a five-night stay).

The Beach Buddies Week

includes:

  • Five nights/six days in one of Aquamare’s 8,000 square foot five-suite villa’s
  • Private Beach Park overlooking the islets in the Drake Channel that’s ideal for sunset cocktail parties
  • Energetic diversions, including sea kayaks and snorkeling equipment to explore the reef that lies just offshore
  • Complimentary five-hour sailing excursion (based on availability) aboard the Bravura, a custom-built 48-foot Hans Christian luxury sailboat (with an open bar)
  • Complimentary use of a Mini Safari excursion vehicle to explore Virgin Gorda, from the party scene in Leverick Bay to The Baths, the most beautiful rock formations in the Caribbean.
  • Meet & Greet at Virgin Gorda airport or marina
  • Beach Buddies package rates: $13,642, based on a minimum five (5) night stay and a maximum of 10 guests
  • Tax and service charge not included

 

Aquamare, set on the scenic Western coast of Virgin Gorda at Mahoe Bay along half a mile of pristine beach frontage, consists of three 8,000 square-foot private villas. Designed and constructed specifically as elite villa vacation homes, with multiple ensuite master bedrooms, spacious living areas and professional-grade kitchens, Aquamare is the new benchmark for luxury villa rentals on one of the B.V.I.’s quietest and most exclusive islands. For reservations or more information, visit www.villaaquamare.com or call (787) 461-2638 Twitter: @VillaAquamare Facebook Villa Aquamare

“Take Five” BVI’s Villa Aquamare Introduces Shorter Stays & Summer Value packages

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Aquamare Announces New “Take Five” Offer

Flexible, 5-Night Stay Options at Virgin Gorda’s 5-Bedroom Luxury Villa Enclave

 

April 28, 2011, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands – For many travelers in these post-recession days, the idea of a luxury villa vacation is appealing, but the reality of being locked into a week-long stay is a problem for the time-pressed, over-worked traveler.  It’s why every year surveys show that a growing number of over-stressed Americans don’t use all of their paid vacation days.  Now,  Villa Aquamare has arrived at an elegant solution.

The new “Take Five” offer is a summer-long program that allows guests to book a five-night stay at one of Aquamare’s five-bedroom villas — any day of the week. Aimed at the overscheduled and busy traveler who demands luxury, yet hasn’t the time for a long summer vacation, the “Take Five” offer makes a relaxing escape easier and more accessible than ever.  It allows guests to de-stress and decompress for five nights at one of the Caribbean’s most lauded luxury beachfront villa retreats without requiring too much time away, while trimming the cost a bit too.

Whether a guest’s schedule works best with a Thursday to Tuesday getaway, a Friday to Wednesday escape, or any consecutive five nights, “Take Five” is designed to accommodate their busy lifestyle. Each of Villa Aquamare’s three private homes has five bedrooms, sleeping 10 adults and up to 12 guests if there are children in the group.  The offer comes with additional perks, such as a complimentary private chef dinner and a rental car to explore the island of Virgin Gorda during the stay.

 

“Take Five” Villa Vacation, $13,640

Valid May 1 – August 31, 2011

Includes:

  • Five nights in a Five-bedroom 8,000 square-foot luxury beachfront villa.

 

Plus, these added-value bonuses:

  •  A complimentary Welcome Dinner for up to 10 guests, prepared in the villa by a private chef, including a sunset champagne toast.
  • One complimentary rental car for duration of stay.

 

Aquamare, set on the scenic Western coast of Virgin Gorda at Mahoe Bay along half a mile of pristine beach frontage, consists of three 8,000 square-foot private villas. Designed and constructed specifically as elite villa vacation homes, with multiple ensuite master bedrooms, spacious living areas and professional-grade kitchens, Aquamare is the new benchmark for luxury villa rentals on one of the B.V.I.’s quietest and most exclusive islands. For reservations or more information, visit  www.villaaquamare.com or call (787) 461-2638