Resort Town: British Virgin Islands Private Properties

Outside of the BVI’s residential communities, a number of stand-alone homes are available on Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Following are five listings (current as of press time) that highlight the best of BVI living. 1} Steele Point, Tortola Bedrooms:5 Bathrooms:5.5 Price: $15 million Featured in Architectural Digest, this home is located on the westernmost tip […]

Scrub Island

Scrub Island opened in 2010 as the first new luxury hotel development in the BVI in 15 years. The ­private-island resort is located about one mile off the east coast of Tortola on a 230-acre landmass visited by Christopher Columbus some 500 years ago. (Legend has it that the island’s name comes from the pirates […]

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is nestled along a half-mile-long, crescent-shaped strip of sand that is often hailed as one of the best beaches in the world. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Virgin Gorda resort was built by Laurance S. Rockefeller, who began buying land on the 8.5-square-mile island in 1958 and opened the […]

Oil Nut Bay

Opened for sales in 2008, Oil Nut Bay is one of the newer residential communities in the BVI. David V. Johnson, the chairman of Victor International Corp., spent 10 years traveling the world in search of the perfect location for a resort development before ultimately settling on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda. Its secluded […]

Villa Aquamare

Opened in 2008 by four businessmen from Puerto Rico, Villa Aquamare differs from its neighbors in that it is more of a private compound than a resort. The development does not include a members’ club, a spa, restaurants, or other resort-style amenities. Rather, Aquamare brings such services to the villas themselves. Set on 1.75 acres […]

Resort Town: Los Cabos

Second-home seekers are almost certain to find Los Cabos an intoxicating mix of coastal living, comfort, and convenience. Located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, the region offers miles of secluded white-sand beaches; the picturesque Spanish colonial town of San José del Cabo; […]

Resort Town: Kona-Kohala Coast

The Hawaiian Islands’ largest landmass, at 4,028 square miles, is also the archipelago’s youngest—a youthful 800,000 years old as compared with the 5-million-year-old Kauai. Thus, the Big Island has less-mature beaches, which tend to have thicker sand and fragments of black lava rock, rather than the soft white sand of their older volcanic counterparts. But […]