Welcome to Amateras, a luxury 5,000 square-foot estate-villa in the British Virgin Islands. Perched on 1.5 acres of hilltop and set among the spectacular boulders found only in Virgin Gorda, it offers dramatic 360-degree views of both sunrise and sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Amateras provides its guests one of the most spectacular vacation settings on the island of Virgin Gorda. With three independently appointed pavilions, Amateras’ accommodations are ideal for two families and their children, or four couples. The villa includes two two-bedroom cabanas with air-conditioning, the main house, a covered gazebo, a pool and a multitude of decks each with magnificent views.
Virgin Gorda is the third largest of the British Virgin Islands and best known for "The Baths," a unique geological formation near the tip of the island comprised of giant boulders on the beach. It is now a protected national park where snorkelers can swim in and among the magnificent boulders and caves. The island has an number of other spectacular beaches which are mostly quiet and unspoiled. The best known beaches on the island apart from "The Baths" include Devils Bay, Pond Bay, Spring Bay, Valley Trunk Bay, Savannah Bay, Little Valley Trunk, Nail Bay, and Mahoe Bay.
Do not be surprised if you are the only person on the beach! Because the island is only eight square miles, beaches and restaurants are all within easy reach of Amateras. Amateras is about a 5 minute drive to Spring Bay, Devils Bay and the Baths. The island culture is relaxed and friendly. There are 5 star luxury resorts on the island (Little Dix Bay, The Bitter End Yacht Club and Biras Creek), however Virgin Gorda has managed to retain its old world charm. The temperature in the BVI is fairly constant year round, usually 80’s (Fahrenheit) or high 20’s (Celsius). A prevailing tradewind picks up around December.
Amateras offers two separate two bedroom cabanas, each with air-conditioning, a kitchenette, french doors leading to private decks and two full, separate bathrooms. One bedroom includes a king-sized bed, and the second accommodates either two twin beds or an additional king bed. Each cabana has a private entrance offering solitude from the main house, pool, and the other cabana making Amateras an ideal location for four couples or two families.
The main house at Amateras was designed to fully capture the dramatic views in every direction and create the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. The living space encompasses a number of seating areas with french doors leading to a multitude of decks with a professional kitchen at the center. The state of the art chefs kitchen offers stunning views of the Atlantic through the living room, and of Drake’s Channel through the formal dining space and is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and a full complement of dinner and glassware. There is dining in the main house as well as on the substantial covered terrace. The main house also includes a loft with its own terrace for yet another tranquil spot for relaxing.
Arriving from the US: Check major carriers for direct flights to either San Juan, Puerto Rico or St .Thomas USVI. From there you can connect to Virgin Gorda through Air Sunshine (email@example.com), or to Beef Island, Tortola, via American Eagle or Liat. If connecting through Beef Island, Tortola, a ferry connection would take you on to Virgin Gorda (20 min).
Alternatively you can charter a flight that will fly you directly to Virgin Gorda airport from San Juan or St. Thomas. As there are no waits for connection times when you charter, in many cases you could be enjoying lunch in Virgin Gorda on the day you fly. Flights from St. Thomas are 15 minutes, and flights from San Juan are 40 minutes. For charter information, you can contact either Fly BVI at firstname.lastname@example.org or Island Birds at email@example.com.
Arriving from Europe: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly from London, UK to Antigua directly. From there you can connect via Liat direct to Beef Island Tortola and then take a ferry. You can also charter flights as mentioned above. Flight time to Virgin Gorda via charter is 1 hour and 10 min.
From France you can get direct flights to St. Maarten via Air France. Iberia and Lufthansa have direct flights to San Juan. See "arriving from US" for travel options from San Juan to Virgin Gorda. From St. Maarten you can connect via Liat directly to Beef Island Tortola and then take a ferry. You can also charter flights as mentioned above. Flight time to Virgin Gorda via charter is 1 hour and 10 min.