Along with unrivalled privacy and unparalleled views, the estate offers some of the most luxurious touches you could wish for. The 68-foot yacht, 'Xanadu', is provided exclusively for use by guests who wish to see their surroundings in style, while an infinity-edge pool, a fully equipped fitness room, a sauna and steam room and a fabulously plush cinema room offer all the comforts you could desire.
The property itself is wonderfully harmonised with the surrounding environment. Paths wind through the enchanting gardens - where you might spot some of the native and Polynesian carvings - down to the peaceful coconut grove and out to the beachfront, where, at night, you must experience the beautiful bonfire nights set out for you by the service team. Nestled among the granite boulders, the architecture is an Asian inspired vision, with Japanese tile roofing and a beautiful Balinese Beach House. There is no denying, though, that this is first and foremostly a Caribbean property, with bright, airy and cheerful interiors, made extra special by the warm and friendly service provided by the dedicated team of twenty villa hosts.
Due to renovations following Hurricane Irma, the hotel will accept reservations for stays from December 2018.
- Type:Luxury Private Villa
- Style:Family / Friends
- Child policy:Children of all ages are welcome
- Summary:Prestigious family home with enviable beach location
- Top feature:Includes exclusive use of 68-foot luxury yacht
- Rooms:10 bedrooms ideally sleeping 16 guests
- Location:Virgin Gorda ,
The British Virgin Islands
- Nearest airport:Beef Island, Tortola
Location and transfer
To reach Valley Trunk, guests can fly to Tortola, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, St Martin or Antigua before taking a connecting flight to Virgin Gorda, which varies from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the airport flown into. Upon arriving at Virgin Gorda Airport, guests will be greeted and privately transported to the property.
A stunning infinity-edge pool overlooks the gardens, along with a poolside terrace complete with comfortable chairs, sun loungers and parasols opening up from the living room with wide French doors. An all-weather, fully flood-lit Astroturf tennis court can also be found, though the highlight for many is the inclusion of the 68-foot luxury motor yacht, Xanadu. Always on standby and fully crewed, the yacht allows guests to take a tranquil day out on the water and explore neighbouring bays and coves.
Set on the front of the fabulous white sand beach lapped with pristine waters, you will find a private Balinese Beach House, discovered in Bali itself before being deconstructed and re-assembled in Valley Trunk, offering a stunning place to dine and relax. Paths wind through the property, weaving around dramatic boulders, beautiful foliage and palm groves, with lots of hidden secrets along the way. Guests are provided with electric carts to escort them across the property if they so wish, or embark on a nature walk past the estate grounds and out to the neighbouring bays.
Villa staff details
Operating under the direction of General Manager Chris Tilling, twenty members of staff form the team that provides seamless service to all guests, sharing a wealth of local knowledge. Included is Two Michelin-starred Chef, Office Manager, maid service, a maintenance department, waiting-on service, groundskeepers and gardeners and yacht crew.
There is plenty to do nearby, and villa hosts of Valley Trunk will be more than happy to advise and help arrange any daytrip you wish to take on. The National Park of Gorda Peak Trail is wonderful for hikers, who can walk up to the lookout tower at the peak, and see the world’s smallest gecko who call it home. The Baths are a natural wonder, and are also a special sight to see – the granite boulders, sheltered lagoons and grottos tucked between white sand beaches are great for exploring. The Copper Mine Historical Site is nearby too, for a slower pace, made up of the ruins of a prominent landmark that sits on the cliffs of the south-eastern tip of Virgin Gorda.
The concierge team at Elegant Resorts would be delighted to assist with arrangements for your next luxury villa holiday, including pre-booking the services of a private chef, nanny or babysitter, along with equipment such as high chairs, safety gates and cots. We can also arrange car hire (including car seats), plus book spa treatments, tables at local restaurants, tee-off times for guests wishing to play golf and a range of excursions, if required. In addition, our concierge service allows our clients to pre-book food and beverages which will be at the villa for their arrival. Please note that a security deposit will be required upon arrival at the villa.