Magical is the Only Way to Describe a Stay at Aja
Villa Aja, pronounced “Ah-Jah” (meaning magical in Indonesian), is a secluded luxury villa situated on an elevated headland overlooking the dramatic Trunk Bay beach, on Tortola’s north shore.
Perched just a few hundred feet above the ocean, and comprising two separate structures connected by a central walkway and infinity pool, Villa Aja is a two-story, five-bedroom property. This modern villa is minimalist in style with clean lines and vibrant colours of lime, blue and orange. A fusion of Asian and art deco style combined with modern furniture gives the impression of an exquisite Indonesian tree house.
A large, Javanese door amongst extensive tropical landscaping marks the villa entrance and opens onto a breathtaking spectacle across Trunk Bay, with the chain of islands from Guana through to Necker. It is hard to tell where the turquoise blue of the infinity pool ends and the ocean begins.
Follow the stone staircase down to a walkway lined with bougainvillea, furs & palms, which connects the two sections of the villa. To your right is the living room/dining room and kitchen area, entered through a large outdoor entertaining veranda offering welcome shade from the midday sun, luxurious day beds with sumptuous cushions and spectacular sea views.
The fully equipped kitchen, a contemporary European design, has extra high ceilings with exposed wooden beams providing a large open space. As well as being ultra stylish, the kitchen is practical in design, with a large island in the center equipped with icemaker and plentiful cupboard space, conveniently connected to the living area for flexibility when hosting.
The lounge is built for entertainment with a 58inch flat screen TV and indoor/outdoor music system and offers ample seating. The whole sidewall 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. Across the walkway to the other side of the pool you find the second suite, Mosaic, suitably named after the beautifully finished mosaic tiling in the bathroom. Next door you have the third suite, Sublime, with attached lime coloured bathroom and a wall of glass to the end. On the lower level sits a fourth bedroom/bathroom suite, Copper-tone, the most private of all the suites, with a large private balcony and some unique features. Close by, is a fully equipped children’s room complete with bunk beds and adjacent bathroom. All bedroom suites have ocean-facing verandas. Laundry facilities are also kept downstairs on this level, behind heavy hardwood double doors.
The glistening waters of the infinity pool and large outdoor decking area lie at the heart of the villa, joining the two sections together and capturing the picturesque view of the beach below. Access to the pristine sandy beach is via the Taiwanese tree-house steps, down through the manicured gardens filled with fragrant tropical flowers, meticulously lined tier by tier with red rocks reminiscent of the sugar plantations of old. This glorious stretch of unspoilt beach remains nature’s untouched little secret.
November 6th, 2019