For guests of the brand-new Villa LaVida on Virgin GordaÂ’s western shores, life really is a beach.

Situated on the lush western shores of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, the new five-bedroom, seven-bath Villa LaVida is a secluded retreat outfitted with modern amenities and plenty of options to create a completely customized experience. Each room in the villa, which was built with beach and sunset views in mind, faces west and features sliding glass doors. As if those views weren’t enough, the villa’s location mere steps from the Caribbean Sea means that the sound of crashing waves is constant. 

Villa LaVida’s interiors are characterized by crisp, clean décor. A media room features a 52-inch flat-screen TV, a PlayStation 3, and an expansive library of books, DVDs, and video games. In the kitchen, guests have a full range of accessories and appliances at their disposal, including an espresso machine, a juicer, and a food processor. A large island/bar with an extra sink stands between the kitchen and the living area, convenient for mixing cocktails and cooking.

The sun, sand, and sea take center stage at Villa LaVida, and guests have their choice of ways to enjoy the scenery. An expansive deck surrounds an infinity pool, from where guests can view 14 neighboring islands.
For a closer look, follow the stone pathways to a virtually private beach, the perfect spot for a seashell hunt or some snorkeling. Kayaks stand at the ready to provide an even more intimate ocean encounter, including exploring nearby beaches and beautiful rock grottoes. —L.L.