On The Wild Side
Baraka Point Estate
SymbioIn symbiotic harmony with its environment, Symbio sits in two-thirds of an acre of lush tropical gardens above Little Trunk Bay. Sophisticated and elegant, it’s craftsmanship and artistic design incorporates the huge iconic boulders that Virgin Gorda is famous for. This two-bedroom island villa is surrounded by pristine beaches and is ideal for small families and children over 10 years. A fanciful pedestrian gate ushers you through Symbio's landscaped grounds into the entry foyer, which is inlaid with a polished stone compass rose. On the main floor, a beautifully-furnished vaulted great room shares space with an open-plan gourmet kitchen and dining area. Step through the glass sliding pocket doors to the wrap-around covered terrace where you can gaze across the pool and gardens below, or admire azure sea views and fiery tropical sunsets. Descend the stairs and pause at the picnic table on the hardwood deck or continue down to the pool. Here you can glide into the shallows of the chlorine-free, fountain-fed freeform swimming pool or sunbathe in privacy under the shade of a giant boulder. Follow the wooden walkway past an ancient ficus tree to Symbio's air-conditioned gym. In the high-ceilinged great room, mobile wood panels are hung on rails to prevent glare while watching movies on the home theater system. Alongside the great room and terrace is the barrel-vaulted gourmet kitchen, where polished concrete countertops inlaid with sea glass are lined with bar stools. At one end of the kitchen is a bar/coffee nook, and at the other end, a convenient door opens out to a fully-screened al fresco grill kitchen and wet bar, the perfect place for fixing a cool cocktail before the sun sets. Both Symbio's air-conditioned bedrooms are restful retreats, served by exquisite en-suite bathrooms with tubs and semi-alfresco rain showers. Light-blocking window treatments allow you to sleep as late as you wish, and glass slider doors open to the outdoors. The queen guest suite boasts a bay window seat, private covered verandah and spiral staircase to the pool, so you can sneak out for a midnight swim. The ultra-private king master suite offers ocean views from the king size bed plus a balcony and breezeway porch, ideal for yoga, card games and massage. Activities and excursions can be arranged at extra cost, or you can explore the swimming, snorkeling and diving opportunities at the three nearby beaches, all within five minutes’ drive. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved.