Virgin Gorda Getaway

Catch Island fever by exploring the five pavilions of this Caribbean compound.

Boulder Bluff

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Boulder Bluff

Jennifer Bogdany and Tim Johnston built their tropical getaway, Baraka Point, atop a boulder-strewn bluff on the west side of Virgin Gorda.

Teak Chic

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Teak Chic

The couple entertain on the poolside terrace under the shade of large beach umbrellas. They outfitted the space with a long teak table, which can seat plenty of guests and stand up to the tropical weather.
 
 

Lavish Living

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Lavish Living

Furnishings from across Asia, including a coffee table made from an Indian elephant cart, strike an exotic note in the living room, where louver-topped folding doors maximize views and ventilation.
 

Bedroom Bounty

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Bedroom Bounty

Inspired by a bed she slept in during a trip to Africa, Jennifer designed the large four-poster bed as a wedding gift for Tim and had it handmade by a craftsman in Indonesia. "This had to be a romantic space," Jennifer says of the master bedroom. "It's a superb spot to wake up in the morning. The room picks up beautiful light at all times of the day, and in the evenings we have some great sunsets."

Seaside Shower

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Seaside Shower

Positioned outside the "relaxation pavilion," this bamboo outdoor shower provides a spot to rinse off after sunning by the pool.
 

Lookout Lounge

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Lookout Lounge

The site plan allows each pavilion to enjoy sea views and a feeling of seclusion.
 

Window Wall

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Window Wall

"The layout lets it feel expansive for a large group or intimate for a party of two," says Jennifer.
 

Delightful Dining

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Delightful Dining

"The layout lets it feel expansive for a large group or intimate for a party of two," says Jennifer.
 

Green Envy

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Green Envy

They decided on a design consisting of five pavilions set in a jungle of greenery. The largest structure houses the kitchen and living and dining rooms, while the smaller ones hold bedrooms and baths.
 

bogdany-bench

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Vista Vision

A stone-edge plunge pool provides a panorama of Tortola and the Dog Islands. "We wanted something that had its own little terrace and our own pool to sit around when we have guests over," says Jennifer. "It's a little bit of an adult's paradise-a kid-free zone."

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