I organized a one week trip to Tortola for a group of 14 friends, we had an absolutely unbeatable time thanks to Tingalayo. After seven days of waking up to the best views on the island, we still couldn't get over how beautiful it was. We were never bored, relaxing by the infinity pool, reading on the many decks, eating at the outdoor dining areas, yoga by the pool and massages gazing at the ocean.
It's a 20 min drive to Road Town and a 10 min drive to West End marina/ferry. The road up to the house is steep and windy and taxi drivers will not know how to get there so it's necessary to rent an SUV. Lynn (the house manager) has taxi contacts.
With a villa as nice as Tingalayo (and a fabulous kitchen), we decided it was unnecessary to leave. You can order groceries online, they are delivered right to the kitchen. This villa is perfect for multiple couples/families since there is a guest cottage, master cottage and a main house. The place is huge so you can always find a quiet, private space to sit, read or nap.
I'm in love!
Pritan, Boston 2012
We had the pleasure of spending 10 days at Tingalayo. The house is beautiful and spacious, laid out over several buildings that create private spaces within the overall house. We were traveling with multiple generations so it was perfect.
The views and sense of open space are stunning and really helped us to recharge our batteries. On many occasions we went to the beach in the morning, came back to the pool in the afternoon, then sunset and dinner at the house. The pool is delightful and watching the changing light in the afternoon and evening is truly amazing.
The kitchen is well stocked with first class equipment, which surprised us for a Caribbean home. It was perfect, had something for everyone and we hope to go back again soon. I also should mention the caretaker who was very helpful, checked in with us almost daily, helped us to arrange for things like Fedex and groceries and was a total pleasure to deal with.
We are so grateful that we found Tingalayo.
Steven Cohen, USA
"The house must have the best view on Tortola it's simply breathtaking. We loved the property, beautifully furnished with a cook's kitchen, it is so quiet and peaceful up there. A cool house in more ways than one. The staff were very helpful and arranged for spa treatments at the house.
On the downside the road to the house was steep and single track - thank goodness we had a 4 wheel drive vehicle - but you would expect that to get to the "top of the world".
We can’t wait to go again."
“This is a large property perched almost at the highest point of Tortola, facing west. the view, was nothing short of gobsmacking, and the sunsets went well beyond that. I could have sat on that deck for weeks and never have seen the same scene twice - sailboats, whales, clouds, storms, the changing colours of the sea. it was magnificent, there really is no other word for it.
I liked the way the houses were independent: we all had our own kitchens, decks (all great views), gardens and pools but gathered at the main house because it had the biggest kitchen, dining area and a pool to die for.
Everything worked just fine, lots of fridge space, good sound system, path lighting, nice beds. Only negative was the road up but that's typically BVI. my husband and I stayed on for a couple of days to dive down to the RMS Rhone, a British mail ship that went down in the late 1800s, and it was honestly the best dive I have ever done. it was a fantastic holiday, just the right mix of relaxing and sporty, i'd do it again in a flash.”
“The most amazing ocean holiday place we ever been to!
Tortola island is quite big so you can have everything – beaches, hotel and beach bars, restaurants, shops etc… one can make short trips to surrounding islands by small jet or ferry. The house is located peacefully on a hill 30 minutes drive from the capital town. It offers all conveniences and its stylish interior satisfies even the most design-savvy public.
Beautiful private pool and terrace offer a fantastic view over
the ocean and neighbouring "virgin islands".
At the bottom of the hill there is a supermarket which is very practical.
Lonely, magazine-cover-like beaches for swimming and surfing are all within 10 to 40 minutes drive. It is the ULTIMATE place
for romantic trips, honeymoons or just burn-out cures!”