Little Thatch Island

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Little Thatch is a 54-acre, privately owned island just a few minutes by boat from Soper’s Hole at the West End of Tortola. The island was made habitable by its English owners a few years ago, and is now one of the most idyllic venues in the Caribbean. It has a golden beach, fringed with coconut palms and the seagrapes from which the guest cottage has taken its name. The water is so clear you don’t even need a snorkel to view the amazing variety of fish, and the gentle sea breezes ensure that the heat never becomes oppressive.

Once a private island for rent and featured on MasterCard’s famous TV commercials, Little Thatch, British Virgin Islands, was enjoyed by the most famous celebrities and musicians in the world. Today, only Seagrape Cottage is available as a private island villa rental.  This beachfront cottage is all one would imagine in paradise.  Lapping waves at your front porch, a postcard perfect white sandy, palm fringed beach outside your door, and warm crystal clear aqua blue waters with spectacular snorkeling just a few feet away

Seagrape Cottage is situated along the shore in one of the most perfect locations imaginable. It has access from the waters edge onto the dining deck, or along a shell-strewn path into a small, walled garden. Complete privacy is assured. There are stunning views across the sparkling sea to Great Thatch, Jost Van Dyke and the most western tip of Tortola. It is built in typical West-Indian style. Gingerbread trims a large, terracotta tiled veranda, which engulfs three sides of the cottage, and a private dining deck built out over the sea with steps leading directly to the shore.

On the inside an open plan interior with brightly colored, shuttered doors lead onto the veranda. The cottage is simply and very elegantly decorated with terracotta floors overlaid with rugs, bamboo and rattan furniture, a fully equipped kitchen area, a stunning, draped, four-poster bed, and a traditionally styled bathroom with a walk-in, tiled shower.

Outside, on the capacious wrap around balcony, there are tables and chairs, sun-loungers, and a king-sized hammock which enable guests to enjoy full sun and maximum tanning, or retreat to the shade and enjoy the refreshing sea breezes as they prefer. There is also a covered external cooking area, with a full-sized professional barbecue, grill and cook-top for al fresco meals.

Prices vary on seasonality and number of guests. Please contact our villa expert for a personalized quote.