Baraka Point Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win this luxury Caribbean getaway and support Trafalgar’s Bursary Program.  

tickets. $250 each.

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Baraka Point Estate

6 Bedroom Private Villa in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

About the Estate

The name Baraka comes from a Swahilii blessing "Haraka haraka ha ina Baraka" which means “Hurry hurry is no blessing”.  The idea is that when you come to Baraka Point you should slow down and enjoy what life, and Baraka, has to offer.

Baraka Point opened its doors to guests in 2003 and has been considered one of the premier villa rental estates in the Caribbean for not only the luxurious attention to the interior design details but also for the high end service offered by its full-time staff.  Relaxation and personalized service are hallmarks of the Baraka Point Experience and guests will find everything they need for a fun-filled stay in this secluded hideaway.
Nestled in two acres of tropical gardens, the villa's distinctive copper-peaked pavilions sleep a total of 16 guests in five ocean view suites plus a sixth mega master suite built into the cliff-side. Designed to feel like a home away from home, this 12,000 sq ft villa is decorated with subdued colors and hardwood furnishings that are easy on the eyes while sweeping coral stone terraces are soft on the feet. A spacious Main Pavilion incorporates open plan indoor and outdoor living, dining and entertainment areas, a full service bar and cocktail lounge, and an infinity pool with giant shade sails for sanctuary from the midday sun. A panoramic deck sunken into the boulders at the water’s edge makes an idyllic spot to watch magical BVI sunsets with freshly prepared complimentary cocktails and canapes - it is the ultimate chill-out space by the sea.
In 2017, Hurricanes Irma & Maria hit Virgin Gorda only 2 weeks apart and ravaged the island. Baraka Point was heavily damaged and the villa was closed to visitors until late 2019. Baraka underwent a full transformation adding the extra mega master bedroom and improving the flow of the main house where you’ll find the kitchen, bar, living room and main indoor dining space. There is no better time to visit Baraka than now, knowing that Baraka has been rebirthed as a better and more impressive villa.

Kitchen & Dining

No need to worry about what to make - Chef Tommy has you covered for all your meals at Baraka Point.  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner you will have sit-down full service meals and you can either plan ahead or trust Tommy to take care of the menu given your food preferences & allergies.

To get you craving some of the goodness that Tommy can make - here are a few sample menus he’s prepared for prior guests.  Sample Menus.

Ask the team at Baraka to mix up some Caribbean cocktails - you must try the BVI famous Painkiller - or maybe you prefer tasting some of the many wines available from their wine cellar.  

Living Spaces & Bedrooms

Outdoor Spaces

The best part of staying at Baraka Point is the unlimited options for enjoying the outdoor spaces around you.
You have the choice of 3 fantastic beaches at Baraka - through the garden and down the steps to Nail Bay or jump in the villa’s 4x4 buggy that will take you to the neighbouring beaches of Mountain Trunk and Long Bay.  With access to snorkel gear and paddle boards there is no lack of options for enjoying the waters around Baraka.

From the sea deck to the pool deck to the yoga deck to the outdoor covered fitness deck -  there are so many wonderful places to enjoy a quiet break for a workout or a nap.  

About Virgin Gorda

The island of Virgin Gorda is one of the 60+ islands that make up the British Virgin Islands.  The British Virgin Islands are just east of the US Virgin Islands and just north of the French West Indies, St-Martin & St-Barths.

Known to be a sailors paradise for being able to visit so many wonderful spots by boat without having to cross custom borders without another country.  Famous islands of the British Virgin Islands include Peter Island, Jost Van Dyke with famous Soggy Dollar Bar, Cooper Island, Moskito & Necker Island in addition to the two largest islands - Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

About the Prize

Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win this luxury Caribbean getaway and support Trafalgar’s Bursary Program.

Prize is an exclusive 3-night, 6 bedroom, fully staffed stay at Baraka Point with personal chef included.
Valued at CAD$20,000. 
Prize dates are available during Low Season (no peak or mid season dates) and food/drink costs will not be included nor will staff gratuity.
Low Season dates from July 15-December 15, excluding 7 nights over American Thanksgiving.

About the Prize Donors

Jen & Jackie Bogdany
Jackie Bogdany started at Trafalgar in 1991 as part of the 1996 graduating class along Co-Presidents Meghann Cundall & Caroline Blakely. Jackie’s family moved to British Columbia after her Grade 9 year and was unable to graduate with her classmates. Jackie, an artist and graphic designer, moved to the UK after graduating from UBC and continues to reside in the UK near her sister, Jen.

Jen Bogdany graduated from The Study but upon graduation from University in New York, Jen moved to London where she continues to reside today outside of the city on her Littlebury farm estate. It was during some of her first years in London that she would take a trip to Virgin Gorda and fall in love with the island.
Jen worked tirelessly designing and building Baraka after purchasing the land in 2001, opening Baraka’s doors to guests in late 2003.  It didn’t take long before Jen set her sights on doing more on the island, having found a wonderful connection to the local islanders. In 2010 Jen and team broke ground on their restaurant, Coco Maya, which opened in early 2012 and remains one of the main dining spots for visitors to Virgin Gorda. Jackie is the creative mind behind all the graphic design elements of Baraka Point & CocoMaya working closely with her sister to bring their ideas to life. 

The sisters love to spend time between England and Italy and have stumbled upon a townhouse in Montepulciano which they are currently renovating together to turn into a B&B. 
For more information, you can contact Kim Cavener, Director of Advancement.


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  • How to get here?

    Fly to St-Thomas, USVI and private boat or ferry to Virgin Gorda
    Fly to San Juan, Puerto Rico and fly private plane or commercial with Air Sunshine or Cape Air
    Fly to St-Martin to connect to Tortola (with Liat) and take private boat or ferry to Virgin Gorda

    For the best possible advice on how to get to Baraka Point, ask your Baraka Concierge, Candice, who will reach out to you in order to coordinate all your plans for your stay. 
  • How to get around?

    While it is recommended to rent a boat for the day to explore the islands around Virgin Gorda, on the island you will want to have a 4x4 Jeep to explore what the island has to offer. Virgin Gorda is a mountainous island so the 4x4 is a must.  
  • What to do on Virgin Gorda?

    Wide blue skies and pristine beaches define Virgin Gorda and dry conditions tempered by sea breezes give Baraka Point Estate a sensuously unbeatable location. One of the safest and friendliest islands in the Caribbean, Virgin Gorda is also known for being unspoiled and picturesque. Stretches of white sand flanked by volcanic boulders deposited millions of years ago provide a dramatic backdrop for this luxury private retreat.

    Virgin Gorda's extraordinary geology also lends itself to offering many land-based activities making Baraka Point an ideal choice for visitors wanting more than just a beach vacation. 

    Place to explore while on Virgin Gorda:
    • The Baths
    • Gorda Peak & Hog Heaven
    • North Sound - Leverick Bay, Saba Rock, Oil Nut Bay
    • Coco Maya for sunset drinks

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