Just above the beach, amid lavish hillside gardens, Equinox House overlooks one of the most dramatic seascapes in the Caribbean. Its white stucco buildings, designed in 1980 by a leading island architect, are placed, Mediterranean-style, around an open courtyard with swimming pool. This arrangement offers maximum comfort and privacy. The view sweeps out over nearly an acre of hibiscus, oleander and bougainvillea, past a palm grove on the beach, then across the water to a distant fringe of palm-shaded cays and craggy, thousand-foot-high out-islands. Equinox House is less than a 1-minute drive to Tortola's renowned Long Bay Beach. The restaurants, shops and boating facilities of West End are approximately 10 minutes by car.