One family’s Virgin Gorda love affair

Luis León is extremely accomplished in his career and has a beautiful family with two grown daughters and a lovely wife Lu. Luis is currently the White House Pastor and has sworn in the last four U.S. Presidents. Luis and his family love escaping to Virgin Gorda and Sunset Watch Villa at least once a year for a week of relaxation and adventure. He and his family possess a decades long Virgin Gorda love affair. We recently caught up with Luis and his family on a recent trip down to the beautiful island.

A feathered spectator curious about what the Leon family is up to on vacation.

A feathered spectator curious about what the Leon family is up to on vacation.

Luis and his family first vacationed in Virgin Gorda in 1997 when their dear friend and owner of Sunset Watch Villa, Ajit George, was developing the property. They immediately fell in love with the blissful island and its astonishingly blue water and tropical views. Sunset Watch Villa was the perfect vacation home for the León family, with its long list of amenities including a private pool, covered porch, massive sunning deck and nearby beaches.

One of Luis’ favorite things to do at Sunset Watch Villa is relax on the deck with a good book to read among the tropical flowers, which grow year-round.

Luis indulging in one of his favorite Virgin Gorda activities.

Luis indulging in one of his favorite Virgin Gorda activities.

He enjoys the pristine views of paradise surrounding the deck, too. The family also likes to go snorkeling and kayaking in the waters right off Sunset Watch’s private beach, swimming in the ocean and relaxing in the pool. Luis’ wife loves birding, and with an abundance of pelicans and magnificent frigatebirds to spot, she’s spent hours tracking the beautiful birds on the island.

The best part about Virgin Gorda, according to Luis, is you can do as much or as little as you want. His family has hiked Gorda Peak, sailed to Anegada, taken diving lessons, snorkeled in The Baths and taken a ferry ride to Tortola where they swam with the dolphins. Some of their best memories, though, take place right on the deck at Sunset Watch Villa and its on surrounding beaches. It is there that they have enjoyed conversation with friends while staring at the spectacular sunsets.

The León family has made unforgettable memories in Virgin Gorda while staying at Sunset Watch Villa. Join in the fun and start making island memories your family will share forever by staying at Sunset Watch Villa, where you can explore the gorgeous island of Virgin Gorda on your next family vacation.

The Leon's daughters enjoying the Virgin Gorda beaches.

The Leon’s daughters enjoying the Virgin Gorda beaches.

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