Impressive, architecturally remarkable homes are not an uncommon site in Turks & Caicos, but Bajacu certainly stands out among them. Aptly named, Bajacu means  “rising sun” in the language of Caribbean natives, one’s first impression of the villa is that of its striking position and form. A Caribbean masterpiece by renowned Mexican architect Marco Aldaco, the ultra-private estate is situated on one of Providenciales’ highest points, on an 8.52-acre south shore site, with breathtaking 270-degree views of the alluring Caicos Banks.

Upon entering the sprawling estate, majestic vistas of the turquoise sea are a pure delight. Particularly from the terrace along the expansive wrap-around pool, an ideal spot to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets over the island. A walk through the lush gardens reveals signature installations such as hand-painted murals and stone garden sculptures, a sampling of the property’s unique accoutrements.

An authentic hand-thatched Palapa forms the center piece of the villa, which boasts exquisite living, dining and guest areas. On the main level, with its own patio and entrance to the infinity pool, the distinctly appointed master suite impresses with a generous walk-in closet and an adjacent private office. Five spacious guest suites serve as private retreats, each enjoying commanding views from individual covered balconies.

One of the estate’s most exceptional features is a private and protected beach and lagoon, complete with waterfront gazebo, dining and bar pavilion, antique Balinese daybeds, cut stone viewing deck and jet ski dock area. The resort-like compound also offers a fully equipped fitness studio, three live-in staff apartments, laundry and store areas, two car garage, workshop, back-up generator and solar capacity.

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