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3 WELCOME 5 CONCIERGE CAN 6 ONE: THE NORTH 14

VILLAS IN THE NORTH

42 TWO: THE WEST COAST 50

VILLAS ON THE WEST

94 THREE: THE FUN-FILLED SOUTH 102

VILLAS ON THE SOUTH

116 VILLA DETAILS

Blue Sky Luxury is: • an official Accommodation Provider for the Barbados Tourism Management Inc. (BTMI) www.visitbarbados.org • a Member of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) – Barbados’ not-for-profit trade association and official interface between the industry and the government. • a Member of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) • a Member of the international Villa Rental Managers Association (VRMA)

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The warmest welcome A lovely retreat complete with a charming lifestyle is what the Blue Sky Luxury team of Holiday Home Experts promises you on your Barbados vacation. The island, which is the most easterly of the iconic Caribbean chain, is best known for its beautiful beaches, wonderful weather, and warm, pleasant people. But a new allure has been awakened thanks to luxurious villas, chic apartments and plush condos - all of which set the scene for a holiday that marries a feeling of home with a bold island lifestyle. A stay in the northern tip of the island introduces subtle hints of Barbados past, with historic relics in the form of natural and cultural attractions. Also here are wonderful depictions of a more grandiose era of island architecture in the form of breathtaking villas that await to play home to you and your loved ones, or please as the idyllic backdrop for your big day. Or, journey west to the platinum and star-studded coast and dive into the lap of island luxury. Golf, polo, serene, powdery beaches and high fashion shopping experiences dominate this landscape, as well as well-appointed, elegant villas that offer their own unique takes on the ‘Holiday Home’. The southern and eastern coasts of Barbados also tell their own unique stories, which are punctuated with varying seascapes, and several callings for adrenaline seekers. Moreover, the two coasts connect and offer a medley of fine dining experiences that creates a foodie’s paradise. The villas and condos along the south coast are in perfect proximity to two of the main nighttime hotspots on the island, and the eastern accommodations create nestling havens for the sun and surf-worshippers. But, perhaps your aim is to visit for that one personal - and very special - reason. No matter what that may be, we have you covered! Would you prefer to enjoy full pampering services in the privacy of your holiday home or say ‘I do’ on the island’s sands? Or maybe your sporty nature needs to be satisfied, or possibly a history lesson on the island would do the trick. Perhaps this exploration of the island’s culture and history will lead you on a journey of discovering flavours and delicacies that have afforded Barbados star status within the culinary fraternity in the Caribbean. Whatever your preference, let the Blue Sky Luxury team St. Lucy create the holiday experience you have been longing for, catering to all of your private villa and lifestyle needs. Request Speightstown a personal chef, or have a yoga session poolside in the comfort St. Peter of your holiday home. Or, venture out on the most luxurious St. Andrew vessels to grace the blue, glittering waters of the island’s St. James alluring west coast. Whatever your desire, we have a team with St. Joseph Holetown the knowledge and experience to tailor your vacation for you St. Thomas St. John from start to finish. Therefore, we welcome you to explore Barbados through the pages of our guide, and hope that you St. George St. Philip will fully enjoy the tease of our beautiful homes and the St. Michael countless activities the island has in store. We are sure that Bridgetown Grantley Adams Christ Church after flipping through these pages, the only thing that will International Airport matter is living out your Barbados daydream and experiencing Oistins your best holiday yet!

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No Worries Concierge Can The importance of a truly memorable holiday experience cannot be overstated, especially when seeking to fulfill the investment objectives of a property owner. We at Blue Sky Luxury therefore believe that our role does not end at the point of successful property selection, reservations and arrival, but must be extended throughout the duration of each of our guests’ stay to ensure that the best possible experience is had by all. Our Lifestyle Concierge Can Team does just that - and even more. Whether you are looking for the most riveting activities and spots around the island, or simply want to indulge without leaving the comfort of your villa for your entire stay, we provide a service that takes the hassle out of organizing even the most minute details, giving you peace of mind. But, the clincher is that this service is not only provided to our valued guests, but also willingly extended to our dedicated property owners.

The Blue Card

You’ve had yet another Blue Sky Luxury holiday in Barbados, and it’s the talk of your friends and family. Why not help them to recreate similar, priceless memories while earning a reward? Well, be sure to hop aboard the Blue Loyalty Programme! This luxury villa rewards programme is the only one of its kind offered across the whole Caribbean, and serves as an extension of our appreciation to both our guests and home owners. The value of the programme includes a wide variety of island-wide benefits that entitles members to exclusive offers at retailers, restaurants, tour companies and car rental companies just to name a few. And, to make it all even more worthwhile, the process is simple - all you need to do is contact Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Can and you will be rewarded! To be eligible for the Blue Loyalty Programme, applicants must be Blue Sky Luxury repeat guests or owners and Blue Cards with all their inherent benefits will only be issued to individuals and not companies. Furthermore, by referring your friends and family to stay at one of our lovely Blue Sky Luxury Holiday Homes - and upon confirmation of their booking - you will be rewarded with Concierge Credit which goes towards your next villa vacation with us! This gives you an exclusive chance to enjoy the island in a way that has been expertly crafted and flawlessly arranged by our Concierge Can team. To find out more about our amazing Blue Card programme, contact our Blue Sky Luxury Manager by emailing your request at concierge@blueskyluxury.com or calling us in Barbados at (246) 622-4466.

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one: the North

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Take Me North If Barbados were a person, the northern bit of the island that ends along the lower St. James-St. Peter border would be its proud head. Stretching over the two parishes of St. Lucy and St. Peter, the northwest is where the journey to the quieter, more mature side of Barbados’ personality beings.

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Punctuated by vast pockets of mother nature at her best, and accentuated by easy-moving roadways, ‘up north’ - as it is affectionately referred to by Barbadians - is home to a blend of natural, cultural and historic exploits that are off the beaten pages of the typical glossy magazine spreads. The coastal voyage from west to north gives whoever explores her the best of both worlds - a bit of calm and lazy frolic, and a bit of rugged exploration. For the easygoers, they continue to relinquish days for the hypnotic blues of the seas, choosing to lounge seaside at any sandy nook. Gibbes Beach and Mullins Beach, two of the most notable markers along the path of this voyage, do not make this infatuation any easier to remedy. But journeying on, a sandy trail leads towards the sleepy streets and sidewalks of the area’s main city centre - enter Speightstown. The truth is, this

charming, centuries-old town reserves the right to boast of being an aristocrat of bygone Barbados, with its historic relevance and importance to trades that formed the backbone of the island. But today, Speightstown welcomes those who take the trip to its restaurants, museums, open spaces, art galleries, shopping stops and marvelous relics from its prime - all waiting to tell their story to keen explorers. On the edge of Speightstown, nature meets modernity and luxury at Port St. Charles and Port Ferdinand Marinas, juxtaposed perfectly to paint a more compelling picture. Taxiing further north reveals the dusted treasures of the island - hundred-year old stairs, 17th century buildings, rock forms predating modern humans and centuries old groves. And, these offer indulgences that vary from stories of sugar cane and rum to vast views of a restless coast from a rare perch.

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But, if your intentions are less adventurous and demurer and intimate in nature, the romantic undertone of the north may pique your senses. For those in love, a quiet stroll or tender moment along the Speightstown esplanade may be in order, or perhaps a romantic dinner date at the cozy Fish Pot Restaurant to end or start the night. And, for the so-called brave ones who have committed to tying the knot, a world of possibilities awaits at stunning properties styled with your big day in mind. Perhaps it will be High Trees, Mullins Mill, Nelson Gay or the stately Fustic House. And albeit a moot point amongst their loyal guests, each venue transforms life into magic, creating its own perfect version of a fairytale. Believe it, the north of Barbados definitely is something special, and just like the pearl in the proverbial oyster, its richness has lasted as an object of beauty and reverence over centuries.

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Hello Little Bristol! From bustling Bridgetown, heading north, travel twelve miles along the west coast of Barbados for an experience that is a stark contrast to what you have left behind. Welcome to Speightstown. The quiet sister of Bridgetown, Oistins and Holetown was named after William Speight - one of the members of the island’s first assembly - and is the second largest town in Barbados, catering to the residents of the north. Although it may not look it at the onset, the town embraces a certain Britishness that first permeated during its eminent heyday. Thanks to a historic economic closeness to Bristol, until today, Speightstown is affectionately known as Little Bristol to the older generations of Barbadians. Once a busy hub for dealers in tobacco and cotton, the town now exists in a more laidback repose - a settled-down version of its past self. Its main street of note is Queen’s Street, another acknowledgement of the now subtle British influence on the town. Trimmed with produce vendors along its sidewalks, this street is the town’s most bustling, complete with schools, supermarkets, banks and all that’s necessary for the uncomplicated life of the northerners. The regal street also features the town’s original architecture that towers over the road, and gives visitors the chance to explore its past at the Arlington House museum. There is also the Gallery of Caribbean Art nestled within its main commercial area where visitors craft an appreciation for the efforts of local artisans. But the most popular haunts are Fisherman’s Pub - an authentic Barbadian food experience - and the relaxing Speightstown Esplanade and jetty. Several other restaurants, bars and watering holes are spread over the small town, and fill up with people, fun and laughter at the end of the working week.

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Of Mullins, Gibbes & Lazy Days One of the most fascinating lifestyles that the island has to offer is that of the Barbadian Beach Bum. Along the way to Speightstown, at one of the windows to the sea, two sirens sit in wait to lure you into this beachside life. Before the path cuts through to the tranquil St. Lucy countryside, Gibbes beach appears in a very understated way. Framed by trees and announced by the sound of lapping waves, the magic starts when the asphalt gives way to sand. Trees offer pockets of shade and the shores offer you the rare delight of a shoreline unobscured by hotels. Along this same path, some ways down, a more audacious window to the sea opens, and Mullins Beach beings its spectacle. Outfitted with beach chairs, water activities and a popular beach bar, Mullins Beach is a hive of activity that shamelessly reiterates the ‘sun, sand and sea’ hallmark of a typical Barbados holiday.

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The Northern Stars

On the map of Barbados, the tippy-top point features a star cast of places of interest. And, although they may be counted on one hand, these places are delightful and unexpected journeys into a rich, colourful culture and unspoilt, natural heritage.

Animal Flower Cave

St. Nicholas Abbey

Cherry Tree Hill

Morgan Lewis Windmill

When considering the cardinal points on the island, there is nothing more northerly than the Animal Flower Cave. Under the cliffs at the aptly named North Point, this charming, naturally crafted attraction is a marvel of natural history, supported by the untempered waters of the Atlantic. The scenic views are a stark contrast from the docile west left behind, and a walk down hundredyear-old stairs onto a 500,000year-old floor is the epitome of awe. Here at the bottom, the cave is home to sea anemone, which the locals call ‘animal flowers.’ One of the favourite features is the cave’s natural swimming pool, where the waters are clear but deceptive about their true depth. But the experience here is not complete until a sumptuous meal at the Cave’s restaurant has been had. Evolved from a bar which existed at the location from the 1920s, the family owned and run restaurant is a true gem of the north, offering delectable Bajan treats including pumpkin fritters, local lamb stew and a unique seafood pepperpot.

If aged perfections and old world charms are the signatures of Barbados north, the St. Nicholas Abbey brings a powerful chapter to add to the richness of the story. Fashioned in one of the most popular architectural styles of the 1600s, and with an acre for every day of the year, a tour of the Abbey unveils a trove of the island’s culture, uniquely preserved in the Jacobean styled 350-year old building. Besides being steeped in history, the Abbey is renowned for its rum, the by-product of the forward thinking Sir John Gay Alleyne, who introduced the windmill-operated rum distillery that has bolstered the Abbey’s legacy.

And it was also Sir John Gay Alleyne and his appreciation for the art of green-thumbery that framed the picturesque Cherry Tree Hill with a grove of mahogany trees. Although it is evident that the centuries have removed all evidence of its fruity, original name, Cherry Tree Hill is the perfect look out to the magnificent north east of the island, and an amusing spot for monkey watching.

When the wind catches the sails of the Morgan Lewis windmill, history comes alive. This majestic occasion is a momentous one, since despite their prevalence on the olden Barbadian landscape, the windmill is the only one in operation now on the island.

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The Charming Fish Pot As the coast line manoeuvers the island’s natural curve that introduces the west to the north, the landmarks of a boisterous fishing village appear. Just a few metres away, along the water’s edge, is the Fish Pot Restaurant - a name that is a true commemoration of the past activities of the village. The charming seaside restaurant puts the best ingredients from the best farmers across the island on your plate. And with a name like The Fish Pot, you can rest assured that the fishermen sitting in their boats just shy of the horizon are rustling up a catch to make your mouth water. Housed in an old 18th century fort from a time long past, the restaurant takes on a coral stone and wood architecture reminiscent of typical Barbadian chattel homes. A wafting sea view is framed by large picturesque windows that invite gentle breezes to wander through the space. But for those who are more interested in the food and not the ambiance, Fish Pot Restaurant offers happy eating that warms the soul. For lunch, the prawn penne, lobster in dill sauce and paninis are some of the most talked about hits, along with drinks on the jetty while soaking up the warmth of the sun. Dinner introduces seared sea-scallops, prosciutto with quinoa and octopus bruschetta to start, and follows up with Atlantic salmon, garlic shrimp and lamb shanks as the mains. And on a lucky night, you may witness one of the best scenes mother nature offers the island - the arrival of a mother turtle to the shores during a ritual of nesting.

Homes Away From Home Mullins Mill Everything at Mullins Mill is perfect: The staff, the food, the service, the pool, the gardens, the tennis court, the beach and beach house, and the architecture too. We will return for our 16th time this year. - The Quinson Family Nelson Gay This is the third year running we have visited Nelson Gay for spring half term, and each year it spins its magic on us. We love the laid back style, the friendly staff, and the great food. More than anything though, the garden (which would put most botanical gardens to shame) and the beach and the pool just give us the perfect playground for the extended family, which for that week includes the wild monkeys and the mongoose. Roll on next year! - The Wray Party Marsh Mellow We absolutely loved our time here at Marsh Mellow and really appreciated Leigh-Ann's help during our stay. The holiday was perfect. - The Bandalli Family

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Tom Tom Our group of 11 thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at Tom Tom. The property, food and service was above and beyond our expectations. - The Turner Party

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Marry me now The feeling is right, timing impeccable, and you want to make it official. Some believe that only the brave ones turn their considerations into actions, so if you are one of the brave ones, this read is for you! Barbados is blessed with a cadre of several first-class wedding specialists and planners, who create unforgettable moments that give birth to perfect memories. Besides guiding you through the legal intricacies of getting married in Barbados, they take great care in helping you to

decide on the best location - and all other details - for your big day. Needless to say, in north-western Barbados, there are a plethora of eye-catching venues that set such a loving mood that they share the spotlight with the breathtaking bride on her big day! Sitting on Gibbes beach itself is High Trees villa, catering to an intimate occasion in the presence of the sea. But the coast has just begun. For those who intend to match their bravery to a show of grandeur, Mullins Mill awaits with

8-acres of gardens, a backdrop of history and a peek of the coast. A smaller beach ceremony can also be arranged at their charming beach cottage, located on Gibbes Beach. Or, perhaps the bells will beckon further down the coast at Nelson Gay, a setting lush with mature trees - decorative and fruiting - forming a niche where memories of a big day will forever frolic. Over the line that separates the two northern parishes, the 18th century coral stone Fustic House resides on 11-acres of

gorgeous grounds. Here, grandeur is not a problem, and rest assured your perfect day will be on everyone’s lips for a long time coming. And as the festivities of the big day become quiet, and the bells slow their toil, let the romantic mood continue at the enchanting Marsh Mellow, with its unique crescent design that gives stunning views of the west coast of the island. Or, choose the very modern, Asian inspired Tom Tom, a beautiful villa located in the beautiful area of Westmoreland.

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Fustic House

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One of Oliver Messel’s finest works on the island, Fustic House takes you back to an era of grandeur and decadence with a hint of modernity. Also on its 11-acres of tropical gardens is the lagoonshaped pool, which stuns alongside the supple foliage.

This inimitable private estate boasts 7 luxurious, air-conditioned suites with king and twin beds and 7 bathrooms. This five-star, tropical paradise dating back to the eighteenth century; was redesigned in the late 70's by renowned English theatrical designer Oliver Messel, whose distinctive style takes island living to new heights. Perched on a ridge with panoramic views of the spectacular Caribbean shoreline, this 11-acre estate provides exceptional beauty both inside and out: thick coral stone walls, statues/sculptural art and an enticing lagoon-style rock pool (a Messel masterpiece), together with its sun deck overlooking a tropical ravine, is equally magical at night when it is transformed by spectacular lighting into a romantic rendezvous under the starlit sky. Enjoy tranquil days where attentive staff take care of your every need and savour delectable meals prepared by a world-class chef. Relax and rejuvenate – spa treatments, private trainers,

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catamaran cruises, even day trips to neighbouring islands can be arranged. Take a carefree stroll through the tropical ravine and voila, you arrive at the tranquil beach by Half Moon Fort. Fustic’s enchanting surroundings, embraced by cooling trade winds and stunning sunsets, is also picture perfect for intimate weddings or entertaining groups al fresco-style.

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Greensleeves

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This luxury residence sits on beachfront headland that gives access to two breathtaking beaches. In addition to its park and additional cottage, the house’s true magic lies in the marriage of the Orient and the Caribbean.

This ultimate vacation villa has direct access to two beautiful beaches along the esteemed, palm-fringed Platinum Coast of Barbados. Its location is ideal for snorkelling with exotic fish and sea turtles, and taking leisurely walks on the powdery white sand. Grand Mongolian temple doors at the entrance lead to a unique Japanese water garden brimming with brightly hued Koi. Its open-plan design is complemented by nine grandiose bedroom suites, nine bathrooms and 2 powder rooms, all with private terraces. This lavish layout also includes a two bedroom children’s wing with a jungle gym, kitchen, airy lounge and an adjoining nanny suite. The captivating free-form pool is nothing short of a spectacular tropical oasis, boasting its own mini island, complete with coconut trees and a swimup bar; a cool drink is never far away! Take a break away from the sun and head to the in-house cinema with its state-ofthe-art entertainment system; cool, plush

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and comfy where the popcorn is free. Or maybe a friendly game of tennis is in order; stroll across the road to a private park where there is a flood lit tennis court. A delectable feast awaits you. Enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, tailor-made by a personal chef and choose from a number of dining locations. Also located within this 11-acre estate is Blue Point - 4 bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms (3 en suite) and pool. It may be rented together with Greensleeves – an excellent holiday retreat for large groups, extended family or friends

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Leamington Pavilion

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Leamington Pavilion is a grand display by Mr. Oliver Messel. This Italianate-style home sits on the beach, and has a history of hosting celebrity greatness under the night’s skies. Having been newly renovated and refurbished, the house offers 4 spacious bedrooms, 4 ½ luxurious bathrooms and a pool that commands attention. Set on two acres of lush, tropical gardens providing 200 feet of beautiful beach frontage, this luxurious 4-bedroom, 4 ½ -bathroom villa exudes elegance. Designed by Oliver Messel, acclaimed stage designer and architect, Leamington is a fine example of his distinctive style – combined with beautiful furnishings: charming antiques, chandeliers and lovely artwork – this is truly a masterpiece. The central living room opens out to a spacious pool-front terrace offering casual dining and seating areas. For more formal occasions, there is a separate dining room featuring a stunning, mirrored-top dining table complemented by classical statues in corner niches. The 4 air-conditioned bedroom suites can only be described as lavish: crystal chandeliers, elegant curtains and crisp linens. The luxurious master suite, featuring a striking canopied bed, opens to a trellised sitting area with comfortable seating, a flat-screen TV and stunning views of the gardens and swimming pool.

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Manicured lawns dotted with lounge chairs flank the striking pool with two gazebos. The dining gazebo is ideal for casual meals or afternoon tea, while nestled in the other is an oversized lounger. For more rigorous activity, there is a lawn tennis court and a small gym on the premises. The icing on Leamington’s cake is the five-star service provided by its dedicated staff; their goal is for your Barbados experience to be filled with unforgettable memories.

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Mullins Mill

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Amidst 8-acres of verdant Caribbean gardens is Mullins Mill, a name derived from the 17thcentury sugar mill nestled within its garden. With 8 bedrooms and 8 ½ bathrooms at guests’ disposal, its outstanding features include a cozy cliff-side gazebo with amazing views, as well as an infinity pool that looks ridge-side. It enjoys a tranquil location off the beach and is within close proximity to activities along Gibbes and Mullins beaches, while amenities at the quaint, historic town of Speightstown are also nearby. This charming property is an ideal choice for families, with 2 elegant bedrooms in the main house (one at the top of the mill), 2 in the adjoining clifffront cottage and a further 4 in the gate cottages on the grounds. The generous layout also boasts 8 ½ gorgeous bathrooms. It offers several dining and sitting areas, both formal and casual, including a spacious sitting/dining verandah overlooking the gardens, a circular TV room within the old mill and a cliff-side gazebo with sweeping views of the West Coast. The expansive tropical gardens at Mullins Mill feature an array of exotic palms, flowering shrubs and mature trees all beautifully maintained by a team of gardeners. Take a short walk through the gardens and feast your eyes on the stunning infinity-edge swimming

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pool with separate Jacuzzi and a pool house. Maybe you fancy a friendly game of tennis on the private floodlit tennis court or just to take your leisure to another level, take a short 5-minute drive to the famous Gibbes Beach, where guests have use of the owner’s exclusive beach house. Mullins Mill offers a pictureperfect backdrop for exotic, tropical weddings and special occasions.

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Health & Wellness

Historically, Barbados was known as a destination conducive to rest, relaxation and recuperation. With this health and wellness status heralded across the seas at the time, its most notable ‘patient’ was the brother of the very first president of the United States. Nowadays, the island’s therapeutic nature still emanates from its beaches, countryside and pervades the air, but several modern amenities have also cropped up and have now become staples of a relaxing, refreshing holiday. At her best, Mother Nature’s

soothing graces pacify the senses and lull the soul into a serene trance that is only experienced by indulging in Barbados. Choose any coast to start the therapy, which includes gazing across the tranquil, lapping waters off the west coast, or entertaining the calming effect of the crashing waves of the east coast. And, locals swear by the healing properties of the fresh sea breezes tinted with mists of sea spray so don’t forget to take several deep breaths! But, it is not only the coasts that offer this therapy. The island is dotted with several gardens, parks and other nature reserves where all the daily burdens are stripped away. The panoramic vistas at the Farley Hill National Park are spellbinding; the descent into the heart of Welchman Hall Gully is relaxing; the curious ducks at Codrington College wade melodically on the calm waters; and the sights and colours on display at Hunte’s Garden are peaceful and comforting. Since these retreats are set amongst bay leaf and other trees, and accented with exotic flowers, aromatherapy takes over. But, the modern health and wellness conveniences are just as charming, and complement Mother

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Nature exceptionally. With villas sitting on beautiful beaches beside breathtaking waters, resisting a tranquil day of sailing is impossible. There is really nothing like heading out on the yacht for the day in the quiet of the ocean with the family. You may stay aboard and indulge in fine food or a beautiful sunset, or let the warm waters caress you as you snorkel with the sea life. Back on land, there are several spas and wellness centres that are ready to tackle those pesky kinks and knots earned from your hectic lifestyle; but, if venturing outside is just too much, you can be pampered in the comfort of your villa. During your stay on the island with us, we bring the pampering and luxe treatment to you with in-villa spa days, where hot stone massages, full spa treatments and mani-pedis rank tops while you sip the day away. While here, you may also search your inner peace with a tranquil yoga session - or two. With our beautiful villas and their serene grounds and décor setting the tone, you will soon find yourself drifting away into a place of reflection and calm while you master your lotus and crane poses.

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Blue Point 4 BEDROOMS

Within the property of Greensleeves is the Blue Point holiday villa, which faces seaward on the pretty tropical gardens of the estate. Classic comfort and oriental charm are the tones of its interior, and its 4 bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms create the perfect setting for a family getaway. Furnished with flair, this 4-bedroom, 4 ½-bathroom luxury villa combines classic comfort with oriental influences and has the sand at its doorstep. Blue Point enjoys an enviable beachfront setting within lush tropical gardens, just south of the famed Gibbes Beach along the spectacular West Coast of the island. The open-plan living area leads out to a spacious wrap-around terrace offering casual sitting and dining areas where you can enjoy the amazing ocean views. Three

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of the four bedrooms are also positioned on the ground floor (two have en suite bathrooms), while upstairs, the master suite opens to a large balcony overlooking the pool to the sea beyond. Unwind on sun loungers by the shimmering swimming pool or walk through the beach gate to the pristine sandy beach where there is excellent swimming, as well as snorkelling off the nearby reef. Blue Point is located directly south of

Greensleeves and may be rented separately or together with Greensleeves making it suitable for large groups.

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Bonavista 4 BEDROOMS

Bonavista is beachfront luxury that offers the utmost in privacy for your perfect holiday. A paved courtyard leads towards the elegant dwelling, which has a Roman-style fountain, antique oriental rugs and antique mirrors that help to set a divine mood. Outside is an enjoyable pool complete with a wet bar, as well as a deck that offers amazing views. A welcoming, arched doorway offers a dramatic “window to the sea”. Set on a quiet stretch of white, sandy beach along the stunning West Coast, Bonavista strikes a harmonious balance with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and two powder rooms. This is truly private accommodation with modern conveniences. With the elegant living areas flowing on to a covered terrace, featuring both comfy seating & dining areas, a recessed service

counter and wet bar – a cool drink can never be too far away. Nestled amidst a tropical oasis, the enchanting pool area overlooks the ocean; the perfect spot to soak up a few rays while enjoying the sea view and cooling trade winds. Two of the four bedroom suites are located on the upper level together with a state-of-the-art family room and a spacious balcony with amazing views of the setting sun. Beyond the walls of your private

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retreat, the warm, tranquil waves literally splash on your doorstep, while shopping, golf, tennis and an array of water sports activities are available nearby.

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Harmony House 3 BEDROOMS

Perched on the fabulous Gibbes Beach, Harmony House offers the perfect backdrop for outdoor entertaining. In addition to its wet-bar, patio wine cooler and ice machine, the coral stone structure is accented with lovely local pieces of art, and features 3 fully air-conditioned bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms. Contoured by the soft, white sand of Gibbes Beach, this sophisticated, coral stone villa nestled within lush, tropical gardens, offers a high level of privacy and comfort. This elegant 3-bedroom home has direct access to a picture-postcard beach with the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea caressing its shore. Three air-conditioned bedrooms; and the master suite together with one guest suite, are located on the upper level and open to a private balcony – the perfect place to sip your morning coffee or glass

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of tropical fruit juice. Both of the upper bathrooms feature distinctive open-air showers, while the remaining one has a standard shower. A powder room is conveniently situated on the ground floor level. Accented by vibrant, local art, the exquisitely furnished living room offers spacious seating. French doors open on to the covered patio - overlooking the plunge pool - which provides casual sitting and dining areas, a wet-bar with wine cooler and an ice machine. Al fresco

dining is a must on a starry night when the patio is transformed by handmade copper lanterns and specially designed candle sconces. Seek out the ideal place to relax on the beach or take a refreshing dip in the calm, Caribbean Sea. End your day with a stroll along the unspoiled beach towards the popular Mullins Beach Bar for a cool drink. Harmony House prides itself on providing friendly, efficient staff including an excellent cook who is sure to satisfy!

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Latitude 3 BEDROOMS

The beach in the background creates a calming ambiance at Latitude. Located beachside, the 3-bedroom, 3 bathroom villa has a stately entryway, and caters flawlessly to those who love to entertain. Its wide verandah gives a spacious place to host friends and family, and the convenience of an outdoor bar and barbecue makes it even more ideal. Situated on the pristine shores of Gibbes Beach, Latitude offers quiet privacy set within lush gardens and overlooking the crystal waters of the tranquil Caribbean Sea. Designed with entertaining in mind, the villa is open plan with a spacious modern kitchen, breakfast bar and entertainment area which lead out to the pool terrace that is sheltered by towering palms and tropical foliage and features a wet bar and BBQ, sun loungers and a plunge pool with exercise jets. The white

sand beach is just steps way. The first floor contains the master bedroom and a guest bedroom both with en suite bathrooms. There is also a gym, and spacious open-air deck. The third en suite guest bedroom is on the ground floor and is decorated in a tropical style and has an entertainment system. The cool coral stone interiors of this lovely villa are complemented by the casual decor featuring Caribbean art, tropical designs and ambient lighting. Guests will enjoy the close proximity of

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the property to the nearby Mullins Beach Bar, a well-known hotspot for visitors with water sports and excellent snorkeling. Holetown, with its many luxury boutiques, upscale restaurants and nightlife is only a short drive along the coast while the quaint fishing town of Speightstown minutes North. This is a wonderful holiday retreat for those looking for beachfront bliss for the whole family.

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Leamington Cottage 1 BEDROOM

Guarded by classic Roman statues, the path from its entrance leads straight to the iridescent blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. The one-bedroom cottage is anything but quaint, and makes a lasting impression with its comforting furnishings, smart dĂŠcor and romantic plunge pool. With its own private entrance and separate driveway, the cottage features a large sitting and dining area that opens up on two sides onto a spacious uncovered terrace with pool. This cottage is ideal for those seeking total relaxation and time out from the stresses of daily life. This villa also boasts fantastic beach and ocean views. The cottage may be rented separately or together with the main villa Leamington Pavilion, which is located

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next door and includes 4 en suite bedrooms and a large swimming pool set within impeccable tropical grounds. There is a reef directly in front of the cottage that is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. A sandy beach is located to the north or south of the property. The Cobblers Cove Beach and Hotel is a 5minute beach walk north of the cottage. As with the main villa, the cottage comes fully equipped and staffed with sumptuous cooking and housekeeping

daily and is ideal for a couple or someone travelling alone. It is perfect for a romantic getaway! Can be rented separately or with Leamington Pavilion.

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Westhaven 4 BEDROOMS

This two-storey villa is a classic rendition, complete with coral stone walls, light, muted palettes, airy spaces and breathtaking views of the ocean. Its 4 bedrooms feature hints of colour in a very Caribbean way, and their stylish comfort is completed by the outdoor patios and en-suite bathrooms. Lush, manicured gardens welcome you to Westhaven through a gateway opening on to the pool deck. Immediately, you are arrested by the sight of sky meeting azure water. A trickling water feature and the soothing sound of waves complement the enticing pool surrounded by comfortable loungers. The serene bay provides the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling and various water sport activities. Gibbes Beach meets Mullins Beach, allowing for long romantic strolls or brisk walks.

The living room on the ground floor – outfitted with a flat-screen television, offering the ultimate in relaxation and entertainment - opens to the expansive patio. This area with superb sea views as well as the pool deck, offers outdoor living options. The kitchen features a large window to the dining area, making it convenient to serve meals, snacks and refreshing beverages throughout the day. Featuring air-conditioned bedrooms: three on the first floor and one on the

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ground floor, all including en suite bathrooms and patios. The master and one guest suite share a balcony overlooking breathtaking Gibbes Bay; the others offer delightful garden views. Speightstown is a short 5-minute drive to the north and provides an array of shops and delightfully quaint restaurants, which tempt visitors with local Caribbean cuisine. Privacy and peace, bundled together with near-perfect weather throughout the year, await you.

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Schooner Bay 3 BEDROOMS

The Schooner Bay beachfront gated community sits on the west coast of Barbados. Its villas offer exquisite finishes, and an open-plan living design as well as access to several communal amenities. Situated close to historic Speightstown, the villas are just a few minutes away from restaurants, bars and several sights to see. Just north of Cobblers Cove Hotel and south of historic Speightstown, an unspoilt little town offers shopping, banks, sidewalk vendors and excellent casual dining options. Fashionable Holetown is also a great shopping and dining area and is located less than a 15minute drive away. Four sophisticated 3-bedroom 3½bathroom apartments are all stylishly decorated to create the perfect balance between Caribbean elegance and

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modern, minimalist interior design. In each unit, there is an open-plan living room and kitchen area. French doors lead from the living room on to a covered patio/balcony, providing casual dining and sitting areas with spectacular sea views and views over the pool and garden areas. All three bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets, while the master bedroom has direct access to the patio/balcony. Relax alongside the stunning, free-form

resort pool and Jacuzzi or maybe take a quiet stroll on the beautiful beach, with waves lapping the shoreline. In addition, there is an air-conditioned gym and water sports are available nearby. Golf can also be arranged at one of the island’s exclusive golf courses, Royal Westmoreland, Apes Hill or Sandy Lane.

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Nelson Gay 6 BEDROOMS

On the fringe of historic Speightstown, Nelson Gay presents itself as a timeless beauty nestled in mystery. Built in the 1950s, the villa features 6 bedrooms and 7 ½ bathrooms whose décor relive a nostalgic period in the island’s history. Its pool has curious turtle ornaments, and it points directly to the soft sandy shores of the west. A fabulous beachfront villa located on two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens exuding old world luxury and quintessential island charm. Built in the 50’s entirely out of coral stone this fabulous Barbadian home is one of several gems on the island that feature stunning architecture and romantic vintage ambiance. The entrance opens directly onto the double sized living room with art deco flooring, lots of plush seating and

spectacular views of the gardens, pool and shimmering Caribbean Sea beyond. The large swimming pool is set within a tropical oasis and there are several outdoor sitting and dining areas including a picture perfect gazebo all providing ample space for entertaining, family reunions or even weddings. The main house contains five gorgeous en suite bedrooms all furnished with plantation elements in crisp white designs with splashes of colour found in the

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decorative art or rich colours of the gardens glimpsed through the windows. There is a sixth bedroom in a detached cottage in the garden, while there are also two delightful self contained ‘chattel house’ cottages on the property offering lovely options for visiting friends or younger couples.

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Sporting Around Barbados

Barbados Golf Club at Durants

When considering sports and outdoor activities, Barbados is known as a mecca, a paradise and the home to several disciplines found on the island. From leisurely activities, such as horseback riding and hiking, to the best in watersports, Barbados brings the sporting diversity along with the perfect climate to enjoy an active holiday! With a historic closeness to England, it is no surprise that the island’s national - and most widely practiced - sport is cricket. From battoting youngsters along the island’s

beaches, to renowned names on the pitch during world-series matches at the legendary Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, cricket is a staple - and quite frankly a religion - for Barbadians. Another discipline that has its origins in the Britishness inherited by Barbadian culture is polo which was first documented as being played on the island in 1884! Its modern incarnation is played seasonally - from January to May - and is an exciting spectacle, and something which several visitors experience for the first time ever on the islands’ shores. And, as if witnessing polo in Barbados isn’t a grand enough experience, the polo grounds dotted across the island are truly magnificent, and offer a new perspective on the island’s true charm. But if cricket and polo are not your cup of tea, head for the greens and golf your stay away at the amazing - and world class - golf courses on the island! St. James and the stately west coast offer an open invitation to enjoy another bit of leisure including sand but it’s not beside the rippling waters of the sea. Golf is a massive part of the Platinum Coast lifestyle, and with over 1500 acres dedicated to the sport, the

parish has earned the title of having more golf courses than any other - and the most luxurious at that. Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill await to challenge even the most professional golfer around! Also on the rise - but in no way dethroning cricket is motorsports, which has taken off on the island in such an impressive way that these shores were host to the Race of Champions, Global Rally Cross and, the festival of one of the most watched motorsports shows in the United Kingdom in the mid-2000s - Top Gear. But, no chapter on sports in Barbados would be complete without exploring watersports. The more leisurely versions of this kind of activity take the form of jet skiing, waterskiing and the like, while the more competitive - and some will say more serious - watersport is surfing. The island’s east is the home of surfing, and yearly, surfers from around the region and world flock to Bathsheba to participate in the international surfing championships. So, whether you are taking in the surfing action, or putting on the greens, Barbados brings a world of sporting options to your fingertips!

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Beacon Hill 305 - The Penthouse 3 BEDROOMS

This gorgeous two-storey penthouse apartment boasts enviable vistas of the turquoise sea and a deliciously private rooftop pool. Situated in a gated secure community directly opposite the well known Mullins Beach Bar and Restaurant the penthouse is bright and airy with open plan living and dining areas, casual chic decor and breathtaking views. The guest bedrooms on the main floor feature en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and lots of closet space. The master bedroom can be found on the 2nd floor and has access to the roof top private sun deck complete with loungers and plunge pool; an ideal spot for

romantic sundowners before setting out for a night on the town. Mullins Bay offers excellent snorkeling and water sports activities and the restaurant and bar are well known for their fine cuisine and vibrant sunset energy. The quaint coastal town of Speightstown is a short drive North, while Holetown and its many restaurants, bars and beaches is 10 minutes south. An ideal villa for family fun or a great couples getaway!

Belair 6 BEDROOMS

Belair’s welcoming atmosphere, coupled with its casual sophistication, makes it one of the most popular rental homes along the sandy stretch of Mullins Beach. Bright and tastefully decorated, the main house offers 4 stylishly tropical bedrooms (2 with en suite bathrooms) together with generously sized living and dining areas, accented by natural coral stone and panoramic views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Al fresco dining is a must on the beachfront terrace; a wonderful place to start or end the day. It is a true delight to watch the sun as it sets with a refreshing cocktail in hand! Two additional bedrooms, which share a bathroom, can be found in the very comfortable cottage.

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Blissfully relax as the experienced team, a cook and housekeeper/laundress, offers outstanding service and care, ensuring that the needs of all guests are met. As if that wasn’t enough, take a short drive to the exclusive Sugar Hill Club for a game of tennis, workout in the gym or a soak in the swimming pool. This beautifully presented beachfront home is the perfect holiday retreat to recuperate and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul; unquestionably a little piece of paradise where lasting memories are created.

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Capri Manor 4 BEDROOMS

A little slice of paradise is at your fingertips, directly opposite the renowned Gibbes Beach. Blessed by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, accompanied by a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and spacious deck area, Capri Manor is a great family getaway offering 4 bedroom suites and 4 ½ bathrooms with all the benefits of home away from home. Air-conditioned throughout, this villa features a large foyer with a nautical vibe, a spacious indoor sitting room, covered patio with casual dining and sitting areas, plus a well-appointed, modern kitchen where granite counter tops harmonize

with polished stainless steel appliances. A built-in barbecue pit is provided by the pool area for a more laid-back dining alternative, where the inspiring views of the back gardens and pool form a soothing setting after an energetic day.

Easy Reach 3 BEDROOMS

Less than a 5-minute drive from the quaint, historic town of Speightstown, this impressive beach villa is beautifully sited a few feet from the white sands of famous Mullins Beach. Completely refurbished in early 2009 to an excellent standard, the property offers 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Its charming white dĂŠcor is accented by pickled wood ceilings, lovely bathrooms and a new kitchen to create the perfect blend of modern furnishings with a Caribbean flair. The spacious living room opens to a covered dining terrace, which in turn leads out to a generously sized wooden deck, where you can relax on sun

loungers and enjoy the spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. The master suite includes an open-air deck with breathtaking panoramic sea views. There are two lovely guest suites, one opens onto the relaxing wooden deck. Feel the sand between your toes as you take a leisurely stroll to dine at Mullins Beach Bar. This is your personal island hideaway to simply soak in the sea and the sun.

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High Trees 4 BEDROOMS

Recently renovated with bursts of colour to enhance its Caribbean flavour, High Trees sits at the end of a shady driveway and has direct access to the well-known Gibbes Beach, on the prestigious West Coast. A low sea wall providing privacy has two gates which conveniently lead on to the beach. The welcoming entry foyer, which also serves as a sitting area, leads through French doors to an expansive covered patio where guests can enjoy cool, tropical drinks, or casual dining. Take in a little sun on comfortable lounge chairs by the pool deck, meander through the lovely gardens to an open-air terrace by the water’s edge or enjoy al fresco dining by the beachfront gazebo.

The master suite opens on to the enticing pool deck. Two bedrooms also have direct access to the pool deck and are connected by way of an en suite bathroom. A fourth guest suite, positioned to the left of the entry foyer, shares the south wing with a well-outfitted kitchen, leading to an outdoor terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens. High Trees is within walking distance of Mullins Beach and a brief drive to Speightstown and Holetown, where an array of services and nightlife are available. This holiday villa is an excellent choice for families or groups of friends wishing to enjoy a relaxing Barbados vacation and is great for small weddings and celebrations.

Jessamine 4 BEDROOMS

Jessamine is a family-friendly home at the end of a cul-de-sac in a peaceful neighbourhood; a mere 5-minute walk from the magnificent beach at Gibbes Bay. Set amidst lush tropical gardens, this elegantly furnished West Coast retreat features 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms; the master suite and 1 guest bedroom benefit from direct access to the pool deck, while 3 include en suite bathrooms. The villa is comfortably furnished throughout and offers a spacious living/dining room, an airy sitting room and a well-outfitted kitchen with granite countertops and a laundry room. Enjoy a light lunch under an umbrella

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by the shimmering swimming pool or take in the stars with casual poolside dining; then cool off with an invigorating dip in the pool. The perfect place to unwind and let your holidays slip by with ease.

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Sea Shell 3 BEDROOMS

This distinctive property is set amidst 2¼ acres of lush tropical gardens with towering trees that offer welcomed shade and a tranquil stream teeming with tropical fish, and accentuated by two wooden bridges. Sea Shell’s 3-bedroom, 3 ½ -bathroom open-plan layout is complemented by sleek, sliding doors allowing cool sea breezes to flow. Two bedroom suites, including the master, are located on the upper level. Another guest suite is situated on the ground floor along with the living and dining areas; both conveniently lead out to an uncovered terrace with lounge chairs and a casual dining area.

A spacious oceanfront gazebo is positioned just off the terrace and provides comfy seating areas; the perfect spot for relaxing with a good book, a lively board game or being mesmerized by a stunning sunset and panoramic ocean views. When the temptation of the crystalline blue waters proves too great, a short footpath leads through the garden to the white sands of the picturesque Mullins Beach. Tastefully decorated with modern furnishings and neutral colors, Sea Shell offers a unique and stylish comfort within a welcoming atmosphere; come experience it for yourself!

Todmorden 3 BEDROOMS

The business of unwinding begins with fish cakes & rum punch on arrival at the tropical oasis of Todmorden. This 3bedroom, 3-bathroom traditional, coral stone villa is set within a quiet residential neighbourhood, less than a 5-minute walk from breathtaking Gibbes Beach. The historic town of Speightstown is also nearby and offers a range of shopping and casual dining options; if you want to experience more vibrant nightlife, fashionable Holetown (less than 15 minutes by car) provides a diverse selection of dining spots and lively bars, plus brand name duty-free shopping. Designed to take advantage of the cooling, tropical breezes, the tasteful interiors of this holiday oasis are

comfortably furnished and include 3 generously sized bedroom suites offering ultimate relaxation. The bright and airy living room opens out to a newly refurbished expansive covered terrace featuring both casual dining and seating areas with views of the shimmering swimming pool. The new well equipped kitchen also has convenient access to the dining terrace. The spacious pool deck, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, offers lots of privacy. If relaxing and unwinding is what you desire, Todmorden is an excellent choice for families, or groups of friends looking for a relaxing holiday away from the crowds, but still close enough to all of the amenities.

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Aquamarine

Just steps away from the cool crystal clear waters of Mullins Bay this charming traditional Barbadian home is an ideal location for families looking for an idyllic beach holiday with all the comforts of home. Guests can enjoy the sound of the waves from any room in the house and the open plan design allows everyone to socialize whether they are in the water, sun bathing or enjoying a well-deserved

Clearwater

This lovely traditional Barbadian holiday home is set in mature tropical gardens overlooking the pristine waters of Gibbes Beach, and boasts original coral stone architecture, spectacular views and colonial charm. The open plan dining and living areas lead out to a spacious covered patio and paved garden terrace. The stunning white sandy beach is steps away. The four spacious bedrooms are air-conditioned

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rum punch in the shade. The three bedrooms are all air conditioned and furnished in a relaxed island style. Enjoy picturesque days on the beach and spectacular sunsets every evening with friends and family; the memories almost make themselves!

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and the en suite master bedroom on the first floor has wonderful views of the gardens and ocean beyond. This fabulous vacation home is only a short drive from busy coastal towns where you can find many appetizing restaurants, shopping and golf courses.

Beam Reach

This lovely bright villa is wonderfully private with tropical charm, a relaxed open plan design and lots of space for entertaining. Recently renovated this island home is decorated with cool Caribbean chic flair and includes a blend of colonial and modern furniture, coral stone walls, hardwood floors and bright local art. The three bedrooms have private patios with gorgeous views of the lush

Jacaranda

Nestled within lush tropical gardens in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Gibbes Glade this fabulous 3bedroom villa is a delightful hideaway with lots of West Indian charm. The entrance and three en suite bedrooms are designed around a central atrium with an inviting plunge pool and skylight that leads through to the open plan living/dining room and elevated outdoor deck. A refreshing

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gardens, and the lovely pool deck features a spacious gazebo with casual lounge and dining areas, a BBQ grill and wine cooler. There is also a separate selfcontained cottage on the property. Idyllic tropical living only minutes from the gorgeous white sands, turquoise Caribbean Sea and many bustling hotspots along the coast.

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freeform swimming pool can be found just off the side of the deck for sun bathing and summer fun. The tranquil shores of Gibbes Beach are a short walk down the road and other local coastal hotspots are only 10 minutes drive away.

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Little Seascape

For couples looking for a sweet escape this charming one bedroom island hideaway provides all the comforts of home with a private pathway to one of the most gorgeous beaches in Barbados. Cool clay tiles give this open plan bungalow Mediterranean charm while the elevated outdoor patio provides plenty of tropical ambiance and an ideal setting for candlelight al fresco dining. The beautiful white sands of Gibbes

Waverly House

Waverly house is a lovely coral stone villa located in the centre of the idyllic Gibbes Beach enjoying panoramic views of the bay and perfect privacy. This lovely beachfront property features cool coral interior walls, simple Caribbean style furnishings and spacious living and dining areas including a fabulous outdoor terrace with plunge pool, bar and sun loungers. In addition to the three air-conditioned bedrooms there

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Beach offer up the cool calm waters of the Caribbean Sea and is generally quiet while those looking for more excitement can find lots of charming beach bars, upscale restaurants and luxury boutiques a short walk along the coast.

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is a separate television room just off the verandah. The private gardens lead through a side gate to the endless expanse of soft white sands and turquoise waters beyond.

Sunset Reach

Situated overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea at Mullins Bay this lovely 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom bungalow has lots of island appeal. Furnished with a nautical theme, this little slice of paradise is perfectly positioned on the northern tip of the beach with a private stairway to the shores below. The bay is well known for water sports, snorkeling and the occasional

Whitecaps

Enjoy casual beachfront enjoyment in this charming island bungalow located on one of the best-known beaches in Barbados. This 3-bedroom traditional Barbadian style villa has bohemian charm and understated luxury. Red clay tiles and natural hardwood floors blend with casual chic furnishings, bright island inspired art and modern necessities, creating a relaxed air and

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visiting sea turtle. Enjoy perfectly private tranquility overlooking the azure waters while sunbathing on the deck or have a quick walk along the shore to join the party at the vibrant Beach Bar often alive with live music and some potent cocktails. A perfect getaway for a couples retreat or young family.

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instant holiday vibes. The bright and airy kitchen opens out to the spacious living room and covered verandah which leads directly down to the sandy terrace where there is lots of shade from the towering manchineel trees. The azure waters and warmth of the sun-kissed shore is only steps away.

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The Mild Mild West St. James is one of the smallest parishes in Barbados; however, immense significance and character precede it. Known as the place where British boots first touched Barbados’ soil, St. James was one of the first six parish names to be included on the early map renders of the island. But with all due respect to this historic importance, St. James has evolved into a crèche of luxury, musings and island posh, where even Mother Nature seems to tend her kin with an extra refinement and pomp.

Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge

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Geographically, St. James moves from Bridgetown as a narrow corridor that widens at its northern peak, and its longest continuous sea-facing perimeter features cozy sea nooks and bays and a list of stunning beaches. An avian perspective reveals a canvas where dark blues fade to turquoise as they creep towards its goldtinted sands. This is then ousted by a strip of grey flatlands that are dotted with geometric reds, greens and whites that represent the island’s progress and an enviable Jacobean prosperity. Beyond here, nature’s greens spring to life, and dollops of sand and water roll outward to the boundaries of its sister parishes. The pulse of the parish emanates from its heart in Holetown, which was the first town to be established on the island over four centuries ago. But don’t come seeking a geographical anomaly to justify its name, since traces of its origin have long gone with the turning of the centuries. However, its status as the

Platinum Coast is no misnomer and is very apparent. On the extreme ends of the city’s commercial district are the most luxurious pillars demarking any street on the island - the pristine, coral stone walls of the stunning Sandy Lane greet you as you arrive from Bridgetown at the welcoming south; and, on the north, the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre bids you adieu. But in between these two points, and along its main street, the buzzing city centre of Holetown, creates a haven for duty-free shopping sprees, fine dining, coffee stops, pampering sessions and family outings. On the opposite side of the street, beautiful beaches complete with hushed waters are ripe for soft adventure and idle beach days. And, when the sun takes its leave, 1st Street and 2nd Street hum to life, and lounge and clubbing ways are in full effect. But this is just the start. Further inland, and away from the town and the coast, the buzz

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of activity calms to a pleasant whirr. On exiting the city moving eastward, a curiosity builds as to what - or rather who - sits behind the high walls and thick hedges that announce the playground of the rich and famous. Beyond this shrouded path, the gentle, manicured greens of the Sandy Lane Golf course and the course at Royal Westmoreland roll by. In addition to the golfing goodness on offer, exclusivity awaits at the Sugar Hill Tennis community, and delectability at the Lancaster Great House on the highway to the north. And yet higher is the third golf giant of the area: Apes Hill Club golf course, and its sister polo field. These facts conclude that the St. James experience has quintessentially redefined the old notions of what an island holiday should be. And in years to come, it would be no surprise if there is a motion to rechristen the area St. Luxury.

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The Rundown on Holetown The first chapter in the story of modern day Barbados opens on a virgin western shore in 1625, where the first British boots touched the coral island in the area now known as Holetown. At the time - and with no stretch of the imagination - King James I of England lent his name to the area, and for several years it would be referred to as Jamestown. Later, but still centuries ago from the present, the name would change to Holetown, which was the doing of the seafaring class that navigated to Jamestown on transatlantic trade business with their destination set as the safe harbour called The Hole. Just as it was then, Holetown remains an active commercial district, offering duty free shopping at popular stops including the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and local favourite Cave Shepherd which is a mainstay on the shopping landscape. A lesson in the island’s grassroots is brought through vendors selling their craft in and around the endearing chattel house village, whose architecture is also an ode to Barbados’ heritage. But, for the more discerning crowd, strewn all across the historic town are restaurants including the fanciful Tides Restaurant, cafes, lounges including the Drift, the Red Door nightclub and bars that are ready to take you off your feet and entertain you. Besides the manmade wonders of the town, the natural path through Holetown leads right back to the water’s edge, where a boardwalk now beckons romantics and sea-gazers to its perch along the pristine coast before they take their plunge-of-passage to an authentic Barbadian platinum coast experience.

St. James Parish Church

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The Limegrove Experience At the edge of the commercial way, sitting beside the bridge, is a magnificent building emblazoned with marques of an international calling. This is the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Accentuating the luxurious lifestyle of the west, the shopping centre immediately commands attention with its imposing stature and fetching architecture. On entering its premises, a courteous pathway leads around its chic show

windows and commanding spaces. Art galleries, bars, cafes, movie theatres and other entertainment centres are just a few paces away from each other. But, if shopping is the order of the day, a stroll through the centre will appease your desires. Its main shopping areas go one storey upwards, and caters with a range from souvenirs and gifts, specialty items, sports and athletic wear to children’s apparel and toys,

jewelry, leather and luggage and home and housewares. Pander to the haute couture calling of House of Jaipur, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Vilebrequin or Un Dimanche à Paris, or indulge in fine jewelry and timeless pieces at Breitling, Cartier, Chopard, Bvlgari, or Diamonds International. For the more health- and beauty-centric souls, peruse Atera Beauty Spa, Mozaic, M·A·C, Nina Thomas and Pure Source. And on any given

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weekend, local artisans, businesses and other entities fill the palm-bordered courtyard to bring their product to the public. But when arms can no longer bear the weight of the shopping spoils, take a few minutes to savour the tastes of the centre. From Thai to Italian, to Greek and back to Barbadian, the eats at Limegrove will top off a perfect shopping day.

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A Fine Afternoon for Polo

About Those Western Beaches… Barbados’ west coast beach lifestyle beings with toes tucked into the sand at Fitts Village beach - a quiet, unassuming beach that is less showy but delivers on all the sun and relaxation one needs. Further north, this quietness is upstaged by the glitzy, crescent shore of Sandy Lane beach, where stars and adoring fans collide often enough to keep the pages of glossy magazines filled with the island’s beauty. A stone’s throw away from the starstudded shore, tucked behind the stern façade of the Holetown police station is a strip of calming beach that greets with the usual west coast charm. The sandy path then leads to Folkestone Marine Park located on the outskirts of Holetown, which is a hit with locals as a favourite picnic spot that fills up quickly on key holidays. Right after Folkestone is Alleyne’s bay, a literal bay of clear waters and warm sands. This spot features sparse vegetation, and as such limited natural shade - but who needs it anyway?

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Travel inland - and uphill - to a place where words like ‘chukkas’ will permeate your vocabulary and be on your tongue for at least a few hours. Besides its golf, Apes Hill is best known on the island for its world class polo club. With a 108-horse stable, the facility features a full-sized field and a second practice field for those willing to mount and play. But the novelty comes in witnessing an exciting polo match, where exquisitely bred horses take to the fields with their commanders to get the excitement pumping. Polo professionals from across the world have graced the field including Jose Donoso, Juan Gris Zavaleta, Rafael Silva, Jamie Le Hardy and the Tomlinson brothers. Match days feature a full bar along with tea and light refreshments for sale. But be sure to do a weather check before hand, as optimum sunshine is necessary for the best polo experience!

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Savoury St. James

Seaduced

Life On the Water The Barbados flag is emblazoned with Poseidon’s trident for a reason. The waters off this island are nothing more than breathtaking, and pique each sense for an unforgettable experience that is reminiscent of sirens in its allure. The west coast of the island has the glassiest, most lounge-worthy beaches, which creates the perfect environment for watersports and other oceanrelated soft adventures that have become staples during every Barbados holiday. Seaduced Seaduced Luxury Charters will whisk you off the powdery coasts for a luxurious experience that can culminate with whatever your whims or fancies. Pair fully air conditioned quarters with an intriguing swim with the turtles, or relax while your private onboard chef whips up the most delicious meal you will enjoy on the seas. But, if that doesn’t get your adrenaline going, they give you all you need to jet across the waters on a speedboat or have a relaxing, playful day with the family.

The story of beachside fine dining is best told on Barbados’ flamboyant west coast. Its amazing culinary offering, plus the unique but lavish presentations have defined it as a place where every palate finds its food soulmate. Coincidentally - but not surprisingly - some of the more popular eateries bear names Daphnes that lead your mind on a journey to the shores of the flawless coast. One of the most famous on this coast, heading closer to the north, is The Lone Star Restaurant, which shares the same qualities of its famous diners who visit from across the globe. Its cozy but captivating décor complements the European and Caribbean dishes served up on the beachfront spot, and Sunday lunch is not to be missed! But closer to the heart of Holetown, The Beach House Bar and Restaurant sits beside the boardwalk and gives a panoramic view of the horizon while catering their perfected Caribbean-Mediterranean fusions. On the same property - and sharing the same magnificent skyline - is Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge. Its ocean-inspired décor feeds the eyes as drinks and nibbles flow, creating an atmosphere that entices romantics and closely-knit groups of friends. A bit further down the boardwalk, a chorus of “yums” emits from the newly renovated Tides Restaurant, an upscale fine dining experience where Lionfish, Home Cured Salmon or succulent Angus Aged Beef will grace your taste buds. Southward from the boardwalk, Daphnes extends a ‘benvenuti’ to all, ushering them into an oasis of Italian classics with a distinctly Caribbean twist and warming Barbadian hospitality. Just a few hundred metres away The Cliff announces itself. Considered the pinnacle of fine dining restaurants on the island, the Cliff exceeds all expectations with its dream-like atmosphere overlooking the radiant waters, as well as a menu of the highest quality food and wine curated from across the globe. And, a recent addition to its repertoire is its sister restaurant The Cliff Beach Club - located next door with its own jetty to complete its chic laidback experience. One of the last most notable gems on the coastal front is Cin Cin by the Sea - an immaculately presented restaurant with timeless décor infused with chicness. The food here is top notch, effortlessly epitomizes the restaurant’s name. But, away from the coast and more inland bound, Lancaster Great House creates an exquisite - but homely - atmosphere for its signature Sunday lunch or the exclusive 5-course dinner party hosted by the owner himself and restricted to 20 diners at any one sitting.

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Crystal Springs

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10 BEDROOMS

Created by legendary designer Oliver Messel in the 1960s, Crystal Springs has 10 en-suite bedrooms and was completely restored in 2014. It features cozy living spaces, three al fresco dining areas, an amazing infinity swimming pool, a state-of-the-art cinema and a high-tech fitness centre. Built in the 60’s and restored in 2014, this stunning 12,000 square foot residence is the quintessential Caribbean retreat with elegant colonial architecture, luxurious interiors, lush tropical surroundings and a secluded beach cove. The coral stone wall interiors and original iron works blend effortlessly with a wonderful art nouveau style of decor, including plush lounge areas, plantation style porcelain floors and eye catching local art, to create an understated elegance. The experience however, is nothing less than first class. With 10 immaculate king bedrooms strategically scattered across the property this wonderful beachfront villa is the ideal destination for large families and parties looking for an island retreat with charm, exceptional service and lots of entertaining options for all ages. The main house contains three bedrooms that are set back from the spacious open plan living areas. The fabulous al fresco dining patio features a romantic ceiling mural, seating for up to 20 people and breathtaking views of the turquoise ocean. Nestled amidst a lush garden of mature trees and tropical fauna, the seaside gazebo and terrace are an ideal location to end the day with a sunset

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cocktail as the waves crash in symphony on the shore below. The annex beside the main house contains two large bedrooms and a relaxed bar and plunge pool. To the west of the property is the stunning 50x20 ft infinity pool and the pool cottage houses two more spacious rooms with lovely outdoor showers. The tea house is an ideal location for small families as the two rooms contain a large king size bed, two murphy beds and a wraparound patio, while the pavilion houses a further two bedrooms and the state-of-the-art fitness centre. All rooms are en suite with dressing rooms, and feature stunning large windows designed to encourage the light, cooling trade winds and stunning tropical views. The gorgeous secluded beach is accessed via a private stairway from the terrace and there is a speedboat available with professional boat master who can provide thrilling water sports activities in the bay or taxi you to one of the many bustling hotspots along the coast. A state-of-the-art home theatre with leather reclined seating for 12 and 150 title film library is also available to guests. A true island paradise awaits you and your loved ones in this splendid seaside home.

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Gardenia

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Located on 3.3 acres of manicured grounds, this beachfront villa is ideal for elegant outdoor living, and comes complete with trickling streams and lily ponds, a treehouse gazebo and tennis court. The dwellings architecture features 6 bedrooms and 6 ½ bathrooms, and its open-plan layout accommodates the cooling sea breezes.

Nestled amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, this stunning 6-bedroom, 6 ½bathroom beachfront villa is the perfect mix of luxury, comfort and privacy. Its elevated position on an amazing site commands spectacular panoramic views across the West Coast to the crystal blue sea. Designed for elegant outdoor living, this property features a glorious swimming pool and a large sundeck, tennis courts, lily ponds and a bridge that leads to a cantilevered deck overlooking a natural gully. The inviting open-plan layout of this tropical villa gives you a calming, relaxed feel from the moment you enter. Taking full advantage of the spectacular Caribbean sunlight and magnificent views, the ground floor level also offers an entertainment terrace with a wet bar and gazebo, a media room, a well equipped kitchen, plus a laundry and games room.

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Three gorgeous, plush guest suites also open on to the ground floor verandah, where stunning, unobstructed sea views over the swimming pool can be enjoyed. The alluring décor of the elegant master suite that encompasses the entire 1st floor makes it the perfect place to unwind. This suite includes a sitting room, private balcony and a luxury bathroom with a dressing area. Positioned just steps away from the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, this property also offers two additional guest suites with wet bars in the Gate House annex. The Gate House itself is a lovely 2-bedroom cottage with a living and dining room, kitchen and patio. Combining classical tastes and tropical themes, this expansive villa is the ultimate escape for those seeking perfect privacy, absolute tranquility and unparalleled luxury.

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Langara

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Langara is a 4 bedroom 4 ½ bathroom villa that offers absolute privacy within a residential community that features a beautiful swimming pool, gym and sauna. The villa has its own plunge pool and private terrace, and gives stunning views of the coast. This luxurious 4-bedroom penthouse apartment overlooks one of the prettiest bays on the platinum West Coast of Barbados and features 6,500 square feet of sleek architectural design and decadent interiors. Situated in the privately owned residential development of Sandy Cove, Langara offers up elegant seclusion just steps away from the vibrant nightlife, fine dining and luxury shops of the West Coast. The chic entrance flows through to the generous formal living area with plush white furnishings, statement art and smooth marble floors. Coral stone walls add a distinctly Barbadian touch and the room opens out to the covered verandah where guests can enjoy casual seating and al fresco dining; all overlooking the majestic treetops to the mesmerizing views of the Caribbean Sea beyond. From sunrise to sunset, this is where the magic happens. The stunning master bedroom is resplendent with elegant chandeliers and a private dressing room, while the en suite features indulgent marble rain showers and a freestanding tub. The private terrace is the perfect place for a

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soothing massage, quiet sunbathing or intimate dinner. Guest rooms are all luxuriously furnished and also have lounge areas, enviable walk in closets and marble en suite bathrooms. There is another outdoor terrace on the North side of the penthouse with a private plunge pool and BBQ pit offering a more informal option for open air dining with mesmerizing coastal views. The penthouse is outfitted with stateof-the-art technology throughout including fully integrated lighting, security and entertainment all available at the touch of a screen. Guests have access to a seaside elevator, which leads to the main pool deck below. The communal swimming pool is nestled among lush tropical gardens with private access to the white sandy beach below. The experienced staff at Langara promise a five-star experience for all guests ensuring your every wish is granted. The owners’ luxury yacht can also be made available to guests providing an added indulgence for a truly memorable stay.

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Pink Cottage is a 4 bedroom villa located on the Bamford Estate that is the epitome of French chic. Its enchanting lagoon with tropical fish and water lilies meanders through the grounds, while its interior features a primarily white palette that cools and calms.

This stately, 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 20-acre beachfront estate of Heron Bay is set within beautifully manicured grounds. You can sit and take in the breathtaking backdrop of the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. Two luxurious bedroom suites with marble clad bathrooms are located in the main house along with a fully-equipped kitchen and a living room featuring a skylight that provides natural light. An electronically operated pocket door cleverly conceals the state-of-the-art media unit which leads from the living room to a dining terrace overlooking an olympic-sized pool and the lush tropical gardens. A further two bedroom suites are located in separate annexes – one boasts a beachfront location and both have private entry. A sunrise walk along the pristine beach is a great way for early birds to start the

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day, followed by snorkeling, water skiing, sailing or just soaking up the rays on a lounger by the pool. Be sure to take in the spectacular Caribbean sunsets; maybe enjoy pre-dinner cocktails on the seaside terrace - the perfect spot for informal candlelit dining under the stars. If at all imaginable, tear yourself away from the beach and luxuries of your private villa - including attentive staff and gourmet delights prepared by your inhouse chef - for a round of golf at the nearby Sandy Lane or Apes Hill golf courses. Maybe even indulge in some luxury retail therapy at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in historic Holetown, which also offers a varied selection of dining choices.

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The majestic Illusion is styled on and closely resembles the iconic Sandy Lane Hotel, complete with sweeping staircases leading to its statement pool. This 4-bedroom villa has its own putting green, and a mature garden with seasonally fruiting trees.

Discover serenity at a custom-built, private villa inspired by Sandy Lane Hotel. The result is a breathtaking 4-bedroom holiday home with two powder rooms, that combines elegance with contemporary design in an impressive style. Greeted by an uninterrupted vista of the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea, the foyer spills out on to an expansive covered terrace overlooking the amazing swimming pool. From here, a majestic, dual staircase leads down to the inviting pool area. The beautifully outfitted kitchen, a true chef’s delight, is on the entry level along with a formal dining room opening on three sides to a wraparound balcony. Perched amidst the gently swaying treetops, picture yourself being served sumptuous meals. The lavish master suite, also found on this level, includes a large walk-in closet, en suite bathroom

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(tub and shower), private balcony and a plush sitting room with flat screen TV. There is even a dumb waiter which facilitates the hassle-free transfer of meals to the poolside dining area. The lower level accommodates a tastefully designed, open-plan living room with a state-of-the-art entertainment centre and a bar. Tailor-made for relaxation, it offers direct access to the pool deck through a number of elegant arches. In addition, four equallyproportioned guest suites, each with safes and private terraces, complete this level. In addition to the private putting green, a golfer’s delight, guests have access to all resort facilities: tennis, clubhouse, pools, gym and acclaimed restaurant. This home also has its own private gym onsite. Sun-kissed beaches along the West Coast and amenities at Holetown are within a 10-minute drive.

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Get Married in Barbados

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The idyllic scene that pops to mind when considering a destination wedding is punctuated by toes in soft, white sand, beautiful blue waters and perhaps - a coconut tree or two. However, in Barbados, this vision of an island wedding is actually just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, a destination wedding in Barbados is much more diverse than you would imagine. The island is blessed with hundreds of stunning venues with their own unique charms, and many wedding planners who have mastered the craft of creating dreams.

So, the island is poised to rise to the occasion of your special day regardless of your whims and fancies. To give an idea of what the island has to offer, most weddings fall into one of four (very) broad categories: modern, historic, rustic and beach. The modern affairs are usually hosted at contemporary venues including chic restaurants and villas that give a sense of modernity with thanks to their trendy architecture and dĂŠcor. Menus also reflect this modern mood, with chic bites and treats in store for your already awe-struck guests. On the complete opposite side of the spectrum, centuries-old plantation houses are the scenes for historic weddings, complete with several original features and breath-taking gardens that create a timeless backdrop. In addition to historicallythemed weddings, the rustic take on nuptials is also very much available in Barbados. Maybe your desired location will be a sugar cane field, the ruins of a mansion, or a courtyard in the centre of a rustic villa. Regardless of your choice, each location will offer the charm and uniqueness to create a story within your love story, and will always resonate as that special place

where happiness began. But, for an island as beautiful as Barbados, its beaches are still very much alluring to those looking to tie the knot. The bluest blue skies, shimmering turquoise waters and soft sands continue to top the list for several couples on their big day! Getting married in Barbados is also very uncomplicated, thanks to the no minimum residency requirements; however, a marriage license is necessary before the wedding. Nevertheless, there are several wedding planners that we can vouch for that are just a phone call away to guide you through the process towards your big day!

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Coral Cove 2 & 3 BEDROOMS

The Coral Cove complex is home to 5 beachfront apartments. Their openplan design features neutral hues and pops of colour in its décor, while its floors are cool marble and have an overall homely feel. They also offer private access to the beach. All feature plenty of outdoor entertainment space, and Mahogany Tree is unique in having its own plunge pool. Flanked by a spectacular beach and the sparkling Caribbean Sea, Paynes Bay is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. There is always activity in the bay – jet skis and other water sport rentals, beachside vendors, rum shops and the daily visits from catamaran cruises. A private beach gate gives guests access to the beautiful beach where lounge chairs and umbrellas are placed every morning for guests use; definitely the perfect place to sit and soak up the

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warmth of the tropical sun or cool down in the refreshing, crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. With only 14 residences at the Coral Cove complex, it has a more intimate atmosphere. All of the units are stylishly furnished and feature 2 and 3 bedrooms, with 2 and 3-bathroom suites plus the added convenience of a powder room. The modern kitchens are well-equipped, while the open-plan living and dining areas lead out to a partially covered,

beachfront terrace. One of the five residences available for holiday rental also boasts its very own private plunge pool. Some of the island’s finest restaurants, first-class shopping centres and popular entertainment areas are located within a short 5-minute drive. For the sportsman, golf and tennis are also nearby at the famed Sandy Lane Hotel, Apes Hill and Sugar Hill resort.

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Marsh Mellow 4 BEDROOMS

The 4-bedroom villa that is Marsh Mellow boasts a unique crescent-shaped design that creates a stunning scape and complements its open-plan design. Beyond its daybeds and infinity edge pool, the property offers amazing panoramic views of the island’s coast - something which may be enjoyed from every room of the villa! The unique half-moon shape of this villa allows breathtaking, panoramic ocean views from every room.’ The bedrooms all feature en suite bathrooms with open-air showers. The master suite has a tub and shower, and opens on to a small terrace with direct access to the pool deck. The master plus two guest suites are positioned in the northern sector of the crescent. Two of the guest rooms interconnect with the master – very convenient for people travelling

with young children. The fourth suite is situated in the southern section along with the dining room that has an indoor garden and a large, well-equipped kitchen. A central entry-way leads into the airy living room overlooking the garden which features a gently cascading fountain and an infinity edge swimming pool. Every room is complemented by direct access to the garden and pool deck. Marsh Mellow is ideal for weddings and celebrations.

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For a special treat, gather by the pool for cocktails and take in a spectacular Caribbean sunset as you keep an eagle’s eye out for the infamous ‘green flash’; what a glorious way to end a day.

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Martello House 8 BEDROOMS

Overlooking the beautiful fairways of Royal Westmoreland is Martello house. Most beautiful about this modern villa is the luxury of spacious, open living spaces including dining by the edge of the infinity pool that matches the radiant blues of the Caribbean Sea in the distance. This gorgeous modern villa sits high on a ridge overlooking the rolling fairways of Royal Westmoreland all the way to the shimmering turquoise Caribbean Sea. It features 8 spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped nursery, fitness gym, games room and surround sound media room, making it a perfect escape for larger groups and families looking for the ultimate luxury vacation. Accessed via a long private driveway flanked with majestic royal palms and

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lush manicured gardens, this lovely home is luxuriously furnished with unique statement pieces, cool marble floors and impressive living spaces. The impressive covered verandah encourages outdoor living and the inviting infinity edge pool enjoys breathtaking views of the coastline beyond. Sunsets are spectacular and dining is definitely encouraged under the stars. One of the two stunning master bedrooms is situated on the top floor and features expansive folding doors that

open out almost the entire length of the room leading onto a private patio and gorgeous views. All bedrooms have modern en suite bathrooms and entertainment systems. Situated just minutes from the cosmopolitan towns of the Platinum coast of the island, the villa offers tranquil privacy all within easy access to the beautiful beaches, five star restaurants and luxury shops that make the West Coast so popular.

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Queens Fort 10 5 BEDROOMS

This 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bathroom villa offers the perfect home-away-fromhome mood with its pristinely kept gardens and cozy nooks. Its white interior is refreshing, and the trickling pond on its grounds is soothing. And, thanks to its outdoor grill and kitchenette, poolside dining is a hit here. Enjoy understated elegance with old world charm in this magnificent villa located in the tranquil Queens Fort neighbourhood on the West. Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this 5-bedroom, 5 ½bathroom holiday home is a wonderful retreat for family and friends alike. Fully enclosed and accessed via electronic gates, number 10 features three en suite bedrooms with cool white furnishings, ample wardrobes, air conditioning and access to the gardens and pool via French

doors. The pool is a short stroll across the lawn and has a gazebo for informal dining and sun loungers with umbrellas for all day relaxation. A separate cottage can be found off the pool terrace with two additional bedrooms and bathrooms and serves as an ideal option for families visiting with grandparents or friends who prefer some additional privacy. This wonderful single level holiday villa flows seamlessly from room to room and opens out to a fantastic wraparound

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verandah with spacious lounge areas overlooking the gardens and pool and an enchanting formal dining option that is simply magical by night. The beach is only 3-minute stroll away and accessed via one of two gates on the property. Should you feel the need to leave this private oasis and venture out, the Folkestone Marine Park, a popular spot for snorkeling and turtle watching is close by, while the charming coastal towns of Holetown and Speightstown are only a short drive away.

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Old Trees - Bella Vista 3 BEDROOMS

On the shore of Paynes Bay beach is the beautifully designed Bella Vista condo, an exceptional example of chic seaside living. Oversized mirrors, large en suite bedrooms as well as seductive ambient lighting blend to create a warming experience for its residents. Situated on the serene shores of the idyllic Paynes Bay, this elegant first floor condo is a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy coastal activities. The open plan design is enhanced by ambient lighting, oversized mirrors and elegant arched doorways opening out completely, inviting the exquisite view of mature Casuarinas framing the shimmering azure waters of this quiet bay. “Bella Vista” has three spacious en suite bedrooms with air conditioning and ceiling fans, built in wardrobes, high pickled ceilings and tasteful island inspired art. The two guest bedrooms are

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to the rear of the property while the master bedroom is to the front and features a Juliet patio with views of the ocean beyond. The fully equipped kitchen overlooks the spacious dining and living area and is outfitted to the highest standards with stainless steel appliances and recessed spotlighting. The decor is minimalist with a blend of West Indian furnishings and modern statement pieces. A baby grand piano sits in the corner enticing ‘wouldbe’ entertainers to add their talents to the symphony of the waves below. The gorgeous view from the large

terrace includes the verdant manicured gardens, swaying tropical trees and picturesque bay. The beach itself is famous for swimming with turtles and a great place for a spot of snorkeling or just a day spent relaxing under the shade. Guests have access to a gorgeous free form communal pool and deck below with sun loungers and beach butler service. This fabulous tranquility is only minutes away from the fine dining, exciting nightlife and luxury shops found all along the platinum coast making it a great option for those looking for a memorable holiday experience.

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Royal Westmoreland - High Spirits 4 BEDROOMS

High Spirits is a 4-bedroom villa perfectly perched on a ridge overlooking the prestigious Royal Westmoreland golf course. Entering this space gives a feeling of island chic thanks to bursts of colourful décor and its comfortable pool deck - and, its dreamy fairway views confirms this. This impressive 4-bedroom, 4 ½bathroom villa is strategically positioned on a ridge commanding breathtaking views across the immaculate Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course, to the alluring turquoise waters of the West Coast. The entrance leads into the welldesigned interiors of the main living area, which opens out to the spacious patio overlooking the infinity edge swimming pool. Two additional seating areas are positioned on either side of the entrance foyer; both offer comfy seating and their

own televisions, including a 3D TV and Xbox system. Just in case you may need to check in with the office, an office space with a desk is neatly tucked away in the smaller seating area with complimentary wifi throughout. The Italian-designed kitchen features marble counter tops complemented by modern stainless steel appliances; a true chef’s delight. The kitchen also includes a casual dining area with more formal dining on the poolside patio – what could be better than al fresco dining to enhance the tropical ambiance?

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The upper level accommodates the master suite and one other bedroom suite that opens on to an expansive balcony; the perfect spot to savour your morning coffee, or sneak a peak at a game of golf. A further two guests suites are on the ground floor – one has direct access to a garden path leading out to the pool area dotted with lounge chairs and umbrellas for your ultimate relaxation and comfort. First-class recreational facilities include a 5-star golf course, tennis courts, fitness centre, clubhouse with resort pool and a variety of dining options.

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Sandy Lane - Bohemia 5 BEDROOMS

Bohemia, the 5-bedroom villa, is located in the decadent Sandy Lane Estate and sits on 1.5 acres of ridge land. Thanks to its inland location, the villa is renowned for its exceptional privacy and gorgeous views. And, its luxurious appeal is complete with spacious living areas, plush quarters and its horizon swimming pool. Bohemia comprises 5 super-sized bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms and boasts 2 master suites. It is fully airconditioned and boasts an amazing 42 ft. swimming pool. Leisure time may be spent relaxing on the poolside 4 poster daybed; a truly seductive ambiance, blessed with intoxicating views of the West Coast of the island. This villa is a real "Grand Dame", designed and constructed by the Canadian owners, who specially imported much of the beautiful wood used in the staircase etc. The house has stature and its own distinctive style.

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The elegantly furnished air-conditioned living and dining rooms set the stage for stylish pampering at its best, while the equally tasteful sitting areas overlook the pool area and are perfect for entertaining. This villa with its grand entrance is perfect for small weddings and special celebrations. Guests of Bohemia have privileged access to the Sandy Lane Property Owners beach facility on the famed Sandy Lane Beach. Who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of a celebrity taking a morning swim or stroll in the bay!

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Sandy Lane - Hamble House 6 BEDROOMS

Enjoy idyllic island life at this 6 bedroom villa overlooking the golf course within the Sandy Lane Estate. Nestled amid tropical gardens, Hamble House is ideal for entertaining and guests have exclusive access to the Sandy Lane property owners beach facilities. Tucked away on the illustrious Sandy Lane Estate this elegant 6 bedroom villa is a quiet tropical retreat that boasts tranquil views of the Sandy Lane golf course, elegant decor with plantation inspired furnishings and local art, and a spacious open plan design that lends itself to entertaining. Accessed via a picturesque road, this coral stone villa offers perfect privacy away from the hustle and bustle but all within easy reach of the many fine dining establishments, gorgeous beaches and island boutiques that embody the chic

luxury of our famous Platinum Coast. The spacious open plan design and cool coral stone walls encourage the tropical trade winds throughout the house. The three air-conditioned bedrooms on the ground floor have access to outdoor patios and elegant Caribbean decor. The master bedroom encompasses the entire first floor and features a private office and lounge area, walk in wardrobe and two patios overlooking the picturesque Sandy Lane estate with glimpses of the sparkling Caribbean Sea beyond. A semi detached

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cottage with private entrance and a spacious verandah is accessible just off the breezeway along the guest wing and comprises two loft bedrooms with king size beds and a shared bathroom, a relaxed living area and fully equipped kitchen; a great option for visiting guests, older teens and friends or extended family members. Guests of the Hamble House have exclusive access to the Sandy Lane property owners beach facilities with sun loungers and umbrellas as well as the Sandy Lane tennis courts, based on availability.

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Sandy Lane - Jamoon 7 BEDROOMS

From the outside, Jamoon evokes a colourful liveliness that transfers perfectly into the living spaces. The two-storey villa sits within the Sandy Lane Estate, and features high-ceilings, a covered terrace and a Scandinavian-designed kitchen. One of the most interesting things about this 7-bedroom villa is its two master suites - one upstairs and the other down! Jamoon is a wonderfully private villa nestled in the exclusive Sandy Lane Estate and conveniently located a short distance to luxury duty-free shops, gorgeous white sand beaches and world famous fine dining. With 7 elegant bedrooms there is more than enough space for extended families or friends looking to join your vacation party. This gorgeous villa features bedrooms on both levels with not one but two Master bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, both with spacious en suites, walk in closets and private terraces. All

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bedrooms have dressing rooms and most open out to the pool, garden or private patios. On the ground floor there is a separate 2-bedroom guest wing that has its own private entrance and separate access to the pool, an ideal option for family members with small children. The open plan living area is ideal for entertaining with cool coral stone walls and high vaulted ceilings opening out completely via French doors to overlook the shimmering pool, sun deck and gardens beyond. With an eclectic mix of antique

furnishings, vibrant Caribbean art and even a baby grand piano; Jamoon offers a wonderful retreat for large families looking to make memories in paradise.

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Still Fathoms 5 BEDROOMS

At Still Fathoms, you are a step away from the crystal waters of Reed’s Bay on the stunning west coast. The 5-bedroom villa has spacious living rooms and sleeping quarters, and a penchant for stunning local art, bold colours and sea life décor and hues. This modern, stylish villa located directly on the oceanfront of Reed's Bay in St. James, is an excellent choice for an enjoyable beachfront holiday experience. Its cheerful décor highlights cool blues and bright tropical colours that are complemented by a whimsical touch of an "undersea" theme. Lounge around by the plunge pool or soak up the sun in the beachfront garden before heading down to the beach, just a few steps away. Do remember to keep an eye out for the sea turtles swimming on the nearby reef. Maybe relax on the shaded terrace with a book and a cool

drink – you couldn’t ask for a more spectacular backdrop than this picturesque West Coast bay. All five bedroom suites are positioned on the upper level. The master suite along with one guest suite include balconies overlooking the garden and breathtaking ocean. A small TV room is also conveniently located on the upper level ideal for watching late night movies before turning in at night. The ground floor features a spacious living room/TV area, which opens directly on to the covered terrace offering comfortable seating together with an al

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fresco dining area. The modern, wellequipped kitchen is ideally situated close by. Central to both Holetown and Speightstown, where shopping, restaurants and other amenities are readily available. Golf, tennis, water sports and other activities are also within close proximity and can be easily arranged.

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Sugar Hill - Eden 5 BEDROOMS

Eden is located on a lush acre of tropical gardens within the Sugar Hill community. The villa has 5-bedrooms and 5 1/2 bedrooms, and is ideal for large groups thanks to considerations such as a spacious living area overlooking the coast, and an upper terrace where as many as twelve persons may dine. Its poolside gazebo is also perfect for entertaining. This beautiful colonial style villa is a wonderfully private retreat within the gated Sugar Hill community and offers quiet tranquility all within easy reach of the trendy hotspots, restaurants, shops and white sandy beaches of the platinum coast of the island. The sweeping marble staircase of the foyer leads up to the open plan living and entertainment area and directly out to the impressive covered verandah with relaxed seating and formal dining for up to 12 persons. This overlooks the mesmerizing tropical gardens and coastline beyond. The main villa houses 4 en suite airconditioned bedrooms. One guest room on

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the first floor leads out to the verandah while the three bedrooms on the ground floor include the four poster master bedroom and two twins with elegant marble bathrooms, walk in closets and large french doors leading out to a spacious covered gallery and the pool terrace. The interiors are furnished in a lovely blend of contemporary & plantation inspired furnishings and art including stand alone dressers, comfortable chaise lounges and a delightful island inspired mural at the base of the staircase. There is a separate self contained guest cottage to the west of the pool deck that has private access from the driveway and

is ideal for visiting relatives or guests looking for a little privacy away from the main house. Eden is nestled within a beautifully landscaped garden with a large swimming pool and its charming pool-side gazebo offers a more relaxed option for al fresco lunches or sunset cocktails. A great choice for small destination weddings. Guests of the Sugar Hill community enjoy access to many luxury amenities including a gorgeous communal pool, fully equipped gym, restaurant and first class tennis facility. Guests can also enjoy the beach facilities at the prestigious Royal Pavilion Beach Club including complimentary beach towels, umbrellas and sun loungers. Freephone UK: 0 800 08 85574 | Toll Free US & Canada: 1-866-404-9600


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Sugar Hill - Go Easy 6 BEDROOMS

Amazing sunsets are a staple at Go Easy, located within the exclusive Sugar Hill community. The villa offers 6 bedrooms and 6 ½ bathrooms, a large pool, garden bar and jacuzzi. Notably, Go Easy is one of only two properties within the exclusive community to have its own private tennis court. This ultra-luxurious 6-bedroom, 6½bathroom property sits on 1.5 acres of beautifully, landscaped tropical gardens offering the ultimate in privacy. The grand entrance, with its impressive staircase and sculptured wrought-iron chandelier welcomes you. Three bedroom suites are positioned on the upper level; all include lavish marble-tiled bathrooms and open to balconies with stunning sea views. An equally luxurious guest suite with an intimate patio is positioned on the ground floor. Each suite is supplied with a small fridge, tea/coffee making

facilities and a safe. The living areas on the ground floor provide a full complement of home-awayfrom-home amenities, including a hightech family room and a kitchen that will delight any chef. The dining terrace enjoys a splendid tropical setting beside a trickling stream with a wooden bridge leading to a spacious verandah, ideal for taking advantage of the calm beauty of its surroundings. The poolside cottage offers 2 bedroom suites, a handy kitchen and personal patio overlooking the infinity-edge pool,

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Jacuzzi and pool pavilion. The pavilion includes a wet bar and barbecue pit – the ideal spot for sundowners and casual barbecues. Up for a friendly game of tennis at the private tennis court on the property? Or maybe your prefer to watch courtside from the shaded gazebo at the bottom of the garden.

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Sugar Hill - Sunwatch 6 BEDROOMS

Sunsets have never been this captivating. Sunwatch at the private Sugar Hill community enjoys not only the many amenities afforded to its residents, but also a stunning vantage point of the Caribbean Sea that does it justice as it ripples closer to the horizon. Set on two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens atop a majestic ridge overlooking the platinum West Coast of Barbados, guests of this elegant villa can enjoy magnificent unobstructed views, quiet serenity and all the modern amenities that this exclusive gated community have to offer, including a large communal pool, state-of-the-art gym facilities and floodlit tennis courts. Designed to take advantage of the cool trade winds and stunning coastal vistas, the villa features high vaulted ceilings, a spacious open concept design and an

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expansive covered verandah encouraging the Caribbean ethos of living life ‘outside in’. The fabulous pool terrace feels like a tropical oasis with comfortable sun loungers, a freeform infinity edge pool flanked by swaying palm trees and a casual pool gazebo with bar. There are two luxurious master bedrooms and two guest bedrooms in the main house all with elegant en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and spacious private patios. There is also a lovely detached 2-bedroom cottage on the grounds offering a private retreat for older

children, couples or the in-laws. The fabulous Fairmount Royal Pavilion Beach Club facilities are available for guests of the villa and that includes complimentary sun loungers, beach towels and umbrellas. The bustling coastal towns of Speightstown and Holetown are only 10 minutes away and feature many well-known restaurants, chic luxury boutiques and stunning white sands beaches.

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The Dream 5 BEDROOMS

The Dream’s architecture, layout and décor is the epitome of modern luxury packaged with all the necessities for a tranquil and relaxing getaway. With notables including its brick accent wall, amazingly stylish bathrooms, outfitted media room and its very own pizza oven, The Dream certainly lives up to its name! Experience pure indulgence at this breathtaking beachfront villa overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Located in the exclusive neighbourhood of ‘The Garden’ along the shimmering white sands of Barbados’ famous platinum coast, this ultra modern luxury home features contemporary design and cutting edge interiors. Designed with outdoor living in mind, the villa has many open plan living spaces, covered terraces and lounge areas on both levels. The main floor of the house has three

of the five en suite bedrooms, a wonderful open plan living and dining area, spacious sundeck and pool and spectacular views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. The pool deck also features an impressive BBQ and bar with covered seating for those who prefer to relax out of the sunshine. A comfortable media room with state of the art technology and a 60” flat screen TV can also be found on this floor and hosts an extensive library of contemporary and classical films. The luxurious master suite is located

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on the first floor and opens out to a private balcony and panoramic views of the ocean. Also on this floor is a relaxed covered terrace that offers a second option for entertaining with unobstructed views of the lush gardens and mesmerizing sunsets. The Dream is accessed via private driveway offering complete privacy and tranquility for guests yet all within easy reach of the West Coast’s many five star restaurants, chic luxury boutiques and trendy bars and nightclubs.

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Tom Tom 5 BEDROOMS

The views from Tom Tom’s ridge-front perch certainly take your breath away. This villa is 5 bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms in total, and comes with a beautiful infinity-edge pool as well as an outdoor tub and shower. Besides its views and tranquility, Tom Tom stuns with its contemporary Balinese architecture. Well-appointed within Calijanda Estate (directly opposite the prestigious Royal Westmoreland Championship golf course), Tom Tom’s prime ridge-front location commands breathtaking views of the exclusive West Coast of Barbados. Designed by London architect, Harper Downie, with a hint of Caribbean influence, the interior coral stone walls are complemented by wooden floors, handmade Balinese stone carvings and custom-made furniture imported from Indonesia and Bali. The spacious formal living room opens to a covered terrace with casual seating and overlooks the

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expansive pool terrace, complete with infinity-edge pool and uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea. By night, the pool deck transforms into a magically lit setting; perfect for entertaining, sipping cocktails, stargazing on clear evenings or even a romantic swim. Tucked away off the main living area is a cosy media room where you can curl up with a good book or watch your favourite movie in air-conditioned comfort. The modern, open-plan kitchen, which is a chef’s delight, conveniently flows on to the poolside dining terrace. Four of the luxurious bedrooms are

situated on the ground floor along with the main living areas, while the master suite, positioned on the upper level, features floor to ceiling windows. Excellent service is provided by the cook and 2 housekeepers. Holetown is a short drive away and offers excellent duty free shopping as well as many excellent restaurants featuring both local and international cuisine. Golf can be arranged at nearby Apes Hill Club and guests can take advantage of the beach membership available at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion hotel.

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The History of The Place

The year 2016 will always be remembered as the culmination of culture and identity through the celebration of Barbados’ 50th year of Independence - a milestone that only a few will witness in their lifetime. This golden year rests solidly on a history that is a little bit British with a dash of Africana, creating a colourful landscape and people that the world would know and identify as ‘of Barbados.’ The island’s colonial past is summed up primarily in its architecture, including the forts and other structures at the Garrison Historic area, and the affinity for its people to spur on the traditions of

horse racing and polo up to today. And most aptly housed in such an area is the national museum, where history is dictated to history aficionados and the genuinely curious. The capital city of Bridgetown also gives clues of these origins through its infrastructure, which offers clues as to the beginnings of modern Barbados. Naturally, being the political and financial hub of the island, there is quite a bit to learn. Each historic structure in the city has some priceless fun fact that makes for great dinner table material. Be sure to tour our Parliament building- dating back to 1639, it’s the 3rd oldest Parliament in the Caribbean and is still in use, having been kept in immaculate condition. Another chapter of the island’s history opens at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, which holds the distinction of being one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere, dating back to the mid17th century. We are more than able to organise a walking tour of Bridgetown with one of our experienced guides to help you explore the heart of the island. But, Bridgetown is not the only area that is germane to the history story

that is Barbados. The tales from the north introduce Holetown and Speightstown, two of the major towns on the island. Holetown, formerly Jamestown, was where the English first landed in Barbados in 1625, while Speightstown was settled a few years later and quickly became a major port and commercial centre for the island. The latter town is considerably quieter today but many colonial buildings still stand tall there, like Arlington House Museum, an 18th century three-storey house filled with loads of interactive features and exhibits on the bygone era. Besides its towns, another major historic notable is the island’s rum. To talk about Barbados without telling the story of rum would be a disservice, especially since the spirit was born right here, after all! Since its introduction in the 17th century, rum has become an ambassador for the island, and has a prominent place in Barbadian history and its present culture. Nonetheless, to expand any further on the island’s full history will be no easy feat, so we invite you to come and explore and discover the true gems of paradise that await!

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Glitter Bay Estate 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

The Glitter Bay Estate features several beachfront holiday apartments that are sure to create the perfect setting for an idyllic beach holiday. These apartments have wonderful views of the communal pool, manicured estate gardens and the perfect blue waters. Nestled within the grounds of Glitter Bay Estate, on a lovely palm-fringed stretch of white powdered beach, these delightful 1 and 2-bedroom apartments can also be rented in summer as 1bedroom self-contained suites according to your choice. The apartments are comfortably furnished and feature an open-plan kitchen/living area, which leads on to an airy balcony offering casual dining and spectacular views of the pool, garden and ocean. There is easy access by both elevator and stairwell.

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Leisure opportunities are numerous; relax on sun loungers by the pool or on the beach, read a good book in the shade, enjoy beach service from the beach bar or maybe even a game of tennis on site. If you fancy a round of golf, this can also be arranged at the nearby championship golf courses of Apes Hill Club or Sandy Lane. Holetown with shopping, restaurants and nightlife is just minutes away.

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Mahogany Bay 3 BEDROOMS

Mahogany Bay is a community of six luxurious townhouses that includes Chanel No. 5 and Fathom’s End. These two townhouses are three-stories high, and carry distinct personalities. Chanel No. 5 emits a bit more chicness, while Fathoms End echoes family and togetherness. Take a few steps down from the gardens to a white sandy beach! Enjoy the ultimate escape at two of six luxury 3-storey townhouses nestled within lush tropical gardens and boasting an enviable beachfront location along beautiful Paynes Bay. The kitchen on the ground floor is well-equipped with every modern convenience. With similar layouts in each unit, the main living/dining areas open to a relaxing beachfront patio with wet bar and intimate plunge pool. Two guest suites are located on the first floor and lead out to personal balconies. The luxurious master suites encompass the entire first floor and

include a gorgeous bathroom, walk-in dressing room, a spacious sitting area and open out to a balcony with spectacular views over the gardens to the sparkling turquoise sea beyond. A private gate and a few steps lead down from the garden to the pristine sandy beach where there is excellent snorkeling on the nearby reef. Water sports can be arranged nearby. Situated just south of Sandy Lane Hotel and a 5-minute drive to excellent shopping in Holetown, where an array of fine restaurants can also be found.

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Be deliciously pampered by a personal cook/housekeeper, who will prepare tasty local cuisine. An excellent choice for a family, or a group of friends looking for good quality accommodation in a tropical haven.

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Merlin Bay 3 BEDROOMS

Merlin Bay is a community of eight stand-alone villas located on the coast. Offering perfect family fun for those looking to get away, all units feature plunge pools and are connected by pathways that spill out onto the large community pool deck. These delightful split-level villas are located in the exclusive Merlin Bay Complex on the prestigious West Coast of Barbados. Set on a low sea cliff, these charming Mediterranean-style villas are built around a central swimming pool and are designed to offer a high degree of privacy. Four of the villas are townhousestyle while two are detached. Each villa features 3 bedroom suites; two are on the upper level and they open onto balconies with lovely sea views. The main living areas are located on the ground floor, including a well-outfitted

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kitchen and dining area with sunken living room opening directly on to an intimate terrace, complete with an inviting plunge pool overlooking the central lagoon-style swimming pool and sun deck. Five of these stylishly furnished villas offer accommodation arranged on two floors – one is a tri-level villa. Wonderful sea views can be enjoyed from the terraces, only to be surpassed by venturing down the private stairway off the pool deck to the white sandy beach, where the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea can only be described as breathtaking.

Secret Garden at Merlin Bay has its own private gated garden and elegant dining area with sit up bar complete with sink, fridge and wine rack within the coral stone fernery. Merlin Bay is the ideal choice for families or groups of friends. It is central to both Speightstown and Holetown – both towns offer an array of dining and shopping choices. Golf, tennis and spas are also within a 10-minute drive.

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Reeds House 1 - 4 BEDROOMS

Reeds House is located between the two major north-to-west towns of Speightstown and Holetown. Thanks to its beachfront location, the condominiums offer fantastic beach access and turtle sightings are a way of everyday life. Located equidistant between the excellent shopping and restaurants of Holetown and Speightstown, these luxury condominiums with 1-4 bedrooms, offer wonderful beach views from most vantage points on all levels. The 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units all include Jacuzzis on their patios, while the penthouses enjoy a private rooftop sun deck with Jacuzzi. Each of these elegantly furnished condos is well appointed with ample space for relaxation. They offer open-plan kitchens and living rooms, which open

either to a terrace or balcony providing casual dining and sitting areas. Each bedroom is air-conditioned. There is elevator and stair access to the upper floors, with the exception of the penthouse suite with only stair access. The ground floor units lead directly to the lush, beachfront garden, with swimming and snorkeling to be enjoyed at the nearby reef. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of turtles swimming, laying their eggs or urging their hatchlings on their first journey to the sea.

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Bora Bora 2 BEDROOMS

Bora Bora is a quaint, island home with a cozy layout and fun décor. These beachfront holiday apartments are located on Paynes Bay beach, which offers direct access to watersports. Both the ground and first floor apartments carry a cool Caribbean feel, accentuated by open plan areas that usher to an outside terrace that is perfect for unwinding. Bora Bora comprises two bright and airy two bedroom apartments, located on a fabulous stretch of beach along the popular Paynes Bay. With the sea only splashes away, guests can enjoy easy access to a variety of watersports; from jet skis to glass bottom boat rides. Restaurants are within walking distance while the nearest shopping center is in Holetown, a short 5-minute drive away. Both units incorporate a tasteful décor of cool tropical colors. The fan-cooled, open-plan living/dining area opens on to an uncovered terrace (lower)/covered

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balcony (upper) perfect for relaxing and taking in the warm tropical sunshine while the waves gently lap the seashore. Both comfy bedrooms are air-conditioned; the master offers an en suite bathroom, whilst the guest bedroom is adjacent to the other bathroom. The attractive kitchen is well-equipped. These apartments can be rented separately or together – they actually make a great 4-bedroom rental option. A brilliant choice for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation!

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Church Point 2 3 BEDROOMS

A charming holiday villa not only offering guests the convenience of direct access to the beach and the newly constructed boardwalk, but it is also close to the shopping and dining delights of Holetown. One of the best snorkeling locations on the West Coast is at your doorstep: Folkstone Marine Park and Museum, while the St. James Parish Church is nearby – expect to hear the singing of a hymn or two on Sunday mornings. This bright and airy 3-bedroom, 3 ½ bathroom villa features an open-plan layout with a spacious living room that opens on to a covered terrace offering both casual dining and sitting areas ideal for al

fresco dining or sipping cool tropical drinks with the picturesque Caribbean Sea as your backdrop. A plunge pool is positioned just off to the side of the terrace. The master suite is located on the upper level, as well as a second bedroom suite; both having direct access to a private open-air balcony overlooking the garden to the ocean beyond. The third bedroom is situated in a self-contained cottage, a mere stone’s throw from the main house. An excellent choice for a family or a group of friends looking for a carefree holiday.

Church Point 4 3 BEDROOMS

Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to the historic St. James Church, this lovely 3-bedroom beachfront villa is the perfect tropical retreat. Flanked by royal palms and other exotic fauna, this charming property has a relaxed bungalow style with a sunken open plan living room and newly installed bar leading out to the covered terrace, lush gardens and pathway to the gorgeous white sand beach. Two en suite air-conditioned bedrooms are on the first floor and each have high vaulted ceilings, lots of closet space and large doorways opening onto a joint balcony with gorgeous sea views. A separate self-contained guest cottage is

accessed via the main patio and has a spacious studio bedroom, small kitchenette and private patio. Folkstone Marine Park is a short walk along the boardwalk, while directly in front of the villa is a small bay ideal for early morning dips or quiet moments enjoying the sunset. This lovely beachfront property offers quiet privacy and yet is only minutes from five star dining, shopping, nightlife, the popular Limegrove Centre and other amenities of Holetown.

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Oyster Bay 4 BEDROOMS

Ever wondered where in the world is your oyster? Oyster Bay is the perfect place to start your quest. Enjoying extensive beach frontage and set within lush, tropical gardens, this stylish retreat overlooks the beguiling Reeds Bay on the ‘platinum’ West Coast. Three air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are positioned on the first floor; with two offering splendid sea views. A sitting room with cable TV is also conveniently situated on the upper level and enjoys views of the pool and sea. An equally lovely bedroom suite is located on the ground floor along with an openplan living area, dining room and built-in bar. French doors open to the spacious

pool deck, where a resort pool and sun loungers await. Outdoor living can be further enjoyed at the poolside dining gazebo, where there is a wet bar and barbecue area; the perfect location for al fresco dining on those starry evenings.

Royal Westmoreland - Cherry Red 4 BEDROOMS

Well-appointed within the exclusive Royal Westmoreland golfing community, this elegant tri-level holiday home features 4 tastefully decorated bedrooms that exude lush comfort. The master and one guest suite on the lower level of the villa open on to the pool deck; a splendid spot to sunbathe or enjoy a cooling dip in the private plunge pool complemented by exceptional views to the golf course and Barbados’ western coastline. The third bedroom is also located on the lower level, whilst the fourth is located on the middle level just off the entrance. The open-plan kitchen, boasting modern amenities, together with the living and dining areas, can be found on

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the upper level and leads out to a spacious covered balcony affording amazing views over the putting greens to the West Coast. Guests have access to all recreational facilities. Fill your days with an energising game of tennis or a round or two of golf on the world-renowned, championship golf course. Maybe be adventurous and take the complimentary shuttle to Mullins Beach, an absolute must – swim with sea turtles surrounded by colourful fish in the crystal clear waters or just relax on the beach and be pampered by the Bell Captain beach services.

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Royal Westmoreland - Coral Blu 3 BEDROOMS

A modern, split-level holiday home featuring 3 comfortable bedrooms, all boasting en suite bathrooms. Two bedroom suites are positioned on the lower level with direct access to the pool deck, while the third guest suite is located at entry level. The upper level offers the main living areas; an open-plan kitchen with spacious living and dining areas that lead out to a covered balcony where stunning panoramic sea views can only be topped by tropical sunsets. The modern kitchen is well equipped and there is a barbeque on the pool deck for al fresco dining under the stars.

Take advantage of the free shuttle service to the Beach Club, located within a 10-minute drive at Mullins Beach, where the soft sand and blue waters are a favourite of visitors. Swim and snorkel with tropical fish and sea turtles or sun-bathe on the beautiful beach while the Bell Captain beach service meets your every need. Guests also have full access to club amenities; tennis courts, fitness centre, clubhouse with a resort pool and varied dining options.

Royal Westmoreland - Sugar Cane Ridge 1 3 BEDROOMS

Nestled within the exclusive Royal Westmoreland golfing community, Sugar Cane Ridge 1 overlooks the beautifully landscaped short-game and putting areas of the golf resort. This elegant tri-level villa features 3 comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms; all with lavish en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom together with one guest suite are located on the lower level and open on to the pool deck – perfect for sunbathing or enjoying a refreshing dip in the private plunge pool as you gaze across the beautifully manicured golf course towards the Caribbean Sea. The third bedroom is at the entry level, which leads up to the main living areas.

The modern open-plan kitchen is complemented by spacious living and dining areas which lead out to a generous balcony commanding stunning panoramic ocean views and amazing tropical sunsets. Perks include access to all club amenities: five-star golf course, tennis courts, fitness centre, clubhouse with a resort pool, varied dining options as well as the exclusive Beach Club at Mullins Bay (shuttle service provided). Swim with tropical fish, snorkel with sea turtles or relax on the beach and take advantage of the Bell Captain beach services.

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Sandy Lane - Casuarina 5 BEDROOMS

With spectacular views of the lush rolling fairways and shimmering coastline beyond, this gorgeous ridge front villa is a perfect island retreat for golf enthusiasts as well as large families. Cool coral stone interiors and a blend of marble, red clay and original hardwood floors lend a special colonial charm to the property. A spacious courtyard entrance, large living and dining area and an expansive covered patio overlooking the pool deck below offer lots of space for entertaining and the wonderful open plan design allows for natural light and cool tropical breezes throughout. There are four en suite bedrooms all

with air conditioning and lovely garden views. The master bedroom features original hardwood floors and has its own private patio, while in the gardens there is a cozy 1-bedroom cottage, ideal for visiting guests or couples looking for a little romance. Guests of the Sandy Lane Estate benefit from access to the spa, golf club and tennis courts of the Sandy Lane Hotel as well as the beach facilities including loungers and private showers.

Senderlea 2 BEDROOMS

This tropical oasis enjoys a wonderful cliffside location with stunning sea views. The large patio overlooks the glistening swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and an oceanfront gazebo - a perfect spot for al fresco dining, afternoon teas and sipping island cocktails as the sun dips below the horizon. Senderlea features 2 elegantly furnished bedrooms with one including an en suite bathroom. This stylish villa is completed with spacious living and dining rooms, a study/media room and a fully outfitted kitchen. A stairway leads from the pool area to an expansive terrace, ideal for sunbathing, before descending further to the white

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sandy beach below. Lose yourself in adventure snorkeling over the coral reef or let the world float by as you take a leisurely swim. Very private and just perfect for tropical honeymoons.

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Sugar Hill A15 4 BEDROOMS

Sugar Hill A15 is a stylish and comfortable 4 bedroom villa located in the exclusive Sugar Hill community on the West Coast of Barbados. The villa enjoys an elevated aspect within this attractive community and offers expansive views of the beautifully landscaped gardens and the ocean as well as pleasant cooling breezes. The villa’s elegantly furnished airconditioned living room opens on to a spacious terrace via French doors, with sitting and dining areas that allow guests to fully enjoy the amazing views and the stunning evening sunsets. The deck around the private plunge pool offers sun

loungers as well as additional outdoor seating. All of the bedrooms are airconditioned, tastefully furnished and feature stylish and well appointed en suite bathrooms. There are two bedrooms located on the upper level of the villa, each with private balconies overlooking the pool deck. The third bedroom is located on the ground floor. The fourth bedroom is located in the separate cottage that features a small kitchenette. Sugar Hill A15 is an excellent choice for an island vacation – a cool and comfortable villa in an exclusive community with everything you need in easy reach!

The Treehouse - Apes Hill Club 3 BEDROOMS

Accessed via a delightful winding road through the Apes Hill community, this modern semi-detached three-storey villa combines all the comforts of home with relaxed tropical ambiance and fairway views. The open plan design incorporates the kitchen and living room that leads out to the spacious covered verandah which projects into mature trees and offers an ideal setting for al fresco dining. A lovely infinity edge plunge pool is ideal for private sunbathing or just a refreshing dip after a day hitting the links. The master bedroom encompasses the entire first floor with an impressive walk-in closet, en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub

and a spacious private terrace. The guest bedrooms on the lower level enjoy a shared patio out to the manicured gardens. The decor is an eye-catching combination of avant-garde art, antique colonial furnishings and tropical colours. The luxurious Apes Hill Club offers residents and guests access to the clubhouse, championship-calibre 18-hole golf course, tennis, state-of-the-art fitness centre and impressive polo club facilities and is only a short drive to the busy coastal towns on the West.

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Waterside 402 1 BEDROOM

Enjoy seaside luxury in this upscale 1bedroom, 2-bathroom condo with stunning sea views and gorgeous high quality finishes. This lovely third floor condo overlooks the lush gardens and turquoise waters of Paynes Bay and is decorated with an attractive blend of ocean and earth tones, plush furnishings and whimsical art. The open plan kitchen and living area features ultra modern appliances, a casual breakfast bar and French doors leading out to the intimate terrace and picturesque view beyond. Guests have elevator access to the sun deck below that features a stunning 40metre lap pool and private access to the

white sandy beach. The complex also features a fitness centre and secured private underground parking. This exclusive residential community is a perfect retreat for couples looking for a relaxed island getaway. Days can be spent snorkeling the bay and relaxing poolside or exploring the chic coastal restaurants and hotspots on the West.

West We Go 4 BEDROOMS

Situated on the famous Sandy Lane Beach, just a short walk up the shore from the hotel, this fabulous villa oozes coastal sophistication and features spectacular views of the glistening turquoise waters. A great choice for families or friends looking for a peaceful island sojourn with easy access to the many fine restaurants, luxury boutiques and bustling nightlife of the coast. The open plan design is refreshingly modern and the island inspired decor is casual chic with a vibrant colour scheme, ocean themed fabrics and plush wicker and rattan furnishings. West We Go has 4 spacious air conditioned bedrooms with modern en suite bathrooms, three situated

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in the main house and a fourth located in the self contained garden cottage complete with kitchenette, sitting room and private beachfront patio; a perfect onsite escape for the in-laws or visiting guests. The large covered verandah is enclosed for additional privacy while the lovely open air terrace is well shaded by mature trees and offers lots of opportunity to capture magnificent sunsets and fond memories by the bay. This is a lovely tropical escape.

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Much Ado About The South & East The meek north has its historic bounties, and the west prides itself in luxuriousness, but the southern and eastern coasts combined are a cornucopia of everything. If you take a map of the island and trace your finger along the coastline from Bridgetown to Bathsheba, the arc resembles a smile; but, as the saying goes, there is much more to this area than meets the eye. The narrative of these two coasts is a colourful one, and just like protagonists and antagonists of stories, their personalities couldn’t be more contrasting nor their intentions more sundry.

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West Indies vs Australia at Kensington Oval. Photo courtesy of Sporting Barbados

On the trek away from the west, one of the most prolific sporting facilities appears. Considered the cricket Mecca of the Caribbean, Kensington Oval stands proudly, embellished with a statue lauding the best cricketer the world has ever seen - Sir Garfield Sobers. A stone’s throw away, on the water’s edge, the cruising class dock on the island’s shores. A stone’s throw away, on the water’s edge, the cruising class dock on the island’s shores. After disembarking at the buzzing cruise terminal, they make their way along the scenic Trevor’s Way and through Pelican Village - a craft village housed in colourful accommodation that offer delicious bites, indigenous craft, and even captivating glassblowing demonstrations.” Further along, this path to the south traverses the most important town on the island’s map. Bridgetown unfurls before you, with invitations to explore its historic gems, splash out on gifts, recline on docile beaches and take a promenade along the city’s streets, where business is the first

- and last - order of the day. When in Bridgetown, you are in a place of global, cultural recognition - a UNESCO Heritage Site - which stretches all the way to the Garrison’s signature red buildings further south. Beyond here, shores and rippling waters continue down the southern coast, and lively bars, first-class restaurants and soothing beaches advance into view. At night – particularly on weekends - this area is abuzz with people, quaking with music and bedazzled with lights, a scene which culminates at two key areas along the coast – St. Lawrence Gap and Oistins. The former, a strip of hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, and the latter, a fishing village cum town cum weekend entertainment hub for locals and visitors alike. But when the island’s natural curve dips and hits its southern apex past the sea-faring town of Oistins, a new chapter begins - the south officially relinquishes to the east. Enter St. Philip, the largest parish on the island, where the landscape mellows but energy and a distant echo of revving

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engines - fill the air. The parish is home to the island’s world-class motorsports circuit, which delights those looking for an instant surge of adrenaline. But, moving coastward, the sound of crashing waves begins to dominate the ambiance and a more boisterous Barbados comes forth. In the sheltered bays of The Crane beach, sun-seekers continue the west coast traditions on the shores beside relatively calm waters, but precisely east, the calm is broken. Sea-spray, bubbling foam on rocky shores, rugged hills and coastlines, amenable tide pools, swelling waters, quaint architecture and the noisy Atlantic all pervade the human senses. This rustic side of the island retains much of its original natural blueprint, scarce in architecture and imposing structures, but rich in hideaways, village watering holes and surfers silhouetted by the horizon. For those who choose this path, it is a truly exhilarating journey, and all that’s promised is relaxation, excitement, fun and a smile.

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The City, The Village and The Gap Bridgetown The island’s capital. Home of the third oldest parliament in the Americas. The centre of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bridgetown really needs no introduction. But, for the sake of this article, we will force ourselves to do it justice in words. The city of Bridgetown is located in the most populous of Barbados’ 11 parishes, and with a history steeped in merchants and commerce, the town entertains the notion that its streets form part of a rite of passage for Barbadians and visitors alike. The modern interpretation of the city is not too dissimilar to its original, offering duty-free shopping at department stores and malls along with an authentic Barbadian experience in its vegetable and fish markets. But the city is also on show, and welcomes everyone to visit its beautifully restored Jewish Synagogue; pristine beaches; aromatic cafes and restaurants; and, its Garrison. Now, the feather in the city’s hat is its UNESCO designation, something which holds great value to Barbadians at home and abroad. The city and its Garrison are historic architectural marvels, with their deftly preserved Britishness, unique serpentine layouts and colonial buildings that span three centuries of the British’s empirical rule. And whilst the town is a bustling bazaar of the island’s best, the Garrison is a show window offering a look into the island’s past: its defunct cannons line the savannah; its fort and other buildings reminiscent of a militant era; the preserved home of President George Washington; and, the authority on Barbados’ rich history - the island’s National Museum.

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The Gap The fourth and final town as the story moves south is Oistins - the epitome of an island town, thriving on the bounties of the sea. Although the origins of its name amounts to more speculation than fact, certainty lies in the fact that Oistins and its residents always have the sea on their minds. In this tradition, the town has now transformed its Friday and Saturday nights into a carnival of sights, sounds and flavours to behold, with the ever popular Fish Fry that brings locals and visitors together under the night skies.

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The true night experience in Barbados lies in St. Lawrence Gap - an area renowned for its varying eateries, night spots and music. A trip to St. Lawrence Gap will result in the discovery of a blend of hotels, restaurants and bars that cover countless themes and concepts in one small space. During the day, it transforms into pockets of impressive sea views, surf lessons and other beachside activities.

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A Beach for All Reasons

The rotund lower half of Barbados is no slouch for diverse coastlines. The shallow, clear, pleasant kind is found along the sands of Carlisle Bay, Dover, Miami Beach – all names that make you double check that you are indeed in Barbados.

Along the iconic beaches of this coast, water sports activities such as snorkeling shipwrecks abound and frolic mixes seamlessly with lounging at the water’s edge. For a cooling refresher, the Boatyard and Copacabana beach bars on Carlisle Bay are the best to top you up! But if you find yourself on Pebbles Beach, Brandons Beach or Accra beach you’ll enjoy just the same! Pebbles entices with paddle boarding and scuba diving sessions, as well as the popular Cuzz’s sandwich shack which is a hit with everyone. Brandons and Accra are docile and perfect for lazing, and each is within proximity to welcoming beach bars Weisers Beach Bar and the Tiki Bar respectively. Further along, the mood intensifies at The Crane beach, which offers a bit of calm and a bit of temper depending on the time of year. But the unbridled nature of the currents and tides are unleashed on the eastern coast, on the shores of Bathsheba and Cattlewash, where surf enthusiasts and other daredevils converge to have a go at the unpredictable Atlantic Ocean. Although activities along these coasts vary drastically because of their differing natures, are all equally enjoyable and tickle specific fancies.

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GET READY FOR ACTION! If you need an adrenaline fix, the energetic south coast waits to dare you. Starting at the southern end of St. Lawrence Gap, the tide begins to turn into robust sea swells and white crashing waters, which are perfect for the adventurous at heart. Brightly coloured bathing trunks, swimsuits and wetsuits are regular Burkie’s Surf School

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sights on this end of the island, where body boarding, surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing all collide. As if to encourage surfers and enthusiasts of all competency levels, the coast lightens up in certain areas, offering refuge for those who have doubts about what they have gotten themselves into. However, while the other coasts promise unlimited soft sandy beaches to recline on, this coast has tricky precipices and

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jagged rocks that require care and attention to navigate before breaking into the marine playground. But the rush experienced in the south doesn’t only happen on the water. Back on land, and further east, pulses get racing at Barbados’ premier motorsport facility Bushy Park, which offers a thrilling experience in several different ways. Spectate, drive or be driven! Start your indoctrination with the Karting Experience on the 0.41-kilometre circuit, or take to the full 2.01-kilometre track in a Suzuki Swift racing-prepared car. For an even bigger shot of adrenaline, graduate to the big league and go from 0-100kph in three seconds in the Radical SR3

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Tapas at Tapas

The People Have Spoken! Burkie’s Surf School As soon as we arrived (at Burkie’s Surf School) we received a very warm welcome from Alan and the team and were put at ease. After a brief run through on land we headed out expecting to spend the day being thrown off the boards (out of six of us only one had tried surfing before). Jason and Jacob were incredibly patient with us, giving us individual tips on where we were going wrong. The buzz when you feel the power under the board is amazing and we were astounded when we actually managed to stand up. After the first go you are instantly hooked and can't wait to get out again. Personally, this was the best experience I had in Barbados and I can't recommend it enough. A huge thanks to Alan, Jason and Jacob and if we're ever back in Barbados again we'll be booking it up straight away. - KarenC4562PB, October 2016 Bushy Park Driving Experiences I went last week (Bushy Park) with my cousin and her husband. We had the track all to ourselves. We had booked 3 ten minute sessions and were able to take a bit of a break in between each session. I think two sessions would have been enough for me as it took a bit more muscle than I thought to make it around the turns. I liked that we got a printout of our times so we were able to compare/compete with each other and ourselves. Had a TOTAL BLAST and would definitely recommend it to anyone! - Thomas1031, July 2016

Along the busy south coast within the vicinity of Hastings, a banquet awaits at the Tapas. A restaurant of Caribbean and European persuasion, Tapas sits on the water’s edge, separated from the crashing waves by the popular south coast boardwalk. Its specialty is its name sake, but their curries, and pasta dishes are also to die for. The entry of the restaurant is functional but stunning, and a wooden loft-esque feel envelopes you as your seating arrangements are confirmed. Downstairs, the dark-wood palette is broken by lighter hues of brown and a wall of mirrors that reflects blues and greens of the waters as they lap against the coast. The downstairs also offers al fresco dining right beside the boardwalk, which creates the perfect perch for people watching, where nibbles and sips are accompanied by glances. Diners upstairs take advantage of the vast panoramic view of the bustling waters, which render unlimited shades of blue.

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Atlantis on the Atlantic On the contrasting east coast, the Atlantis Restaurant satisfies the taste buds while taking diners breaths away. The beautiful - but uncharacteristic Barbados east coast creates a backdrop that leaves diners on the restaurant’s quaint perch spellbound. The fresh sea breezes waft through the restaurant, accentuating the aromas of local produce that have been expertly crafted into treats such as pumpkin fritters, breadfruit chips and flying fish sandwiches. With cocktails named Coconut Kiss and others made with mango, the restaurant becomes a favourite stop for brunchers and those looking for sundowners.

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2 & 3 BEDROOMS

Sapphire Beach is an exclusive beachfront complex on the stunning stretch of Dover Beach that features 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom condos. Coupled with its location on the end of the most exciting nightspot on the island’s south coast, these condos make for fun-filled, yet relaxing, holiday homes.

Ideally situated along the island’s South Coast on fabulous Dover Beach and enjoying stunning ocean views. These 2 and 3-bedroom condominiums are attractively furnished and offer top quality accommodation in a superb beachfront location; the perfect holiday home for the discerning traveller. They feature a charming open-plan design, complemented by well-outfitted kitchens and combined living/dining areas that open to a private terrace overlooking two enticing, lagoon-style swimming pools. With ample room and stunning views of shimmering Caribbean Sea, the terraces offer the ideal setting for tropical sundowners followed by casual dining Caribbean-style. The 2-bedroom units offer en suite bathrooms and feature a unique split-level design. The 3bedroom condominiums have a single level design and are located on floors 2 -

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5. There is convenient stair and elevator access to the upper floors, except the ground/first floor units. The Sapphire Beach condominium complex is within walking distance of the popular entertainment hub of St. Lawrence Gap, allowing quick access to the many amenities: excellent restaurants on the vibrant South Coast of the island, internet cafes, banks, car rental outlets and several convenience stores. The onsite facilities also include two lagoon-style swimming pools, a fitness centre and one complimentary parking space per unit.

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Palisades 3 BEDROOMS

Palisades 4A & 6A are part of the 6-year-old townhouse community that is a leisurely 5-minute stroll from Freight’s Bay and Miami Beach in the south. It is a beach lover’s dream.

These attractive townhouses are located along the island’s fashionable South Coast. Palisades is steps away from Freight's Bay - one of the most popular surfing venues on the Island. Miami Beach is within walking distance, while the airport, golf, shopping, dining and a host of other amenities along the South Coast are all nearby. Oistins, the home of the ‘Friday night fish fry lime’ is a must-do experience. These tastefully decorated units offer an open-plan design allowing free flow from the living/dining room and kitchen,

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out to the patio with a private plunge pool. The kitchen is ultra modern and well-equipped with all the comforts of home. The master suite along with 1 guest suite are positioned on the upper level; both with private balconies enjoying lovely sea views. Additional guest suites are located on the lower level of each unit along with the main living areas. Guests can take advantage of the ocean front clubhouse, perched on the cliff front overlooking Freight’s Bay. These facilities include a small kitchen/bar area,

washrooms, shower, sundeck and a staircase leading down to a beautiful beach.

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Palm Beach 2 & 3 BEDROOMS

Palm Beach is a tropical escape that is sure to encourage rest and relaxation. Its prime beachfront location, as well as its proximity to several amenities and south coast hot spots also add to the allure of the property.

These beautifully styled luxury apartments are situated in the fabulous Palm Beach gated community on the quiet shores of Hastings Beach. A rare gem on the South Coast of the island, these executive units are elegantly designed with high quality contemporary finishes, recessed lighting and air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout. Strategically designed to take full advantage of the stunning tropical views, each apartment has an uninterrupted vista of the gorgeous mature gardens and shimmering beach beyond. The open plan

living and dining areas are bright and airy and flow seamlessly out to generous covered terraces with cool breezes and ocean views. Bedrooms are en suite and elegantly furnished. Master bedrooms open out onto the covered patios. The wonderfully large communal swimming pool sits within an oasis of tropical flora and fauna and offers shady tranquility as well as sun beds and umbrellas; the soft white sands and calm Caribbean Sea are only steps away. Ideally located on the southern end of the South Coast Boardwalk, guests can enjoy

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a short stroll to the many fine restaurants, casual bars and other local amenities. Palm Beach offers 24-hour security with keyed beach entry.

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Arcadia 3 BEDROOMS

Ideal for families or groups up to 6 looking for privacy and coastal convenience, this stunning 3-bedroom villa sits on the white sand Worthing beach and is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and the popular St. Lawrence Gap. Recently renovated with an upgraded kitchen and bathroom, everything about this Mediterranean inspired ‘chattel house’ villa is ultra modern but with relaxed Caribbean charm. The spacious living/TV room is air-conditioned and there is a fabulous beachfront pavilion that offers up spectacular views of the white sandy beach and sparkling blue waters. Bedrooms are bright and airy with air

conditioning and beachy chic decor and modern en suite bathrooms. The bay here is calm year round and offers excellent snorkeling and sun bathing; keep on the look out for visiting turtles popping their head above the gentle waves. This is a perfect getaway for families looking for a relaxed luxury getaway all within close proximity to the pulsating energy of the many South Coast hotspots.

Margate Gardens 4 3 BEDROOMS

This elegant 3-bedroom split level condo is located on the first floor of a gated complex within walking distance to many fine restaurants and shops as well as the Hastings Boardwalk, a lovely escape for a morning jog or a relaxed afternoon stroll along the beach. The first floor consists of an elegant open plan living and dining area with a bright modern kitchen and spacious patio overlooking the lush manicured gardens and communal swimming pool. A guest bedroom with twin beds can also be found on this floor. The master and third bedrooms are on the upper level, both brightly furnished with a zen tropical vibe

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and king size beds; the master bedroom also has a private balcony overlooking the pool. The complex offers up a quiet tranquility amid the hustle and bustle of the busy South Coast. The popular nightlife of St. Lawrence Gap is a short drive up the road while the fishing town of Oistins is only 15 minutes away - home of the ‘Friday night fish fry’ this is a popular destination with locals and visitors alike.

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Leith Court 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

With the beach at its door, the Leith Court apartment complex features units complete with fully air-conditioned bedrooms; a beautiful garden that offers access to the beach; and, a shared pool that is cheekily shaped like a guitar! It offers a location that is central to several stores, restaurants and nightclubs. These lovely beachfront condominiums are nestled within a tropical haven on the bustling south coast and overlook one of the prettiest beaches on this side of the island. Apartments are spacious and modern with casual chic decor, airconditioned bedrooms and ceiling fans throughout. The fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar open out to the light and relaxed living areas and covered patio beyond. Enjoy gorgeous views of the pristine bay where the swaying palm trees and sound of the waves dance together in

a slow rhythm that will instantly relax you into island life. The guitar shaped communal swimming pool and garden terrace are accessed via elevators and features a spacious sun deck with loungers. A shared portable barbecue and picnic tables are available for those who want to take advantage of the cool night air and enjoy relaxed al fresco dining with family and friends. The beautiful beach at Worthing is ideal for early morning walks and days spent soaking up the warm rays of the sun.

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These lovely apartments are only five minutes walking distance to a variety of local boutiques, restaurants and hotspots such as St. Lawrence Gap and the South Coast Boardwalk.

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Terraces 2 & 3 BEDROOMS

A short walk to the restaurants, bars and general nightlife of St. Lawrence Gap, the Terraces is a modern apartment complex in Dover, whose units bring a burst of island flair to the tranquil holiday experience.

This apartment complex is located minutes away from the bustling Dover Beach in the heart of St. Lawrence Gap and offers casual, cool island living with easy convenience to the many local shops, restaurants and beach bars along the coast. Designed with an open concept layout, condos are causally furnished in cool Caribbean inspired decor. Kitchens feature granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances and open out to the spacious dining and living areas. Generous terraces overlook the verdant

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tropical gardens and offer al fresco dining options. All apartments are fully outfitted with Wi-Fi, washer and dryer, entertainment centers and secure access is provided via keypad into the building. Housekeeping is provided twice a week for guests ensuring complete relaxation for the duration of your stay.

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Nautilus 1 BEDROOM

This is a charming ocean front apartment complex overlooking the pristine white sands of Worthing Beach on the South Coast of Barbados. Offering up amazing views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, Nautilus condo is conveniently located within walking distance to many coastal hotspots. This contemporary condo is fully air conditioned and features an open plan living, dining and kitchen area which leads out to the beachfront covered balcony; an ideal spot for early morning coffee or an evening cocktail while watching the sunset. The bedroom is a sizable with a queensized bed, en suite bathroom with modern

finishes and ample closet space. The South Coast of the island is alive with many popular beaches, seaside restaurants and lovely beach bars as well as exceptional surfing and water sports destinations. This is a lovely choice for those traveling on their own or couples looking for a beach holiday with lots of action nearby.

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Barbados for the Foodies

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The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. To hold this title would be the envy of the region. Yet, through an unspoken understanding, this is what Barbados has been considered for years! With world-class restaurants, international food festivals - namely the coveted Food & Rum Festival - and a local cuisine to keep them coming back, Barbados is a foodie’s dream destination! From street food and rum shops, to fine dining restaurants featuring Indian, Thai, Italian, Brazilian and French cuisine along with amazing

contemporary fusions. The Barbados menu is an arresting one, as the island is home to an exciting variety of tastes, cuisines and accompanying ambiances that are somewhat shocking based on its geographical size. The island has its unique blend of international eateries with worldly cuisine juxtaposed with food vans filled to the brim with local fare and goodies. And, regardless of whether it is the former or the latter that draws them, visitors to Barbados’ shores embark on a foodie pilgrimage when they arrive, visiting different restaurants every night and coming away with vastly different experiences although the common thread is that the food is always exquisite and warming! Food in Barbados is quality, and in our business in the villa vacation industry, it plays a decisive role when our guests choose their accommodations. While the island offers a bounty of dining options - from the plushest dining chairs to wooden park benches - the option to experience fine food in the comfort of your own villa is at your disposal. Therefore, when choosing a villa many foodie guests pay careful attention to what is available at the holiday home

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they will be staying at. Many guests are keen to learn and will ask for recipes, a cooking class or even a tour of the market. So, opt to have a chef on hand to create whatever suits your food mood, and rest assured that our culinary team has extensive experience in creating specialty meals such as vegan dishes, kosher meals and so on. To cap it all off, our Concierge team can rustle up masterful sommeliers to pair wines with any meal your heart desires. But, for those who dare to don an apron and spatula during their stay, feel free to cook up a storm alongside our chefs - or alone - in a kitchen best equipped to your mastery level. And, to add even more charm to the foodie experience in Barbados, venture to the local markets, butcher shops and other suppliers while guided by the knowledgeable chefs and cooks on hand.

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Yes

Family / Getaways

Relaxed Luxury

Casual Chilling

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Romantic Retreats

Yes

Nightlife Nearby

Perfect Privacy

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Beachfront Bliss

Beach Facility / Member

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Inland Retreat

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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