Here are five of Villas & Retreats in Barbados standouts:
Villa Iliahi: Is one of Barbados most exceptional 5 bedroom beach front Coral Stone villas nestled in the centre of the beautiful palm fringed, crescent shaped shoreline right on stunning Gibbs Beach which stretches northwards towards Mullins Bay.
The sitting room is beautifully furnished with a combination of classic and Caribbean style. The interiors are quite yet luxurious. There are three huge arched windows that open right up onto the Terrace making Iliahi the perfect house to enjoy indoor/outdoor living. On the Terrace there is a beautiful outdoor dining area and comfortable sitting area from which to enjoy the view and relax.
The villa features four air-conditioned en suite bedrooms in the main house all on the upper lever and one bedroom guest cottage located in the beautiful gardens. 3 of the upstairs bedrooms feature King sized double beds and have floor to ceiling French doors that open right up onto Balconies and have stunning views of the pool, gardens and sea. The fourth bedroom in the main house has twin beds and the bedroom in the guest cottage has a King bed.
There is a stunning swimming pool at Iliahi featuring a partly covered and spacious terrace which is ideal for entertaining, along with a delightful poolside gazebo for alfresco dining. A beach gate leads to the beautiful white beach with a further seating area at the here. The staff will be on hand to look after your every need and ensure your comfort at all times. If you should decide to leave the sanctuary Iliahi, you will find an incredible selection of world class restaurants just a couple of minutes away
Villa Clarissa: Is one of the most spectacular beachfront villas in Barbados. This property is truly unique and is situated on 1.7 acres nestled amongst the tropical landscape. The view from the villa is that of a tropical paradise with panoramic views of the beach and the turquoise ocean beyond.
From the moment you enter this Villa you know you are in true luxury. The gated entrance leads up to matured tropical gardens offering a breath-taking sea view. The villa has beautifully landscaped grounds with fountain pools and waterfalls.
What’s more the house offers a private and secluded beach cove with an 18ft speed boat complimentary for Clarissa guests, the boat includes water skies and other water sports equipment. A 30ft Boston Whaler suitable for cruising and deep sea fishing is also available at an additional cost.
Clarissa has been recently renovated to a very high standard. It has 10 en suite bedrooms that can sleep up to 20 people comfortably. There are two sets of communicating suites and the Tea House features both a king and two twin Murphy beds, ideal for young families. All suites are luxuriously appointed with pristine 100% white cotton linens, elegant furnishings and local artwork.
These rooms are spacious and bright, with panoramic views of the Caribbean coastline. Each room featuresflat screen tv’s, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The en suite bathrooms are finished with imported Italian marble and feature pampering touches such as seersucker robes, Acqua Di Parma toiletries and blow dryers. Four bathrooms feature open-air showers and most have incredible views of the gully or Caribbean Sea.
The Annex, located adjacent to the main house, suspends over the secluded white sandy cove and gully. Its oceanfront terrace features an intimate bar area. A private stairway leads down to the beach, and at high tide, the water laps the bottom steps, allowing you to literally step right into the Caribbean Sea. The cove is a delightful spot to sunbathe and enjoy water sports, including stand-up paddle boarding, Sunfish sailing and snorkelling.
Clarissa is one of the few private homes with a cordoned-off swimming area, making it safe to enjoy the beautiful waters. The home also has an 18’ speedboat equipped for waterskiing and other aquatic excursions; the boat master can also arrange diving lessons and equipment rentals. Should you desire a good stretch or deep meditation, just below the Annex is an ideal terrace for yoga, looking out to sea with the verdant gully as the backdrop.
The heated infinity swimming pool, finished in a stunning blue Bisazza mosaic tile imported from Italy, is lined with inviting chaise loungers. The mosaic tiles reflect the sparkling sunlight, and the infinity edge offers a window to the sea, where catamarans gracefully sail by. Relax in the shade with a favorite cocktail in hand, or accept the water’s invitation to take a dip beneath the midday sun. Guests are fully pampered by our entire staff which consists of a Butler, two Housekeepers, Laundress, Night Watchman and your very own Cook who will prepare three meals per day for you.
Clarissa comes with its very own an air-conditioned home theatre/cinema Room and mini gym to keep the whole family entertained while on holiday.
Clarissa is an excellent choice for multi-generational families or groups of friends looking for a comfortable, relaxed and spacious holiday home, with a high level of personal service. It has plenty of character and charm.
This villa is also the perfect location for weddings and special occasions.
Villa Seashell: Is a lavish 5 bedroom villa located at the beautiful Alleynes Bay Beach on the west-facing Platinum Coast of Barbados. This villa was designed to maximize the spectacular ocean views. It boasts balconies on every level, floor to ceiling windows and a calming minimalist interior complemented with the soothing sounds of the ocean waves. This luxury villa rental is situated in the upmarket St James parish close to Holetown where one can find all the great restaurants, cafes and high-end shops.
Start off your days with a spot of al-fresco dining in the shaded pavilion overlooking the sea. Cool off with a dip in the infinity pool or spend the afternoon sunbathing on the lawn or on the powered white sands in front of you… It’s your choice! After a long day under the Caribbean sun try out the local seafood freshly prepared before you on the barbecue by your 5 star Michelin chef. Finally you can end off a wonderful day in Paradise by taking in the magical Caribbean sunset from your terrace or balcony in the company of friends and family.
As you can imagine the interior of Seashell has a modern and fresh feel to it. The walls are a mix of white and beige which creates a lovely soothing atmosphere complementing the vibrant greens of the trees and the ever changing blues of the ocean. This home is very warm and inviting thanks to natural wood floors, classic roll-arm sofas and the coral and leaf-shaped pendant lights. There is a fully equipped kitchen that is both contemporary and charming, with sleek flat-fronted cabinets and a farmhouse-style table used as a breakfast bar.
There are 5 luxury bedrooms in Seashell each having a king size bed, en suite bathrooms and individually controlled air conditioning. Many bedrooms open on to balconies or terraces for great views of the ocean first thing in the morning. For those who like to keep up their fitness levels there is a full gym located downstairs. There is also ample parking within enclosed gated grounds.
Reeds Bay Beach and Sandy Lane Beach are in close proximity to this property. For the golf lovers, the Sandy Lane Golf and Country Club is 3 miles away. You can stroll into Holetown of an afternoon of retail therapy and some lunch. The Grantley Adams International airport is a 30 minute drive from here.
Villa Lara: Is one of the newest and most exquisite holiday rental developments located directly on the stunning beach at Payne’s Bay, arguably the best in Barbados. This spectacular 4 bedroom fully air conditioned ultra luxurious and modern property offers the most incredible views of the pristine white sandy beach and sparking azure sea beyond. The terrace space needs to be seen to be believed, it offers guests an expansive area for relaxing, dining & entertaining outdoors taking in the stunning sea views.
Lara nestles in the most exclusive part of the Island neighbouring the Sandy Lane Hotel with its Golf courses and Spa along with some of the most luxurious properties in Barbados. In addition, some of the best ocean front restaurants are just a short walk away. The sheltered beach is always calm and safe for swimming. Turtles can be seen a few meters offshore for those more adventurous and wishing to snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Find more Paynes Bay Beach Villas
Villa Lara is 6,500 square foot, 4 bedroomed fully air conditioned beachfront property that has been designed to comfortably accommodate 10 people. It is immaculately designed. Classic Caribbean Architecture in conjunction with bold dramatic pieces and every modern convenience provides the best of both worlds for those looking for the perfect luxurious Caribbean Retreat.
The covered Terrace itself is enormous with a beautiful sitting area ideal for relaxing, reading a book, enjoying the incredible views, having a barbeque or chatting with friends or family. It is also the perfect place to enjoy pre dinner drinks, admire the incredible sunsets which are so often a feature in Barbados or enjoy a barbeque amongst friends.
Each bedroom is en suite, with walk in closets, televisions and entertainment systems. The master bedroom with King sized bed is located overlooking the sea and features floor to ceiling doors which allow you to lie in bed and enjoy the incredible views. These lead onto a Terrace where you can enjoy the famous cooling trade winds which are often a feature in Barbados, there’s also 1 x single bed in the master bedroom. The remaining bedrooms comprise of 3 further King bedded rooms. The marble bathrooms are the last word in luxury with oversized showers and a huge bath in the master bathroom.
The kitchen has all the modern conveniences for those who wish to cook. Lara also provides a high speed wireless ADSL/WIFI connection together with Plasma Screen TV, Video, DVD player, safe and 24 hour security.
Morning walks along an almost deserted beach is a wonderful way to start the day. On your return you will be greeted by the aromas of our wonderful housekeeper preparing breakfast.
The day can encompass a variety of adventures from sunbathing or reading on your personal lounger on the beach to watching the comings and goings of beach life. For the more active, you will be able to participate in many of the sporting activities provided by local vendors.Before the day is done you can take a swim with the turtles that inhabit the bay or snorkel through the coral found only 100 feet away. Sunsets are best enjoyed sitting on the large terrace, sipping on your favorite cocktails and enjoying some appetizers that will be graciously prepared for you by our housekeeper.
Golf can be arranged at the world famous Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland courses. Shopping is only minutes away in Holetown; and fishing or sailing excursions leave from the Island’s capital Bridgetown every day
Villa Aleta: Is a magnificent 9 bedrooms luxurious villa rental boasting an abundance of facilities. This villa is spacious and is ideal for entertaining the whole family. The luxurious villa rental features a partly covered terrace overlooking the pool and gardens, an open plan living room with a bar, karaoke, table tennis and pool. An air-conditioned theater, equipped gym, and 9 appointed bedrooms complete this absolutely amazing property.
This magnificent 9 bedroom house in Barbados is located high up on the Sandy Lane Estate. Villa Aleta has beautiful decor, excellent facilities and fabulous service.
Aleta is a luxury property and has the wonderful advantage of having access to the very exclusive Sandy Lane Beach where there is a special area for Sandy lane Estate guests. This is approximately a 5 minute drive from Aleta. Our Butler will make all the necessary arrangements for a day at the beach ensuring your sun loungers are ready and waiting for your use.
Aleta has a lovely private swimming pool and the house is situated amidst beautiful manicured gardens. It is wonderfully quiet and relaxing and the second you step in the door you will feel yourself unwinding in this complete sanctuary.
Aleta is located just a couple of minutes drive to the main Sandy Lane Hotel and to Holetown where you will find an incredible selection of both designer and local shopping. This area in Barbados is also famous for its restaurants and there is an amazing selection of beautiful ocean front restaurants to choose from. The beach at Sandy Lane is second to none and here you will be able to avail of a big variety of water sports. The sheltered beach is always calm and safe for swimming. Turtles can be seen a few meters offshore for those more adventurous and wishing to snorkel in the crystal clear waters.
The main entrance flows into the formal living area with a large spacious kitchen off to the left and also a formal dining area. This open plan living and dining area has French doors that lead out onto a spacious, partly covered terrace overlooking the pool and manicured gardens – with its comfortable chairs and dining table that is the ideal spot for breakfast or a light lunch. Each of the nine spacious bedroom suites are air-conditioned, with ceiling fans, and each has an en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. All feature flat screen television with satellite TV.
The master bedroom is exquisite and is located on the top floors of the villa; it features a very large private terrace which overlooks the swimming pool and views of the grounds stretching out to the ocean. The lower floor of Aleta is best suited for entertaining. There is a further open plan living room with a bar area, Karaoke and a games table offering pool and table tennis. There is also an air-conditioned home theater and well equipped gym.
From the lower level, French doors lead out to a covered terrace area with BBQ and space for alfresco dining and this flows out to the large swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The house is further complemented by a gazebo that commands sweeping views of the entire property and grounds.