Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Are you dreaming of whisking your loved ones off to paradise? Leave the miserable grey weather, stressful day-to-day life and the everyday routines at home to spend quality time with your family in one of the happiest places in the world; Barbados
Swim with tropical fish and sea turtles, explore lush green rainforests and feel the soft white sand between your toes as you create magical memories with the closest people in your lives. Children have the best time playing in the aquamarine waters and adults can relax and enjoy romantic sunsets in some of the most idyllic spots on Earth. 

Here are our Favourite Luxury Family Villas 


Villa Mullins Mills - St Peter




6 Bedrooms | Ocean Views | Floodlit Tennis Courts | 8 Acres of Tropical Gardens

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Villa Shangri La - St James




4 Bedrooms | Beach Views | Swimming Pool | Media Room

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Villa Sunwatch - Sugar Hill




6 Bedrooms | Infinity Swimming Pool & Waterslide | Children's Play House | Jacuzzi

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Villa Calliaqua - Sugar Hill




5 Bedrooms | Sea Views | Close to Beach | Tropical Gardens

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Villa Bluff House - St James




6 Bedrooms | Sea Views | Direct Access to Beach | Swimming Pool 

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Villa Westhaven - St Peter




4 Bedrooms | Beachfront Property | Swimming Pool | Outdoor Lounge

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Villa Casablanca - Sandy Lane




7 Bedrooms | Infinity Swimming Pool | Tropical Gardens | Private Location

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Barbados isn't just a holiday destination for adults, it's an absolutely fantastic island for families to enjoy too. There is so much to see, experience and do with kids learning all about a completely different culture, lifestyle and cuisine on the best Caribbean island! 
Forget the stress of trying to find and reserve the best sun lounger by the pool or having to put the sofa bed up every night, our expert team of luxury property specialists are here to find you your perfect home from home. 
Our extensive portfolio of incredible luxurious private villas and apartments combined with our passionate and dedicated mindset ensure that you receive a fantastic 5* bespoke service. 

Contact our multi award-winning specialists today to secure your dream luxury property!


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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Family Activities on the Island of Barbados

With its beautiful sandy beaches, tropical landscapes and seemingly never-ending sunshine, Barbados has so much to see and do. Whether you're a family with young children or teenagers, there's never a dull moment. 

Family Activities on the Island of Barbados



Swim with Turtles




You can explore Barbados from a completely different perspective and with a few finned companions. If you love turtles as much as we do, you won't want to miss this fantastic opportunity to swim with them. As a fun and exciting activity, it's perfect for all the family. Kids will love getting close to an animal they normally wouldn't see and as the animals are so calm, they're sure to make some interesting new friends! 
The turtles are monitored by the Barbados Sea Turtle Project who are passionate about keeping these amazing creatures safe and thriving and as Barbados are incredibly proud of their marine environment, tourists are encouraged to treat it with great respect. 

Catamaran Cruise




What better way to explore Barbados than on a catamaran cruise? A wonderful day out and a fantastic way to soak up the sunshine, it's inclusive of food, drinks and snorkeling. Your friendly crew will set off from Bridgetown port where you'll race the colourful schools of fish to the best snorkeling spots on the island. Companies such as Tiami Catamaran Cruises and Cool Runnings offer fabulous experiences.

Snorkeling/Diving




Explore over 150 shipwrecks and beautiful coral reefs as you scuba dive or snorkel on the coast of Barbados. The most popular diving sites to visit are 'The Stavronikita' and Carlisle Bay where you'll have an amazing time discovering the depths of the Caribbean Sea. Come face to face with giant eels, gorgeous rays and feisty barracuda! 

Horse Riding




A truly unique way to explore the island and its immaculate beaches is on horse back. There are a huge variety of trails and tracks to try for those with any level of horse-riding experience. The eastern coast of Barbados is perfect for horse-riding with scenic views, miles of coastline and the cool breezes. The west coast offers tranquil trails along the beautiful beaches. 

Surfing




Surfing is an immensely entertaining way to enjoy the Caribbean sea in a completely different way. Whether you're a beginner or a pro who loves to shred the waves, you're sure to expel some serious energy whilst having tons of fun! 
The waves may not be massive (unless you're brave and try the Soup Bowl on the east coast!) but trying to stay upright, crashing into the waves and splashing about will create some truly fantastic memories for the whole family. 
We recommend Barry's Surf School where lessons for beginners are offered at $75 including all day surfing, transport and equipment.

Harrisons Cave




In the heart of Barbados lies Harrisons Cave - a magnificent limestone cavern. You can explore the cave in numerous ways such as the tram, where an expert tour guide will point out the various structures, clear streams and waterfalls that dot the cavern. Or if you fancy taking a closer look, you can take the walk-in option. 

Wildlife Reserve




The island of Barbados doesn't feature a zoo. It has something even better - a wildlife reserve. Head to St Peter to walk through the stunning rainforest and see the animals in their natural habitat. Unlike a zoo, you'll experience these wonderful creatures up close as they eat, play and nap in their own home. Colourful birds like the parrots and flamingos, reptiles and snakes (and even a crocodile) and the famous Green monkeys can be seen. The Green Monkeys in particular are very popular towards feeding time which tends to be around 2pm. We could spend hours here and you are sure to as well. (Do resist temptation to touch or feed the animals as they are still wild)

Take a closer look at this stunning tropical paradise and contact our luxury Barbados villa experts today: 


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+44 (0)1244 62 99 63


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Our Favourite Romantic Places to Propose in Barbados

As one of the most idyllic destinations in the world, where better to pop the question to your significant other than the beautiful island of Barbados.

The white sands and aquamarine waters provide that perfect tropical setting for an ultimate romantic marriage proposal. 

Here are our Favourite Romantic Places to Propose in Barbados


Sandy Lane Beach




Imagine the calm Caribbean Sea lapping gently against the soft sand whilst the sun sets on the horizon. Sounds amazing, right?
Situated on the Platinum Coast, Sandy Lane beach provides exceptional views to inspire the greatest shows of romance. 

Catamaran Cruise




Bridgetown offers some incredible catamaran cruises  where you can spend the day swimming with the adorable sea turtles or the schools of colourful fish. A magical way to present your soul mate with a very special piece of jewellery!

Snorkelling




If a unique proposal is your goal, why not try an underwater theme? Snorkels are great in the calm and shallow waters or you could try scuba diving to create even more unforgettable memories. 

Bottom Bay




A scenic and secluded location fringed with palm trees and hidden away. Bottom Bay is on the south east coast of Barbados and can be that dream-like option for your proposal. Take a picnic, unwind and relax as the sun sets beyond the sea.

Our expert luxury villa and apartment consultants are available to help inspire you with breath taking properties in Barbados. Our bespoke and tailor made service is unrivalled with knowledge and experience in the area. 

Contact us today:
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+44 (0)1244 62 99 63

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Barbados Festival Calendar

The tropical island of Barbados is home to the liveliest of cultures, a happy-go-lucky way of life and the most gorgeous scenery. Music and laughter are some of the main reasons why people flock to visit there as well as the beautiful sandy beaches, the crystal clear waters and of course, the rum!

With their famous parties and fun filled entertainment, Barbados fills the calendar with an array of exciting and engaging events.

Barbados Festival Calendar


January



A fantastic boat race around the island where participants compete for the sheer pride of winning and the ability to claim bragging rights whilst wearing the red cap! Dating back to the 19th century, the race celebrates Mount Gay Rum, the oldest brand of rum in existence.



Attracting many international artists, the Barbados Jazz Festival is held mid-January and provides audiences with historical outdoor settings to enjoy the music by the beach. The final is held in the beautiful Farley Hill National Park.




The end of January sees the Barbados Music Awards glam up the island with red carpet glitz. The ceremony recognises talented Barbadian musicians with big name labels such as Atlantic, DEFJAM and Sony/BMG all having at least one musician from the island in their name. Massive star, Rihanna, made her debut at this event back in 2006.



February



Possibly the island's most well-known event, the Holetown Festival is a week long celebration that pays tribute to the first English settlers and produces a mix of fairs, theatre and musical performances. 

A bus journey around the town is the best way to take in everything going on. You're able to visit exhibitions at the Holetown Museum, the vintage car parade, the street fairs or listen to public lectures. Open air concerts are also put on by the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Defence Force bands. 



March


This amazing horse race is known for attracting large international crowds and is considered a major event with a stunning parade. 



Assembling music, theatre and comedy, the Holder's Season closely follows the Sandy Lane Gold Cup. Considered to be the time when Broadway comes to Barbados, the event was hosted by legendary opera singer, Pavarotti back in 1997. 




CHUM FM 104.5 are welcomed to the island all the way from Toronto, Canada for a live broadcast at Harbour Lights Nightclub on the south coast; attracting big names such as Michael Buble, Nelly Furtado and  Bryan Adams to perform. 



A 2 day festival held in Queens Park that celebrates the integral agriculture on the island. The event is especially popular with children as there is always lots of livestock for kids to pet and feed. 



April


Mount Gay/Sagicor Annual Game Fishing Tournament
Held over the 1st weekend of April, this tournament brings together anglers and fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. 


Heroes Day
The 28th of April is a public holiday in Barbados honouring the island's National Heroes.




May


May is the month of sporting events with the 1st of May being Labour Day

A week long celebration featuring local and international high performance vehicles racing at different stages. Motor rallying has become an incredibly popular sport in Barbados and this event shows exactly why. Audiences can watch the exhilarating races from the Vaucluse Raceway, a stunning natural amphitheater with views of the countryside, the tracks and the sea. 



A tribute to the large community of Celtic immigrants and the links between Barbados and the Celtic countries Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Award winning chefs cook up a storm and brilliant mixes of folk music are all present at this fantastic event. 




The premier regional festival dedicated to gospel music, culture and lifestyle. It promises world class gospel singers from local, regional and international choirs to celebrate the standard of excellence it's known for. 


June


The Sherbourne Conference Centre holds an exhibition run by interior design company, Habitat. Here you can see projects on environment services, home orientated products and constructions. 

Bajan Unifest Sporting Festival
A week long celebration of hockey, football, swimming, netball, tennis and cricket matches all held at the university campus. 

July


July is the home of the Crop Over Festival, starting with the Opening Gala. The Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals are held mid-month and the finals are a week after. You can find out more details about this amazing festival in our dedicated blog post!


August


Kadooment Day 
The 1st Monday of August and is basically a massive street party! Full of glitzy costumes, live music, delicious food and plenty of rum, it's not to be missed. 



A week of hockey! Teams from Europe, the UK and North America all travel to Barbados to compete in games.


September


September is a quieter month after the celebrations of the summer but you can still find equally impressive and fun things to do.

Sizzlin' Sand Beach Volleyball
All the national volleyball compete on the gorgeous local sandy beaches.


October


A big surfing event where competitors hit the waves for a chance to win a place in the November International Championships.



Barbados Music Festival
Yet more joyous music celebrated on the island with genres covered from rock, blues, folk and of course, reggae acts flown in from the UK.

November 


All the decorative lights are lit in Bridgetown to signify the beginning of the holiday season. An incredibly pretty sight to see.




Independence Pro Surfing Championships & Banks Pro Long Board Classic
Hosted at the famous Soup Bowl surfing spot on the 4th and 5th of November,  this major international surfing competition attracts world famous surfers to the island. 



December


Yet more sporty and energetic events lead to the festive period with the Run Barbados Marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10K and 4K walks all being held and featuring over 30 countries entering.

The Polo Season starts with events being held nearly every Sunday between December and May, promoting this already popular sport. 



Old Year's Night
A truly magnificent party to bring in the new year. Men are dressed in smart suits while the ladies glam up in beautiful evening gowns. Champagne is flowing, fireworks are going and everyone is guaranteed to end their year in spectacular style!



Would you like to visit this magical island for yourself? Our Barbados luxury villa and apartment experts are on hand to help inspire you with an extensive portfolio of gorgeous properties.

Contact us today:

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Top 10 Beachfront Villas

The West Coast of Barbados is the place to visit for a truly unforgettable tropical retreat. With its gorgeous sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and the happy-go-lucky lifestyle, people from all over the world flock to the island to soak up some of the most incredible experiences. 

So why not stay in a world-class luxurious villa on the beachfront so you can be close throughout your stay? 

We have handpicked some of our favourites to help inspire you! 

Top 10 Beachfront Villas


Villa Greensleeves, St James



Features:
- 9 En-Suite Bedrooms
- An additional villa; 'Blue Point' with 4 bedrooms
- Luxurious Swimming Pool with swim up bar
- Flood Lit Tennis Court
- In House Cinema

You can view Villa Greensleeves on our website for more details and images.



Villa Crystal Springs, St James



Features:
- 10 En-Suite Bedrooms
- 1.7 Acres of Landscaped Gardens
- Your Own Private Speedboat
- Panoramic Sea Views
- Beautiful Terraces with Outdoor Dining Areas

You can view Villa Crystal Springs on our website for more details and images.


Villa The Great House, St Peter



Features:
- 8 En-Suite Bedrooms
- 30ft Gray White Pleasure Boat with Array of Water Sports
- Elegant Traditional Colonial Style
- Landscaped Gardens
- Professional Staff

You can view Villa The Great House on our website for more details and images. 

Villa Mango Bay, St James



Features:
- 7 En-Suite Bedrooms
- Private Beach Terrace
- Tropical Gardens
- Open Dining Gazebo
- Panoramic Sea Views

You can view Villa Mango Bay on our website for more details and images. 


Villa The Dream, St James



Features:
- 5 En-Suite Bedrooms
- Luxurious Contemporary Design
- Two Bars including Pool Side Bar
- Close to Golf Courses, Shopping & Night Life
- Covered Terraces 

You can view Villa The Dream on our website for more details and images. 


Villa Footprints, St James



Features:
- 5 En-Suite Bedrooms
- Infinity Swimming Pool
- Unique Contemporary Architecture
- Gym
- Panoramic Sea Views

You can view Villa Footprints on our website for more details and images.

Villa Sandalo, St Peter 



Features:
- 5 En-Suite Bedrooms
- Direct Beach Access via Private Gate
- 30ft Swimming Pool
- Amazing Sea Views
- Traditional Style Caribbean Decor

You can view Villa Sandalo on our website for more details and images.

Villa Fustic House



Features:
- 7 En-Suite Bedrooms
- Colonial Style Property
- 11 Acres of Tropical Gardens
- Lagoon Swimming Pool
- Private Estate

You can view Villa Fustic House on our website for more details and images.


Villa Bonita



Features:
- 6 Bedrooms
- Swimming Pool
- Panoramic Sea Views
- Close to Golf Course, Holetown & Night Life
- Spacious Patio Terrace

You can view Villa Bonita on our website for more details and images

Villa Moon Reach



Features:
- 5 En-Suite Bedrooms
- Beautiful Swimming Pool
- Secluded Tropical Gardens
- Gym & Games Room
- Panoramic Sea Views

You can view Villa Moon Reach on our website for more details and images


With the perfect weather, gorgeous beaches and heavenly Caribbean Sea to enjoy, we hope we've inspired you to take a peek at this beautiful island for your next holiday!

Speak to one of our experienced and expert luxury Barbados villa specialists today:

+44 (0)1244 629 963
enquiries@elegant-barbados.com