Thursday, 3 May 2018

Where Do the Rich & Famous Stay in Barbados?

Where Do the Rich and Famous Stay in Barbados? 

Stretching white beaches, gently swaying palm trees and year-round tropical sunshine - Barbados is the ultimate Caribbean destination for luxury and glamour! Those looking for a first class stay in Barbados will love everything this little island has to offer - spend the morning teeing off on one of the world's best golf courses, enjoy your afternoon relaxing on a beautiful sun-drenched beach and evening indulging in world-class cuisine with a famous Caribbean sunset.

It’s no surprise that Barbados has been a firm favourite with celebrities and the world's elite for decades with its effortless luxury and ultimate relaxation but with the island growing popularity with discerning travelers.

As Barbados holiday property rental specialists, we are often asked where are the most exclusive luxury villas and hotels?

The Top 5 Ultimate Luxury Barbados Villas

Godings Beach House, St Peter

Beachfront | Infinity Swimming Pool | Close to the Golf Course
5 bedrooms, sleeping 10 guests

The newest addition to Barbados’ ultra luxury villa portfolio; Godings Beach House offers the perfect private retreat on one of the most sought after addresses on the island with panoramic views of the vibrant blue Caribbean sea.

This contemporary beachfront property occupies 13,500 square feet, designed by renowned architects, using some of the islands natural materials including coral stone from the island connecting it closely with its waterfront home. There are five incredible bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests, each with a king sized bed and their own private balcony with sea views.

There is a professional, friendly team of staff including a villa manager, butler and security guard, who won’t allow you to lift a finger and are happy to create a bespoke luxury holiday experience for you and your guests. Experience sunrise yoga sessions, paddle board lessons, all day barbecue parties around the infinity pool and all night movie sessions in the cinema room.

Our favourite thing about Godings Beach House is the opportunity to witness one of the most magical and rare natural sights - watching adorable baby turtles hatching from the eggs on your very own sandy white beach and seeing them wriggle their way towards the water for their first ever swim!

If you would like to book this incredible luxury Barbados villa or find out more information, click here.

 The Great House, St Peter

Beachfront | Swimming Pool | 30ft Grady White Pleasure Boat

8 bedrooms, sleeping 16 guests

This stunning, colonial style beachfront villa should come with a warning: as soon as you step through into its gated grounds on turtle beach, you will never want to leave! The Great House in St Peter is one of the very best luxury villas for larger groups who are seeking hotel level luxury in your own private retreat with its large luscious gardens, plenty of space and amenities to relax and entertain.

The main villa welcomes you with its great winding staircase in the entrance hall, with several reception rooms and sitting areas, a piano room, cocktail bar and 8 bedrooms sleeping 16 guests.  Outside, there is 1.5 acres of manicured tropical gardens to enjoy with a large outdoor pool, expansive terraces and four colourful chattel houses which sleep an additional 8 guests. With a wonderful team of 16 expert staff including butlers, chefs and maids; all your needs and wishes will be catered for with no request to small…or big!

The Great House has plenty of tricks up its glamorous sleeve to keep every guest happy. Whether you prefer to completely switch off and just relax by the pool or white sandy beach all day, or want to explore the crystal clear waters with the villas snorkeling gear.

One of our favourite things about staying at this exclusive retreat, is having access to your very own, 30-foot pleasure boat called ‘Big Josh’! Manned by The Great House skipper,  this private vessel is a great way to spend the day seeing the island and having some fun with friends and family. Learn some new tricks or try your hand at water skiing and wake boarding, or just gently cruising around the coast whilst soaking up the sunshine; stopping to swim with turtles or hop off for a beachfront lunch - all for the price of just the fuel for the day.

If you have to leave this paradise, the famous Mullins beach is just steps away with some of the best snorkeling on the island, a 10 min walk to a variety of restaurants and shops in the historic Speightstown and gym/tennis facilities available at nearby Port St Charles.

If you would like to book this incredible luxury Barbados villa or to find out more information; click here.

Greensleeves, St James

Beachfront Estate | Swimming Pools | Flood Lit Tennis Court
9 bedrooms, sleeps up to 22 guests

A breath-taking 11 acre beachfront estate on the famous platinum west coast of the island; Villa Greensleeves offers a highly private, dream Caribbean getaway.

You won't want to step foot outside of this tropical hideaway, as you wander through the tropical flowers and Japanese water garden, you’ll feel like you’re in a dream with access to not one, but two tranquil beaches on your back doorstep.

This stunning Japanese inspired villa is perfect for groups and families looking for absolute privacy. Greensleeves sleeps up to 18 guests in the 8 beautiful bedrooms each with private terraces and separate wing for the kids with their own jungle gym to play in, as well an additional cottage in the garden.

Unwind and relax in the sunshine on one of the plush sofas in the outside veranda,  fully equipped kitchen with a chef ready to serve up a island cuisines or a taste of home. Our favourite feature though is the free-form swimming pool which has its own mini island with coconut trees and your own swim up bar!

If you’re looking to keep active during your holiday, Greensleeves has a fully equipped gym and a floodlit tennis court across the road. For cosy nights in there is also an in house, air conditioned cinema with all the latest tech. If you fancy venturing out to explore historic Speightstown and Holetown are nearby with a fabulous array of restaurants, shopping and vibrant nightlife.

If you would like to book this incredible luxury Barbados villa or to find out more information; click here.

The Dream, St James

Beachfront | Direct Access to the Beach | Swimming Pool
5 bedrooms, sleeping 10 guests

Introducing one of the world's most breath-taking beachfront villas; The Dream really does live up to its name - offering island living at its very finest with its unique blend contemporary design and Caribbean charm. This highly private, luxury oasis is nestled beautifully in tropical gardens with direct access to the sea and has been host to an enviable list of a-list musicians and actors from around the globe.

The Dream has an amazing open plan, modern interior tastefully decorated with contemporary art and luxurious materials leading to a completely glass back, allowing guests to fully take in the magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea from every room. There are five beautiful, en-suite bedrooms including a luxurious master suite with private balcony with panoramic sea views.

The enormous terrace is the perfect place for a VIP party with its a large, stylish outdoor seating area with a pizza oven, BBQ and two bars looking out to the emerald blue waters. Spend lazy afternoons relaxing by the 45ft infinity pool surrounded by lush topical gardens or on your own private little beach where you can snorkel to your heart's content!

Completely switch off and revitalise as you are well looked after by a friendly, discreet team of butlers, chefs and housekeepers who will make you feel welcomed and pampered throughout your stay. On the beach, or by the pool, the staff will be on hand to look after your every need and ensure you experience your ‘dream’ luxury holiday.

To book this incredible luxury Barbados villa or to find out more information, click here.

One Sandy Lane, St James

Sea Views | Direct Access to the Beach | Tropical Gardens
8 x 5 bedroom villas, sleeping up to 80 guests
Hailed as the most desirable address on the island and a firm favourite with the global elite including local A-lister Rihanna; One Sandy Lane is the most luxurious, exclusive villa on the island.

Built on a magnificent scale, this palatial estate is a masterclass of craftsmanship with every aspect perfected to the finest detail with its colonial inspired architecture, striking interiors and the casual elegance that exemplifies the Barbados lifestyle.

Entering One Sandy Lane will make you will feel like you have been transported into another world. The interiors, with 14ft vaulted ceilings throughout, are an opulent but highly tasteful combination of striking pure coral stone hand carved by local craftsman, marble and dark woods to represent the natural beauty of the Caribbean island.

In the vast entrance hall you are greeted by a commanding spiral staircase created from expertly chosen Italian marble and handmade iron balustrades; all designed by Les Ateliers Saint-Jacques of Paris, renowned worldwide for their exceptional renovation of the Palace of Versailles. Every single detail has been carefully considered and well thought out.

Outside there is plenty of room to relax on the are grand sun terraces, surrounded by manicured tropical gardens with palm trees perfectly placed to offer shade from midday heat. A large dining area with a bar to entertain friends with a cocktail party, enjoy afternoon tea or an intimate dinner for two by a private chef as well as a stunning infinity pool to cool off before heading down the path to your private gate to access the white sandy beach on your doorstep.

Additional luxury auditions include private elevators, your personal staffs quarters, state of the art gym, spa treatment room and of course complete access to the fine dining and first class amenities including the award-winning spa and world famous golf course of the Sandy Lane Hotel which is just a short stroll away.

Service is pitched at above a five-star hotel level-it’s designed to be personal, but unobtrusive. The 24-hour concierge and impressive villa team of 34 include valet, porter, chauffeur, vehicle care, and housekeeping along with business and IT solutions. Even when nobody is staying there, a private staff keep everything shipshape, and the security is platinum standard.

If you would like to book this incredible luxury Barbados villa or to find out more, click here.

Elegant Address Barbados are proud to be award-winning, luxury Barbados property experts with over 25 years experience on the island and unrivalled local knowledge to create a tailor-made, unforgettable Caribbean holiday experience for all of our clients.
We would be delighted to tell you about our incredible portfolio of world class villas and five star hotels - Get in touch with our friendly, knowledgeable team today to discover your dream luxury Barbados villa.

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Barbados: The Perfect Tropical Romantic Retreat

Romantic escapades in Barbados – The most romantic holiday island.

With breathtaking sunsets, silky sandy beaches and glistening clear waters; Barbados is the most perfect destination for an unforgettable, romantic holiday in the sun with the one you love.

Whether you are planning a Caribbean wedding, jetting off for your dream honeymoon or are simply looking for a romantic escape in a luxury private holiday villa; Barbados will create memories with your soul mate that will last a lifetime. From the extravagant and luxurious, to simple and low-key, below is a list of the most romantic activities on this special Caribbean island.

Sunset strolls and stylish cocktails

The beautiful Barbados boardwalk is located on the southern coast of the island in Hastings. It’s best to arrive before 5.30 to stroll up the quiet, tranquil boardwalk where you can take a seat to fully immerse yourself in the moment and enjoy one of the best views of a Caribbean sunset anywhere on the island.

The Barbados Boardwalk

Inspired by the mesmerising Caribbean waters, Drift Ocean Terrace lounge in Holetown has a fabulous beachfront deck, perfectly positioned to sit hand in hand with a cocktail as you watch the sun disappear over the horizon. This sophisticated lounge overlooks the stunning west coast of Barbados and exudes an effortlessly seductive atmosphere with a dress code of ‘No effort, no entry’, giving you the perfect excuse to get dressed up for special date night. 

The Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge, Barbados

Enjoy an elegant evening of drinks with the mixologists at Lime bar who are famous for being spirit connoisseurs that craft heavenly flavor combinations. This chic west coast bar serves every drink with precision and panache, we recommend a mean mojito, cool caipirinhas or devilishly good rum punches, to be enjoyed alongside the live music by the islands calypsonian masters. Be careful though…these potent punches and enticing Caribbean rhythms have been known to cause increased heartbeats and dancing feet!

Happy Hour!

The Food of Love

Barbados may be a remote tropical island, but it is renowned for having some of the most exceptional, high-end restaurants offering a deliciously diverse range of worldwide dishes…with a side serving of incredible sea views. 

Experience the ultimate romantic dinner date at the highly-exclusive restaurant ‘The Cliff’. Start your evening of romance with a pre-dinner cocktail at the upper-level bar to take in the breath-taking sea views. Your torchlit cliff-side table then awaits to delight all your senses. Hear the sea gently rolling against the rocks whilst watching sting rays elegantly dance in the lit up clear waters below as you savor the restaurants’ world-class cuisine. 

The Cliff Restaurant

This is one of the most famous restaurants on the island, so we recommend that you make a reservation as far in advance as possible, especially if you would like a seafront table as in high season as there will be a waiting list.

Long, Lazy Beach Days

Barbados is famous for having some of the best beaches in the Caribbean so whether you are prefer a surfers paradise or a tranquil sunlit bay, it is the perfect place for any sun seeking visitor.

The Platinum Coast is the most glamorous and luxurious area of Barbados and is home to the world-renowned Sandy Lane Hotel. The Sandy Lane beach club is famous for its signature pink beach towels, immaculate white sand and exciting choice of water sports; making it a popular destination for celebrity guests and the world elite. Sit back and relax with flawless beach service delivering a fabulous array of perfectly chilled drinks and delicious snacks directly to your sun lounger as you soak up the Caribbean sunshine whilst people watching.

Sandy Lane Beach

If you prefer a more secluded and scenic beach day, we recommend the incredibly picturesque Bottoms Bay. This beautiful, expansive stretch of soft white sand is lined with gentle swaying palm trees and vibrant turquoise waters. Tucked away on the south coast of Barbados and sheltered by the high coral reefs, this quieter beach is an idyllic picnic spot followed by a romantic afternoon stroll in the sunshine with calm turquoise waves gently lapping at your feet.

Bottom Bay Beach

Relax and Unwind

The award-winning spa at Sandy Lane Hotel will transport you to another world. This decadent retreat is 47,000 square ft with polished marble, rapturous winding staircase and large luxurious treatment facilities nestled in a beautiful landscaped oasis. Treat your loved one to a truly relaxing, decadent day of bliss with personalised, world-leading treatments and luxurious tranquil surroundings.

For couples, we recommend the ‘Signature Romance Ritual’. This unique treatment is a bespoke couples treatment that will leave you truly relaxed with the warmest memories. It begins with a foot ritual in a candle lit room with rose petals and soothing aromatherapy followed by side by side full body massages using Sandy Lane’s
signature sunrise and sunset oils before finishing with a wonderfully relaxing scalp massage. If that wasn’t romantic enough, you are then treated to a feast of chocolate covered strawberries and sip on a refreshing mocktail while relaxing in your own private hydro pool. If this sounds like something you would enjoy contact our Sandy Lane Barbados experts who will be delighted to make reservations for you.

Discover your own piece of paradise with Elegant Address Barbados

As soon as the plane doors open to unveil the vibrant, sun-soaked landscape before the warm Caribbean air hits you as you step off the plane, it’s safe to say you will fall in love with Barbados instantly. The island will seduce you more and more each day with its sizzling tropical climate, palm-fringed white beaches, breathtaking scenery and infectiously charming Bajan culture - You will never want to leave!

Discover your own piece of paradise that you will want to return to time and time again with a private luxury beachfront holiday villa and apartment rental. There is nothing more romantic than waking up every day to the sound of gently breaking waves and whispering palm trees before looking out of your bedroom window to a magnificent panoramic turquoise sea view. It’s not a surprise that this beautiful Caribbean island has been named the best Caribbean island for weddings and honeymoons at the Telegraph Caribbean Travel Awards.

Elegant Address Barbados are the leading luxury property specialists for Barbados villa and apartment rentals with unrivalled local knowledge and 30 years experience on the island. We have personally visited and carefully handpicked only the finest, most luxurious Barbados vacation villas & apartments to rent and selected only the island's top 5* hotels for you. We take great pride in offering our clients the most in-depth knowledge of each property and area of the island to offer helpful advice when choosing your perfect holiday accommodation whether you prefer world-class beachfront holiday villas and apartments  or luxurious resorts such as Sandy Lane or Fairmont Royal Pavilion; Elegant Address Barbados finds all of our clients THE Address in Barbados.

Special touches that will always be remembered

Our renowned concierge team at Elegant Address Barbados has a strong network of the best service providers on the island to easily arrange any requests or special details you may desire from luxury airport transfers and super yacht hire to highly-talented personal chefs and wedding proposals. Whatever your requirements, big or small, our dedicated team is here to serve you.

Contact our award-winning team of Barbados luxury villa and apartment  holiday rental experts today to find out more information and to begin your tailor made, luxury holiday of a lifetime to Barbados.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Our Time on the Beautiful Island of Barbados! Part Three

Visiting the Island of Barbados

Continuing our blog about our luxury Barbados property rental consultant, Rebekah's trip to Barbados, we were excited to find out about her all-time favourite beach on the island...

"As arguably one of the best beaches on the island of Barbados, Payne's Bay beach is a sight to behold. With long stretches of glorious white sand that's softer than icing sugar all bordered by tropical trees; it's an absolute Caribbean paradise."

View of the aquamarine sea; photo taken by Elegant Address Barbados founder, Suzan Thompson

"The sea is a sparkling aquamarine and calm with gentle waves, making swimming and snorkeling much easier than the opposite side of the island. Watersports are readily available so if you're done with sunbathing, you can try your hand at jet-skiing and kayaking."

Bottom's Up!; photo taken by Elegant Address Barbados founder, Suzan Thompson

"Payne's Bay Beach is the perfect atmosphere for sipping a rum cocktail as the sun sets. There's never been a place more picture-perfect than this incredible stretch of beach."

Payne's Bay Beach; photo taken by Elegant Address Barbados founder, Suzan Thompson

Speak to one of our team of dedicated luxury Barbados property rental consultants today and secure your dream Caribbean luxury property by the beach!
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Monday, 15 January 2018

Our Time on the Beautiful Island of Barbados! Part Two

Visiting the Island of Barbados

Elegant Address Barbados not only feature luxury villa rentals, but we also specialise in luxurious apartments for rental, sale and some exciting new build developments, all situated on the beautiful and desirable island of Barbados. 
Founder of Elegant Address Barbados, Suzan Thompson and one of our team of luxury Barbados property consultants, Rebekah, had the opportunity to visit first hand these spectacular properties recently on their trip to the fabulous Caribbean island of Barbados.

"Our busy week continued with yet more luxury property viewings, but we are certainly not complaining!  Looking at the islands most beautiful properties is something we will never tire of! 
Today, Suzan Thompson our founder of Elegant Address Barbados accompanied Rebekah and had a fantastic time visiting a collection of luxury Bajan apartments along the west coast of Barbados. We were privileged to see some stunning properties all with spectacular sea views or direct sea access. 

Suzan’s personal favourite was the beautiful Old Trees 7.

‘I absolutely love this spacious apartment with its stunning interiors and direct beach access onto the wonderful white sands of Payne’s beach.  I can't wait to share this amazing property with our clients.’  "

Old Trees 7, St James, Barbados

3 Bedrooms | Sea Views | Beach Access | Private Terrace

Part of the Elegant Address Barbados luxury apartment portfolio

View of the beach from Old Trees 7; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Old Trees 7 apartment; video taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Bedroom inside Old Trees 7; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Bedroom inside Old Trees 7; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Portico 1, St Peter, Barbados

3 Bedrooms | Plunge Pool | Private Terrace | Private Beach Access

Part of the Elegant Address Barbados luxury apartment portfolio

View of the sea from Portico 1 apartment; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

"Rebekah was thrilled with the modern apartment Portico 1 in Barbados, situated directly on the sea front with access to the sea and 2 minutes’ walk to the beach. 

'Portico 1 is a real show stopper. This is an ultra-modern apartment which gives you a real wow factor when you enter.  The views are stunning and the interiors spacious and extremely luxurious. Our clients have stayed here before and always give us fantastic feedback, so it was great to experience it first-hand.' "

Drinks on the balcony in Portico 1 apartment; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Contact our team of multi award-winning villa and apartment rental consultants today for more information on these remarkable properties and with over 300 further luxury rental properties  our extensive Barbados portfolio we are confident Elegant Address Barbados will find the perfect property for you!

Elegant Address Barbados are also proud to present our 5* luxury hotels, Sandy Lane Hotel and the Fairmont Royal Pavilion.
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Our Time on the Beautiful Island of Barbados! Part One

Visiting the Island of Barbados

Have you ever wondered what life would be like on the beautiful island of Barbados? Can you imagine lapping up the life of luxury with your own 
private beachfront villa or apartment, taking in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea...

Founder of Elegant Address Luxury Property Group, Suzan Thompson who has 30 years of island experience,  and one of our luxury Elegant Barbados property rental consultants, Rebekah went on one of our regular trips to Barbados to spend some time on the island and to inspect the sensational properties we feature in our extensive portfolio

"Arriving on the island of Barbados was a welcome burst of gorgeous Caribbean sunshine; a far cry from the increasing cold and snowy weather back home! Although such a trip is extremely glamorous with lots of volunteers for the role! The reason for our visits are to view our properties ensuring that they are presented to the highest standards and that all staffed villas present the exceptional level of service that we demand for our clients.  Our days are full, but we never complain. What a way to spend our time viewing the most beautiful private luxury villas with pools, and beachfront villas and apartments that the island has to offer!

  As well as exploring the island, checking out the best restaurants and visiting the beaches. Our first few days were back to back meetings with our suppliers, partners and agents based in Barbados to view some existing and new properties for rental and sale to feature in our portfolio.

 Elegant Address Barbados are an independent luxury property rental and sales specialist consultancy.  Being independent means that we can view the very best properties the island has to offer without being restricted to one agency.  This gives our clients a full and transparent overview of the luxury rental and sales market in Barbados, and ensures they have a complete overview with a maximum choice of properties to offer.

It is an impossible task to choose a favourite luxury villa or apartment in Barbados, as there are so many stunning and diverse properties each with their own charm and character, but here is a small sample of the properties that we really loved from this trip:

Villa Bonavista, St Peter, Barbados

4 Bedrooms | Beachfront Property | Swimming Pool | Close to Golf Courses

Part of the Elegant Address Barbados luxury villa portfolio

Bonavista exterior; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Bonavista swimming pool; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Villa Crystal Springs, St James, Barbados

10 Bedrooms | Beachfront Property | Private Speedboat & Watersports | Cinema Room

Part of the Elegant Address Barbados luxury villa portfolio

Crystal Springs swimming pool; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados


View of the beach from Crystal Springs; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

View of the beach from Crystal Springs' private pathway; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Villa Gardenia, St James, Barbados

6 Bedrooms | Beachfront | Swimming Pool | Tennis Court
Part of the Elegant Address Barbados luxury villa portfolio

View of the sea from Gardenia; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

Gardenia swimming pool; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

View from the outdoor terrace in Gardenia; photo taken by luxury property expert, Rebekah at Elegant Address Barbados

"The level of luxury and comfort presented at these incredible properties is unparalleled. Every property we viewed had no expense spared to make sure its guests experience ultimate luxury and service."

This is just a small selection of luxury Barbados properties from our extensive portfolio of over 300 villas and apartments for rental.  We are also proud to present our 5* luxury hotels, the Sandy Lane Hotel and the FairmontRoyal Pavilion.

For more information on any of the luxury Barbados rental properties or for information on Villas and apartments to buy in Barbados contact our team of multi award-winning Barbados consultants today.
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