Barbados is well known for super luxury. Some of the world’s most famous people choose to take their vacation on this stunning tropical Caribbean Island. Simon Cowell chooses to holiday in Barbados every Christmas and New Year with his partner Lauren Silverman. Rihanna, who is originally from the island, makes regular visits back home to the island. Famous golfer Tiger Woods chose Barbados for his wedding in 2004. Footballer Wayne Rooney has a villa on the island, as does famous singer Cliff Richard. Beyoncé and Jay Z are often spotted strolling on the beautiful beach at Sandy Lane. Tom Fazio designed the very famous Green Monkey Golf Course at the Sandy Lane Hotel. These are just a few of the famous names.
The choice of Barbados by the rich and famous for their vacation destination is not just a recent phenomenon. Concorde chose the island as their only vacation destination and first flew to the island in 1977. One of the first passengers was Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth. Other celebrities to fly Concorde included Elton John, Mick Jagger, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Luciano Pavarotti, Princess Margaret and Sean Connery. The result of so many celebrities visiting Barbados was the development of some of the world’s most luxurious vacation homes and villas. Here are some of the best Barbados Vacation Rentals:
THE GREAT HOUSE
The Great House is a 12-bedroom mansion sitting on a stunning private stretch of beach on the very sought-after west coast of Barbados. The Great House is not only one of the best villas on the island of Barbados, but it is also considered to be one of the world’s most luxurious vacation rentals. The villa can sleep up to 30 people so is ideal for a small special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday or multi-generational together. When you stay at this fantastic property, it comes with 22 staff to look after every whim. The villa comes equipped with a spa, cinema room, tennis court, gymnasium, hair salon, speed boat, water sports facilities, board room, library and stunning tropical gardens. It does not get better than this.
Imagine an exquisite Italian Palazzo and place it on the beautiful west coast of Barbados overlooking the most turquoise crystal-clear waters and surrounded by tropical gardens. That is Crystal Springs. Crystal Springs sits on almost 2 acres of seafront tropical gardens. It has ten stunning bedrooms and can sleep up to 20 people. The staff at Crystal Springs are some of the best-trained hospitality staff in the world. They anticipate every need before you think of it. There is a butler, two housekeepers, a laundress and chef who will prepare three meals per day. All its lucky occupants need to do is enjoy and relax.
The Dream is as the name suggests heavenly. The Dream has its location in the Garden Area of Barbados. The Garden is where all the most luxurious beachfront homes are situated. The views from this 5-bedroom villa are hard to beat, especially from the upper floor of the home. The Dream which can sleep up to 10 people has one of the most beautiful private pool areas in Barbados.
ONE SANDY LANE
One Sandy Lane has its location directly on Paynes Bay Beach, which is considered to be one of the best beaches on the island. The water is almost always very calm and perfect for swimming. However, the fantastic beach is not the only reason people stay here. One Sandy Lane is, without a doubt the most luxurious property on the island. The finish together with the furnishing and fittings are utterly exquisite. It is for this excellent reason that Simon Cowell chooses One Sandy Lane for his vacation every year.
Blue Lagoon is one of the newest luxury villas on Barbados. It has an incredible location at the end of Alleyne’s Bay. It also has a private cove which is surrounded on both sides by natural rock, ensuring the ultimate in privacy. Everything about this Barbados Villa exudes the ultimate in luxury. The villa has five luxury suites four of which have fabulous sea views. Blue Lagoon comes equipped with a fully equipped gymnasium, games room and cinema room. There is also a team of staff including a Butler, Housekeeper and Chef, to ensure you do not have to lift a finger while on vacation.
Barbados is a truly excellent choice for anyone looking to enjoy luxury, beauty and culture on vacation. The island has some of the best oceanfront restaurants in the world as well as world-class shopping. It is also rich in culture and history. When it comes to choosing a vacation in Barbados, make sure you go for a company such as Villas Barbados or Exceptional Villas who have real experience of the island. Check that the company has been to see the properties and can also organize all concierge services. A complimentary concierge service will ensure a delightful vacation. Imagine fast-tracking through the airport, having restaurant bookings, car rental, ground transportation, boat trips and excursions organized in advance. All there is left after that is relaxation.