Belair Great House – Barbados

Planning large group vacations is always a good way for friends and family catch up with one another and reinvigorate relationships. The problem here is finding a far-off private villa rental that can cater for all their needs, while effectively eliminating that “overly crowded and boring” feeling vacationists get with inadequate accommodations.

Out of the many large and classy private villa rentals Caribbean islands have to offer, the Belair Great House at Barbados currently stands as a top choice for big groups of people. Nestled on two acres of landscaped grounds, this exquisitely designed private villa rental boasts eight stylish and spacious air-conditioned rooms capable of accommodating a maximum of sixteen people with ease.

Three of these rooms (located within a separate structure) have balconies for vacationers to sit around, enjoy the wonderful ocean view, and inhale the refreshing sea breeze.

This magnificent 100-year-old house (recently renovated) comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table with ten chairs, which can be utilized for preparing perfect meals and an excellent setting for eating such.

Like other private villa rentals Caribbean islands offer, indoor entertainment comes in the form of a big flat screen television set, an Apple computer with a flat screen monitor, and a full-size billiard table. To make things even better for visitors is the inclusion of a sleekly built bar room for storing the men’s and women’s favorite alcoholic beverages.

Outside the Belair Great House is a range of amenities to keep guests happy, such the large swimming pool. On this pool deck are chairs and tables for visitors to sit back and relax at. In addition to this is a barbeque area for the people to grill food, and another bar for storage of more alcoholic beverages. Beside this BBQ area is a gazebo with another dining table capable of seating ten people.

If vacationers prefer it, the beach is just a short walk away from the Belair Great House – taking a dip in the crystal-clear water surrounded by powdery white sand is an excellent way for vacationers to truly vent stress and frustrations.

For those who like to stay physically active while on a holiday, this private villa rental features a newly built asphalt tennis court located on the property. In addition to this is a nearby golf course.

Considering all that the Belair Great House has to offer, it is no wonder that it’s being hailed as one of the best villas amongst the many private villa rentals Caribbean islands have to offer.

Sugar Hill – Barbados Condos

Sugar Hill is a luxury resort and condominium property located in Barbados. The spectacular David Lloyd Resort of Sugar Hill is located on fifty acres of gently sloping land overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The club facilities feature a world-class tennis club and state -of-the-art fitness centre in an atmosphere of plantation gentility and charm. Sugar Hill is spacious and private with just 100 elegant homes, all with expansive, comfortable living areas and views of the tranquil Caribbean Sea.

Features and Amenities

Sugar Hill boasts forty spacious one and two bedroom condominiums and townhomes set in lush gardens around a magnificent free-form pool. You can also choose to purchase an individually designed villa built to your specifications. All properties are designed by renowned Caribbean architect Ian Morrison.

As a resident at Sugar Hill, you’ll enjoy 24 hour security, the David Lloyd tennis academy, a central clubhouse and bar, a renowned Bistro “Flint on the Hill” restaurant – the latest venture by restauranteurs Carsten and Zoe Flindt, access to the Royal Westmoreland 18 hole golf course, the Royal Westmoreland beach club, various water sports and more. It’s just a five minute drive from Mullins Bay Beach.


Sugar Hill is located on the West coast of Barbados in the parish of St James, in an elevated position overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The resort is close to the sophisticated nightlife of Barbados and only 30 minutes from the international airport.

Royal Westmoreland – Barbados Condos

Royal Westmoreland is a luxury resort and residential property located on the island of Barbados. Royal Westmoreland offers a superior choice of ownership possibilities, offering elegant stylish luxury surroundings with some of the world’s finest homes, set around a championship golf course, within a world class five star beach and spa resort, offering an array of amenities and activities at residents disposal with privileged Members Access Club.

Features and Amenities

Each one of the homes at Royal Westmoreland are individually designed and created to meet every need with nothing left to chance and no request undelivered. Owners may then choose from select land plots on the resort to create the most idyllic dream property views. The combination of choice of plot and individually designed unique luxury homes, makes Royal Westmoreland the only choice when considering luxury villa ownership in the Caribbean.

Located on the west coast in the parish of St James, to visit Royal Westmoreland luxury golf, beachand spa resort is to experience Barbados at its very finest, living life at its most exclusive. This outstanding Caribbean destination offers a uniquely special blend of secluded privacy within your own elegant villa home combined with all the stylish attractions of a 5 star luxury resort.

Offering all the charms of apremier resort, Royal Westmoreland offers a championship golf course, stylish luxury spa, first class tennis facility teamed with extensive leisure activities as well as a tropical world class beach for families, couples and friends.

Royal Westmoreland’s least well known attribute, but possibly the most attractive for discerning guests, is the stringent 24 hour security service operating strict entrance policies. This limited access, gated community of exclusive superior villa homes and exceptional resort amenities for the privileged, makes Royal Westmoreland the leading Barbados resort offering the best of luxury in tropical elegant surroundings with first class security and seclusion.


Royal Westmoreland luxury Golf, Spa and Beach resort is located in St James on the west coast of the island, just a short drive inland and approximately 45 minutes drive from Grantley Adams International Airport.  A retired British Airways Concorde now resides at Grantley Adams international airport. The island was the only vacation destination in this hemisphere with a scheduled Concorde service.

Barbados is warm and sunny all year, with warm days and usually cooler nights. The average daytime temperature is between 75º and 85ºF; prevailing north east trade winds blow steadily so it is not unbearably hot. Rainfall occurs mostly in summer, but is usually quick showers followed by sunny skies. Dry season is from January to June. Barbados enjoys an average of eight to nine hours of sunshine most days.

The Condos at Palm Beach – Barbados Condos

The Condos at Palm Beach is a luxury condominium property in Barbados. An elegant combination of style and design complimented by an extensive array of amenities are the theme of these new residences. A residence that places you in the heart of one of the most exciting new developments in Barbados. The Condominiums offers beachfront views, swimming pools, a fitness center, shopping, dining, nightlife, and all of the unique features of the south coast of Barbados. Set on over four acres of beachfront property in Hastings, Christ Church, next-door to the Amaryllis Resort; the condominiums comprises fifty nine residences in two and three bedrooms designs.

Features and Amenities

In each condominium residence, you’ll find porcelain floor tiles throughout, ceiling fans, air conditioning in each bedroom, granite countertops in the bathrooms, Scavolini kitchens with granite counters and complete appliances packages with refrigerator/freezers, ovens, countertop ranges, washer/dryers and dishwashers.

Amenities include automated entrance gates with a security booth, swimming pool and deck, elevators in each residential block, a parking spot allocated for each residence, as well as additional spots for guests, landscaped public areas with external lighting, a fitness center, on-site management office, storage lockers, a roof deck restaurant and more.


The parish of Christ Church is one of eleven parishes of Barbados. It has a land area of 57km² and is found at the southern end of the island. Christ Church has survived by name as one of the original six parishes created in 1629 by Governor Sir William Tufton. The parish contains the international airport, the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport, as well as the last remaining mangrove swamp in the country, the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. Another notable area of Christ Church is Saint Lawrence Gap, which is the most lively tourist area on the island. Many of the taverns and clubs in St. Lawrence are frequented by locals and tourists.

Car rental is a recommended way to get around Barbados, and will ensure you see the whole beauty of the island. All car hire companies will deliver your car directly to your hotel or villa and provide the documentation needed to drive on Barbados.

The cheapest way to get around Barbados is to take advantage of the local bus services, $1.50 per ride. The Blue and Yellow bus’s will take you all over the island or simply just flag a passing white ‘van’ he’ll stop were you stand and drop you where you ask. It’s one certain way to get close to the locals. Be sure to hang on!

Taxis are available everywhere, if you don’t see one, just call, they will be there in a Bajan minute!

Maxwell Beach Villas – Barbados Condos

Maxwell Beach Villas is a luxury condominium property located in Christ Church, Barbados. It offers just fifteen 2 bedroom units, all with fantastic sea views. There is also a swimming pool and direct access onto the large white sand beach. It is situated in Maxwell in the parish of Christ Church in Barbados, on the South Coast beach facing the Caribbean Sea. The villas have been designed by Ian Morrison for the epitome of form and function – they’re elegantly furnished by professional decorators.

Features and Amenities

Each apartment has uninterupted views of the Caribean sea and easy access to the pool and beach.  They are all new and modern, fully air-conditioned, with ceiling fans throughout, beautifully furnished and decorated, and the kitchens are fully equipped.   The Master bedrooms have King size beds and and ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has twin beds and ensuite bathroom.

Many amenities are nearby; Oistins has grocery stores, a bank, convenience stores, and fast food outlets just to name a few. Within a 5-10 minutes drive they are a large array of dining options available, from casual beach restaurants to trendy sports bars to some of the finest restaurants on the island, all of your dining needs will be met. The property also boasts multiple pools, private parking, laundry service and housekeeping at your request.


The parish of Christ Church is one of eleven parishes of Barbados. It has a land area of 57km² and is found at the southern end of the island. Christ Church has survived by name as one of the original six parishes created in 1629 by Governor Sir William Tufton. The parish contains the international airport, the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport, as well as the last remaining mangrove swamp in the country, the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. Another notable area of Christ Church is Saint Lawrence Gap, which is the most lively tourist area on the island. Many of the taverns and clubs in St. Lawrence are frequented by locals and tourists.

Glitter Bay Estate – Barbados Condos

Glitter Bay Estate is a luxury condominium property located on Barbados. A curve of white stucco buildings in Spanish colonial style looks out over spacious gardens of lawns and palms and down to a lovely strip of golden sand. There is a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments on the gated estate, each finished to a high standard (they have full kitchens, air-conditioning and cable TV), and each individually furnished and decorated. It is not a busy and active resort, but it has a nice sense of community and some good central facilities, particularly for children, including a central pool with a separate wading pool, a snack bar and tennis courts. Glitter Bay reaches back to the most romantic days of the Caribbean, when Sir Edward Cunard entertained the likes of Noel Coward here. Now it is a trusty, very comfortable hideaway close to all the activity of the Barbados West Coast.

Features and Amenities

All apartments at Glitter Bay have been individually furnished to a good standard. Some have retained the original terracotta floor tiles. Others have been refurbished with a lighter look, with coral stone floor tiles. All have comfortable open-plan living areas with air-conditioning (also with a ceiling fan) and fully equipped kitchens with Decoran or granite work surfaces (some are galley kitchens with a breakfast bar, others have been remodeled to have an extended cooking area with a corner breakfast bar). There is a pleasant sitting area with cable TV and DVD that leads out to a south facing balcony or terrace.

The bedrooms are all air-conditioned (and also have ceiling fans) and they have their own bathroom featuring granite/marble/travertine tiles and vanity (some bathrooms are en suite, others open off the hallway next to the bedroom). Some have a separate tub and shower, some a shower only and some a combination tub/shower. The terraces or balconies all have a dining area with either built-in seating or a furnished sitting area, and some also have a wet bar with mini bar and wine cooler. In the one-bedroom apartments, the bedroom is to the rear (north facing), the bathroom in the hallway and living/kitchen at the front leading out to the balcony/terrace. The two-bedroom apartments have a 2nd bedroom (the master) adjacent to the living area at the front with an en suite bathroom. Glass sliding doors lead onto the balcony/terrace, which faces south out to the gardens/sea. Amenities in the rooms include cable TV and DVD, hair dryers, personal safe, iron and ironing board. Some units also feature a combination washer-dryer.

Amenities include a large swimming pool with separate children’s wading pool, bar and snack bar, beach chairs and parasols, beach and pool towels, children’s play area, concierge, air-conditioned fitness room, floodlit tennis courts with free daytime use, WiFi in bar and concierge area, on site management, 24 hour security with manned gatehouse, complimentary welcome drinks and breakfast starter pack. Maid service and a private cook are also available on request.


A range of watersports (water skiing, jet skiing, sunfish sailing, banana and other rides) can be arranged from the beach. The nearest golf course is Royal Westmoreland, which is about five minutes drive away. It has some tee times open to outsiders in the mid morning. Otherwise there are two courses open to the public at Sandy Lane about ten minutes away.

Glitter Bay Estate is situated in the neighbourhood of Porters, St James, which was a large sugar estate in the mid 17th century. Porters Mansion, the old estate’s listed Great House, and the ruins of the Porters Sugar Factory are just a few minutes down the road. Next door to the north is the Fairmont Royal Pavilion hotel and to the south you will find a string of multi-million dollar homes. About five minutes drive south, past one or two local shops and rum shops, is Holetown, the main shopping area nearby. There are two shopping centres, the smaller Cave Shepherd Plaza which is closer to Sandy Lane (heading south), and then the larger West Coast Mall in Holetown itself. You will also find a large supermarket, a bank, photo centre, duty free shops, video rental, and various shops and boutiques, as well as a large gas station (as petrol stations are known locally) with a mini mart and fast food outlet. Also close by is the Chattel House Village, a series of traditional looking Caribbean cabins selling souvenirs, the 24 hour Sandy Crest Medical Centre, and a market stall where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables. At the centre of Holetown, which was where the English first landed in 1625 and came back in 1627 to settle, are most things you would expect to find in a small community – Police Station, Post Office, Parish Church, bank, pharmacy, clinic, fitness centre, school and so on.

There is a host of restaurants within a 10 minute drive in either direction on the main West Coast road (Highway 1). These range from the famous Cliff Restaurant which will take about 10 minutes to reach, to pizza parlours, cafés, beach bars and fast food outlets. There is an excellent patisserie, Flindt, in Holetown. Nightlife is also a 5 minute drive away, with weekend gatherings in 1st and 2nd Street in Holetown where restaurants and bars provide live music.