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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