This Mind-Blowing Luxury Vacation in the Caribbean Is What Travel Fantasies Are Made Of

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Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island paradise with world-class resorts and amenities. If your preference is for a resort experience over a hotel, you’ll love what the Barbados Luxury Villas have to offer. When you use this exotic location as your base for exploring all the island and its crystal-clear waters have to offer, what follows is just a sampling of what you’ll have to enjoy.

Two Luxurious Properties To Choose From

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For your stay at Barbados Luxury Villas, you can choose between two beautiful properties in different locations. Each is set in a scenic location with easy access to local beaches, nightlife, restaurants, and more. They provide a perfect blend of luxury and privacy to help make your dream vacation here restful and unforgettable. Next, we’ll look at each one a little more closely.

Salt Life at Claridges

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Located in the gated resort of Claridges, Salt Life is one of only ten villas at the resort. This two-story holiday home is within walking distance of the beach, and its three bedrooms each have a king bed, sleeping a total of 6. In addition to all the everyday amenities you expect, it also has a private terrace and a large community swimming pool with waterfalls is available to guests. The open-plan design provides ample living and entertaining space, and there’s a fully equipped kitchen as well. Decor reflects the local island culture.

The White House on Mango Drive

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Situated in the heart of the Platinum west coast, this luxury villa has four bedrooms and sleeps eight. Local and international works of art adorn the walls, and you’ll find plenty of rest and relaxation with an interior lounge and an outdoor terraced dining area overlooking gardens and a private pool. Like the Salt Life, the White House is in a gated community and is within walking distance of stunning beaches with clear blue water.

Beautiful Beaches Close By

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The luxury villa you stay in makes a perfect beach retreat, and there’s no shortage of fantastic beaches in Barbados. Gibbs Beach is where the Claridges resort and Salt Life villa are located, and you’ll love its tranquil nature, white sand, and sparkling sea. Holetown Beach has a boardwalk with restaurants and bars, and because it’s on the west coast, you can enjoy spectacular sunsets there. Another favorite is Batts Rock Beach, which is perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Enjoy a Wide Range of Watersports

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The lovely waters of Barbados aren’t just for swimming. Jet skis and water skiing are popular activities, too. If you want to experience the amazing sights and colors beneath the surface, you can go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the incredible coral reefs and all the life they support. You can even swim among sea turtles!

Explore the Amazing Coast

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There’s more to the Barbados coast than just beaches and water activities, and your luxury villa will be perfect for staging trips to and from these other destinations. Animal Flower Cave is a sea cave home to sea anemones (called “animal flowers” by Barbados natives), and you’ll also see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The Soup Bowl is a famous surfing location that attracts surfers from all over the world. For something a little different, take a tour of 350-year-old St. Nicholas Abbey.

Visit a Variety of Villages, Towns, and Cities

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When you’re ready for a break from all the outdoor scenery and activities, make a visit to Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados; Holetown, an example of traditional Caribbean life; or Speightstown, with local markets and great restaurants serving up traditional Bajan (Barbadian) cuisine. These towns all have a broad selection of museums and shops to explore as well. You can also visit any number of small fishing villages for a taste of sea life.

Experience Barbadian Culture

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As you unwind in the evenings or take a rest day, discover Barbadian art and entertainment, take time to appreciate the local architecture and immerse yourself in the vibrant Bajan culture all around you.

Spectacular Dining Options

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Although your luxury villa will have a fully equipped kitchen, you’ll surely want to get out a bit to sample the many restaurants and bars on the island. Gourmet restaurants, cafes, rum shops, and more are waiting to help you discover the flavors of the Caribbean, and you can find any atmosphere you want, from casual to elegant.

Luxurious Amenities for Down Time and Rest Days

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Sometimes you might just want to stay in and take a day off from all the excitement and activity. When you do, you’ll really discover all the pleasures of the world-class amenities at these luxury villas!

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Karee Blunt is a nationally syndicated travel journalist, focused on discovering destinations and experiences that captivate and inspire others through her writing. She is also the founder of Our Woven Journey, a travel site focused on inspiring others to create memory-making adventures with their loved ones. Karee is passionate about encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and live the life they dream of. She is the mother of six kids, including four through adoption, and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Karee on her about me page.