If you’re dreaming of a laid-back lifestyle in a stylish tropical retreat, there is a collection of luxury Caribbean villas that will more than hit the spot.

If, however, you seek a little more celebrity to your stay, or seek a secret crash pad with a celebrated past, then we have a few highlights for lavish lounging in, or out, of the spotlight. The Caribbean as a destination is blatantly infectious and luxurious villa living is unashamedly addictive.

The Charismatic Caribbean

World-renowned for being an alluring tropical attraction, the Caribbean boasts islands with distinct heritage and cultures. Whether it is Barbados’ timeless attraction and colonial past that are of interest, or the ska music genre, pre-colonial heritage and animated Rastafarians of Jamaica which appeal, there is an island to fit your wish list. Whilst the crystal-clear waters and sunshine climate of Anguilla, St. Barths and Mustique are pretty much a Caribbean constant, the local customs, music, dance and cuisine add a rich, unique flavour — the ultimate island cocktail menu! Whilst being charmed by the paradisiacal scenery and savouring the pepper sauces, why not try a Sea Grape Mojito or Round Hill Rum Punch to accompany the rocksteady or reggae beat? Wherever you decide to stay, you are guaranteed a harmonic mix with an exotic twist.

Caribbean Villas With Bajan Beauty

Basking in the sunshine and the star-quality of their prestigious location, we’ve picked out a few Barbados villas which undoubtedly shine. Nestled in the glory of St. James are Tradewinds and the, aptly-named, The Dream. Given their desirable location — often referred to as ‘the playground of the rich and famous’ — these prominent villas radiate a grandiose style to match their prestigious surroundings. An established haven for the sun-starved elite, Tradewinds is located on Cooper Hill, on the famous Sandy Lane Estate. Providing views across the fairway, plus gardens and boasting a stunning Master Suite which takes the entire top floor, the villa also offers a state-of-the-art music centre, swimming pool, deck and gazebo, plus its guests can also enjoy access to the beach, tennis and golf at Sandy Lane.

Alternatively, The Dream celebrates a contemporary style, with a heavenly beachfront location, and welcomes up to ten guests at a time. Boasting direct access to the sea, a Master Suite with blissful sea views, tropical gardens, open-plan living and sumptuous interiors, this is a true wish list wonder. Its private infinity-edge swimming pool, pizza oven, two bars and generous indoor and outdoor entertaining areas make it an inviting haven to chill and play — with the added bonus of restaurants and golf nearby, too. This is a Caribbean villa certainly worth waking up for!

Conveniently located next to historic Speightstown, and close to the harbourside town of Holetown, Goddings Beach House in St. Peter is an exceptional five-bedroom property that has been designed with modern luxury in mind. Boasting easy access to popular polo clubs, bars, restaurants and golf, this perfectly private retreat is extremely well-appointed, with a cinema room, gym, swimming pool and yoga pavilion, a picturesque poolside, beautiful beach and bounty of water toys. From sumptuous relaxation amongst the Ralph Lauren furnishings inside, to the thrill of jet-skiing outside, this villa holds a great deal of allure and boasts superb hospitality services to match.

An Established Anguilla Attraction

From the well-known attributes of ‘Little England’, to the lesser-known eastern Caribbean and its secluded island of Anguilla. If you’re aching for long sandy stretches of beach and wish to find a luxurious hideaway, Anguilla offers Rendezvous Bay, secluded coves such as Little Bay, protected areas such as Big Spring Cave, known for its prehistoric petroglyphs, and East End Pond, a wildlife conservation site. Synonymous with white-sand beaches, coconut palms and sea grape trees, it is every inch the quintessential Caribbean idyll. Set within its own two-acre paradise, with sublime sea views, is Le Bleu — a striking, ten-bedroom, gem that overlooks the sparkling Caribbean Sea. With two large swimming pools, a beach pavilion, tennis court, cinema room, Jacuzzi by the sea, water toys and landscaped gardens, it is a stunning sanctuary for family gatherings, intimate weddings and year-round beach seduction.

Jammin’ in Jamaica

From the remote sanctuary of Anguilla, to the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean Sea — Jamaica. With its lush mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches, it is crying out to be explored. From Montego Bay and its British-Colonial architecture, to Negril with its diving and snorkelling sites and vibrant capital, Kingston, Jamaica has plenty of attractions to jam about. Famous as the birthplace of reggae music and home to the Bob Marley Museum, the island is rich with a rhythm and soundtrack all of its own. Striking a unique chord is The Fleming Villa, situated within the celebrated GoldenEye Resort — itself the brainchild of the founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell. Located on the edge of a tranquil lagoon in Oracabessa Bay, Ian Fleming’s former home is where he wrote all fourteen James Bond books and remains very much a place of intrigue. Built in 1946, this inspired three-bedroom villa provided a relaxing retreat for his creative talent, and today, guests can experience the same fishing, bird-watching and snorkelling pursuits, which he also once enjoyed.

Living like a Rockstar

For guests hoping to create their very own legendary stay, Villa Rockstar at Eden Rock in St Barths cuts a suitably glamorous tune. A sensational private island favoured by the famous and synonymous with celebrity, St Barths is home to Villa Rockstar, a stylish pad that has attracted such stars as Freddie Mercury, John Lennon and Bob Dylan — to name just a few. Offering a 24-hour butler service and boasting brilliant-white interiors, the villa includes a recording studio, home cinema, media room and games room — quite in addition to the swimming pool, spa pool, Jacuzzi, an alfresco dining area and direct access to the fashionable St. Jean Beach! Epitomising glamorous beachfront living, this six-bedroom villa is an entertaining place in itself — a place to be seen and heard!

A Must-Stay in Mustique

With a stunning hillside location and an exclusive address in prestigious Mustique, the seven-bedroom Hummingbird is a luxury villa promising privacy and delivering sublime elevated views. Ideal for large families and entertaining, the villa has a bar, gym, games arcade and media room, along with expansive tiered terraces, a pond and separate detached cottage within the grounds. The Master Suite has its own spa-like rock pool and there are three Kawasaki Mules for exploring the island. Embrace island activities such as sailing, snorkelling, scuba-diving, horse-riding and tennis (Mustique has a tennis club and equestrian centre), or simply visit the spa at nearby Cotton House hotel.

Caribbean Villas Serving Calypso And Cocktails

So, why not breeze your way to a charmed existence with our selection of exotic private residences, mansions, havens and sanctuaries? All are beautifully appointed and set amidst tropical gardens or turquoise vistas. Relax in style beside the vibrant bougainvillea blooms, sip a quintessential rum cocktail, listen to an authentic calypso beat and learn to sway like a palm tree. Allow your senses to absorb the wafts of coconut and Allspice from the barbecue, taste delicious local classics, such as Jerk Chicken, Coconut Shrimp and Key Lime Pie, plus appreciate the island charm.

A Spot Of Inspiration

Whatever your preferred style of villa living, there is a charmed collection available, with each distinct property promising far more than just an extremely comfortable stay. Immerse yourself in the colourful island culture, tune-in to ‘island time’ and adopt the refreshingly relaxed pace of life. Awake to sublime sea views, enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your own terrace, step down to the beach and simply breeze your way through each carefree day. The Caribbean is blessed with endless sunshine and azure waters, the vibrant islands boast a flirtatious flair and the decadent abodes promise an enticing lifestyle of private chefs, maid service and effortless entertaining. Simply stir in a catamaran cruise, enjoy a visit to a polo club, or dine in a local restaurant to mix and create your very own recipe for an idyllic and luxurious villa holiday — all the ingredients are there for you to experience a totally tropical stay.

Feeling Inspired?

For more information, or to make an enquiry about our portfolio of Caribbean villas, please call our expert Travel Consultants on 01244 897 578 or visit elegantresorts.co.uk