Barbados is one of the most beautiful Islands in the Caribbean and is predominantly famous for its spectacular white sandy beaches, colourful tropical fish, incredible restaurants, crystal clear turquoise waters, luxury villas in Barbados and of course its welcoming people. Barbados is 166 square miles and is the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. It is also one of the islands least affected by hurricanes and tropical storms making a visit at any time of the year a possibility.
Getting to Barbados is also very easy. Whether you are travelling from the UK, Mainland Europe, The United States, Canada or other parts of the world, you will find that connections to The Grantley Adams International Airport are simple.
The coral reef shoreline in Barbados provides excellent snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. On the West Coast of Barbados you will find breath-taking beaches, wonderful scenery, Barbados resorts and plenty activities for the whole family to enjoy. The West Coast is also where most of our Barbados villas are located. Trade winds are a famous feature of the Barbados weather giving the island a mild and pleasant tropical climate.
Barbados is truly a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, nightlife, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found in the Caribbean. The cuisine of Barbados is predominantly Bajan in style with a blend of African, West Indian and European flavour. You will be able to get some of the freshest fish in the world including tuna, shrimp, kingfish, lobster, flying fish and red snapper on many of the menus. Barbados has some of the best and chicest ocean side restaurants on the planet but there is also a great selection of down to earth eateries where you can enjoy great food and great prices in a relaxed environment.
It is a stunning tropical island that is also wonderfully vibrant. It offers a unique mix of sophistication and culture which can be hard to find on some of the other islands. Over the years, the West Coast, often named the platinum coast has become synonymous with both glamour and sophistication. Yet there is another wonderful off the beaten track side to Barbados where you can get to experience a great amount of culture and history. You will be able to do discover everything from great rum shacks, virtually unexplored beaches, to wonderful historical sites and museums. You can read about what the Crazy Tourist site says are the 15 best things to do in Barbados here.
The sports scene in Barbados should not go unmentioned either. There are several top class golf courses designed by famous talents such as Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones. In addition there is great cricket, tennis, polo , cycling, sailing, scuba diving, fishing, surfing and a wide variety of water sports to choose from all over the island of Barbados.
What make Barbados unique, and the reason so many visitors return to the magical island, is it's inhabitants. Barbadians, known as Bajans, always greet you with a smile and are warm and welcoming souls. Bajans will always make you feel like this stunning, charming Caribbean paradise is your home. The incredible beaches and picturesque views are also a famous feature of this sophisticated island. You can read more in our Essential Guide to Barbados
Barbados is also an island that is very close to the hearts of all our team as it is where we first started Exceptional Villas. We have our own dedicated team for Barbados that includes two villa experts, Yvonne and Paul as well as a full time concierge department. Each of them has an intimate knowledge for both the Barbados villa rentals as well as the island.
Julie who is in charge of our Barbados Concierge department will be able to give you recommendations on the best restaurants, beaches, excursions and trips you might like to consider.
Trust, and being the most trusted villa experts in the world, is at the cornerstone of our business. This is why we spend a lot of time with each of our clients to ascertain their needs, requirements and dreams when helping them select he best of our Barbados villas. We then match both the villa and the location to our clients discerning requirements to ensure that they have the best possible experience with us. We are very proud of our consistent 5 star reviews with Trust Pilot and Trip Advisor.
From the moment you pick up the phone or email us, we will guide you through the process and make sure that every detail of your vacation is perfect. Once you have booked, our complimentary concierge department will organise everything for you depending on your requirements. This can start with a VIP meet and greet at the airport, fast track through immigration, car hire, limousine transfers, restaurant reservations, private yacht chartering and advise on all the best things to do and see.
When you ge there you will be equally well cared for as each of our villas in Barbados has an allocated property manager who will be available to you on request should you have any extra requirements once you arrive.
If you are looking for luxury Barbados villas, we would be delighted to assist in finding you the perfect property. You can take time viewing our website to get more information on exceptional villas in Barbados or contact our team of experts to find out more about this wonderful Caribbean Island. We also have some stunning Barbados resorts for you to enjoy.
Barbados has a very glamorous reputation and is one of the most frequented of the Caribbean Islands by the jet set and celebrities. They flock to the island to experience the beautiful tropical climate, luxury Barbados Villas, designer shopping and the many beautiful Zagat rated beachfront restaurants.
Barbados is also one of the best destinations in the Caribbean for family holidays and especially popular for multi-generational vacations. There is just so much to do, see and explore on the island and for all age groups from little toddlers to teenagers. We believe at Exceptional Villas that there is no better way to experience a family holiday than at one of our Luxury Barbados Villas. You will get all the services, 5-star pampering and luxury that you might expect in one of the island's top hotels. You also get an abundance of space and freedom that comes with your own tropical home. Of course, the beautiful West Coast beaches are one of the main attractions, but if you venture beyond the beach, you will find many exciting experiences that will thrill even the most intrepid of explorers.
There is Harrison's Cave which is an amazing maze of living caves full of sparkling streams, rushing waterfalls and caverns. For animal lovers, there is the Barbados Wildlife Reserve which showcases all the native animals and bird life of the island. You will see everything from Green Monkeys to the most exotic of parrots and native flamingos. Another family favourite is the Atlantis Submarine experience. You can go during the day or at night and explore the underwater life as well as several interesting shipwrecks. You will learn about the pirates of the Caribbean and maybe even feel like you are one for a day.
Barbados is also one of the most romantic of the Caribbean islands and perfect for a Caribbean Honeymoon or intimate wedding. Imagine yourself sitting on your Barbados Villa terrace with a glass of champagne or rum punch in hand watching a spectacular sunset. You can also enjoy an exquisite meal at a table right next to the water's edge. Your toes in the sand, candles everywhere, the gentle lapping of the water close by and the twinkling of a million stars overhead. Barbados is also perfect for gentle days spent on one of the immaculate white sandy beaches enjoying the sun and scenery. Then there are plenty of adventures that you can share together such as swimming with turtles or a romantic catamaran trip.
Getting married in Barbados is also a relatively simple process, and we at Exceptional Villas in conjunction with our Barbados Wedding coordinator will be on hand to ensure that every moment and detail of your special day is taken care of. You can choose from getting married on the beach, at your villa or maybe in one of the beautiful old churches full of stained glass windows that are dotted around the island.
Barbados is a jewel in the crown when it comes to villas and Caribbean vacation rentals. With so many Barbados Villas, it is hard sometimes to work out which one is perfect for you. That’s where our expert team come into their own. They will spend time with you chatting on what your dream Barbados Villa looks like and will match the villa to your dream and your requirements. Coupled with a best price match guarantee, and complimentary pre-arrival concierge service, you will be in excellent hands.
At Exceptional Villas, we feature over 450 of the most luxurious villas in Barbados but we also have a few firm favourite villas that we love, and our clients come back to year after year. We very much look forward to welcoming you.
The Dream is an exquisite beachfront villa located in one of the most exclusive and sought after residential areas on the West coast of Barbados. The wonderful location provides the benefits of being quiet and less crowded than some of the other areas yet only 10 minutes from Holetown where you will find lots of restaurant and shopping options. The Dream has five bedrooms and is a quintessential luxury Villa that is the epitome of modernity, charm and style. The views from almost every room to the beach and Caribbean Sea beyond are breathtaking.
Every part of this luxury Barbados Villa is exquisite, but without a doubt, our favourite part is the large pool and outdoor bar and terrace area. This is generally where our guests like to spend much of their time enjoying the Barbados sun, spending time with loved ones, enjoying the sunsets or just relaxing and forgetting about the cares of the world. Every stay at The Dream in Barbados comes with a full team of professional staff who will be on hand throughout your stay to ensure that your every wish is catered for. In addition, all bookings come with the professional and complimentary Exceptional Villa concierge service as well as the Exceptional Villa VIP package.
Crystal Springs is not only one of the most beautiful beachfront villas in Barbados, but it is also one of the most beautiful we have come across anywhere in the world. Crystal Springs has an incredible location on a cliff top overlooking the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by 1.7 acres of lush tropical gardens and foliage. Crystal Springs is enveloped by nature on all sides. There is a beautiful natural gully that runs down to the sea. Just below the main house is a secluded cove, and the grounds are full of tropical flowers and the sounds of singing birds and tree frogs. The views from the house are breathtaking, and from almost every corner, you can see the crystal-clear azure waters.
The house is set over six different buildings and comprises a massive 12,000 square feet of living space. Each of the six residences is connected by beautiful stone pathways, and terraces and the interiors are equally exquisite as the exteriors. There are 10 en-suite bedrooms in total making Crystal Springs one of the perfect choices for an intimate Barbados Wedding or a very special occasion.
There are many outdoor dining areas, but our favourite is the terrace which sits on the cliff top looking directly over the cove. It is made almost entirely from Coral Stone, and there are several beautiful trees to provide natural shade whilst you enjoy some exquisite food with the best views on the planet.
La Mirage at Old trees is another firm favourite villa of our Exceptional Villa Team. It was one of the first villas we every inspected, and despite having seen thousands of luxury Barbados villas since then, La Mirage still remains one of our top choices.
The location on the top floor of The Old Trees Condominium Development which is one of the most exclusive in Barbados ensures that the views are some of the best on the island. The penthouse looks directly over Payne’s Bay Beach which is one of the nicest in Barbados and is walking distance to the Sandy Lane Hotel in low tide. It is also possible to walk to several of Barbados best restaurants such as Daphne’s which is always a bonus.
One of our favourite parts of La Mirage at Old Trees is the terrace. It is a large open space with living and dining areas as well as a beautiful plunge pool. There are few better places on the island of Barbados to enjoy a spectacular sunset, a barbeque or dinner under the stars with friends and loved one. The other aspect of La Mirage that we really like is the fact that it has two very beautiful king-sized ocean front bedrooms of equal standard making the property perfect for 2 small families or two couples vacationing together.
Whilst staying at Old Trees, you will be able to use the communal pool anytime, and you will also be very well looked after by David, the Beach Butler who prepares your own private beds on the beach each day. Everything about a stay at this lovely Barbados villa is absolute bliss.
Smugglers Cove Barbados is a collection of very luxurious condominium style properties located on one of our favourite Barbados beaches; Payne’s Bay. They are without a doubt our most popular Barbados Vacation Rentals and for a good reason. The location on Paynes Bay, one of the islands best beaches is hard to beat. They each have beautiful terraces, with access to the communal pool and a private area on the beach available only to guests of Smugglers Cove Barbados.
There are 8 properties to rent in total, and each of them is different in their layout and décor. The Smugglers Cove Penthouse offers a very contemporary and chic feel for example whilst Smugglers One Barbados has a beautiful Caribbean feel with the added benefits of being on the ground floor and having direct access to the pool and sea which is just a few steps from the terrace.
All our guests love Smugglers Cove, and many come back year after year. They all love the location and being able to walk to Sandy lane during low tide as well as to several of Barbados’s best restaurants which are a short stroll along Payne’s Bay. The lovely town of Holetown is also just a very short 3 or a 4-minute drive away.