Barbados Holiday Rentals

 THE HISTORY OF SOME OF THE BARBADOS BEST HOLIDAY HOMES Barbados is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean for British, American and Canadian Holidaymakers.  The destination first became incredibly popular when Concorde chose this stunning island as its only holiday destination. The first Concorde flight to Barbados was in 1977. With a… Read more


Facts About Costa Rica Every Visitor Should Know

Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the most fashionable and popular places to visit on the planet for a very good reason. Costa Rica is full of culture, wilderness, wetlands, colourful cities, stunning beaches, volcanoes, beauty, incredible food, national parks and history all waiting to be explored. If Costa Rica is not already on… Read more


Things to do in Riviera Maya

Introduction If you are keen to have a Caribbean experience but don’t wish to travel much beyond North America then look no further than Mexico, along the Yucatan Peninsula.  Tucked between USA and Central America is the glorious Riviera Maya that’s become synonymous with beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants, archaeological sites that are both dramatic and… Read more


Things to do in Half Moon, Jamaica

Introduction Once you’ve made the sensible decision to travel to this world-class resort, you will be curious to know about the many fabulous things to do in Half Moon Bay, Jamaica.  So let’s get started …. This magnificent private resort is cleverly distributed over a 400 acre site lying on the northern shores of Jamaica. … Read more


Bahamas Fishing

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for life. Regardless of whether you want to dine on your catch or learn the art of luring the fish, the Bahamas fishing experience is the pinnacle of any intrepid holiday! Never has a… Read more


Best Beaches in the Bahamas

If you believe that you aren’t really on holiday until you are fully immersed in a turquoise and deliciously salty ocean, then you need to visit some of the best beaches in Bahamas surrounded by luxurious Bahamas Villas. This spectacular country, lying a few hundred miles off the US coastline, is made up of 700… Read more


Best Restaurants in Punta Cana

If you have decided that the Dominican Republic is your destination of choice then a list of the Best Restaurants in Punta Cana will certainly convince you that this fabulous resort is the place for you to stay. Whenever I am tasked with writing up a Best Restaurants Guide of some of the many stunning… Read more


Dining in Barbados

How can any country be this beautiful? Barbados is heavenly, and even though I have visited more than 20 times, I feel the same each time.  Barbados has it all. Gorgeous beaches, great culture, amazing beauty and the thing dearest to my heart fabulous food and restaurants.  Food is an enormously important part of any… Read more


Bahamas Points of Interest

Introduction – Bahamas Points of Interest The Bahamas points of interest start with the very geography of this country.  It is a large group of islands (700 to be exact) that stretch from the waters off the Florida coastline southwards across the Atlantic towards Turks and Caicos. These islands, 30 of which are inhabited, are always… Read more


Things to do in the Bahamas

Blissful relaxation, glorious food and exciting adventures are all part of the wonderful things to do in Bahamas.  There’s no need to restrict your ideas about what a trip to this divine part of the world entails – the possibilities are limitless. At Exceptional Villas we have decades of experience creating the most unique holiday… Read more


The Best Resorts in the Dominican Republic

In a glorious location in the heart of the Caribbean lie some of the very best Dominican Republic villas and resorts.  Admired by travel writers and the winners of numerous international awards, these luxurious resorts capture all of the unparalleled beauty of this dream destination and offer a holiday like no other to the discerning… Read more


Top 10 Things to do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a vibrant country, laced with vivacious greenery, nature reserves, fine sandy beaches and luxurious Costa Rica Villas.  If you’ve ever wondered what are the best things to do in Costa Rica then read on. I am going to give you the definitive guide to the Top 10 things to do in Costa… Read more


Top 12 Beachfront Caribbean Villas

The Caribbean is famous for its beaches. So much so that it has some of the world’s best and most pristine white sandy beaches caressing its gorgeous shores. But what if you could stay on one of worlds best beaches in one of the world’s best beachfront Caribbean villas? Well, I am delighted to let… Read more


Dominican Republic Facts

I still remember the first moment I touched down in Punta Cana airport, en route to inspect some luxury Dominican Republic villas That fizzle of excitement when you arrive in a new country for the first time. But, what I didn’t know was that the Dominican Republic is one of the most exciting and culturally… Read more


Grand Cayman Restaurants: A 6 Day Diary

More than just Rice ‘N’ Beans  : A 6-Day Food Diary in Grand Cayman Restaurants When one thinks of eating in the Caribbean, the mind immediately conjures up visions and flavours of Jerk Chicken, Blackened Fish and Rice ‘N’ Beans – all delicious in their own right. But more and more islands are seeing the… Read more


What You Need To Know About St Barts

I’ve been to St Barts a lot. I try to get there at least once a year.  I’d like to share with you some tips and knowledge drawn from my long experience of this beautiful Caribbean island. When there are so many Caribbean islands to choose from, why choose St Barts? There is a reason… Read more


Barbados history

They say history is written by the victors but I think we are now, more than ever, keen to know the absolute truth.  Let’s look honestly at the history of Barbados Island.  This magical island has endured through centuries of upheaval and conflict and has emerged the most beloved, best Caribbean destinations. Location Location Location… Read more


The Best Caribbean beaches

The Top 12 Best Caribbean Beaches – The Ultimate List by Exceptional villas The Caribbean has more than 7,000 islands and cays and so it is inevitable that the region has an incredible number of gorgeous sandy beaches. Exceptional villas, which is one of the world’s most trusted villa rental companies, have not only inspected all their… Read more


Turks and Caicos History

This sublime destination has become synonymous with sophistication  with its incredible selection of Turks and Caicos Villas and beauty all wrapped up in a most natural setting.  Let’s look at Turks and Caicos history.  We learn a great deal about modern TCI (Turks and Caicos Islands) from its diverse history.  Understanding the past, makes the… Read more


History of Jamaica

To understand fully the diverse and captivating culture of the Caribbean, it is really useful to look at the specific history of Jamaica.  It is the prism through which we can view and try to understand the remarkable yet challenging past that has created this unique corner of the globe. When anyone looks at the… Read more


Best Things to do in Barbados

In under four hours, you can fly from the USA to an exotic world. With magical things to do in Barbados – what are you waiting for? Search though our wide range of luxurious and exceptional Barbados Villas and book now! Okay, so where exactly is Barbados. Open your map app, read up on our… Read more


Things to Do in St Barts

It is futile to think of things to do in St Barts.  This unique destination isn’t somewhere to ‘do’ anything.  Really, it is all about ‘being’ and on a whole new level! What I mean by this, of course, is that your vacation in this impossibly beautiful treasure in the Caribbean will find you ‘being… Read more


The Best Turks and Caicos Restaurants

Diverse, delightful, delicious, with an abundance of the freshest ingredients, Turks and Caicos restaurants weave magical dishes to please every taste. The gorgeous group of islands that makes up Turks and Caicos is sublimely located in the temperate and lush Caribbean Sea. Here, Exceptional Villas has the most exclusive Turks and Caicos vacation rentals that… Read more


Best Things to do in Jamaica

Jamaica, at over 4,200 square miles in size, is a remarkable island located in the Caribbean.  It is a unique destination with a fascinating past.  It has an equally modern and vibrant culture that is experienced through the food you enjoy, in buildings and place names and especially through its people.  As you contemplate which… Read more


Best Places to Visit in Jamaica

It’s time to slip off the cares of daily life and step with me, if you will, into a timeless world of music, history, food, culture …. All wrapped up in a warm and glorious setting.  Laze on some spectacular beaches, chill out in one of our amazing Jamaica vacation rentals, navigate through tropical rainforests,… Read more


Luxury Villas in Kauai – Oscar Winning Beauty

It is no surprise to read that for over 80 years Kauai has been the island destination for movie makers who want to capture the true essence of Hawaiian beauty. Some of the most celebrated films from South Pacific, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic World, Tropic Thunder and so many more, discovered that if… Read more


Corfu Points of Interest

Corfu, the most northern of the Ionian islands, is a 230 sq mile destination with numerous spectacular beaches that has charmed travellers for centuries.  Closer to Albania than to mainland Greece, it is an island that has absorbed the traditions, cuisine and architecture of its many occupiers while retaining its Greek-ness.  Today, the myriad influences… Read more


Rent A Private Island?

Is the world getting a bit crowded?  Yes, I think it is.  How many of you can walk more than 10 minutes from your front door without encountering other human beings?  Of course, this is a good thing.  We are not meant to live in glorious solitude like a lighthouse keeper. “No man is an… Read more