Essential Barbados Travel Guide

With some many beautiful Caribbean islands to choose from, how do you choose the perfect one for you? As owner and CEO of Exceptional Villas, the question constantly asked is which is the nicest island? And which is the best Villa? There is no right answer to this question as each of the islands are… Read more


Nevis Villas to Triathlon

I have always liked a challenge. On our first visit to inspect the many Nevis rentals, our wonderful host from Paradise Beach Resort which has some of the best Nevis villas, told us all about the Nevis Triathlon. My ears pricked up because I had always wanted to try a triathlon, but I am a… Read more


Essential Turks and Caicos Travel Guide

Peel back the glamour of Turks and Caicos, and you will find an island that is as naturally beautiful as it is glamorous. I am lucky to travel all around the world as owner of Exceptional Villas, and I can honestly say that Turks and Caicos is one of my most favorite destinations on the… Read more


Chalets in Zermatt and So Much More

Fall in Love With Zermatt I first fell in love with Zermatt when I was working as a trainee Hotel Manager in Zurich. Skiing has always been my ultimate passion. I spent the year saving every penny I earned so that on my day off I would be able to travel to a different ski… Read more


Mexican Villa Vacation at Punta Mita

From Hola to Adios, a Mexican villa vacation in Punta Mita is guaranteed to satisfy your lust for luxury, relaxation, and adventure. Punta Mita has become famous worldwide as Mexico’s Premier Resort Community. Why you should choose Punta Mita for your Mexican Villa Vacation Porqué I hear you say? Where to begin? It is home… Read more


Eagles Palace Greece

In Greece, food is considered one of the greatest pleasures and at Eagles Palace Resort in Halkidiki their chefs will transform every plate into a work of gastronomic art. From the moment we arrived at Eagles Palace Resort in Greece we were exposed to some of the finest culinary art imaginable. The flavour, detail and… Read more


Honeymoon Villas in St Martin

Every time I go on an inspection trip to personally inspect our villas, I think how lucky I am to get to visit all these amazing properties in the most stunning locations. The Caribbean is always a firm favourite of mine, and St Martin is one of my favourite islands. Many of our clients come to… Read more


BVI Villa Rentals: Top 5

Why Travel to the BVI? The British Virgin Islands is one of the most idyllic places to go on a Caribbean vacation, and BVI villa rentals are some of the Caribbean’ finest.  The BVI’s are a chain of 60 stunningly beautiful islands that situated in the heart of the Sir Francis Drake Channel. The islands… Read more


How to Spend a Week in Anguilla

Anguilla is one of the lesser known islands in the Caribbean. Located just a small step off the beaten track, which helps to protect Anguilla’s character and exclusivity while offering travellers convenience in getting there by air or by sea. The island is by far one of the most beautiful and is home to the… Read more


St Barts Villas: The Top 9, Ever

St Barts is the home of some of the world’s uber luxury villa and vacation rentals so how is it possible to choose the nine best, St Barts Villas? Well, luckily we have the best job in the world and get to visit all of them on a very regular basis. We are therefore in… Read more


Barbados Luxury Villas: Top 10

Barbados is the home of luxury villas. Ever since British Airways decided to fly Concorde directly to Barbados, it has become one of the chicest and luxurious destinations in the world. It is a stunning island ringed by pristine white beaches and turquoise seas. It also has some of the best ocean side restaurants in… Read more


Top 5 Wedding Villas in Jamaica

Don’t worry about a thing, because everything little thing is going to be alright! Exceptional Villas is here to make sure your wedding in Jamaica is one of the most memorable, happiest and relaxing times of your life. Full of vibrant culture and beauty, Jamaica has become famous as the island of love and romance…. Read more


Cayman Villas & A Trip To Hell

Whenever I go to a new country to inspect our exceptional villas, I always look forward to visiting and experiencing the attractions and activities which you will see mentioned in all of the guide books.  But what excites me most is the thought of visiting the less talked about places and making my discoveries. On… Read more


Top 5 Turks and Caicos Villas

Are you looking for some of the world’s best beaches? Are you looking for the softest, finest, golden sands and the clearest turquoise seas in the world? Then a vacation to Turks and Caicos is a must. I have visited all the Caribbean islands, many times.  Turks and Caicos have become one of my favorite… Read more


Villas in Nevis and What to do when you stay in one

I am fortunate to have visited some of the most amazing islands in the Caribbean. Although I have been to Barbados, St Barth’s, St. Martin, and St. Kitts,  I always relish going back to the little-known island of Nevis. Nevis is a stunning, lush island that is part of the Leeward islands and sister to… Read more


Top 5 Luxury Villas in Antigua

Sun, Sea and Sand If you are looking for the perfect Caribbean Destination then look no further than Antigua. Antigua has some of the nicest villas in the Caribbean.  The island itself offers some of the best beaches, superb cuisine, unmatched sunsets and crystal clear Caribbean waters to swim in. For the ultimate vacation, Antigua… Read more


9 Things To Do In Barbados

Our clients are extremely discerning and are always looking for extraordinary experiences when they travel. Since our team of villa and concierge experts spends so much of their time traveling, both inspecting Barbados villas and getting to know every intimate detail of the islands and destinations they represent, we feel we are in an excellent position… Read more


Best Beachfront St Martin Villa Rentals

The majority of our St Martin villa rentals are located on the hillside and being on the hill means spectacular views of the ocean.  However, we all want to be on the beach right?  There is something special about being able to stay right on the beach. You can’t beat waking up in the morning… Read more


Best St Barts Villa Rentals for Sunsets

My colleagues and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to St Barths. October is a great time to visit if you are looking for a peaceful time on the island.  There is very little traffic and getting around couldn’t be easier.  A lot of shops and restaurants are only reopening throughout the month… Read more


Why I Love St Barts Villas

I still remember the first time I heard about all the amazing St Barts Villas.  I was attending a Young Presidents Organisation meeting in New York.  One of my fellow participants mentioned the words “very chic” and “very beautiful” and my ears pricked up immediately.  A beautiful island with beautiful luxury villas, fabulous food and… Read more


The Best St Lucia Villas for Honeymoon Vacations

 Are you ready for a honeymoon vacation of a lifetime? St Lucia is one of the most romantic Honeymoon Destinations in the Caribbean. This lush and romantic island is consistently being ranked as one of the best destinations in the Caribbean by Conde Nast and rightly so. Known for its’ wonderfully rich culture, luxury villas,… Read more


Barbados Villas – Perfect For Romantic Weddings

Can you think of a better or more romantic place to get married than Barbados? The feel of the sand between your toes as you say “I do”. The wonderful touch of the warm tropical breeze against your skin with the soothing sounds of the sea in the background.   Imagine the endless blue skies with… Read more


Cooking With Love In Jamaica

On our most recent trip to Jamaica, Emma and I, as always, got to sample some wonderful food. So I decided it was time to write a blog on the subject. Each of our Exceptional Villas in Jamaica has a full staff, including a Chef who has been hand-picked by the villa owner. Our Exceptional… Read more