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


Things To Do In Halkidiki

Halkidiki or Chalkidiki is a peninsula in Northern Mainland Greece.   The peninsula is said to resemble a hand with three fingers or legs, as the Greeks call them.  This unusual shape creates an expanse of coastline covering almost 350 miles. With excellent beaches, wild forested regions and numerous well-spaced villages and towns, Halkidiki is a… Read more


Best Time To Visit St Martin

Saint Martin is still as beautiful and picturesque as ever and continues to be one of the most popular Caribbean vacation destinations from both new and returning tourists. This beautiful and friendly island is attracting and welcoming their past and future visitors with key new offerings. As you might already know the island comprises of… Read more


Best Restaurants in Ravello

Pack your appetites for we are off on a gentle gourmet gambol through this lovely municipality, visiting its unique and exquisite restaurants to sample Ravello food in all its incarnations.


Tuscany Tours

It’s beautiful.  It’s interesting.  It is geographically mesmerizing.  It is a feast for the senses. This is Tuscany. Welcome!


Best Restaurants in Sorrento

Any visit to Sorrento is a feast for the eyes. The clifftop drive, snaking around sharp bends hundreds of feet above the Bay of Naples provides breath-taking views that rival any destination on the globe. Never have land and sea been so well married to create dramatic colours, textures …. the essence of panoramic allure…. Read more


Best Things to Do in Mykonos

Mykonos, Island of the Winds, is a 33 square mile Greek paradise in the Aegean Sea.  93 miles east of Athens, this spectacular island boasts a mountain of over 1,100 feet that gives unparalleled views over the turquoise sea and beyond. Enjoying a classic Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine each year, Mykonos… Read more


Best Things To Do In St Lucia

St Lucia or Santa Lucia Caribe is the only country in the world named after a woman and if an island had a gender it could reasonably be argued that St Lucia is indeed well named.  Exciting, stimulating, beautiful, lush, bountiful, serene – all the very best superlatives used to describe how remarkable women can… Read more


Best Things to do in Positano

I will always recall the first time I set foot in Positano.  Like you, I had read the blogs (or travel articles, as they were so quaintly called in the distant past!), I had looked at many photographs in printed guides and brochures …. But, truly, nothing really prepared me for the dazzling reality that… Read more


The Best Time to Visit Barbados

Crystal clear waters surround this tropical island paradise. Sun-kissed white sandy beaches lined with swaying coconut trees and incredibly stunning views are just one of the reasons that Barbados has been voted the top destination in the Caribbean. The island is known for its glorious weather with a year-round tropical climate ensuring that no matter… Read more


Best Amalfi Coast Restaurants

Writing a blog about glorious Italian restaurants is indeed a wonderful pleasure.  Add to this pleasure the fact that these restaurants create their marvels of cuisine along the world’s most breath-taking coast line of Amalfi, and we are in the realm of ecstasy! The Amalfi Coast restaurants that are elegantly distributed across this peninsula, capture… Read more


The Amalfi Coast

Try to remember the most beautiful place you have ever visited – recall each glorious sensation as you relive the memory of the scenery, the tastes and the sounds…now multiply all of those sensations by a thousand, and you won’t even get close to understanding what makes the Amalfi Coast one of the world’s most… Read more


The Best Places to Stay in Santorini

If you are a first-time visitor to this beautiful island and are trying to work out the best places to stay in Santorini, then it is important to first get an understanding of the geography of this stunning small island. It is just 95 square meters in size, and the coastline is 69 meters in… Read more


The Best Restaurants in St Barts

As owner and CEO of Exceptional Villas, I am often asked where is my favourite place in the world to go on vacation? With so many beautiful places in the world, I am unable to limit my answer to just one vacation spot. My answer to this question is always the same; Italy, The Maldives,… Read more


Best Restaurants in Antigua: The Top 9

The tropical island of Antigua is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations. A historical island that offers a fascinating culture, friendly people, spectacular Antigua rentals and best of all there is endless sunshine. What makes Antigua so popular is its stunning sun-kissed white sandy beaches of which there are 365, one for every day… Read more


From Tuscany to the Amalfi Coast

From Italian Villas in Tuscany to your luxury villa in the Amalfi Coast, how do you choose?  Each part of Italy is so individually beautiful and so incredibly unique. The thing that all parts of Italy have in common are amazing food, breath-taking scenery, phenomenal history, friendly passionate fashionable people and great art. If you… Read more