The most Easterly of the Caribbean Islands, Barbados is famous for beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and jaw-dropping scenery. It attracts some of the world’s biggest high net worth individuals, VIPs and stars of the entertainment industry.
Celebrity Home and Holiday Makers
Barbados is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a family vacation, a romantic honeymoon and equally is one of the most popular locations for Celebrities to visit.
Celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Prince Harry and Gwyneth Paltrow are regular visitors to this tropical Caribbean paradise island. Simon Cowell, the reality TV media mogul, spends Christmas on the island and stays at the Sandy Lane Hotel and Resort located directly on Sandy Land Beach. Native-born, pop sensation Rhianna is a regular visitor to her home and she recently purchased a plush mansion on the island for her family.
Luxury Villas in Barbados
The island is perfect for the rich and famous and offers an abundance of luxury villas for the discerning client. Barbados has many large mansions and beachfront estate homes that are fully staffed including chefs, housekeepers and butlers who take care of you throughout your stay.
Most celebrities arrive by private jet into Grantley Adams Airport and quickly escorted through customs and immigration using the VIP Airport Fast-Track and a chauffeur-driven to their luxury villa on the West Coast of Barbados. On arrival, the staff meets and greets all guests and will have cold towels and rum punch on ice waiting for you. Each of the luxury homes has its own team of staff who will look after you during your stay and each home comes with a private pool.
The West Coast of the island is the most luxurious and features the most exquisite Barbados Villas and it is also home to the best beaches in Barbados. Sandy Lane Beach is one of the most popular featuring the Sandy Lane Hotel and a small selection of homes. Paynes Bay is equally as popular and here you will find a wonderful array of stunning vacation rentals right on the beach as well as luxury condominiums all of which are fully staffed.
Exclusive Restaurants in Barbados
Barbados is also home to a wonderful selection of gourmet and 5-star restaurants. Most notably The Cliff is the most famous restaurant on the island. Set on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea it is one of the most sought after locations to enjoy fine dining in Barbados. Other restaurants include Cin Cin by the sea offering a wonderful selection of locally caught seafood. Another favourite is The Tides and dining at Sandy Lane.
Designer Shopping in Barbados
Another reason the celebs flock to Barbados is for the luxury shopping you can experience along the West Coast of the Island. Holetown is home to the Limegrove Shopping Center which features a selection of luxury boutiques and designer brands such as Cartier, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton.
Be A VIP in Barbados
There are so many things for celebs to do on the island whether they would prefer to stay in their villa in complete privacy or if they would like to enjoy lots of activities there is something to suit everyone.
Luxury catamaran and sunset cruises can be arranged from any of the beaches and some of the best Celeb Spots are Sandy Lane and Cobblers Cove. Both resorts are renowned for celebrity and VIP guests. Cobblers Cove serves Afternoon tea in the Camelot Restaurant and has a dedicated cocktail bar. Sandy Lane plays host to seven bars. It also features a wine cellar with over 2,000 bottles from old and new world wineries.
If you are looking for nightlife then Holetown is the place to be with its selection of chic bars. Celebrities often visit Priva, one of the islands most exclusive nightclubs in Holetown and is set in a chic yet traditionally styled colonial building. It plays host to a 1st floor VIP room and an exclusive Perrier Jouet Champagne lounge.
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About Alexandra Baradi
Alexandra Baradi is the founder and owner of Exceptional Villas. She started the company 1992. Alex is a hotel manager by background and has travelled around the world in search of the best villas.
Her personal passion for travel and her entrepreneurial flair for making guest feel very special from the moment they enquire to the moment they arrive home, has enabled Exceptional Villas to become the world’s leader in luxury villas.
She believes anything is possible when you travel with Exceptional Villas and ensures you will be pampered every step of the way.
Alexandra and her team all have one thing in common; to provide their guests with an unmatched holiday experience and to go beyond expectations.
Each of the team members specialise in just one destination rather than in multiple destinations allowing them to become total experts in their fields.
Both Alexandra and her team spend much of their time travelling to all the destinations inspecting new villas and re-inspecting already featured villas.