Barbados is the home of luxury villas. Some of our favorites in Alaya Villa, a gorgeous home set on the Platinum Coast in Barbados.
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 oceanside restaurants in the world.
Barbados has a great sporting history too. There is an excellent selection of top-class golf courses, some of the best Polo in the world, professional tennis facilities, and every imaginable water sport.
To top it all, Barbados is one of the best islands in the Caribbean if you like a spot of retail therapy while on vacation. Holetown which is very close to most of the luxury villas in Barbados has an excellent selection of both designer shops located in the Limegrove shopping center and quirky and fashionable boutiques.
If you are interested in visiting the island you should have a read of our Essential guide to Barbados
Top 10 Barbados Luxury Villas
There are more Villas in Barbados for rent than on any other Caribbean Island. Exceptional Villas have personally inspected all of them and are therefore in the perfect position to select the top 10 villas in Barbados.
- The Dream – St James
- Greensleeves – Gibbs Beach
- Footprints – Alleynes Bay
- Godings House – Speightstown
- Gardenia – St James
- One Sandy Lane – Sandy Lane Beach
- Crystal Springs – St James
- Landfall – Sandy Lane Beach
- Bonita Bay
- Cove Spring House – Alleynes Bay
- Alaya Villa – Porters
So let’s begin.
1. The Dream
The Dream is not only one of the most magnificent Barbados luxury villas, but it is also one of the most luxurious villas in the Caribbean.
The location of The Dream is on the exclusive west coast of Barbados in a purely residential area called The Garden. This area is where you will find many of the top villas. The Dream is contemporary in style, but unlike many modern contemporary villas, it has a look and feels like a proper home.
It has five bedrooms located right on the beach with a stunning swimming pool. There’s also a full bar, grand piano, library and cinema room.
When you rent The Dream, it comes complete with a Butler and gourmet chef who will delight you with his innovative menus.
Our Favourite Feature of The Dream
Every aspect of The Dream is exquisite, but we especially love the way the architect has used the floor to ceiling glass that opens right up so guests can enjoy indoor/outdoor living at its very best.
Greensleeves is one of the most iconic villas in Barbados.
The villa has a location on a private headland of over 11 acres. Greensleeves Villa in Barbados is simply Paradise. It has nine stunning bedrooms and is located directly on the two of the best beaches in Barbados. Reeds Bay to the South and Gibbs Beach is to the North.
Every part of this villa is a thing of beauty.
From the moment you enter through the vast Mongolian Temple Doors, your senses will be overwhelmed with the sweet-smelling tropical flowers, the chirping hummingbirds, the whistling tree frogs and the incredible views of the ocean.
There is a gorgeous free form swimming pool, remarkable mature tropical gardens, floodlit tennis court, fully equipped gymnasium, children’s jungle gym and a home cinema. Should you feel the need to venture away from this tropical haven you have an abundance of things to do in Barbados.
You will also be well pampered by a whole team of professionals including Butlers, Chefs, and housekeepers.
Our Favourite Feature of Greensleeves
The location and the grounds are beyond beautiful!
Footprints is one of the newest beachfront villas in Barbados, and it is also one of the most contemporary. It has a magnificent location directly on Alleynes Bay. The beach here is pristine with white sands and calm turquoise waters.
Footprints Villa is also next door to one of our favorite restaurants on the island; Lone Star. It is just a 2-minute walk along the beach. It is also beside one of the Islands best and most famous beach bars called Ju Ju’s. The villa is exquisite with five luxury en-suite bedrooms.
This Barbados luxury villa has been beautifully designed with glass walls to ensure you can take full advantage of the views.
Each of the five bedrooms is very luxurious, but the master bedroom is exceptional with a huge terrace and outdoor bath.
The villa comes complete with a stunning infinity pool as well as a great team that includes a chef and a butler.
Our Favourite Feature of Footprints
The master bedroom. You will never want to leave.
4. Godings House
Godings House is the newest ultra luxury villa in Barbados. It is in a quieter area just south of Speightstown.
This five bedroom villa in Barbados is ultra modern, contemporary and very chic.
The villa is on 1.2 acres of beachfront with lawns that roll down to a virtually private piece of beach and sea. It is huge with over 13.500 square feet of living space which are beautifully furnished with supple white leather sofas, Italian marble and unique pieces of art.
There is an unbelievable sense of space in the villa as it has been designed to open right up to the terrace and pool area. Each of the bedrooms is stunning, all facing the sea with breathtaking views.
Other brilliant features of this exquisite villa include a fronted glass office, an infinity pool, several gazebos, a luxurious cinema room and a fully equipped gymnasium.
Our Favourite Feature of Godings House
The fact that all the bedrooms have incredible views.
Gardenia is one of the most magnificent, traditional style Barbados luxury villas.
It has a colonial feel with six bedrooms located directly on a beautiful stretch of beach on the stunning west coast of Barbados.
Gardenia has a slightly elevated location which means that not only do you have the advantage of beach front, but you also get the stunning sea views more often found with villas located on the hills overlooking the coast.
Gardenia has charming tropical gardens that are full of features such as lily ponds, bridges and little nooks and crannies where you can enjoy the beautiful views.
The villa comes complete with a lovely swimming pool, games room media room, gazebo, gymnasium and tennis court.
Our Favourite Feature of Gardenia
The relaxed home from home vibe in both the indoors and the gardens. It is the perfect villa to wind down and relax.
6. One Sandy Lane
One Sandy Lane arguably offers the most luxurious accommodation in Barbados. One Sandy Lane comprises of eight palatial five bedroom homes located on Payne’s Bay which is also one of the best beaches on the island.
Two of the properties are available for rental; The Residence and The Penthouse.
The Penthouse is Simon Cowell’s favorite Villa to rent in Barbados which he does every Holiday Season. The moment you enter the building, you will feel you have arrived somewhere very special. There is a stunning entrance hall with spiral staircase and handmade balustrades.
The interiors are meticulous with an incredible level of luxury and attention to detail & they merge seamlessly with the terraces and outdoor spaces via floor to ceiling doors which also gives an unbelievable feeling of space.
One Sandy Lane has a beautiful swimming pool with swim up bar, extensive manicured gardens and a state of the art gymnasium. To top it all off, it is walking distance to the iconic Sandy Lane Hotel & beach.
Our Favourite Feature of One Sandy Lane
The sheer luxury and opulence of One Sandy Lane have not beaten anywhere.
7. Crystal Springs
Crystal Springs stands proudly overlooking a private beach on the affluent Platinum West Coast of Barbados.
This majestic ten-bedroom Barbados villa was built in the 1960’s and restored in 2014 to the highest of finishes. The residence at Crystal Springs is 12,000 Square. Ft. and provides an intimate luxury retreat for large groups of family and friends.
There are many living areas which are excellent for evening gatherings and entertaining, you have three outdoor patios which are also fabulous for al fresco dining, and each has breathtaking sea views.
Another highlight would have to be the rectangular shaped heated infinity pool that stretches out to the Caribbean ocean, the state of the art cinema room, modern fitness center and the private beach which is a short stroll from the main house.
14 members of staff will also look after your every need while staying at Crystal Springs.
Our Favourite feature of Crystal Springs:
Crystal Springs includes an 18 ft. Speedboat and driver which offers guests the choice of many different water sports such as waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding or simply cruising up and down the Barbados coastline.
On the exclusive West Coast of Barbados, you have many beautiful beaches to choose from such as Sandy Lane, and it is here where you will find the fabulous property known as Landfall.
This villa is one of the most ultra-luxury villa rentals in Barbados, its location alone draws repeat clients from all over the world back every year. Landfall has elegance in abundance, and this is with its high-class art décor, tiled marble floors, courtyard complete with fountain and beachfront alfresco dining areas.
Although guests are steps from the warm powdered sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean they still have the choice of relaxing beside their private pool and Jacuzzi.
Guests of Landfall are spoilt by the excellent staff which includes a chef and butler.
The house hosts six bedrooms which are all en-suite, 4 of the bedrooms can be found upstairs while two remain rooms are on the ground floor.
Our Favourite feature of Landfall
What I love most about Landfall is its location, right on the best beach in Barbados. Sandy Lane Resort and Golf Club are nearby, and Holetown which boasts the best restaurants in Barbados, bars and high-end shopping is a 3-minute drive away.
9. Bonita Bay
Bonita Bay is a newly built six bedroom ultra-modern beachfront property located on the exclusive West Coast of Barbados.
This is luxury living at its very best as Bonita boasts breath-taking views of the Caribbean Ocean (not to mention the mesmerizing sunsets).
Enormous glass sliding doors open to a spacious terrace area which is perfect for al-fresco dining. Bright, chic art décor adorn the walls and floor to ceilings glass doors welcome in the natural sunlight.
Bonita has four bedrooms in the main house with incredible views and two more in the cottage at the front – these all have en-suite bathrooms.
The beach out front is ideal for swimming and snorkeling and organizing motorized water sports is easily done.
The world renowned Cliff Restaurant is a short stroll from the villa, the Sandy Lane Resort and Holetown are 5 minutes away by car. Holetown has atmospheric cafes, bars and is excellent for high-end retail therapy.
Our Favourite Feature of Bonita
Bonita Bay has a horse shoe design to maximize stunning views, and in the center, the courtyard area comes complete with a beautiful swimming pool, sun loungers, waterfall feature and palm trees.
It is wonderfully designed and encompasses total tranquility and extreme privacy.
10. Cove Spring House
Cove Spring House is a truly magnificent seven-bedroom luxurious mansion in the exclusive Garden area of Barbados.
Sitting overlooking Alleyne’s Bay, this Palladian/Georgian style estate boasts an open plan living style with a lavish interior design. Magnificent artworks adorn the walls and haute-couture furniture blends in wonderfully with the backdrop of local coral building stone.
Outside you have stunning ocean views, and guests can relax and chill out by the pool, or they can stroll down to their private beach. Full Spa treatments and a state of the art fitness center are also readily available. Guests staying here will experience sophisticated extravagance blended with scrupulous service, delicious menus, ultimate privacy and guaranteed relaxation.
Cove Spring House is ideally situated close to some of the best fine dining eateries on the West Coast. Restaurants such as Daphne’s, L’Acajou, Tides and The Cliff are a short drive away as is the high-end shopping district of Limegrove.
Our Favourite Feature of Cove Spring House
Cove Spring House is the ultimate extravagant mansion for a large group of friends or family.
To be able to play, swim, snorkel, and enjoy the sun in the company of your loved ones on your private beach is the highpoint of this vacation.
11. Alaya Villa
The Platinum Coast in Barbados has a new diamond in its priceless setting. Alaya villa is one of those unique properties that brings the very best of 21st century living under one stylish roof. With an imposing presence overlooking a stretch of beach perfection, this lavish property offers guests a luxurious and sophisticated vacation experience wrapped up in a private paradise.
The clean architectural lines of Alaya deliver a very modern property. White, airy and light are all words that help describe that wonderful sense of space that is a key feature of this stunning home. With 9 bedrooms divided between the Main House (6-bedroom suites) and 2 adjacent self-contained apartments (with 1 and 2 bedroom suites each), this is an ideal property for a large family group or a number of couples to enjoy a high-end luxurious vacation.
Barbados is the first country in the Caribbean I ever visited when I was in my early twenties. It is also the island where we started our Exceptional Villas program. As a result, it will always have an extraordinary place in my heart. It is a stunning island with fantastic beaches, restaurants, and shopping. But it also has an incredible Caribbean culture and is full of history.
Above all, Barbados has some of the best luxury beach side villas in the world. Picking our top 10 was not easy as there are so many villas to choose from in Barbados. I think we have done a great job, but we do also love to hear from you so please leave a comment or email our villa specialist Yvonne; directly on [email protected] or to or to contact us by phone Click Here for details
See you in Barbados!
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.