If you are looking for a luxurious and memorable vacation with a focus on beach perfection, join me as I take you on a whistlestop tour through some of the best villas in the Caribbean.


18 Best Villas in the Caribbean

  1. Anguilla – Ani Private Resort
  2. Antigua – Morning Glory at Jumby Bay Resort
  3. Bahamas – Over Yonder Cay Private Island
  4. Barbados – Cove Spring House
  5. BVI  – Necker Island
  6. Cayman  Islands – Coconut Walk, Seven Mile Beach
  7. Dominican Republic – Ani Private Resort
  8. Grenada – Silversands
  9. Jamaica – Rio Chico, Ocho Rios
  10. Mustique Island – Pangolin
  11. Nevis – Serenity at the Four Seasons
  12. Puerto Rico – Dorado Beach Residence
  13. St Barts – Villa Ohana
  14. St Kitts – Park Hyatt, Banana Bay
  15. St Lucia – Sugar Beach Resort
  16. St Martin – Le Chateau des Palmiers
  17. Turks and Caicos – Hawksbill Estate
  18. US Virgin Islands – One Perfect Day, St Thomas

Introduction

With over 20 destinations in the Caribbean and counting, Exceptional Villas has such a diverse range of properties from which to choose.  Here below is an A to Z of destinations with a focus on one spectacular private villa in each location.

the best villas in the Caribbean

Beach Kandi, one of the best villas in Turks and Caicos


Anguilla- Ani South / Ani Private

A beautifully modern property with loads of extras included like cooking classes for adults or kids, cycling tours, access to Little Bay, a cute private beach, tennis, incredible staff. Ani South is one of the best villas in Anguilla ideal for family groups who like to be active.

If you like Caribbean views, the clifftop location is spectacular.  Also fabulous for a small, private wedding.

Anguilla is one of the prettiest islands in the East Caribbean and fast becoming a favourite for those in search of a laid back yet luxury vacation.

A catamaran at Sea sits below Ani Private Resort in Anguilla one of the best villas in the Caribbean

Ani Private Resort, Anguilla


Antigua – Morning Glory in Jumby Resort

Set in 8 acres of stunning gardens, Morning Glory is a spacious property designed along classical lines and has a prime location in one of the most prestigious areas of Antigua. It is featured in our Jumby Bay villas collection.

the pool at morning glory villa

Morning Glory Villa, Jumby Bay

With staff to provide discreet service to your group, you can enjoy leisurely days lounging by your 20-metre infinity pool or taking the short few steps to the pristine beach.

The layout of the property would work well for a multi-generational family getaway or for a group of couples who enjoy traveling together while having some personal space.  Antigua is one of the most exclusive destinations in the Caribbean.

As you watch your first sunset on the beach, you’ll understand why.


Bahamas – Over Yonder Cay

An uber-exclusive island within a chain of islands.  Over Yonder Cay, a mere 70 miles from Nassau, is 72 acres of splendour in the Caribbean.  The island has a number of villa properties that provide privacy for guests.  It’s probably one of the most ideal vacation for a large celebratory event where guests of all ages can embrace Bahamian life in privacy.

With no tours to the island, you can shun the world for the duration of your holiday and be pampered by your staff who can arrange everything from gala dinners to pretty picnics.  With a slew of water sport toys for the intrepid action types, and heavenly beaches, not forgetting a gym and your very own movie theatre, this is an island that has it all.

pool and villas at Over Yonder Cay one of the best villas in the Caribbean

Over Yonder Cay, Bahamas


Barbados – Cove Spring House

The island nation of Barbados is one of those fabulous destinations in the Caribbean.

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It has all the credentials for a high-end luxury break where pristine beaches and balmy waters are part of the memorable experience.  Cove Spring House is a spacious Barbados villa, situated in mature and lush gardens with an enviable position overlooking the sea.

From a private beach to a team of discreet staff that will care for you during your vacation, to a fully equipped gym and private theatre and so much more, this is one of those best private villas in Barbados for a large group trip.

the upper terrace at cove spring house one of the best villas in Barbados

Cove Spring House – one of the best villas in Barbados


British Virgin Islands – Necker Island

It’s on the top of every exclusive island list globally.  And for very good reasons.  Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands, has established a reputation for laid back style, natural beauty and a free and easy style of vacation that ticks all the luxury boxes.

The pool overlooking the beach at Necker Private Island in the BVI

Necker Private Island in the BVI

With its own team of wonderful staff, you and your group can stay in any of the Balinese inspired houses dotted around the 74 acre island, there’s so much to see and do in this lush paradise.  And let’s not forget the mini submarine that you can pilot to explore the underwater kingdom of the Caribbean.

It’s entirely unforgettable this stunning island experience.


Cayman Islands – Coconut Walk, Seven Mile Beach

The award winning Seven Mile Beach is at the heart of any Grand Cayman vacation.  Miles and miles of pristine sand overlooking the balmy turquoise Caribbean.  From your terrace of Coconut Walk villa, you and your group can indulge in a spectacularly luxurious vacation.  This is a property that suits families.  It has lots of water toys, a games room, a private pool and easy access to the stunning beach.  Coconut Walk is a very attractive classic contemporary Caribbean villa, beautifully furnished.

With a lot of interesting activities nearby, Grand Cayman has a lot to see and do.

Seven Mile Beach at Coconut Walk in Grand Cayman

Coconut Walk in Grand Cayman


Dominican Republic – Ani Private Resort

The golf capital of the Caribbean has to be Dominican Republic.  But it’s not all about life on the fairways.  The stunning beaches and coastal areas of this Caribbean country are home to some of the best resort villas in the Caribbean. The most memorable of which is the celebrated globally recognised ANI Resort.

Aerial View of Ani Private Resort in the Dominican Republic

Aerial View of Ani Private Resort in the Dominican Republic

Occupying its own private peninsula, providing a fully inclusive full-board experience, this property would be the ultimate place to host a wedding or celebrate an important milestone birthday.  Your staff are expertly trained to deliver a seamless service.  Lovely add-ons are complimentary cooking classes, a bicycle tour and divine spa treatments.  With the beach only a short stroll from your private pool, this is a truly all-inclusive luxury vacation experience.


Grenada – Silversands Beach Front Villa

If you are a fan of modern architecture, you will love the beautiful Silversands Beach Front Villa in Grenada. The clean lines offer a wonderful counterpoint to its green and lush setting.  A short walk from your terrace with private pool will find you on Grand Anse, one of the most picturesque of beaches.

If you are a keen diving enthusiast or perhaps just hoping to learn, there are over 50 sites of particular interest to be found around this gorgeous island.

Silversands Grenada one of the best resorts in the Caribbean

Silversands Grenada


Jamaica – Rio Chico, Ocho Rios

One of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Jamaica is an island nation rich in history and natural beauty.  Along Jamaica’s north shore lies the unparalleled villa Rio Chico set in one of the most exclusive areas in the whole Caribbean.

With a team of staff to nurture you during your vacation, you can enjoy all manner of water sports from the beach or laze languorously around your pool.  Be sure to sample not just the local cuisine but the fun and flavour of life in Jamaica.

It’s jam packed with adventures.

The pool and sea view at Rio Chico in Jamaica

Rio Chico luxury villa in Jamaica


Mustique –  Pangolin

Mustique is part if the stunning Grenadine islands, that offer vacationers that true Caribbean castaway feeling.  Pretty, picturesque and laidback, an unspoiled yet luxury getaway is waiting for you.  The island of Mustique at only 3 miles square is one of those heavenly destinations that captures the heart and minds of travellers.  Pangolin villa, with its own staff, has an enviable position overlooking the Caribbean and outwards to the island of Grenadine in the distance.  With a private pool and pretty gardens, this is one of those traditional Caribbean homes where cosy luxury and relaxation is built into your gorgeous vacation.


Nevis – Serenity, Pinneys Beach

The sublime Serenity villa on the island of Nevis is that magical property that provides the perfect backdrop for a glorious vacation.  This modern European inspired villa is located next to the Four Seasons resort and villa guests can enjoy golf and dip into some of the Resort amenities during their vacation.

If you like to keep it private, your own pool and terrace will allow you to enjoy that level of seclusion that’s all part of a Caribbean vacation.  Lush landscapes, mountains, beaches along with a variety of restaurants and bars nearby, all help elevate your holiday experience.


Puerto Rico – Dorado Beach Residence

Puerto Rico, just a short hop from continental USA, is fast becoming one of the easiest places to travel to for a Caribbean getaway.  Dorado Beach Residence, part of the Ritz Carlton resort, is a modern and tasteful property that has access to swimming pools, golf, tennis, water sports, spa services within the Resort.  A private plunge pool and terrace coupled with the fabulous interiors, make the Dorado Beach Residence one of those classy properties in Puerto Rico.


St Barths – Villa Ohana

Winter sun never looked so good.  St Barts is the stylish destination for the beautiful people who like a healthy helping of full-on glamour during their vacations.  Villa Ohana is an uber-chic property in the exquisite St Jean district of the island.

Sun Loungers St Jean Beach at Eden Rock

St Jean Beach at Eden Rock

A private pool, spacious indoor and outdoor living, all capture the divine views across the Caribbean.  This is the ultimate home in St Barts from which you can set out each day to sample life on the island.  Shopping and long leisurely lunches by the ocean, cocktail hour in one of the beach clubs followed by a decadent dinner are all part of any St Barts vacation.

St Barts best Caribbean Villas

St Kitts – Park Hyatt, Banana Bay

A Caribbean destination that’s been on the map a long time, St Kitts is a gorgeous island with a lush interior and sublime beaches.

The Park Hyatt sitting right on Banana Bay is a modern property with all the expected amenities of any good resort.  They’ve wisely designated some of the pools and restaurants adults only, so families can enjoy a laid-back atmosphere while romantic couples, and adults can have a quieter experience.  With zip lining through rainforests, a scenic train tour around the island and an opportunity to see the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, you’ll never be bored on St Kitts.


St Lucia –  Sugar Beach Resort

Honeymooners make up a large number of vacationers to St Lucia but they’re not just the only travellers who have fallen in love with this gorgeous island.  With the dramatic pitons keeping vigil over the island, there is a lush tropical rainforest interior that’s a wonderful counterpoint to the glorious beaches.

communal pool at Sugar Beach Resort

Sugar Beach Resort, St Lucia

First among the beaches has to be the Anse des Pitons.  Soft sand and blue waters combine to create the perfect beach experience.  If you are staying at one of the best villas in St Lucia, the gorgeous Sugar Beach Resort right on this beach, you can luxuriate with treatments in the Rainforest spa on site.  As well, you can enjoy the delicious dishes prepared in the Resort restaurants and try out some of the wonderful water sport activities.  A lot of do.  A lot of see.  St Lucia awaits. Check out our blog on the best St Lucia villas for honeymoon vacations.


St Martin – Le Chateau des Palmiers

The island of St Martin, called the Friendly Island, has two distinct personalities.  Its French and Dutch sides present different styles in cuisine, architecture and even relaxation.  But add another dimension, because the Caribbean flair merged with both of these cultures creates the real essence of St Martin.  It’s feels like the South of France with a good old dash of spice. The beaches, bays and pretty town around the coastline, are incredibly picturesque.

The Pool at Le Chateau des Palmiers

Le Chateau des Palmiers, St Martin

If you and your group would like to vacation at a Caribbean estate then Le Chateau des Palmiers is the last word in stately elegance.  The beautifully manicured grounds, the sweeping lawns that draw the eye to the limitless horizons of the Caribbean, it’s one gorgeous view after another.  Throw in dedicated staff, tennis courts, a fully loaded gym and you have all the amenities that will add another dimension to your vacation.  With the white sands of Plum Bay a few steps from your vast grounds, you really can have it all in St Martin.


Turks and Caicos  – Hawksbill Estate

The islands that make up Turks and Caicos offer the most days of sunshine each year than probably any other Caribbean destination.  The beaches seem endless and are a celebration of white sands and balmy blue waters.  Let’s take  a look at Hawksbill Estate – that offers luxury and exclusivity to discerning travellers.  With access to a stunning beach and two lovely pools, this modern and chic property is perfect for a wedding, a large family vacation or friends traveling together.

Hawksbill Estate

Hawksbill Estate, Turks and Caicos

This Turks and Caicos Estate vacation rental can be rented as 5, 6 or 8 bedroom villa. There is also a newly renovated Hawksbill Beach House next door adding a further 3 bedrooms to provide up to 11 bedrooms in total. The villa also comes fully staffed with a chef butler and maids to provide an unforgettable vacation. This is definitely one of the best villas in the Caribbean.


US Virgin Islands – One Perfect Day, St Thomas

The US Virgin Islands are a little slice of USA but not as you know it.  Same language and currency but other than that, a world apart.  The heavenly beaches of St Thomas, St John and St Croix are some of the loveliest you will find in the Caribbean.

the pool at one perfect day one of the best villas in the Caribbean

One Perfect Day Villa, St Thomas

The capital city of the islands, Charlotte Amalie is a picturesque town.  You can climb the hill to visit Blackbeard’s Castle and take in some fabulous shopping and dining near the port.  One Perfect Day villa, located near one of the most acclaimed beaches of St Thomas, Little Magen’s Bay, is a spacious property with its own pool commanding views across the Caribbean.  It really is one perfect day after another, when you stay here.


Conclusion

There you have it.  Some of the best private villas in the Caribbean just waiting for you and your family or group to enjoy.  With all the high-end luxury features that you might wish, located in the most picturesque of locations, these are the properties that take your vacation to another level.

Exceptional Villas is a trusted company with decades of experience matching valued clients to the vacation property of their dreams.  Once you’ve identified your perfect villa destination, our Concierge Team will then work with you to build a holiday of a lifetime – adventurous activities, celebratory parties, romantic events, restful and restoring holistic treatments, kiddie-centric fun and games and so much more.

The Caribbean has been the playground for the discerning traveller for such a long time and there’s a reason why.  Let’s visit some of the most idyllic islands in the world and take a peek into the most luxurious private villas in the world.

Give Exceptional Villa’s knowledgeable and personable sales team a call today and allow them to match you with the destination and property that will meet and exceed your holiday needs.  The Caribbean is home to some of the lushest and romantic islands in the world.  Find your brand of magic among these sandy shores.

 

 

About Mairead Moriarty

Born and raised in Co Kerry, lived in London, New York, San Francisco, Dublin. Owner of one very battered suitcase, a well-worn passport and a million memories. It seems very fitting for a travel writer that my surname translates as ‘Skilled Navigator’. Apart from an occasion when, aged 3, I got lost in a Supermarket in Tralee, I have managed to live up to my name! Curiosity is probably the driver that has sent me on magical mystery tours around the world. I want to ‘feel’ a place. I want all my senses to be engaged: from the history and geography that has influenced a country or city, the arts and achievements of its natives, anything and everything really. Regardless of whether I am on a local train travelling through Morocco, or poking around in Marconi’s study in Bologna or on a canal boat weaving through the heart of the English countryside, the same rules apply - ask questions, talk to locals, eat what they eat, sit quietly with nature and simply be. Assimilate as much as is possible so as to understand the soul of a place. That is my passion. That is the compass by which I navigate.

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