A luxury villa holiday is a perfect solution to many of the problems families and larger groups face when designing their ideal luxury escape. The Caribbean is famed for its family-friendly beaches, extensive array of activities and laid-back attitude to life. The perfect family holiday provides essential quality time for busy working families to reconnect and escape the distractions of their everyday routine. The tropical climate of the Caribbean lends itself to holidays timed around the school calendar, but these ageless islands avoid the trappings of mass tourism associated with many popular family destinations. Choosing to stay in a luxury villa provides an increased sense of privacy together with the comfort of knowing all of the facilities and amenities are yours to enjoy, exclusively. We’ve selected our recommended luxury Caribbean villas, each with a unique identity, idyllic location and plenty of space in which your family can unwind.
A firm favourite with families, Barbados is an ideal destination for multi-generational families as all ages are expertly catered to. Barbados is famed for its many picturesque beaches and tranquil turquoise-coloured water, while its vast restaurant scene is world-class. The island welcomes families with open arms as the way of life in Barbados is family centric and children are extremely well catered to. Elegant Resorts began in Barbados and remain one of the few luxury tour operators to have an office on the island. We have over forty exclusive private villas in Barbados, a collection which includes some of the top luxury Caribbean villas in the region.
The Great House
Best for: Large groups seeking an active stay
Living up to its name, this sprawling Colonial style estate is undeniably one of the best luxury Caribbean villas. The main house comprises four large bedroom suites and four separate chattel houses, ideal for multi-generational families or larger groups of friends, with the ambience being that of a private hotel for the exclusive use of you and your guests. The villa boasts an extensive array of water-based activities, including its own 30ft pleasure boat, while the large outdoor swimming pool and separate toddler’s pool are perfect for those days when you’d rather not venture too far. The Great House enjoys a tranquil setting, overlooking Turtle Beach; one of the island’s best loved locations.
Calliaqua at Sugar Hill Estate
Best for: Large groups of golf lovers
Home to many of the Caribbean’s best golf courses, Barbados is one of best Caribbean islands to visit for a luxury golf break. Calliaqua at Sugar Hill Estate provides access to the Royal Westmoreland Golf Club, one of the island’s best loved courses, while the world-famous Sandy Lane Golf Course is a short drive away. Off the greens, the splendorous villa boasts plenty of space and exceptional amenities. Guests can enjoy the facilities of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Beach Club and the sublime Sugar Hill Estate. Golfers looking for luxury Caribbean villas for 2018 travel will surely hit the sweet spot with Calliaqua at Sugar Hill Estate.
Godings Beach House
Best for: Stylish sunset seekers
Oozing glamour and ultra-modern luxury, Godings Beach House is one of the most in-demand luxury Caribbean villas of 2018. Designed to maximise guest’s views of Barbados’ legendary sunsets while the stylish additions of a private infinity pool, cinema room, gym and yoga pavilion takes care of rest and play. A team of expert staff take care of your every whim, freeing up your time to explore all of Barbados’ VIP hot spots including the newly opened Nikki Beach Club and Hugo’s Restaurant.
A tiny three-mile wide slither of paradise, Anguilla boasts thirty-three beaches and some of the best luxury Caribbean villas. When it comes to picturesque panoramas, a peaceful pace of life and some of the best rum punches in the region, Anguilla more than delivers. Deceptively understated, Anguilla is a welcome escape from everyday life, making it the perfect setting for a relaxing and rejuvenating luxury holiday.
Best for: Group celebrations
Endless space and hours of sunshine make Le Blue a dream-like abode. Nestled between two private beaches and enjoying unspoiled panoramic views of the cyan-coloured Caribbean Sea. The main villa features eight sprawling bedroom suites while the two-bedroom guest house enjoys a private setting within landscaped gardens. Le Bleu is a beautiful balancing act between being the perfect party house, with two large swimming pools, a cinema room and beach pavilion, while the serene luxury lends itself to laid-back leisure, with a sea-front Jacuzzi, water garden and a team of expert staff on hand too.
Best for: Multi-generational families
For families requiring even more space, Indigo, Anguilla is the obvious choice. Comprising a magnificent four-bedroom Main House, three-bedroom duplex named Little Indigo and the Courtyard Garden House with two-bedrooms, making this island-hideaway a mini-kingdom for families. Two swimming pools, four kitchens and a private stretch of beach for the exclusive use of Indigo, Anguilla guests. A seaside beach barbeque is an exquisite setting for memorable meals while back at the main house the multitude of terraces perfectly showcase this island’s sublime sunsets.
The Beach House, Meads Bay
Best for: Beachfront Bliss
Meads Bay is one of Anguilla’s best-loved locations on account of its blissful views, quiet charm and powder-soft sand. The Beach House, Meads Bay is a truly exceptional villa which epitomises contemporary beachfront living, just steps from this sought-after location. Private chefs and butler service ensure guests’ want for nothing and meal times are hassle-free. If you’re ideal luxury Caribbean holiday for 2018 comprises little more than beachcombing, enjoying cocktails around the firepit and golf on the doorstep, this is your ideal address in Anguilla.
St Vincent and The Grenadines
A collection of tiny islands with a big reputation for luxury and glamour, St Vincent and The Grenadines is the ultimate choice for an escape to paradise, where all of your castaway fantasies can come to life. An exotic mix of perfect beaches, designer boutiques and delectable dining, these islands are unforgettable and unparalleled when it comes to luxury.
Sea Star, Mustique
Best for: Secluded Escapes
Designed by the famous set designer Oliver Messel, the romantic, theatre-like architecture is a beautiful example of graceful elegance, in keeping with Mustique’s reputation for high-class glamour. Lush gardens, a private pool and elaborate dining areas give the feel of a private estate while guests can enjoy the privacy of their own private cottage, connected by meandering pathways. Enjoying a seafront location with a larger beach nearby, Sea Star is your personal paradise, in paradise.
Best for: Royal Appointments
Just as Mustique is the preferred destination of the Royal Family and Hummingbird is akin to being one of the island’s private palaces. No expense has been spared in the pursuit of perfection, Hummingbird is a testament to luxury. For entertaining, there is a bar, endless outdoor space, state-of-the-art technology and sprawling views across the Caribbean Sea. Enjoying an enviable hillside location, Mustique is seductively private but filled with facilities and activities to while away the hours. Seven suite-style bedrooms are lavishly spread across two floors with a detached cottage, boasting its own plunge pool, located within the grounds.