Top 12 Luxury Villas & Vacation Rentals in Barbados

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Overview

Barbados has a peculiar blend of British culture and Caribbean flair that creates an irresistibly charming atmosphere. The island is a world-famous tourist destination for a good reason.

The western half of the pear-shaped island, known as the Platinum Coast, is occupied by deluxe beach resorts. Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s most stunning islands, known not just for its breathtaking white sand beaches, crystal blue turquoise seas, but also private condos and luxurious villa rentals.

Renting a beachfront villa in Barbados is a perfect alternative to living in a hotel, whether you are planning it for a dream family vacation or a romantic getaway for two.

Luxury Villas Barbados

Bohemia Villa

Bohemia Sandy Lane - Photo credit Exceptionalvillas
Bohemia Sandy Lane | Photo credit: Exceptionalvillas.com

The villa is located on a hilltop with spectacular ocean views near the beautiful Paynes Bay beach. It sits atop a hill on 1.5 acres of land, directly across from the Sandy Lane Golf Course, allowing you priority access to the Sandy Lane Property Owners’ beach facility as a guest of Bohemia Sandy Lane.

The property is set between mature gardens and grounds, providing privacy and charm. The impressive swimming pool section surrounded by a terrace with sun beds and lounging areas, and a covered barbecue for outdoor dining make a perfect place to cook and hang out. However, with a chef and housekeeper on board, you do not need to do much cooking at all; instead, you can relax by the beach, under the dining gazebo, or on the covered terrace.

The villa has five elegantly decorated apartments, two of which have his and hers en-suite bathrooms, central air conditioning, high-quality furnishings, and marble floors. The spacious interiors will also provide you with a variety of living spaces that will enable you to take advantage of the breezes and beautiful light.

Cragmere Villa

Private Outdoor Terrace at Cragmere Villa - Photo credit Vrbo
Private Outdoor Terrace at Cragmere Villa | Photo credit: Vrbo.com

You will love every moment of your stay here, from the marble kitchen to the infinity pool and the outdoor and indoor dining areas. Almost every room in this recently restored luxury villa has breathtaking views. Relax by the infinity pool or in one of the several dining areas with spectacular views of the turquoise bay.

Cragmere Villa has five bedrooms, three with king-size beds, one with queen-size beds, and one with two twins, each with its own toilet. The Crane Resort, Cutters Deli, and Foul Bay are within walking distance on Barbados’ southeast coast.

Jacaranda Villa

Pool Area at Jacaranda Villa - Photo credit Grace Bay Beach Ocean Villas
Pool Area at Jacaranda Villa | Photo credit: Grace Bay Beach Ocean Villas

This Barbados villa features a perfect mix of elegant décor and modern comforts, making it the best spot to unwind after a day spent enjoying the island and surrounding beach. The three-bedroom villa will comfortably sleep up to six people, making it an ideal holiday home for a small family or a group of adult friends looking for a tropical getaway.

The living room, fully appointed Italian kitchen and three spacious bedrooms make up this modern open plan villa. The master bedroom has a private patio with partial sea views and an en-suite toilet. There is a sweeping lawn, a covered terrace, and a private plunge pool in the inviting outdoor space. When staying at Jacaranda, you will be only a short walk away from the world-famous Gibbs Beach and its sandy powder beaches.

Ocean Mist

Pool at Ocean Mist
Pool at Ocean Mist

Ocean Mist provides unsurpassed elegance in a private and tranquil environment, perched on a cliff top with panoramic ocean views of Barbados’ stunning southeastern coast. The villa’s distinctive architecture and interior design emanate classic elegance, allowing you to unwind and indulge in a luxurious villa with all the comforts.

These rooms have easy access to a lovely wrap-around balcony, which provides visitors with a relaxing spot to lounge and take in the breathtaking ocean views. The villa, with its five bedrooms, can host up to ten visitors.

Porters Villa

Pool area at Porters Villa | Photo credit: ExceptionalVillas.com

The cottage has a stunning location on the island’s West Coast, with a stately welcome provided by a winding driveway through an enchanting mahogany grove. The villa is a one-story retreat with an authentic wing on the exterior with coral stone, original construction, and a new wing built more recently to make the house more spacious.

The master suite and living room are located in the home’s original wing, and all have tiled floors and wide windows that provide a bright, sunny atmosphere. The master bedroom includes a king bed, air conditioning, and a fan, as well as an en-suite bathroom with a single sink, a glass-walled tub, and a secondary entrance leading to a corridor with a spacious closet.

The kitchen is very modern and spacious with its marble floors, granite countertops, an island, two sinks, stainless steel appliances like a dishwasher and espresso machine, and windows for cooling natural breezes. Exploring the gardens and walking the secret corridor leading behind the pool is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Beachfront Villas in Barbados

Ocean's Edge

Photo credit Vrbo
Photo credit: Vrbo.com

Ocean’s Edge is one of only eight villas set inside the exclusive and protected beachfront complex of Merlin Bay, in the whole area of The Garden, St James. It is the only one sitting right on the ocean’s edge with a striking and spectacular private beachfront garden re-landscaped to resemble a tropical Caribbean paradise.

The villa has an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room on the main floor, along with a patio with a plunge pool overlooking the lovely gardens and picture-perfect beach. The master suite, which leads out to a terrace and offers access to a rooftop terrace suitable for sunbathing, is located on the top floor.

Ocean’s Edge guests can use the big lagoon-style community pool in the heart of Merlin Bay, which has plenty of sun beds. Management, maintenance, and parking are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the villa.

Oyster Bay Villa

Pool at Oyster Bay Villa - Photo credit Booking
Pool at Oyster Bay Villa | Photo credit: Booking.com

Oyster Bay is a four-bedroom beachfront villa with a large swimming pool situated on the stunning Lower Carlton Beach on Reeds Bay’s West Coast. This house is fully sealed, with a fantastic beach right in front of the villa and a multi-story structure overlooking the harbor.

A thick hedge protects you from the sands and surrounds the incredible poolroom, framed by a stone sun deck with sun beds and al fresco dining areas. It would undoubtedly become a favorite meeting place, as it is equipped with a bar and catering facilities.

Three bedrooms are located on the same floor, and each has a huge private bath, breathtaking sea views, and considerable seating areas. The master suite, which includes a terrace, living room, and a spacious en-suite bath, lives up to its name. There is also a sitting space on the second floor with views of the pool and ocean.

Smugglers Cove

Beach access at Smugglers 1 Villa - Photo credit ExceptionalVillas
Beach access at Smugglers 1 Villa | Photo credit: ExceptionalVillas.com

Smugglers 1 is a three-bedroom luxury beachfront property with the advantage of a prime location right on Payne’s Bay, regarded as one of Barbados’ most scenic and exclusive beaches.

Smugglers Cove is a small apartment complex with just seven other units. In the garden field, there is a small communal lake. Via a small gate in the backyard, you can get to the beach. Only Smugglers Cove guests have access to padded beach loungers and umbrellas on the beach.

Smugglers Cove No 1 has three spacious bedrooms that can accommodate up to six people. There are oversized marble en-suite bathrooms in each of the bedrooms. The stunning master bedroom has double doors that open onto a terrace with views of the backyard, white sand beach, and the calm turquoise sea beyond.

The great room with a formal living room leads to your television room, which is also elegantly furnished in a pale and calming style. Then you have the gourmet kitchen, where you will either have your chef prepare meals for you or spend time experimenting on your own.

Waverly Villa

Room Views at Waverly Villa - Photo credit VillasofDistinction
Room Views at Waverly Villa | Photo credit: VillasofDistinction.com

Waverly Villa is a welcoming beachfront townhouse-style coral stone villa designed with typical Barbadian flair, situated directly on popular Gibbs Beach in St. Peter. The villa has three air-conditioned bedrooms and two bathrooms; the Master bedroom has a double bed and access to a beautiful private balcony. The second double room has direct access to the terrace. In addition, there are twin beds in the third bedroom.

The villa can house a total of six people. This beautiful property features a variety of exclusive facilities as well as all of the modern conveniences you’ll need to feel at ease. This house is made of stunning coral and stone and painted in a typical Caribbean theme, giving you a genuine island experience.

A private garden has a plunge pool, pool terrace, and outdoor dining area that open to indoor seating and dining space, ideal for al fresco dining or just enjoying a stunning sunset.

Golf Villas in Barbados

Golf villas in Barbados are ideal for a Caribbean golf vacation. Many of the villas are located right on the golf course, while others are close by. You can find Barbados golf villas on the west coast at Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland, and on the south coast at Rockley Golf Club and Barbados Golf Club.

Cassia 2

Entrance at Cassia Heights 2 Villa
Entrance at Cassia Heights 2 Villa

Cassia 2 is a first-class Caribbean villa vacation experience located at the magnificent Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort. With an open plan architecture and tasteful decor that combines the conventional with warm Caribbean colors, the colonial-style villa is elegantly decorated and spacious. It can accommodate up to six people in the three spacious bedrooms.

The villa is located on Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s championship 18-hole golf course, which has ocean views from every hole. The location is ideal for improving your game or just enjoying a few rounds of golf. When you’re not golfing, you can work out in the training center, play tennis, or cool off in the outdoor pool.

Seventh Heaven

Pool Area at Seventh Heaven - Photo credit SeventhHeavenBarbados
Pool Area at Seventh Heaven | Photo credit: SeventhHeavenBarbados.com

Seventh Heaven is a non-smoking, comfortable, and luxury five-bedroom villa located inside the Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort. The villa’s ground floor features a professionally furnished kitchen, indoor dining and living space, powder room, and two en-suite bedrooms, each with a private balcony overlooking the lush tropical gardens.

Seventh Heaven is a vast property that is suitable for families and large communities. The living room leads to a screened outdoor living area by the pool deck and wet bar. There is also an outdoor dining area with a gazebo grill, which is ideal for breakfast in the morning.

Wild Cane Ridge 5-Gully's Edge

Exterior View from Pool - Photo credit VillasofDistinction
Exterior View from Pool | Photo credit: VillasofDistinction.com

Gully’s Edge, a spacious four-bedroom villa for holiday rental in Barbados, overlooks the Royal Westmoreland Golf Course’s 17th green and provides a tranquil refuge for anyone looking for an unforgettable vacation.

On the inside, it has an open plan living and dining space, a fully fitted kitchen, and an air-conditioned television room on the ground floor. The main terrace, which leads out to the large pool deck with a gazebo, and BBQ, is ideal for light entertaining and al fresco dining. The executive master suite, located on the first floor of the villa, has commanding views of the resort and out to the coast. A private patio and en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers and a pool are also included in the master suite.

Conclusion

Barbados is a stunning tropical island where you can find some of the most luxury villa rentals on the island’s west coast. If you’re hunting for the best beaches to visit and the most exclusive villa retreats in Barbados, this is the place to be. Barbados’ luxury villas are suitable for small parties, couples, or those seeking individualized attention, privacy, and comforts of a home away from home.

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