Affectionately referred to as ‘Little England’ due to its green landscape and close links to the UK, Barbados is an increasingly popular destination for those looking for an exotic second home.
Swap overcast skies for a tropical climate, wind-swept coastal towns for sun-soaked white sandy beaches, and it’s easy to see why the island has such great appeal.
The luxury property market in Barbados has out-paced its Caribbean neighbours, such as Grenada and St Lucia, largely due to its stability and infrastructure. Indeed, it is often chosen as one of the top ten places to live in the world.
Properties range from contemporary luxury villas situated in scenic golf resorts, such as Apes Hill and Sandy Lane, to grand colonial-style plantation homes set in acres of lush grounds. The market is so diverse that there are unique and authentic luxury properties up for grabs at all levels.
As one can imagine, beachfront and waterfront homes are highly sought-after, and Barbados has them in abundance. Primarily centred on the West coast, here you’ll find luxury villas on the many well-established estates, including the Royal Westmoreland and Sugar Hill Resort. Further up the coast are Port Ferdinand and Port St. Charles, which feature elegant and popular accommodation with the added benefit of berthing for yachts. Luxury apartments meanwhile can be found more in St. James and St. Peter.
In short, Barbados has a lot to offer, and it’s not all just about lazing under palm trees. The energetic nightlife, a Unesco World Heritage capital city in Bridgetown, stunning scenery and warm, friendly locals add up to a hotspot for luxury rentals.