Essential Features of a Luxury Barbadian Villa

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Whether you are buying for use as a holiday home, a rental investment or both, finding the ideal villa in Barbados can be a challenge, especially if you are unfamiliar with the island and its property market. To help find the perfect luxury villa, we’ve put together a list of some of the essential features you should be looking for.

Location is key

When it comes to finding a luxury villa in Barbados, the property’s location is essential. The most prestigious and highest value properties on the island are predominantly located along the west coast, away from the more touristy areas of the south. Overlooking the Caribbean, with paradise beaches and calm, near transparent waters, the west coast is home to the best private resorts, like Royal Westmoreland, and the cream of the island’s restaurants, shopping and other amenities. Properties here grow in value and achieve the highest rental prices on the island.

Spacious, open plan living

Modern villa design has embraced open plan living and the most luxurious and in-demand properties are built in this way. At Royal Westmoreland, you can expect large and spacious interiors, where the open plan design lets the light spill through the property, helps keep it cool during the hot days and enables seamless movement between the interior and exterior spaces.

Private pool and terrace

Private pools, gardens and terraces are essential elements of a luxury Barbados villa and you’ll find these as standard at Royal Westmoreland. They’ll provide you with ample space to eat alfresco and lay out the sun loungers, as well as enough room in the pool for everyone to cool off or take a swim. The best villas come with modern infinity pools, are equipped with barbecues and offer easy access from the kitchen to the outdoor eating area.

Exquisitely finished interiors

High quality interior design is a key ingredient of a luxury property. All Royal Westmoreland villas are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. Indeed, our designers pay attention to the little details that bring everything together and provide an elegant finish to the property.

Designer kitchens

As a villa is a home from home and somewhere you are likely to do your own cooking, it is important to have a kitchen of distinction that meets all your needs. Royal Westmoreland villas provide beautifully designed, practical and open plan kitchen diners that are fully equipped with high end appliances and with sufficient space and equipment to store and cook for all your guests.

Private and secure resort

Historically, villa owners have always preferred their luxury property to be located somewhere that is private and secure. For most, the way to achieve this is to purchase a property on a prestigious private resort, like Royal Westmoreland. This way, your villa will be on a gated estate, with round the clock security and the assurance that the resort’s amenities are for the sole use of members and guests. What’s more, with only 250 properties dotted around our 750-acre estate, privacy is assured.

World class amenities

Aside from security, the other key advantage of buying a luxury villa at a resort is that it comes with excellent amenities. At Royal Westmoreland, these include a championship standard golf course, private members beach club, floodlit tennis courts, saltwater pool, state of the art gym and several places to eat and drink, including our colonial style Club House.

In addition, members have access to their own housekeeper who will keep their properties neat and tidy; a well-connected concierge who can organise bookings and transport, and our private chef service, if you want to enjoy your favourite dishes but don’t fancy doing your own cooking.

About Royal Westmoreland

Providing the most prestigious address in Barbados, Royal Westmoreland is a private resort based in St James Parish at the heart of the west coast. With stunning views over the Caribbean shoreline, it is an ideal location for a luxury villa and offers easy access to the nearby Mullins Beach, where our Beach Club is located. The resort is only a stone’s throw from Holetown, where the island’s most upmarket amenities can be found, and is only a short drive to the capital, Bridgetown.


Finding a superior villa on a first-class resort with top drawer amenities can be a challenge. However, in Barbados, all these essentials can be found at Royal Westmoreland. For more information about our exceptional resort and exquisite villas and other properties, visit our Ownership Page.


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