Newsletter April 2019

Royal Westmoreland

Mahogany Heights

This beautiful new development is located next to the 12th green and offers lovely views to the South West. These modern semi-detached houses have three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the master on the ground floor. The development offers open plan living with your own private pool. The road construction is progressing rapidly and should be completed by Summer 2019, you will see the first two homes closest to the North Gate begin construction in May. We have released residences 7 to 12 in phase one. The special pre-construction introductory price, is £895.000.

Jasmine Grove

Jasmine Grove is a brand new subdivided development of 10 plots which are similar in size to Coconut Grove and have a starting price of £347,00. These plots offer panoramic resort views on the ridge overlooking the 15th green, whilst other plots face the 14th green or enjoy window sea views facing West. We have designed a new single level home, the Aster, with large, open plan living, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large private pool that fits perfectly onto these plots. The road construction has begun and will be complete and we will soon be breaking ground on an Aster floor plan located on Jasmine Grove 2 on the ridge over the 15th tee in August.

Golf Cottages

These are six newly built 2 bedroom Golf Cottages, located adjacent to the 12th green with their own community pool, which are now open for occupancy and are proving to be very popular rentals.

This innovative development creates a unique introduction to the resort lifestyle and of course carries the undisputed cachet of a Royal Westmoreland address. With just 6 homes available on fractional ownership and rentals, we recommend registering early interest as the purchase price includes furnishings, golf and leisure facility access.

Lancaster Drive 20

A contemporary styled Exclusive Villa displaying traditional grandeur, occupying a commanding position on the Lancaster Ridge, westerly facing with uninterrupted views across Royal Westmoreland’s lush golf fairways to the Caribbean Sea.

Due for completion by mid 2019, this beautiful reversed living, fully furnished home features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms in the main house all opening up with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. The private verandas spill onto the large pool deck boasting panoramic sea and fairway views.
The secluded two bedroom, one bathroom cottage offers a private westerly facing veranda with stunning views and a large central veranda facing the swimming pool. A kitchenette and private living area complete this two bedroom wing.

A stunning feature of the main villa is the double grand staircase leading down to the pool from the first floor living space. Arranged over two floors, the Villa is designed as a contemporary home with a variety of different living areas all of which enjoy sweeping westerly sea views over the 16th and 17th fairways for amazing sunsets.

For the truly discerning owner, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy Barbados living at its very best, to become immersed in the Royal Westmoreland ‘Resort Community Lifestyle’, with a turn key, luxury finished dream home.
This home is priced at £4,950,000.

Royal Westmoreland Beach Club

Now private for guests of members and members of Royal Westmoreland Club. Make sure not to miss the live music every Sunday from 5-7pm. Soak up some Bajan beach vibes and take it easy on the pristine Mullins Beach, arguably one of the finest stretches of golden sand on the island of Barbados.
There’s no better place to spend the day with the family, as there’s something for everyone to enjoy at their own pace. It’s as close to perfection as you can get. The gorgeous surroundings, coupled with the perfect Caribbean weather – and a slight breeze – what more could you ask for?

Royal Westmoreland Beach Club is an exclusive, private beach club which offers members and their guests full beach front dining and bar service with Bell Captain Service on our private sun loungers, the perfect place to relax.

There’s plenty to do at Royal Westmoreland Beach Club, located at Mullins Beach; even if that involves doing very little. Relax and take a dip in the gentle, warm seas. Lounge with a cocktail made by one of our professional mixologists as you kick back in the temperate climate and watch the world go by, or trying one of the Caribbean and International dishes on offer.

The Polo Season

The Polo Season is well underway don’t miss the New Zealand Tour on the 2nd and 5th of May. 
Matches always draw large crowds with children being especially delighted by the spectacle, and by the majesty of the horses and the skill of the riders, as the players and their horses charge up and down the field to score points by hitting the ball into goal.

Origins of the Game
Originating in Persia, polo continued to be a sport played by many in Iran until the Iranian Revolution. Often called the Sport of Kings, polo is formally played in 16 countries. Despite its long heritage, it is not an Olympic sport.

Two versions of polo are played today; the traditional form, Field polo, has four riders per team and is played on a field up to 300 yards long by 160 yards wide. Arena polo, played in an arena, has a smaller field and sees three riders to a team.
Play is divided in periods called chukkas. In Barbados, an 8-chukka match is played with each chukka being 7 minutes long.

Making the sport even more astonishing is that the riders must control their mounts with one hand at a gallop while trying to strike the ball with their mallet.

The Game
Riders charge up and down the field striking the small wooden ball, 3 to 3 and a half inches in diameter, with a long-handled mallet. Goals are scored by knocking the ball through goal posts. A rider must stay mounted for his goal to count.

The Most Popular Spectator Sport On the Island

There have been cars in Barbados since the early years of the 20th century, and the first motor sport competition was held nearly 80 years ago in the 1930s.
The Barbados Rally Club (BRC), which will celebrate its 62nd Anniversary in 2019, is the oldest of the seven member clubs of the Barbados Motoring Federation, which annually issues around 400 competition licences . . . all of motor sport’s disciplines are covered, circuit racing and rallying (including historics) joined by autocross, dexterity, drag racing, karting, off-road navigational rallies, rallycoss and rallysprints.
The island’s original racetrack, Bushy Park – first opened in the 1970s – was comprehensively redeveloped into a multi-purpose world-class facility, which has already hosted Top Gear Festival Barbados and the Race Of Champions. Come join in the fun, the Motor Sport rally racing starts on the 26th of May with King of the Hill and the Sol Rally the 26th of May to the 2nd of June