Living in Barbados

Located in the southern most easterly point of the Caribbean chain, Barbados has developed a name of its own with its picturesque beaches, stable economy and attractive investment opportunities. It is neatly tucked away form the hurricane belt due to its far easterly location in comparison to its neighbouring islands; along with this, it’s low crime rate and constant weather conditions year round Barbados is an especially great place to holiday or call home. Its International airport is host to a healthy number of global visitors year round, peaking that list are visitors from the UK, USA and Canada. The little island has been lucky enough to catch the eye…

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Time to Throwdown at the Barbados Ninja Throwdown 2017

It’s all going DOWN this weekend in Barbados at the Barbados Ninja Throwdown, one of the most highly anticipated events of 2017! Created in the likeness of American Ninja Warrior, the Barbados Ninja Throwdown combines some of the best elements of the American hit television series with a unique Bajan twist. Conceptualized by Delano Hinds, a young Bajan who traveled to Las Vegas for American Ninja Warrior qualification, Ninja Throwdown is now in its second year and promises to be bigger than ever. The event has garnered interest from all ages and this year brought significant changes. What started as an idea for an annual event featuring a just for…

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Surf’s Up in Barbados: Meet Surfing Champion Josh Burke

It’s finally here! The inaugural Barbados Surf Pro has started and represents the official start to the Barbados Year of Sport. Island Villas had the chance to sit down with one of Barbados’ hottest surfing talents and aspiring Olympian, Josh Burke. On a board since the time he could walk, Josh says surfing runs in the Burke family blood. His father, Alan Burke, is also a local surfing champion and he runs the popular, Burkie’s Surf School.  Josh credits him as his inspiration and says he is his biggest cheerleader. At only 20 years old, Josh has already made history and has, quite literally, ‘made waves’ on the global surfing…

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Island Villas Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017

Island Villas Ltd is proud to support International Women’s Day 2017 and pledge our commitment to forging a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. Our team is ready to #BeBoldForChange and play our part in promoting gender parity. As part of our IWD2017 celebrations we are highlighting some of the amazing women that make up the Island Villas team. Over the years we have established a diverse, talented and exceptional workforce and women continue to make invaluable contributions at every level of the organization, including top management. Meet some of our superwomen taking bold action this year! (From left):…

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Fall in Love with Luxury Property Deals in Barbados this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air in Barbados. There could not be a better time to discover recent reductions and amazing deals on luxury Barbados properties. With global economic fluctuations and general worldwide uncertainty, Barbados has become a unique opportunity real estate market, especially with properties at the high end of the market. Luxury villas for sale represent a safe investment as well as the chance to find the perfect Caribbean holiday home. Some of our top tips for finding the perfect Barbados property for sale that acts as a holiday home AND is a wise investment include: 1. Love your lifestyle – It’s Valentine’s Day…

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How to Find the Best Luxury Real Estate Deals in Barbados

2017 is the year of the real estate deal. The Barbados property market is filled with stunning luxury villas that are available at competitive prices and represent unique and sound investments. As an island with year round favourable climate, beautiful beaches, a full calendar of events and of course, the world’s best rum, Barbados is one of the most desirable places in the world to rent and own property. Working with a Barbados real estate agent is of course advisable when trying to find your perfect holiday home. Our qualified sales agents know the market and can help you find your ideal property at the very best price. Here are…

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Barbados in Winter 2017

It’s a new year and once again, it is time to decide on the ultimate vacation destination. Barbados remains the number one choice for luxury holidays and celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jourdan Dunn, Rihanna, Robert De Niro and others were all on island over the Christmas and New Year break. A winter getaway may be the perfect way to kick off 2017 and beat any snow time blues. Here are the top 10 reasons you should book a Barbados holiday today – and these are just the reasons to come in January! 1. Thrilling sporting events The 81st annual Mount Gay Round Barbados Race series is one of the most…

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Barbados Property Spotlight: #7 Mahogany Drive, Royal Westmoreland

Barbados remains the premiere destination for luxury Caribbean getaways and unforgettable vacations. This year, Barbados celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Independence and there will be numerous events celebrating the best of Bajan culture, music, cuisine and more. There will even be an official royal visit from Prince Harry. With all of the excitement and focus on the island, it is also a great time to visit some of Barbados’ properties for sale. Our feature property this week is #7 Mahogany Drive, an elegant villa and cottage in the prestigious Royal Westmoreland Estate. This beautiful Barbados home and cottage sits on 29,299.36 square feet of land with approximately 4,309 square feet being…

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Island Villas celebrates prestigious Real Estate Partnership with Cluttons

Island Villas Ltd has announced a landmark associate partnership with international real estate services company, Cluttons. Island Villas has been confirmed as Cluttons’ exclusive partner in the Caribbean, joining a select group of associate partners. “This is a tremendous achievement not just for the team at Island Villas, but also for the real estate industry in Barbados,” says Richard Eames, Managing Director of Island Villas, “Cluttons has been in business for over 250 years with operations in over 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Within our primary market, the UK, Cluttons is a household name. By selecting us an associate partner, Cluttons has signaled their confidence in Barbados…

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The Art of Luxury: Planning your September Barbados Vacation

September in Barbados, the perfect time for a dream luxury vacation in the Caribbean. Summer may be over but the island party never stops. Barbados has become a hub for cuisine, shopping, sports, music and much more. Whether it is a romantic getaway, girlfriends vacay, family reunion or just because, Barbados is the place to be. This September, discover the best of Caribbean creativity by visiting a few local exhibitions. On the South Coast, Art Splash Gallery hosts MASKed, a show encompassing all mediums (canvas, textile, clay, wood, etc.), interpretations of the title (MAS, MASK MASKED) and portrayals of art forms in colour. The exhibition showcases the works of local artist Martina Pile Zahles…

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