A bright blue sky, luxury villa and sandy beaches are all requirements for the ideal Barbados beach getaway. This summer, there is so much more to do on the island than the typical sun, sea and sand. Here are some of the Island Villas Top 5 Reasons to be in Barbados this Summer:

1) The World’s BIGGEST Cricket Party

St. Lucia, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, the islands are at it again! Back and bigger than ever the Caribbean Premier League will be more exciting, more dramatic and have more runs than ever before. Featuring some of the world’s best cricket players, this is one tournament you don’t want to miss. Look out for former England batsman, Kevin Pietersen, playing for the St. Lucia Zouks and heavy hitter Chris Gayle playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs

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Come to Barbados for the Crop Over Festival

2) Sweet Steel Pan

This unique instrument plays a significant role in Caribbean history and the steel pan continues to be a popular source of music in Barbados, St. Lucia, Trinidad and across the Caribbean. Every year Barbados hosts a weekend of various steel pan events inviting some of the best in the region to play.

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Luxury living at Lantana Resort in Barbados

3) Summer Specials on Barbados Property for Sale & Barbados Property Rentals

The sun is hot and so are the specials! Ask about exclusive deals at some of Island Villas top Barbados properties including the award winning Lantana resort on the West Coast. Now is also a good time to arrange viewings of Barbados properties for sale – great deals to be had and the opportunity to combine a buying trip with a luxury beach holiday!

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Crop Over Festival in Barbados

4) Crop Over Festival

Bajan superstar, Rihanna, always heads home to Barbados in the summer for the annual Crop Over Festival. Over the years this celebration of culture,costumes and revelry has attracted numerous celebrities and visitors from all over the world.

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Stand up paddle boarding and other watersports

5) Summertime Activities and Discounted Summer Holidays with Free Food Pack on Arrival

Stand up paddle boarding, kitesurfing or even the newest activity for thrill-seekers, flyboarding – you can try it all on the beaches of Barbados. Contact theconcierge for ideas on how to spend your Barbados holiday. Island Villas can also offer discounted holiday packages with a complimentary food pack on arrival.