In the Eastern Caribbean, Barbados is one of those destinations whose name alone can set you dreaming. And it’s the rare Caribbean island, too, that appeals to golfers, sunbathers, and the surf set in equal measure—the island’s east coast sees large, powerful Atlantic Ocean swells that have made Barbados’ beach and point breaks among the most coveted by surfers in all of the Caribbean.
Barbados is also the kind of island that can make you want to settle in and stay a while to peel back its many layers. And that’s just what Villa Tamarindo—a rental villa designed by renowned Barbadian architect Larry Warren—will make you want to do. After all, Warren’s homes have played host to guests that range from members of The Rolling Stones to Luciano Pavarotti.
The luxurious two-story villa has five full bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms, all of which serve as private escapes for guests, as they are set within gated grounds with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to stroll and enjoy.
Start your day with a morning swim in the villa’s 44-foot-long swimming pool, raised up from the beachfront for privacy. Then step down to the sand to stroll the golden beach or dip into the turquoise ocean.
Villa Tamarindo fronts the beach and sprawls across 4.5 acres in one of the island’s most sought-after west coast neighborhoods, Beachlands, close to all the island’s highlights (Holetown and Limegrove Lifestyle Centre are just a short drive away). But it feels like its own private world.
The home’s quintessential Caribbean architecture, designed to maximize ocean breeze, makes a seamless segue with contemporary interior design and there’s a gym, media room and chef’s kitchen ready for a private chef for guests to enjoy. In the bedrooms, bright white linens pair with pops of color and dark woods to soothing effect. Views of the ocean and verdant tropical greenery come streaming in everywhere.
For a multigenerational gathering, a family reunion or an intimate wedding, Villa Tamarindo is sure to set the stage for maximum enjoyment and relaxation during a Barbados getaway. Rates start from $5,500 per night.