A villa vacation is so much more than what is inside four walls. It goes beyond just choosing the right location and how many bedrooms.
The difference between a good vacation and one that is utterly unforgettable comes down to who helps you plan.
The founders of Key Caribe Luxury Vacation Rentals launched their company when they saw a need. They listened to travelers complain that their island—Curaçao, next to Aruba—wasn’t exciting. When they asked further questions, they found that most people were spending a week and not venturing too far from their villas—and definitely not seeing the best spots that locals love.
When Mitchell Poleon and Carmela Klooster started Key Caribe, they wanted to share the Curaçao that they knew and loved. The hidden hiking trails, secret beaches and best restaurants—these are all just a piece of what they share with every guest.
The experience starts when you first make a booking—whether that’s on Curaçao, or on any of the other 14 Caribbean destinations they serve. The full list of Caribbean and Central American destinations they service includes Antigua, Anguilla, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Barts, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Suriname, and the Turks and Caicos.
And if you have no idea where you want to travel? That’s no problem.
Some travelers seek serenity and pristine beaches. Others, fine dining and nightlife. For still others, it’s all about adventure. Or some want a combination. All you need is an idea of what you’re looking for, and Key Caribe will get to work. Poleon, Klooster and their staff know which questions to ask to pair you and yours with the destination that best aligns with your wishes and interests.
From there, everything is tailored to you.
Starting with price. Some travelers might hear the word “villa” and think it’s too pricey. But there’s a vast range of accommodations available. Key Caribe caters to all travelers, whether you’re looking to spend $100 a night in Curaçao for a one-bedroom villa, or $24,000 a night in St. Barts for up to 14 people—or any price in between.
Villas can be right on the beach, or higher up in the hills for sea views from your infinity pool. Many offer indoor-outdoor living with massive sun decks with outdoor dining and lounge areas to accommodate everyone in your group—and even a few more people should you want to do any entertaining.
Options include airport pickup or having a team member meet you at the villa after you’ve picked up your rental car. You can opt for your fridge to be fully stocked with groceries, such as fresh fruit and juices, or Champagne and cheeses. If you want a massage in your villa, just say the word.
Butler service is also an option. Keep in mind that every villa renting for $10,000 a night and more includes full service, which comes with a chef, butler and 24-hour concierge service.
Nannies are also available should you want to enjoy a night out, or even have a chef come in for the night to cook dinner for you and your partner—or the entire group—all while you have childcare taken care of.
The biggest difference with Key Caribe is the attention to detail. Key Caribe has worked with groups for more than 5½ years. They understand that a group of six, 10 or 14 people can have a lot of moving parts. For example, maybe most of the group wants to go deep-sea fishing, and a few in your party get seasick. No problem. They will help you find an itinerary that keeps everyone happy.
What they offer is a wide range of activities and recommendations. They can help you arrange everything from a bachelorette-party getaway to a media tour with artists. Anything you have in mind is possible.
They’re able to make so much happen because their teams of experts are on the ground in each of these 15 locations. You get insider tips from locals because the staff is composed of locals in each location.
So much of what Key Caribe offers depends on you. Every experience is unique to the person asking.
Overall, it adds up to an experience that most of their clientele describe as beyond perfect. In fact, it’s an experience that most people don’t know even exists—and once they know it does, it’s the only way they will see the Caribbean.