With the Caribbean currently experiencing a boom of U.S. travelers, onefinestay responds with the opening of new luxury villas in St. Barts, Anguilla, Barbados, and Turks and Caicos. Each villa promises to provide the best of each destination for guests through its 24-hour concierge and unrivaled service.
Two new villas join onefinestay’s collection in St. Barts. Fleur de Mer, a colonial-style, five-bedroom villa provides an escape for 10 guests. In addition to manicured flower gardens and ocean views, Fleur de Mer boasts an open-plan living area, elegant kitchen and dining area, fully equipped gym and library. The master bedroom includes a four-poster king bed, with four remaining bedroom suites featuring their own private terraces. Fleur de Mer also offers guests to relax in its infinity pool.
St. Barts’ other new villa, Villa Cute, embraces more of a boho vibe, accommodating four guests. Its indoor-outdoor layout includes a sundeck, dining area with interior/exterior configuration, kitchen and breakfast bar and a heated pool overlooking the ocean. With two bedrooms, each with king-sized bedding and en-suite bathrooms, guests will never want to leave this sanctuary. Should they want to explore the area, though, Toiny beach lies just a short walk away.
In Turks and Caicos, Aqua Verde sits near Princess Alexandra National Park in a secluded part of Grace Bay. This two-story villa accommodates up to six guests in three contemporary, en-suite bedrooms. In addition to a terrace outside complete with a BBQ firepit for alfresco dining, Aqua Verde also comes with its own heated pool.
Enjoy elevated getaways in Anguilla at two new villas. Kishti Villas, available separately or together, lie in Meads Bay to provide guests with views of the Caribbean waters. Kishta East and Kishta West combined featured 11 king-sized beds for 22 guests, all with beautiful interiors. The villas boast a heated infinity pool, hot tub, rooftop garden and home cinema, as well as a canopied daybed, kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling equipment for outdoor experiences.
Also in Anguilla, the new Villa Indigo comprises 10 bedrooms surrounded by 1.5 acres of gardens. With direct access to a private beach, the villa features white interiors accented with vivid blues and greens to reflect colors of nearby Cinnamon Reef. Villa Indigo includes a dining pavilion, beachfront dining area, bedrooms with king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms.
Barbados offers exclusivity and style with onefinestay’s Illusion, a custom-built villa for groups wanting a unique vacation. The four-bedroom villa in Sugar Hill boasts open-glass front doors and three walls of windows that fold back to transform the spacious dining space into an alfresco area. The master bedroom comes with a second living space, walk-in closet and sea views, while the main terrace comes with a swimming pool, BBQ and two gazebos. Private chef and butler services are also available.
Sanzaru, also in Barbados, lies in St. James Parish. The 11-bedroom villa accommodates up to 22 guests and features a large sun-trap patio with an outdoor kitchen and bar area for dining and entertainment. In addition to its own infinity pool with a shelved section with sunken loungers, the villa also includes a gym and private spa. Guests enjoy the services of a dedicated team of butlers, chefs and housekeepers.
Have you stayed at a onefinestay property before? Are you planning an upcoming trip to the Caribbean? Do you plan to stay at one of these new villas? Which new villa appeals to you most? Tell us your thoughts. Email us at [email protected]. Please include your full name and location.
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