Powder-soft sands, panoramic sunsets, azure waters that sparkle as far as the eye can see… When it comes to holiday destinations with pinch-me-moments at every turn, the Caribbean is hard to beat.
If you’re looking for a post-pandemic getaway with real wow factor, its sun-soaked shores should be your first port of call. Winter getaways here are in huge demand, so if you want to snag one of the best villas, it's time to think about booking one now.
After the last few years, arranging a hallmark holiday to enjoy with family or friends in tow makes perfect sense, so go all-out and book a luxurious private villa to really make it one to remember.
Not only do villas guarantee seclusion and tranquillity, they’re also a great option for big groups, affording you the luxury of designing your days to suit everyone’s needs, whatever they may be. Cocktails on call? No problem. Pizza round the pool? Sure thing. Jaw-dropping sea views from the comfort of your king-size bed? Yep, that one’s covered, too.
To make sure you bag a place that really hits your brief, you’ll want to book with onefinestay, which specialises in outstanding luxury private rentals in the world’s most desirable locations. From sprawling beachfront pads to secluded poolside abodes, it offers some of the most spectacular villas in the Caribbean. We’re not just talking nice views and your own gym. These villas are absolute showstoppers.
What’s more, a stay in a onefinestay property comes with access to its complimentary concierge service, so you can leave arranging the likes of airport transfers, babysitters, and excursions to someone else while you top up your tan/glass.
The only thing you’ll have to concern yourself with is deciding which Caribbean destination to head to, and which home is best suited to your needs.
Interest piqued? Check out our guide to the best luxury villas in the Caribbean to book right now. And don’t forget to send us a postcard/bottle of rum.
Brimming with vibrant culture, rich history and exquisite food, Barbados showcases the best of the Caribbean in stunning style. Head to this paradise island for beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants, and the warmest of welcomes.
If you’re going to hire a luxury private villa, do it right. Witness: Villa Seaclusion, an extraordinary beachfront property situated on the prestigious west coast of Barbados set within an acre of lush tropical gardens. This knockout spot offers views for days and access to a private section of powdery white sand and crystalline water that’ll leave you well and truly dazzled. Inside, thoughtfully designed interiors reflect the home’s stunning natural surroundings, with flashes of aquamarine, teal and turquoise used throughout its open-plan entertaining areas. Speaking of entertaining, this is a space that’s been designed with good times firmly in mind. Head to the in-house cocktail bar to shake your own signature serve before stepping out to perch on one of the sunken seats at the infinity pool’s built-in table as you watch the sun slip slowly below the sea… We can see where this place got its name.
Villa Seaclusion, sleeps 12, prices start from £6,929 per night (exc. taxes and fees). See more here.
Designed by architect Jeremy Gunn and with interiors by Kelly Hoppen, Footprints is a design lovers’ dream, with a clean and contemporary aesthetic that’s style-led but still incredibly welcoming. With five ensuite bedrooms, an infinity pool, gym, and beautiful living and dining areas overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea, all guests at this special spot will be well catered for - and that’s before we’ve even mentioned the private five-star Michelin chef. Footprints is located in St James parish, an upmarket area that’s popular with high-profile guests thanks to its exclusivity and privacy.
Footprints, sleeps ten, prices start from £2,283 per night (exc. taxes and fees). See more here.
Small but oh-so-perfectly formed, St Barts is an exclusive and idyllic island paradise with mesmerising views, pristine beaches and an abundance of local cuisine and culture to discover.
With views of Flamands Beach – one of the prettiest and quietest stretches of sand on St Barts – you can jump out of bed at super-sleek Villa Wake Up and feel the powder-soft sand beneath your feet in a matter of seconds. Alternatively, if you’re in the master suite, you can step straight out onto your private terrace and take in the view/give everyone else a regal wave first. This chic three-storey property is a haven of contemporary design and features six ensuite bedrooms, a sea-view infinity pool, spa room and – for chilled-out evenings after action-packed days – an outdoor home cinema where you can watch your favourite movies under a blanket of stars.
Villa Wake Up, sleeps 12, prices start from £12,777 per night (exc. taxes and fees). See more here.
Combining classic colonial design with contemporary comfort, Antares is a bright, open-plan and beautifully appointed four-bedroom villa that invites guests to switch off and enjoy their serene surroundings. Situated within a private gated community amid lush tropical gardens, this special space features a substantial central infinity pool where you can while-away the hours in blissful tranquillity. When evening hits, head to one of the two open-air dining pavilions for sundowners and dinner with a spectacular sea view.
Antares, sleeps eight, prices from £4,084 per night (exc. taxes and fees). See more here.
An archipelago of 40 coral islands with bright white sands, aquamarine waters, fabulous cuisine and vibrant local culture, Turks & Caicos is the last word in barefoot luxury. From horse riding to whale spotting, there are unforgettable experiences aplenty to be found in this enchanting tropical destination.
Meaning ‘place of peace’ in Sanskrit, Shambhala more than lives up to its name, being set on a serene two-acre plot merely steps from the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Designed by renowned architect Rafael Amuchastegui, this six-bedroom villa offers classic Barbadian interiors and a range of picturesque outdoor spaces including a romantic dining area, alfresco living area, and pretty pool deck. Tranquillity and privacy come as standard at this majestic beachside residence, but there’s the option of heading to the delightful town of Grace Bay – just ten minutes’ away – to explore the local restaurants and nightlife should you tire of the quiet life.
Villa Shambhala, sleeps 16, prices from £2,380 per night (exc. taxes and fees). See more here.
Less private villa, more private village, the 8,000sq ft Salacia occupies a whopping 15-acre plot on the world-famous Grace Bay Beach. It’s a sprawling home boasting some of the best views in the area, as well as unbeatable outdoor space and stylish interiors that set the scene for some serious relaxation and entertainment. Days can be spent lazing around the sparkling pool, snapping pics of the #goals sea views, or simply taking in the villa’s captivating surroundings from the comfort of a sun lounger, while come evening, it’s time to gather around the outdoor pizza oven, explore the wine cellar, or enjoy a cocktail, expertly prepared by the villa’s butler. A one-off spot for a once-in-a-lifetime stay.
Salacia, sleeps 12, prices from £6,371 per night (exc. taxes and fees). See more here.
With a backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains, Mexico’s Punta Mita is a paradise peninsula with awe-inspiring views and beaches alike. This once-quaint destination is now a magnet for high-profile holidaymakers seeking sun, sand, and seclusion, so pack your best swim shorts and prepare to be impressed.
Clean, contemporary architecture and minimalist yet beautiful interiors make Casa Tesoro a seriously stylish stay, while a chef, butler, housekeeping, and security mean you won’t need to worry about a thing while you’re there. This spectacular villa is situated within a hidden cove in the exclusive Punta Mita gated community, offering easy access to the sandy beach and glittering waters beyond. Featuring seven bedroom suites, a gorgeous infinity pool and sleek terraces overlooking the villa’s lush surroundings, it’s the perfect destination for a special family break or fun-filled getaway with friends.
Casa Tesoro, sleeps 18, prices from £10,210 per night (exc. taxes and fees). See more here.
Designed in traditional ‘Terrazes’ style – think natural materials, texture-packed interior finishes, and indoor/outdoor living – Casa Cosmos features lots of thatch and stone, and a stunning, 40ft-high thatched palapa overlooking the jungle mountains of Banderas Bay. Aside from its spectacular open-plan dining area, highlights of this unique pad include two pools: a small private plunge pool and a rock grotto lap pool with a water slide (!); a rock-lined exercise room that overhangs the surf, and a private beach lounge with hammocks, beach furniture and ocean kayaks. A special spot that’s wild at heart, and with a lot of fun features to boot, if you’re looking for a property that’s a real one-off, this one’s for you…
Casa Cosmos, sleeps 22, prices from £1,082 per night (exc. taxes and fees). See more here.
Each onefinestay villa comes with complimentary concierge service as standard. To book your stay, visit onefinestay.com or contact reservations at email@example.com, +44 800 808 5830 (UK)