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Gorgeous Recently Renovated Villas, Castles & Haciendas

September 19, 2017 | By UltraVilla

Blue Sky Luxury managed Villa ‘High Breeze’ was recently given a stunning makeover. The experts at UltraVilla mentioned this luxury holiday rental in the article “Gorgeous Recently Renovated Villas, Castles & Haciendas.” Some of the renovations included a “brand new chef’s kitchen, a state-of-the-art gym under the pool with amazing unobstructed coastal views, an office-loft in the living room and a gorgeous dining pavilion located in the tropical garden with views of the coast.” Read the full article here.

UltraVilla - A Guide to Our Favourite Caribbean Islands

September 19, 2017 | By UltraVilla

Barbados remains one of the most popular Caribbean destinations to visit.  This picturesque island been named by UltraVilla as one of their “favourite Caribbean Islands.” Barbados is mentioned alongside The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Anguilla – just to name a few. If it’s not enough that superstar singing sensation Rihanna was born here, maybe the lure of “lounging on gorgeous beaches, hitting the waves surf board in hand, or sipping some of the island’s delicious rum on a terrace overlooking the sea.” will do the trick! Read more of the article here.

UltraVilla - Five Beautiful Villas with Dream Kitchens

September 19, 2017 | By UltraVilla

Maybe you’re a foodie, or maybe, you just love a gorgeous kitchen that’s worthy of Chef Gordon Ramsay himself! Either way, the Blue Sky Luxury portfolio of holiday homes can feed either desire. Read their article “Five Beautiful Villas with Dream Kitchens” and see why luxury ‘Eden,’ nestled in the exclusive Sugar Hill community in Barbados makes this world class list.

UltraVilla - 10 Exquisite Villas to Book Now for Fall!

September 18, 2017 | By UltraVilla

We’re so excited about the fall season and our luxury partners are too! Read their article “10 Exquisite Villas to Book Now for Fall” Our luxury beachfront villa Gardenia tops the luxury list and yes, it is absolutely exquisite! As per Ultra Villa “the Villa Gardenia is an ideal base for taking in the excitement of the season in Barbados while having a sumptuous beach retreat.” Their insightful article also mentions several exciting Wellness Festivals happening on island. Read the article here and take a peek at our blog here to learn more about these amazing festivals. 

Boat International - A Caribbean Cocktail

September 18, 2017 | By Boat International

If you’ve been to Barbados before, and you haven’t stayed at a luxury villa, then let Boat International show you what a true luxury holiday with the Blue Sky Luxury experience entails. Their article ’A Caribbean cocktail: experiencing the superyacht lifestyle in Barbados.’ By experienced writer Elizabeth Finney delves in a truly luxury experience at flagship villa Crystal Springs. Click here to read more if you’re interested in a luxe lifestyle of  “first light yoga sessions, golden rays glancing off silk-like waves and cantering around on Furia, a sleek chestnut beauty.”

Air Partner - Most Charming Places to Stay

September 15, 2017 | By Air Partner
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The villas at Blue Sky Luxury were listed as “one of the most charming places to stay this summer” This exclusive feature was written by Air Partner, the leading private aviation company. From New York to Ibiza, the Blue Sky Luxury brand stands out and offers a portfolio of 120-best in class villas. Air Partner recommends, “For those who want to experience a snapshot of Barbadian culture – private tours of galleries, meetings with local historians or trips to the beautiful rum distillery St Nicholas Abbey can also be arranged.” Read more here.

Our Love of Turtles

September 07, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Our island is home to the second largest nesting population of Hawksbill turtles in the Western hemisphere. Many of our beachfront villas sit along shoreline where Hawksbill and Green Turtles come to lay their eggs annually, and hundreds of tiny hatchlings emerge from nests to make their way back to the sea.  If you are lucky enough to observe either of these events you are bound to fall in love with these beautiful creatures.

Red Magazine - Nelson Gay - Easy Holiday Living!

September 01, 2017 | By Beverley Croucher, Red Magazine
Nelson Gay Villa, Barbados

Read our personal guest experience from Beverley Croucher on her stay at luxury villa Nelson Gay, Barbados. This is Beverley’s second visit with her twins Tom and Kitty, and she absolutely adores this fully staffed beachfront villa! "The feature titled ‘Easy Living’ mentions how Nelson Gay is made out of local coral stone, how the house has five double bedrooms with ‘The biggest beds I’ve ever seen’ and how the dining room is full of Murano Crystal Baccarat glass." Not only was she impressed by the Palladian style home itself, the convenience of the off-site concierge service helped her to book taxis, restaurants and “even arranged for me to have a massage under the gazebo in the garden.” Click here to read about Beverley’s magical Barbados holiday!

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2017

August 30, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

The island is your playground at this quieter time of year. Maybe you crave pure relaxation, reconnection, adrenaline or a blend of all three?  Our experienced concierge team knows all the little secrets and special experiences, which can help make your holiday one you will cherish forever, and we don’t want you to miss a moment of fun.  Following please find details for some of our favorite upcoming activities this September and October.  We have placed special focus on some of the fabulous festivals but there are also a variety of other activities to enjoy.  Read on to learn more:

Boat International September 2017

August 21, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury
Blue Sky Luxury's Greensleeves & Boat International

Blue Sky Luxury is proud to be part of the Boat International September 2017 publication. Our very own Greensleeves has a featured piece in their travel news section featuring the latest must have accessories, and top travel tips.

 

Tis The Sea-Sun Looking for the ultimate Christmas party destination? One of Barbados’s most exclusive private villas, Greensleeves, is available to rent for the first time over the festive period. With accommodation for 30 guests, 16 acres, two pools, white sand beaches and staff including a private chef, it’s the complete party package.

One of the Best Caribbean Beaches

August 09, 2017 | By

Boat International highlights our stunning Crystal Springs Villa and it's magical cove beach in their feature on 10 of the Best Beaches to visit in the Caribbean.

Barbados' Newest Fitness Festivals

August 02, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury
The island’s year round warm sunshine and beautiful surroundings create the perfect setting to nurture your body and soul.  This fall, the Barbados calendar will feature three exhilarating firsts centred around wellness and enjoyment - the Barbados Beach and Wellness Festival, the Barbados Cycling Festival and the Dragon World Championships!  Set in stunning locations and guided by leaders in their respective disciplines these festivals are a wonderful opportunity to meet other like minded people and experience even more of what our island has to offer! 

The Best Activities in Barbados

July 25, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

There are an endless number of activities to choose from during your Barbados holiday.

Your Bucket List in One Holiday

July 25, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

If you are looking for that perfect holiday filled with adventure and relaxation then Barbados should be at the top of your list. You can enjoy the peace and quiet of the ocean from a luxurious catamaran cruise or choose to go the more adventurous route and take windsurfing lessons.

Our Tips for Making This Christmas and New Year Celebration One of Your Most Memorable!

July 20, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times to visit Barbados.  Many of our repeat guests visit us annually to celebrate this special time of year building treasured lifelong memories.  The island’s sunny weather somehow seems even more stunning over this festive season, and there is a vibrant and friendly feel as locals and visitors share in an enormous range of events and activities. Our varied heritage translates into a mix of British and authentically “Bajan” Christmas traditions offering a unique experience.

Barbados: The Ultimate Holiday Spot

July 18, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Barbados is the ultimate holiday spot for any vacationer. Whether you want to relax on a beach all day or stay busy with exciting activities, the island has it all.

Crystal Springs: The Crème de la Crème

July 11, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Crystal Springs villa truly is one of the most exquisite on the island of Barbados. According to the July edition of the Mayfair Times, “Crystal Springs is the Grace Kelly of Blue Sky Luxury’s vast collection of homes”.

Your Summer Bucket List: Crop Over, Barbados

July 06, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

The big day. In Barbados, this has nothing to do with rings, love nor marital bliss, but it has everything to do with culture, friends, food, music and all the feel-good island life has to offer. The island’s big day is celebrated on the first Monday each August - Kadooment Day.  This annual carnival is the culmination of the Crop Over festival, a 2-month long celebration that is steeped in history, and is rich in culture and national pride.  

Friends and Family: Share the Rewards!

July 06, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

We are excited to announce our new Friends & Family Rewards Program to our loyal guests. With this new program.  Its easy, simply refer your nearest and dearest to stay with us at a Blue Sky Luxury vacation villa or apartment, and on confirmation of your friends or family’s booking, you’ll BOTH be rewarded.  

SOMETHING'S HAPPENING: JULY - AUGUST, 2017

July 03, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING: JULY & AUGUST 2017

Every month in Barbados there are always a variety of exciting activities and events taking place. However, there is no time of year that can quite compare to the months of July and August. With the Grand Kadooment festival approaching, these months are packed with lead up events, festivals and parties for everyone to enjoy. There is never a dull moment on the island during the Crop Over season.

Media Indulge in Barbados Luxury!

June 23, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Earlier this month, the team at Blue Sky Luxury, in collaboration with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., invited a group of journalists to trade the editorial room for a beachside “office” with a view! The group of six, who hailed form the United Kingdom, and the United States represented some of the chicest luxury magazines on the market, namely Boat International, Mayfair Times, Portfolio by The Week, and Women’s Health, and FS.

Crystal Springs: The Best Sunset Spot

June 20, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Sunset is one of the most peaceful, tranquil and beautiful times of day. Watching the sky light up in various shades of pink, orange, red and purple is a sight to behold and the Caribbean, particularly Barbados, has some of the most stunning spots to enjoy this magical time of day.

Our Top Reasons to Skip the Hotel and Enjoy a Villa Holiday instead!

May 30, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Our Top Reasons to Skip the Hotel and Enjoy a Villa Holiday instead!

Fun with family and friends. Relaxation, a flexible schedule, a chance to “just be you” and enjoy those who are most special.  A unique setting, space, a home away from home.  All of this can be enjoyed in a gorgeous holiday home - this is what vacations are made of. Villa vacations offer so much more than a traditional hotel stay and here are our top reasons why:

Terrace Full Of Sunshine

May 30, 2017 | By

 

There is no question about it, Barbados is one of the best places to lounge by the pool and enjoy the sunshine and our experts at Blue Sky Luxury have the perfect villa to do so.

Something's Happening: June - July, 2017

May 26, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Every month our island has different events and opportunities that will make your holiday unforgettable. From motor sport events to Crop Over festivals the coming months are filled with occasions for you and your whole family. Our Concierge Can team has put together this list with a variety of activities available to you during your holiday.

Perfect Family Holiday

May 16, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Looking to escape to the beautiful island of Barbados with your family this summer? According to UltraVilla, "experts at Blue Sky Luxury are making it exceptionally alluring for family holidays". Blue Sky Luxury offers a variety of family friendly villas along with their "Hello Family Holiday...Kids Play Free" promotion, which allows kids to enjoy complementary island activities.

 

Holiday Destination for Foodies

May 16, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

 

Barbados is the perfect holiday destination for combining relaxation and dining. Whether you are looking for the perfect venue for a special meal or the absolutely freshest fish ULTRA VILLAS recommends contacting our team at Blue Sky Luxury for recommendations.  

Barbados in Bloom

May 12, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

This May sees the highly anticipated return of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a five day garden show filled with famous flower and landscape gardens. With London preparing to become a flower frenzy, Barbados is the perfect escape for horticulturists searching for a new scent. Having participated in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the past 28 years and winning an impressive 18 gold awards, Barbados marks its place as an authoritative voice on floriculture. Visitors can explore the tropical gardens, discover native plants and enjoy the sandy white beaches the island offers, while staying in one of our 120 iconic and beautiful holiday houses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Occasions & Landmark Celebrations

May 12, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

We share our pick of the best villas for memorable moments

With the growing trend for combining holidays with landmark celebrations – from intimate weddings to big birthdays and those once-in-a-lifetime honey(or buddy)moons – We share a selection of sumptuous properties and all manner of bespoke arrangements to guarantee memorable moments that last long after the celebrations cease. 

The Best Barbados Family Getaway

May 10, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

There is no better time to visit Barbados as a family than during the summer, when the island is in full-bloom with activities, cultural events and an effervescence that highlights all of its hidden charms. Barbados sets the mood for you to reconnect and create lasting summer memories with those who matter most.  Our island is proud to be a welcoming, safe holiday environment where visitors and families enjoy interacting with the locals for an authentic taste of Barbadian life. So, whether it’s something entertaining, relaxing or educational you crave, we’ve got the whole family covered with our top picks on how to make the most of summer in Barbados!

Best Villas for Special Occasions

May 05, 2017 | By UltraVilla

Luxury villa Crystal Springs received the UltraVilla seal of approval as one of the best villas for special occasions! This Barbados holiday home, managed by Blue Sky Luxury - The Holiday Home Experts, has been included in the list of  “memorable and unique villas.”

A Barbados Guide for Foodies

May 03, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Barbadians love food and they do it well. From tartes and gourmet creations at fine dining restaurants to grilled snapper and breadfruit chips at roadside eateries, the island is ripe with foodie experiences waiting to be explored. So, let’s get the ball rolling with some suggestions for our three types of favourite foodies.

How To: Enjoying Barbados at its Best… For less!

April 10, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Barbados is known for its beautiful beaches, amazing people and opulent lifestyle. But, connoisseurs of the island have a few travel tricks up their sleeves to make their Barbados holiday even more enjoyable and affordable! Read on as our team provides advice on a Barbados spring vacation packed with authentic experiences, local adventures and travel tips to help you get the most bang for your buck!

Blue Sky Luxury partners with UltraVilla!

April 07, 2017 | By UltraVilla

 

Blue Sky Luxury is proud to announce its affiliation with UltraVilla – the exclusive directory for best-in-class holiday home rentals worldwide. Our exclusive brand was personally invited to join this elite group of global partners. To learn a bit more, read our feature here on the UltraVilla website. 

You'll always have something to do in Barbados!

April 06, 2017 | By The Telegraph

High Breeze, Tropical Luxury Villa with Stunning Views

 

 

If you’re into sporting activities, then Barbados is your vacation destination. There’s always something to do here!

 

The Telegraph explains, “Why Barbados is in a league of its own when it comes to sporting activitiesThe article mentions watersports, swimming, golf and equine sports... just to name a few. Luckily for you Blue Sky Luxury offers fantastic holiday villas a few steps from your choice activity.

 

Tatler puts Blue Sky Luxury on speed dial!

April 06, 2017 | By Tatler

 

The Tatler sure has fine tastes! This exclusive mag lists Blue Sky Luxury – The Holiday Home Experts as one of “ the people with the pick of the poshest pads out there!” We heartily agree and invite you to read the Page 2 article here.

Travelling this Spring? Visit Barbados!

April 05, 2017 | By Arion McNicoll - The Week

The Week recommends “the 15 most sumptuous places to travel this spring!” Gardenia, one of Blue Sky Luxury’s flagship villas in Barbados makes the list. This luxury holiday home host up to 12 guests and is fully staffed.

Villas with Ultra-Zen Yoga Terraces

March 30, 2017 | By UltraVilla

 

From Mexico to Greece, Our Blue Sky Luxury managed villa  ‘The Dream’ made UltraVilla’s list of ‘Villas with Ultra-Zen Yoga TerracesThis stunning 5-bedroom beachfront villa made the cut and is definitely the place for all yoga and aspiring yoga buffs! Read the article here, to see how this holiday villa made it on the list and get the inside scoop from the experts at UltraVilla themselves!

How To Vacation Like A Multi-Millionaire - On A Budget

March 29, 2017 | By Peter Layne Taylor, Forbes

 

 

Forbes contributor Peter Lane Taylor tells us how to “Vacation Like A Multi-Millionaire - On A Budget” Take a look at the excerpt below from his article, see why it’s a must read and take a sneak peek at our luxury holiday rental: Crystal Springs.

 

 

Mahogany Bay makes The Week's Valentine's List!

March 28, 2017 | By The Week

 

The Week take us back to Valentine’s Day with an amazing feature of the ever popular Mahogany Bay. Their article gives great advise on the best last minute holidays. The Week take us back to Valentine’s Day with an amazing feature of the ever popular Mahogany Bay.

International Property & Travel features it's Top Six Barbados Properties

March 28, 2017 | By International Property & Travel

International Property & Travel featured “Six Stunning Properties Available in the Beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados” which included luxury properties Gardenia and Greensleeves.

Enjoy Low Season Rates in Barbados this Easter!

March 28, 2017 | By Sharon Reid, The Week

Mi Business Mag is a publication content based website documenting real life experiences from a diverse pool of business people. It features travel, lifestyle, food, luxury and interviews. Blue Sky Luxury was fortunate to be featured in their article “Enjoy Low Season Rates in Barbados this Easter” which showcased some of our gorgeous holiday rental villas!

A Season of Barbadian Treasures - The Barbados Sugar & Rum Festival

March 24, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Spring is nigh, but the Barbados’ Sugar and Rum season is already in full swing! The brainchild of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority, the Sugar and Rum Season 2017 is the newest celebration of sugar and rum to hit the island’s events’ calendar, paying a colourful tribute to the island’s rich heritage and culture surrounding its most prolific treats.

Spring in the Surf - Barbados has a beach for every reason

March 24, 2017 | By Concierge Can

      

This Spring, it’s all about beaches in Barbados!

The most obvious perk of island life is beautiful beaches, and the beaches in Barbados are everything - sandy coves, craggy cliffs, glassy waters, sassy waves - everything. Not to mention the fact that the island is small enough for you to explore every single beach option during one holiday! But, if there is any doubt that Barbados ticks all these boxes when it comes to varying types of beach getaways, let us introduce you to some of our favourite coastal picks for making any seaside dream come true.  Read on to learn about Alleyne's Bay, Bathsheba, Dover Beach and The Crane beach.

Something's Happening: April - May 2017

March 24, 2017 | By Concierge Can

Our island abounds with opportunities ranging from the sublime to the exhilarating and our Concierge Can team is here to help our guests choose those activities that will make their stay with us unforgettable. Easter time is no exception as it is one of the busiest months of the year on the island.  As soon as spring comes full bloom, Barbadians of all ages and walks of life eagerly look forward to this time of year. For us, it is the biggest religious holiday after Christmas, but for you, it is the perfect time to experience our local Easter traditions and all the wonderful events which take place at this time of year.

The Concierge Can team has created the following list of some of their favorite upcoming activities around this time of year to help you get your holiday plans started.

Melan Mag features Mahogany Bay!

March 14, 2017 | By Melan Mag

Looking for that romantic destination in Barbados? MelanMag featured Mahogany Bay as one of their 'Romantic destinations: all year round!' 5th on their list, Mahogany Bay is absolutely breathtaking and is perfectly positioned on the West Coast, in close proximity to the exclusive Sandy Lane Hotel.

Sporting Around Barbados

March 08, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

When considering sports and outdoor activities, Barbados is known as a mecca, a paradise and the home to several disciplines found on the island. From leisurely activities, such as horseback riding and hiking, to the best in watersports, Barbados brings the sporting diversity along with the perfect climate to enjoy an active holiday!

Elite Traveller features Greensleeves!

March 02, 2017 | By Elite Traveller

Elite Traveller recently featured our stunning Flagship villa Greensleeves as one of it’s Top 10 Caribbean Villas! Check out page 3 which highlighted Greensleeves prime beach front location, with direct access to two bays along the Platinum Coast. This nine-bedroom property was highlighted as a haven for children and adults alike.

Take a video tour of Marsh Mellow!

March 01, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

View Marsh Mellow - a luxury 4 bed holiday home situated on a ridge in Barbados. For availability and details on this fantastic villa, click here



Easter is Sun, Fun and Savings in Barbados

February 08, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

This year, Easter holidays to Barbados are a steal, giving holidaymakers the unique opportunity to experience high-season Barbados at low-season prices - including wonderful deals on some of the island’s most beautiful holiday homes! And, if that isn’t enough, the island will be abuzz with several activities and events - namely those around Easter - that are sure to interrupt those leisurely days at the beach!

A Golfers' Paradise

February 08, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Barbados is a luxurious Caribbean destination that stands in a class by itself. This culturally-rich island is known for its enviable year-round sunshine, pristine white-sandy beaches, prestigious golf courses and so much more.

Something's Happening: Feb - Mar, 2017

February 01, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Our island abounds with opportunities ranging from the sublime to the exhilarating and our Concierge Can team is here to help our guests choose those activities that will make their stay with us unforgettable.  The Concierge Can team has created the following list of some of their favorite upcoming activities to help you get your holiday plans started.

Broadway to Barbados - Neil Berg Brings his Best

January 27, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

The Broadway to Barbados Charitable Trust will once again stage the Broadway to Barbados show in collaboration with title sponsor Diamonds International. Enjoy seven nights over the months of February and March of entertaining postures and pieces during the tribute to the ‘greatest songs of the silver screen and Broadway.

Barbados Polo Season 2017

January 27, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Exciting action, beautiful steed, and a friendly atmosphere set among beautiful grounds. This is the essence of polo in Barbados! This year, the Barbados polo season will take its usual course, running from January through May 2017 with a tantalizing calendar of events.

Dine Under the Stars!

January 27, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Fancy dining by candle light at one of the island’s most revered plantation homes? Then visit St. Nicholas Abbey during the winter season to experience this first hand!

The Barbados Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2017

January 27, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

And they’re off! The excitement of the 2017 Barbados Sandy Lane Gold Cup horserace is already in the air, and locals and visitors alike await with bated breath to see how this year’s race will conclude.

Equine Barbados

January 27, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Equine Barbados

Barbados holidays are always prefaced by lovely weather, stunning shores and breathtaking beaches. But its balmy breezes and immaculate sunshine also give way to an exciting centuries-old tradition that treats hundreds of locals and visitors yearly as they perch along its expansive green fields. Dotted across the island is the manifestation of an appreciation for everything equine - polo fields, a savannah, equestrian courses and even its coastal sands set a backdrop for this kind of recreation. And, if that is not enough to jolt the spontaneous humming of the William Tell Overture, on any given day, you may find a steed taking a dip with its trainer at one of the west-to-south coast beaches! 

Haute Couture Barbados

January 25, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

High fashion in paradise!

 

Stylish. Chic. Barbados. These words meld more perfectly together than you’d ever know! The island is home to several international - and high-end - fashion brands that bring a worldliness to the decadent shores.

 

Island Welcomes First International Tour for 2017

January 25, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Island Welcomes First International Tour for 2017

 

 

It’s lovely cricket in lovely Barbados! The island’s affinity for the sport is as legendary as its amazing beaches.

The Year of the Perfect Holiday

January 13, 2017 | By Blue Sky Luxury

When it comes to planning your holiday this year, Barbados offers the perfect canvas for you to make 2017 the Year of your perfect vacation getaway! Therefore, our New Year’s resolution to you is clear - we promise that your Barbados vacation will be the best holiday you’ll have all year!

Surf Tourism on the Rise

November 11, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Barbados is a special place for surf, and we have seen an increase in surf tourism and the demand for holiday rental properties that are close to surf breaks. Even the most recent WSL World Champion John John Florence, and surfing legend Kelly Slater have visited and spoken highly of surfing in Barbados. So, there is no better month than Barbados’ independence month to embrace the Independence Pro.

From the Desk of The Nature Guru

October 27, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

In our last post, we invited you to be a part of our illustrious 50th anniversary of independence celebrations as well as sharing our rich history and the relic proof that remains on the island. But, of course, Barbados’ history extends much further than the construction of government buildings, churches and rum shops; therefore, oblige as we introduce you to our natural heritage and history.

Classical Pops - A Musical Affair not to be missed!

October 14, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Barbados usually puts on an impressive showing of its tropical tunes and intoxicating island beats. But in early December, the iconic island sounds give away to orchestral renditions at the Classical Pops show!

Food & Rum Festival - Come for the Food, Stay for the Rum!

October 14, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Perfect year-round weather, pristine beaches, glassy waters and amazing food! Barbados has made an indelible mark as a foodie paradise, and hosts one of the most delectable food festivals the Caribbean has ever seen - The Food & Rum Festival.

From the Desk of the Barbados Buff!

September 08, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Did you know that Barbados is in its golden age? This November - on the thirtieth to be exact - the island will mark one of its most impressive milestones to date: fifty years of independence. If you do the math correctly, it will take you back to 1966, when the people’s passion created a political force that ushered the island into a new era. But for the last (almost) fifty years, Barbados has built its charm on embracing its new path as well as the remnants of its recent history.

5 Reasons To Have Your Wedding In Barbados

August 26, 2016 | By Mara Sofferin - HuffPost Living

Have Yourself a Merry Barbados Christmas!

August 25, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Traditional Christmas carols have been known to set the tone for what we expect at Christmas time - we dream of a white Christmas, and the ornate foliage is always hollies and mistletoes. However, the Barbados remix of these carols goes a little different - you’ll be dreaming of turquoise blues, and will quickly realise that the holly-decked halls have been traded for palm- and poinsettia frangipani-fringed coasts and streets! Barbados at Christmas is magical, and to experience the island at this most wonderful time of the year is to witness an even more joyful, warming spirit than the already welcoming personality innate of Barbadians and their heritage. So, add these five things to your list (be sure to check it twice!) and you will understand why Barbados may be your best Christmas gift yet!

The Most Wonderful Time to Book Christmas in Barbados

August 12, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

 

 

You’ve just come off of having a perfect summer holiday, but you are already thinking about your next getaway - Christmas holiday. Traveling at Christmastime is characterized by bustling gateways, exciting family get-togethers, and the smiling faces of loved ones you haven’t seen in ages. But, it is this influx of travelers that creates an exceedingly high demand for flights, accommodation and everything else in between. Therefore, when considering travelling to a destination as sought after as Barbados during this season, you must heed to the most important thing on the seasoned Christmas travelers’ cheat sheet: book everything early.

 

 

Here for summer? Join the party in Barbados!

July 15, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

So you’ve come for a summer getaway to Barbados, and what a getaway it has been: you’re sporting swimwear instead of layers and you’re thoroughly enjoying your palatial villa, where everything is at your fingertips. We’d bet that for many, this is the definition of a perfect holiday. But what happens now the sun’s gone down, the jetskis are all packed up but you’re buzzing with as much energy as you were this morning? Don’t fret- Barbados is teeming with nightlife to match any social butterfly’s tastes. And if you are here in summer, you and your friends are especially in for a treat.

 

Keep Calm & Relax in Barbados!

June 30, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Our last blog entry was designed to give the adrenaline junkies some tips on what to do whilst on the island. But we’re equally aware that many of our guests come to Barbados time and time again because of what a relaxing destination it can be.

Jamaican me crazy!

June 10, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

With stunning natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage...Jamaica has so much to explore!

Enjoy days soaking up the sun on your own private beach, get adventurous and explore the natural beauty of the island, learn the ska, feast on famous local dishes and just be prepared to have the time of your life on a Jamaica Summer Holiday.

Let's Summer in Barbados

May 26, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

This is it. You’ve arrived in paradise. The friendly driver who greeted you and your family at the airport has just dropped you off at your idyllic Blue Sky Luxury villa and the property manager has just shown you around. The pantry is fully stocked with all of the little goodies that the kids love...and there’s that bottle of bubbly that you requested from the Concierge last week before you left. You see the excitement on your children’s faces...and you have got to admit it: you’re pretty thrilled yourself.  This extremely warm welcome bodes well for a great holiday.

Summer Fun 'On and In' the Water!

May 26, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

The great thing about a Barbadian holiday is its versatility: want to bask in the sun all day whilst you catch up on some reading? Be our guest. Prefer to be adventurous and visit some of the many historic sites around the island? Great idea. 

The Race Is On This Weekend – Are You Ready?

May 05, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

Many visitors are drawn to Barbados for its endless beaches and pristine turquoise oceans, but there’s so much more to love and experience on our Caribbean island. When our Blue Sky Luxury villa guests reach out to our concierge team to inquire about activities, we’re always excited to tell them what’s on our action-packed events schedule.

5 Reasons Why Villas Are the Right Choice for Your Summer Vacation

April 22, 2016 | By Blue Sky Luxury

 

Ah, vacation time. As soon as those dates are booked, the whole family gets excited. Parents want to unwind, kids want to make sandcastle magic, and grandparents are thinking up ways to spoil everyone even more than usual. And then the planning begins…

New Blue Resolutions

January 05, 2016 | By Gemma Holder

As another year rolls around, many of us use this ‘new’ calendar as a launching pad for fresh beginnings within our personal and professional lives.  If you are really ready for 2016, we recommend you make your resolutions with the ultimate goal being to enjoy life to the fullest. And obviously a Caribbean Holiday…is the ideal way to make this happen.

Check out our recommendations for your BEST 2016!

5 Reasons Summer is The Best Time to Travel to Barbados

July 24, 2015 | By

As far as tropical paradise goes, Barbados is pretty hard to beat! Year round sunshine, gorgeous crystal clear waters, friendly people and a never-ending calendar of events keep visitors coming back time and again for more! The busiest season is winter of course, when snowbirds seek escapism from the endless cold, the appeal is obvious. But there is a little known secret that many in the diaspora know: SUMMER is where the ‘real’ action is. 

USA TODAY TRAVEL : VIVA VILLAS!

June 17, 2015 | By Melanie Reffes

Bridelife Issue 5

June 16, 2015 | By Bridelife Magazine

New Benefit Partners

June 12, 2015 | By Corey Payne

Winter Soirees

June 11, 2015 | By

The Blue Card Launch

June 11, 2015 | By Corey Payne

Featured Destination...JAMAICA!

June 11, 2015 | By Corey Payne

Star Staff

June 11, 2015 | By Corey Payne

JetBlue's Mint Service Begins Flying to Barbados

May 29, 2015 | By

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced plans to offer its highly successful Mint experience from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Barbados (BGI), one of the top Caribbean routes for the airline. Travelers from the Eastern region of the U.S. now have a premium travel option at an affordable fare with Mint beginning on November 7, 2015, giving jetsetters a new reason to head to the sun-drenched island.

 JetBlue Mint's Seating

JetBlue Mint Seats

Limitless Possibilities Under the Blue Sky

April 02, 2015 | By Dominique Silvera

Limiteless Possibilites Under the Blue Sky ..........

Sweet Dreams for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Members

March 03, 2015 | By Dominique Silvera

Its Sweet Dreams... for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Members ..Earn Miles when  Booking  a Holiday Home with Blue Sky Luxury!

 

 

 

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

February 26, 2015 | By Jodi Harvey-Read

Trees at Fustic House

...How does your garden grow?

Every year, the Barbados Horticultural Society holds an Open Garden Programme during January and February, whereby private gardens are opened to the public. This event happens on a Sunday afternoon between 2:00PM and 6:00PM. This past Sunday, 22nd February 2015, the Open Garden evening was held at one of Blue Sky Luxury's Flagship villas, Fustic House Private Estate.

The Art of Designing your Caribbean Villa Destination Wedding

December 04, 2014 | By Bridelife Magazine

50 Best Villas in the Caribbean

November 15, 2014 | By Tom Chesshyre

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY

8 things to do in Barbados-Holiday Ideas-Good Housekeeping

October 30, 2014 | By Terry Tavner

Wedding Villas - More than Just a Venue!

October 07, 2014 | By Bridelife Magazine

KV's Little Black Book ( Travel)

October 06, 2014 | By Knightsbridge Village

Falling for Barbados and Jamaica

September 30, 2014 | By Dominique Silvera

10 Things to Love about Staying in a Caribbean Villa

September 23, 2014 | By Sarah Greaves Gabbadon

Caribbean Journal

September 16, 2014 | By Sarah Greaves Gabbadon

The Romance of a Villa Wedding/ Honeymoon

September 02, 2014 | By Bridelife Magazine

CTO Caribbean Guide 2015

September 01, 2014 | By Caribbean Tourism Organization

 

 

Blue Sky Luxury offers VIPs Chance to Preview a wedding Villa in Barbados

August 13, 2014 | By News Wire

Picture Perfect Prenup

August 01, 2014 | By Mary Brennan

Elite Traveler Hotels Resorts and Spas 2014/15

August 01, 2014 | By Dominique Silvera

Blue Sky Luxury in the Elite Traveler Hotes Resorts and Spas 2014/15 Edition

A Villa Wedding: Something to think about!

July 09, 2014 | By Mary Brennan

The Perfect Getaway: A Villa Wedding  

A Villa Wedding: Something to Think About !

Secret Bay Dominica celebrates three years

June 17, 2014 | By Dominique Silvera

Taste the Caribbean Wth Barbados Chefs

June 06, 2014 | By Joanna Fantozzi

Blue Sky Luxury brings Bajan Food to Caribbean Week

May 31, 2014 | By Caribbean Bride

Check us out in caribbeanbride.com . Taking NYC by Culinary storm.

All Roads Lead to Bushy Park!

May 05, 2014 | By Gemma Holder

We are all excited and ready to head to Bushy Park for the thrills and adrenaline-filled Top Gear Festival! The new and improved Bushy Park Circuit will be the setting of this festival when it lands in Barbados on the 17th and 18th of May 2014. Come fully prepared for this weekend of non-stop motoring action in Barbados!

For those of you who are unsure of how to get to Bushy Park, take a look at our illustrative maps!

Blue Sky Expansion

April 28, 2014 | By Baxter Travel Media

Blue Sky Luxury adds Villas in St.Martin

April 18, 2014 | By Gay Nagle Myers

Only Blue Sky in the Caribbean

April 10, 2014 | By Doug Gollan

Out of the Blue

April 10, 2014 | By Carlie Ester

A Place in the Sun. Selling the Caribbean

April 01, 2014 | By Melanie Reffes

Celebrating Lower Air Passenger Duty

March 27, 2014 | By Schenai Armstrong

KayaksWe are celebrating here at Blue Sky Luxury following the UK budget. 

It might sound odd but after five years of supporting the Caribbean and travel industry's struggle to have the UK Government reform its Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax bands, at long last there is a measure of success.

St. Lucia's Jazz and Arts Festival

March 21, 2014 | By Dominique Silvera

St. Lucia JazzSt. Lucia’s Jazz and Arts Festival has become the Flagship event on the island’s Events Calendar (http://www.stluciajazz.org/). The twelve day festival is scheduled for April 30 – May 11, 2014.  This world-class event brings top entertainers and performers from around the world to St. Lucia.

Best In Class Holiday Homes Includes Event Tickets

March 14, 2014 | By Jetsetters

St. Martin Heineken Regatta

March 03, 2014 | By Schenai Armstrong

RegattaExcitement! Adventure! Competition! Fun! – These are some of the words which only begin to describe what St. Martin’s annual Heineken Regatta is all about.

Happily Ever After in the Caribbean

March 03, 2014 | By Melanie Reffes

Barbados To Host 2014 TOP GEAR FESTIVAL

December 18, 2013 | By Kathy-Dawn Burke

Top Gear Festival Barbados 2014 Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, Top Gear Festival Barbados will feature an awe-inspiring line up of cars and driving talent including The Stig, the Top Gear Stunt Team and guest drivers from the world of motorsport and entertainment.

Dominica - Carnival Madness

December 13, 2013 | By Nathaniel Gunby

St. Lucia – Ease The Tension

December 13, 2013 | By Nathaniel Gunby

Old World Tropical Getaway

December 13, 2013 | By Nathaniel Gunby

Christmas in Jamaica

November 28, 2013 | By Dominique Silvera

As we all get ready to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, and make plans to travel to a Blue Sky Luxury Island in the sun, we thought we would share Christmas Traditions from Jamaica. Join Dominique as she takes a walk down memory lane, which will conjur memories of your own Christmas past or perhaps motivate you to make new traditions in Christmas Present. 

Don't go chasing waterfalls!

October 14, 2013 | By Judith Wilcox

Land of 365 rivers and waterfalls

Dominica, (the English speaking island, not Dom Rep!) is the latest destination to join Blue Sky Luxury’s fantastic portfolio of best in class holiday homes, villas and apartments. The Nature Isle is known for its 365 rivers, fabulous waterfalls and rugged terrain –definitely not your typical Caribbean paradise and allegedly the only island that Christopher Colombus would still recognize if he came back today!

Barbados Dream Cup

October 14, 2013 | By Nathaniel Gunby

The Barbados Dream Cup!

Ready…Set…Game!!! The Barbados Dream Cup is being dubbed ‘a not-to-be-missed sporting event’ with big names, international coverage and unbelievable excitement behind its name.

Going Bananas for St. Lucia!

October 14, 2013 | By Judith Wilcox

Bananas

He's definitely ready for a relaxing Blue Sky Luxury Holiday!

 

Simply Beautiful St. Lucia is the third new destination to join the Blue Sky Luxury portfolio and we’re delighted to be able to offer you over 30 new homes to choose from as your perfect holiday accommodation. The island of St. Lucia is equally famed for its beautiful dramatic landscape, palm-fringed beaches and turquoise blue seas as it is for its delicious bananas -both tourism and banana production are mainstays of the St. Lucian economy and we think they excel at both!

Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival

October 14, 2013 | By Nathaniel Gunby

The Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival!

Delicious…sumptuous…savory or just simply, “delightful’. These are all words you could use to describe exceptional culinary delights, and we guarantee that these are just a few of the words that will come out of your mouth when you experience the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival taking place between November 21-25 2013. Taste your way through 4 days of culinary experiences sure to leave you yearning for seconds.

Thomas Cook adds Flights to Barbados

September 09, 2013 | By Kathy-Dawn Burke

Thomas Cook flights to Barbados

Commencing Sunday 10th November 2013, the weekly Manchester-St Lucia-Barbados flight will operate on a specifically configured Airbus A330 aircraft, with the additional Manchester-Antigua-Barbados flight operating from Thursday 19th December.

Carnival in The Gap

June 19, 2013 | By Kathy-Dawn Burke

Carnival in The Gap

 

 

On Friday 21st June over 300 Travel Agents from around the world will enjoy a taste of Barbados with a full street carnival in St. Lawrence Gap. Come out and join the colourful display and pulsating music as these folks are treated to the best of Barbados. See more details here.

Two Great Nights Out on the Town!

May 31, 2013 | By Gemma Holder

Our team spent two great evenings out over the past week. Good company, great food & drinks and fun-filled atmospheres!

Celtic Festival - Barbados 2013

May 21, 2013 | By Kathy-Dawn Burke

Celtic Fesrival 2013With a strong Gaelic theme planned for 2013's festival, Barbados welcomes the Piping Quartet SEUDAN from Scotland, Big Rory street theatre - the stilt walking bagpiper, award winning vocalists JEANA LESLIE and SIOBHAN MILLER, with guitarist Aaron Jones, Cape Bretoners KENNETH AND CALUM MACKENZIE, and from IRELAND, the amazing Alan Kelly Gang. Chef Paul Wedgwood from Edinburgh back by popular demand!

The 2013 Celtic Festival Barbados takes place from May 23rd to 29th

Snow at Sandy Lane!

April 23, 2013 | By Judith Wilcox

Back in November 2012, our guests Lucie and Gareth returned to Gingerbread at Merlin Bay with a group of family and friends for a week enjoying some sun, relaxation and good food! Julia, as she became known, showed up early in their stay and recognizing them as animal lovers took full advantage of all the affection that they provided. They became so enthralled with Julia that they decided to take Julia back to the UK with them!

Sunset Cocktails at Sunwatch

April 11, 2013 | By Gemma Holder

 

 

 

Sunwatch was the setting for our evening of cocktails last Wednesday. Our team and guests had an   amazing time in the exclusive Sugar Hill Resort. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, steel pan music and a magnificent view set the tone for this fantastic event!

Top tips when travelling to Barbados

March 26, 2013 | By Gemma Holder

Good to KnowTake a look at the top 5 tips to consider when travelling to Barbados...

Comedy Night Fun and Polo Thrills!

March 22, 2013 | By Gemma Holder

Blue Sky Luxury was the official sponsor of the Holders Season Comedy Night 2013 and also hosted a hospitality marquee at the Barbados Open Polo Final 2013. Our team and guests had a fantastic time at both events and we look forward to next year!

Capri Manor is one of our Latest Luxury Additions!

March 21, 2013 | By Gemma Holder

 

                                                             

  Take a look at one of the latest additions to our Luxury Holiday Rental Portfolio.

  Capri Manor is an enchanting villa!

Lots of Laughs this Holders Season!

March 05, 2013 | By Gemma Holder

Blue Sky Luxury is pleased to sponsor Holders Season Comedy Night 2013. This will be a night of fun and laughter as the biggest name in UK comedy, Paul Merton brings you a night of entertainment. This exciting season of opera, music and theatre takes place in the open air gardens of the historic Holders Plantation House.

Sunset Cocktails at Arawidi Villa

February 22, 2013 | By Kd Burke

Arawidi Villa cocktailsHow fabulous to be able to have so many wonderful clients, guests and friends all on island at the same time. Last Wednesday (20th Feb) was the ideal time for us to host a sunset cocktail party with many folks in for Half-Term holiday, pre-Easter break and ... Just because!  Weather in the UK and North America has been less than appealing, so being able to vacation in Barbados at one of our Blue Sky Luxury holiday homes is the best way to spend a harsh winter. Click on Read More to see our album of smiling happy Owners and guests!

Food, Fun & Fancy Cars-Holetown came alive this weekend!

February 20, 2013 | By Gemma Holder

Holetown2 .jpgThe annual Holetown Festival was as usual a huge hit with locals and guest alike taking to the streets in this historic beachside community to commemorate the landing of the first settlers to Barbados.  Our Blue Sky Luxury guests enjoyed all the fan fare!

New Blue Sky Luxury Website

December 04, 2012 | By Judith Wilcox

Blue Sky Luxury Website LaunchedAfter many months of carefully considered design and development, the new Holiday Rentals brand for Bajan Services Limted has been launched as Blue Sky Luxury. This new brand is dedicated solely to the firms well-established luxury holiday rentals business and showcases it’s 100 strong exclusive portfolio of ‘best in class’ villas and apartments.

Serendipity for Visitors from New York!

October 22, 2012 | By Nicole Tempro

Lucky!

 

 

A New York couple who thought the husband’s treasured wedding ring had been lost forever was surprised to receive a phone call from their holiday home rental agent, Bajan Services, more than a week after their departure, sharing the miraculous news that the ring had been recovered from its watery grave!

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