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.
Our Concierge Can team has put together a list of some of our guests’ favorite holiday experiences to help you start your own island traditions as you holiday in Barbados this Christmas and New Years.
Imagine arriving in Barbados: your dream holiday destination. It’s Christmastime, yet the warm sunshine and coconut trees swaying in the tropical breeze make you forget about the cold conditions you left behind. A live steelpanist plays the sweet sounds of your favourite Christmas songs as you arrive at your villa “home for the holidays”. The friendly villa staff greet you with a refreshing ponche crema – a tasty, festive drink similar to eggnog, with a flavouful Bajan Twist. And when you take in the scent of the salt air you’ve been dreaming of, you also smell the live Christmas tree our team has fully decorated for your arrival.
And that is just the beginning. Our team can prearrange your holiday to ensure that you can simply relax and enjoy quality time while you are here. A traditional Christmas dinner for your family to gather around. Or perhaps you would like us to invite Santa and his elves to visit and capture your children’s delight with beautiful professional photographs – tangible memories to keep of your favourite Christmas holiday yet!.
Outside of the villa, we can recommend some beautiful places to go carolling with your family – a Bajan tradition that definitely puts you in the Christmas spirit! Each year locals and visitors from around the globe look forward to ‘Carols by Candlelight’ which is hosted on the grounds of the Prime Minister’s residence, Ilaro Court. The beautiful gardens of the property are alive with guests as they enjoy an evening of song featuring local artists and choirs, and light candles as the sun sets. St. Nicholas Abbey also hosts a wonderful afternoon of carolling on the grounds of this 16th Century plantation.
New Year Celebrations
Christmas has passed, and it’s time to ring in the New Year. Whether you have been with us since the festive Christmas season, or you are coming to celebrate the beginning of something new, the Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Can team can help to arrange an unforgettable celebration and start to the New Year.
Private parties are one of our guests favorites. Imagine having your nearest and dearest with you, dressed to the nines at your villa. It’s New Year’s Eve and you are enjoying live music, cocktails and canapes, awaiting the stroke of midnight. The clock strikes midnight as you enjoy fireworks from the beach in front of your villa, making this the best way to start a year yet – surrounded by friends celebrating this special moment in paradise.
If you’d prefer to celebrate at one of Barbados’ finest restaurants, we can take care of making the reservations for you. Most places have a fabulous set menu, live music and some extra goodies – perfect for celebrating the New Year.
Whatever your New Year’s Resolution is this year, we are here to help you start on the right foot! Have a personal trainer or yoga instructor come to you in the comfort of your holiday home. Spend extra quality time with your loved ones and plan a special outing. Capture the memories with a gorgeous family photo shoot with the beach as your backdrop. Let us take care of it all for you so you don’t have to do any of the “hard work!”
Whatever you have dreamed of for your white-sand Christmas, or your New Years celebrations, the Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Can team can make it happen! We wish you a happy, bright & sunny festive season – we can’t wait to celebrate with you!