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The 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp

We’ve taken an excerpt from Annalisa, a Real Estate Agent at our sister company Terra Caribbean. She’s written about The 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp. Specifically, we, (the fun sister) have chosen to focus on the fun stuff, where to work, gym and play. Annalisa’s blog is a great piece, and you can read her full blog Welcome to Barbados by clicking the title. It also covers short, mid and long term rentals and more. If you’re interested in relocating to Barbados. Read on Blue Sky Luxury family. Here’s a personal insight into Barbados. Go follow @annalisa_sealy on IG

I am sure some days you will welcome a change of scenery and would like to grab a latte or shake while you work.  A few of my go-to spots between meetings where I can have a quick bite while staying connected are Art Splash, Coffee Bean, and Senses Marche. Some other coffee shops offer free WIFI but please support the establishment while using their services. If you would rather get delivery, give Hopscotch or Wifetch a call. They deliver food from your favourite restaurants and cafes to groceries from our major supermarkets, among other things.

If you prefer a more professional working environment offering virtual services, meeting rooms, or receptionist services, Regus Barbados and Desk Tops Barbados help you to stay productive in a modern workspace with quick internet speeds. You have the option to rent desk space as it is needed.

Blustery East Coast Barbados

After you have put in your required hours, I am sure you will be looking for some activities to keep you entertained. We are a small island with a lot to offer! Our number one recreation spot is of course the beach; we have 80 of them to choose from.  My favourite beach for swimming is Brownes Beach. For relaxing and enjoying the surf, Bathsheba is the place to be. If you are interested in exploring our waters you can contact Barbados Blue or Trident Free Divers to name a few. They offer a range of diving activities.

If you are a fitness enthusiast, we have a host of gyms and studios to suit your needs. Most gyms have qualified instructors to cater to your skillset.  If CrossFit is your thing we have a few CrossFit gyms on the island – Bassa Bassa and Limitless Performance are some popular ones. We also have an adventure race BAR, which brings anyone willing to get fitter than ever before, together for a friendly competition. If you prefer a more holistic approach to fitness we have a range of Pilates and Yoga studios across the island.  BodyMekanixfor example, blends different techniques and treats movement as a form of therapy.

For dining out at night, we have a full range of restaurants and bars to keep you entertained. Our restaurants span from the South Coast to the West Coast and many are inland. For a full list of restaurants and places of interest, check out www.visitbarbados.org.

I also encourage you to visit www.welcomestampbarbados.com to learn more about this new and exciting opportunity Barbados has to offer.

We hope you enjoyed Annalisa’s blog. Blue Sky Luxury offers mid and long-term rental villa options. Our partnership with Terra Caribbean and our other sister Terra Luxury (promise, that’s the last one) helps us to provide a wider choice of luxury mid and long-term rental villa options in Barbados. View our selection of Barbados long term rental properties at welcomestampbarbados.com and download the Barbados Relocation Guide.

As always, we love to hear from you. Stay in touch!

Direct Barbados: 1.246.622.4466

Freephone UK: 0800 0885574

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Email: experts@blueskyluxury.com

Find your Barbados mid to long-term luxury vacation villa with Blue Sky Luxury.

Royal Westmoreland Barbados

Indulge in an authentic experience at our modern luxury villa rentals in Barbados. We’ve just added a selection of fine properties in each category to our vacation rentals portfolio. Choose luxury your way with our chef, butler, and housekeeping staffing, or stay low key at one of our casual beachfront apartments.  Digital nomads … you’re definitely welcome. In 2020 you can work from anywhere.

Join us in Barbados for Christmas and the New Year 2020/21 (no pressure.)

luxury villa rentals in Barbados

luxury villa in Barbados

Royal Westmoreland – Tradewinds

Our luxury traveler is a perfect match for Tradewinds. It’s a golfer’s dream vacation, as the villa overlooks the 16th Fairway of the members-only Golf Resort. Guests have access to tennis courts, the fitness centre, and the clubhouse with a resort pool. Varied dining options and are also located in the world-renowned community. Tradewinds has its own pool, WIFI, and an expansive deck for family getaways. Chef prepared barbecue anyone?

 

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Barbados vacation rental

Glitter Bay 310 – Coral Isle

Is Glitter Bay 310 your perfect Barbados holiday villa?  If you love beachfront villas in Barbados or getting caught in the r… Wait hold up. That’s a song. Coral Isle is indeed on the beachfront, and it’s perfect for a romantic retreat. The patio overlooks unspoiled pool views, and the resort has everything the casual traveler loves. If you are traveling with children, the kiddos are most welcome. A kid’s pool and the cutest little playground is the perfect getaway for them. (and you)

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Barbados villa rental

Royal Westmoreland – Sugar Cane Mews 4

There’s so much we want to say about Sugar Cane Mews. Also located in Royal Westmoreland – one of the finest world-class Golf Resorts in Barbados

(if we may say so ourselves…again.) Digital nomads, families, and groups will be entranced by this sleek two-storey townhouse. There’s a private plunge pool on the ground floor surrounded by lush greenery. On the upper level, a dining table and cosy sofa make a perfect retreat after a sumptuous dinner. Tear yourself away from the gorgeous view of your Barbados vacation rental and that “perfect for remote working nook.”

If you’re thinking of travel, we have more new luxury villas to come. In the meantime, experience the best luxury villa rentals in Barbados.  Stay in touch, we love to hear from you.

 

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Barbados Holiday Guide

If you’re thinking of spending the 2020-21 holidays in Barbados?

Click here to download our Barbados Holiday guide.

Also, read our blog on everything you need to know to travel to Barbados for the holidays.

We cover:

  1. Private Flight Services to Barbados
  2. Blue Sky Luxury’s Holiday Villas
  3. Barbados Travel Protocols
  4. Stay, Safe – Our International cleaning and sanitizing standards
  5. Relaxed Cancellation Policy

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Barbados Quarantine Villa

Dear Blue Sky Luxury Family,

Last night the Barbados Ministry of Tourism published new Barbados Travel Protocols to go into effect Oct. 1. These protocols govern the requirements for safe entry into the island. We wanted to assure you that regardless of the changes you should still feel confident to travel with confidence. Persons travelling to Barbados are assigned to a “risk category” based on whether they have transited or travelled to a country within 21 days prior to travel to Barbados. The categories: High-Risk, Medium-Risk, Low-Risk, and Very Low Risk determine whether quarantine or other measures will need to be taken by the traveller. 

While the steady rise of cases in the UK has now landed the UK in the High-Risk category along with other selected countries, the revised protocols are there to keep you safe so you can truly enjoy the majority of your stay. With a mandatory retest 4-5 days after your initial test, with the ability to test up to 72 hours before arrival, this means quarantine can be as short as 2 days and we have plenty of ideas for how you can spend two or three relaxing days in the comfort of your villa to rest up for the energy you’ll need to explore after that. The types of properties permitted for quarantine have now expanded to some condominiums and smaller properties as well. The fact is, despite the protocol change, the truth remains the same, it is not where you are coming from but where you are going that counts. If you were thinking of, or you are coming to Barbados, not much has changed.

Barbados COVID-19 Facts

Stay safe with Blue Sky Luxury

Blue Sky Luxury International cleaning and sanitizing standards logo

Barbados remains a low-risk destination with firm protocols to keep you and your loved ones safe. The team at Blue Sky Luxury extends that bubble of safety with the launch of Stay, Safe.” our international cleaning and sanitizing standards. Whenever you see the Stay, safe label, you can be assured of the absolute highest standards of cleanliness. The reality is that COVID- 19 will be with us for a while. If you are thinking of travelling, or are travelling to Barbados, imagine not having to leave your luxury villa, with a pool, chef-prepared meal, and most of all your loved ones. The truth is dear friends, you just may be safer here in Barbados working under the Barbados 12 Month Welcome Stamp visa or for an extended period over the holidays. 

We are in this together. We want to encourage you not to panic or to cancel your trip. Remember, it’s not where you are coming from but where you are going to. Barbados… One of the safest islands in the world. To review the complete set of new protocols visit www.barbadostravelprotocols.com and we’ll be happy to help you plan your stay!

If you have any questions or simply need to express a concern. Email our team at experts@blueskyluxury.com

Kind regards,

Tania Wallace

Managing Director

Blue Sky Luxury

Barbados has managed it’s COVID-19 cases well. We’re truly humbled by the efforts of all Barbadians to keep our country safe. As one of the Caribbean islands with the lowest record of cases, it’s no wonder that our Blue Sky Luxury family is seeking respite and family reunions in Barbados for the holidays. We’ve compiled all the information that you may need to travel to Barbados for the holidays. We cover:

  1. Private Flight Services to Barbados
  2. Blue Sky Luxury’s Holiday Villas
  3. Barbados Travel Protocols
  4. Stay, Safe – Our International cleaning and sanitizing standards
  5. Relaxed Cancellation Policy

 

  1. Flight Service to Barbados

Blue Sky Luxury’s partnership with Caledonia Jets, offers direct first-class flights to Barbados. Caledonia Jets luxury flight services include:

Read more on flights to Barbados with Caledonia Jets > or

Make your flight enquiry with the team at Blue Sky Luxury >

 

  1. Blue Sky Luxury’s Holiday Rentals

In addition to offering incredible beachfront villas, Blue Sky Luxury offers luxury homes on the island’s world-class golf courses, polo fields, set amidst private tropical estates with panoramic views. Our luxury holiday villas offer:

Learn more about our collection of villas for the holidays > or

Learn more with our villa FAQs

 

  1. Barbados Travel Protocols

The travel protocols for Barbados are constantly changing. When we receive updates, we post to our special highlight on our Instagram page. Click learn more below, to see the full list of protocols with links to:

Learn more about Barbados Travel Protocols >

 

  1. Stay, Safe. – Our International cleaning and sanitizing standards

Your health, our staff and the citizens of Barbados is our number one priority. The emergence of COVID 19 was the catalyst for us to launch our “Stay, safe” campaign, an additional layer of international best practices for International cleaning and sanitizing standards. Some of the key areas we cover are:

Learn more about Stay, Safe  our International cleaning and sanitizing standards

 

  1. Relaxed Cancellation Policy

Blue Sky Luxury is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. See how we’re prepared and learn about our new relaxed booking policies. Read More >

Ask us about our Travel Insurance!

 

Stay in touch, we love to hear from you!

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Barbados has officially opened for travel. Naturally, we are excited. For us, this means that we have the opportunity to continue to do what we love. It also means that we can share the safety protocols for travel to Barbados with you. Ahead of flights coming into Barbados, these protocols, issued by the BTMI,  ensure that we can protect our guests, staff and the Barbadian community.

Download the BTMIs Barbados travel protocols here.

We’ve also included useful links and key information for Barbados travel protocols for safe entry to Barbados. Remember you do have options for private first-class flights with Caledonia Jets and the promise of a spectacular Barbados summer special with 30% off best in class vacation villas. Here’s what you need to know:

These protocols are accurate at the time of posting but may be subject to change at any given time. Please refer to the BTMIs website for further updates.

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If you’ve landed here, chances are you’re from the UK  and you are ready to take summer back! As most of you may know, Barbados has reopened for international travel and is a COVID-19 free destination. That’s not the only good news! For UK travellers, The UK Government has officially declared “you do not have to self-isolate on arrival in the United Kingdom if these are the only places you have been to or stopped in during the previous 14 days.” This goes into effect from July 10, 2020. Yep, Barbados made the list. We’re all excited and we are sure you have questions, we have answers (and rum punch, and sea and sun)

 

If you’re from the UK, below is all the information that you will need to make an informed decision to travel to Barbados. The team at Blue Sky Luxury knows that the battle with COVID-19 is far from over. We stand in solidarity with you and the rest of the world as you strive to flatten the curve. We hope that with some levity, sunshine and a warm Barbados welcome, that we can offer peace of mind. If you don’t make it to the end and you need more info email us at experts@blueskyluxury.com or call us Freephone UK: 0800 0885574. Enough from us now, get informed.

 

Nope, no, nyet, non. Read the official article from the UK government. Barbados made the travel corridor list! We have the green light.

 

We’ll tell you right here. The official announcement was made by the Prime Minister of Barbados on June 26th, 2020. Quarantine is no longer required on arrival in Barbados, provided visitors have a certified negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. Full details of other guidelines are pending release, but we’ll keep you informed on our website. Passengers may be subject to some monitoring or retesting depending on the period of their stay.

 

Our mantra is ‘Stay, Safe.’ Read our local, WHO, CDC and The Blue Standard guided (yes, it’s a mouthful but we’re serious about safety) health and safety protocols.

 

If you’re feeling the luxury life, Blue Sky Luxury has an official partnership with first-class charter Caledonia Jets or check out the information provided by The Government of Barbados on flights from the UK to Barbados.

 

We’ve put a lot of thought and care into our plan, see how Blue Sky Luxury is prepared for COVID-19 and learn about our new relaxed booking policies.

 

Your wish is our command. Have a look at our Barbados vacation villas with 30% off! Our special offer to help you with travel.

 

We covered, rum, sea, safety and quarantine but If we didn’t cover a topic that you needed more information email us at experts@blueskyluxury.com or call us Freephone UK: 0800 0885574

Barbados has had really great news over the past week. Officially, Barbados has reopened for international travel and is a COVID-19 free destination. We don’t take this lightly and we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our government, frontline workers and the entire populace of Barbados. Today, Friday, July 03, the UK Government noted Barbados on the official travel corridor list. What it effectively means for UK residents is you do not have to self-isolate on return to the UK if these are the only places you have been to or stopped in during the previous 14 days. This goes into effect from July 10, 2020. Read the full article on the gov.uk website

Key points from the article on rules of exemption for travel:

From 10 July 2020, you will not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England if you:

This applies to all travel to the UK, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.

If you have been to or stopped in a country that’s not on the travel corridor list you will have to self-isolate until 14 days have passed since you left that country

 

Barbados vacation

Need a Barbados Vacation Getaway?

What if we told you there was a way to fly safe and stay safe?

Blue Sky Luxury, in partnership with Caledonia Jets is excited to announce a new, weekly, luxury flight service direct to Barbados from London Stansted private aircraft terminal to a private terminal in Barbados with an inaugural flight as soon as 8 July 2020. Fly from home to paradise in the blink of an eye and reconnect with your loved ones here in Barbados.

With first-class seating throughout, the private aircraft allows passengers to feel relaxed  in a luxury environment.

We appreciate the concern for travel during the pandemic. To protect you, your fellow passengers and the wider Barbados community, Caledonia Jets will be operating a mandatory COVID-19 testing and self-isolation programme in a hotel in close proximity to Stansted Airport within 24 hours of departure. The minimally invasive PCR COVID-19 swab test and self-isolation is a strategy approved by the Barbados Government to ensure that all passengers boarding the aircraft have a negative test result.

Flight pricing at GBP5000 one way or GBP7500 return plus testing and accommodation costs for the night prior to departure. Interested? Contact our reservations team today and we would be happy to help plan your holiday.

 

Good to know

 

Safety first

From flight to villa, both Caledonia Jets and Blue Sky Luxury employ stringent health and safety processes to ensure that you stay, safe.

Ready to book?

Info – W: https://www.caledoniajets.com/uk-to-barbados-direct-flight/

Flights – E: info@caledoniajets.com

Villas – E: caledoniajets@blueskyluxury.com

 

Worldwide, we can imagine that everyone is cringing at the idea of touching that tv remote to watch their favourite Netflix show or grabbing those villa keys to head out to explore the best beaches in Barbados. We put together our Barbados villa cleaning checklist to put your mind at ease. With the additional CDC recommendations of limiting access to any property including for cleaning, during the 24 hours immediately after each guest’s stay. You can be assured that in between bookings we have ample time to properly clean and disinfect all those areas that may incite the germaphobe in you. It’s okay, we’ve got you covered.

As per the CDC, someone can contract COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface, for example, keys, a doorknob or light switch, and the virus can live on some surfaces for several hours or even days. A detailed workplace cleaning and disinfecting protocol for COVID-19 has been developed. Led by Director General, Human Resource, Ministry of Public Service, Gail Atkins. The protocol covers how to clean frequently touched surfaces, for example, doorknobs, tabletops, counters, light switches, elevator buttons, faucets, among others. Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, less than 4 hours on copper, and less than 24 hours on cardboard. For this reason, it is essential to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often, especially between reservations.

Priority #1 Understanding Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

Cleaning is the act of removing germs, dirt, and impurities (for example, using a soapy sponge to wipe a dirty counter or surface, especially where dirt is visible).

Disinfecting is when you use chemicals to kill germs (for example, spraying with a bleach solution). By cleaning first, then disinfecting, you can lower the risk of infection.

Gain peace of mind with our top 10 frequent touchpoint checklist. The checklist will be completed after every single guest departs, signed by the housekeeper performing it and submitted – date and time-stamped.

Cleaning & Disinfecting Checklist Post Departure

Disinfect all keys

Disinfect all remote controls

Disinfect all gate remotes

Clean & disinfect all telephones and handsets

Disinfect all lockboxes, safe panels and buttons

Clean & disinfect all blinds, windowsills & lock ledges

Clean & disinfect hairdryer and handle

Clean and disinfect refrigerator handles

Clean & disinfect doorknobs and switch plates

Clean & disinfect baseboards, chair rails, and door panels

This list has been vetted by our expert team of property managers. It’s mainly focused on frequent touchpoints only. If you think that we may have missed something or you just want to reach out to ask us anything about or health and safety standards, email us. We love to hear from you!

 

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