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So, you’re planning a
Barbados vacation with the family? We’re confident you’ll have an unforgettable holiday. But we also know what it’s like trying to coordinate activities that the whole family will enjoy. Excursions that are fun-filled and kid-friendly, but also stimulating and interesting for the adults. Is that too much to ask for? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You’ll be spoiled for choice with things to do in Barbados. So to get you started, here are six Barbados family activities handpicked by the Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Team.

Rasals Water Park

Barbados water sports

For beach lovers, there’s a lot more on offer than sandcastles and sun loungers. For action-packed fun, Rascals Water Park has an inflatable obstacle course – a floating playground with slides, jumps, and more. Carlisle Bay is a great place to try paddle boarding and kayaking. Or check out Freights Bay for surf lessons – the easy-going long waves are great for beginners and kids. Why not join a snorkel tour or learn to scuba dive at one of the many dive shops on the island? Our Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Services can recommend and book the best Barbados water sports activities for you and your family. 

Harrison's Cave

Harrison’s Cave

Grab your hard hats and head underground for one of the island’s most spectacular natural features, and a top Barbados family-friendly activity. The interactive tour (aboard an open tram, which the kids will love!) takes you deep into the crystalised limestone cave system that stretches over two kilometers. Discover impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations, flowing streams, deep pools, and even an underground waterfall. Harrison’s Cave is a fun and educational experience, and (here’s an insider tip!) it’s a great activity for those rare rainy days in paradise. 

Seaduced Catamaran

Catamaran Cruise

You’re in the Caribbean! So a day on the water is a must and it’s one of our top recommendations for things to do in Barbados. There are several companies offering catamaran day cruises on a join-in or private basis. Most offer two snorkel stops with the chance to swim with turtles and explore a shipwreck, followed by a delicious Bajan buffet lunch and a cruise along the iconic Barbados west coast. Just picture yourself sipping on a rum punch, under sail, looking out at the stunning turquoise waters. The Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Services can recommend the best cruise for your family, and make all the arrangements. 

St. Nicholas Abbey Train

St Nicholas Abbey

A national treasure with something for the whole family. The kids will love the ride on the historic steam train that climbs to Cherry Tree Hill with stunning views over the east coast. This is followed by a tour of the great house, rum distillery and of course a rum tasting session for the adults. The estate grounds are expansive and beautiful – lots of room for little ones to explore and run around, and there’s a lovely café serving drinks and snacks. Overall St Nicholas Abbey offers a wonderful excursion that ticks all the boxes for a memorable day out for your Barbados vacation

Animal Flower Cave

Animal flower cave

Another ‘must do’ for Barbados family activities is a visit to this unique natural feature on the wild and rugged north east coast of the island. Animal Flower Cave is named after the sea anemone ‘animal flowers’ that live in the natural pools, descend the rock staircase into this stunning seaside cave, open to the crashing Atlantic waves on one side. Bring your swimsuit and have a paddle in the beautiful natural pool inside the cave. Be sure to have lunch at the breathtaking ocean-facing restaurant when you return to the ground level. There’s a small playground for children, often with inquisitive goats running around! 

Welchman Hall Gully

Welchman Hall Gully

Follow the nature trail deep into this beautiful natural gully which was formed by a collapsed cave system in the centre of Barbados. You can take a guided tour with one of the knowledgeable tour guides, or just enjoy a self-guided visit  The path is paved and wheelchair / stroller accessible, so Welchman Hall Gully is a great family-friendly excursion particularly for small children. Our tip is to pack a picnic and take your time. One added bonus is to visit when the monkeys are being fed (usually between 10.30 am and noon). 

This is just a flavour of the many things to do in Barbados. Our Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Team is ready to make your Barbados vacation as special as possible with carefully selected activities to match the interests of your family. Priceless memories await!

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For the golf enthusiast, Blue Sky Luxury offers Royal Westmoreland-High Spirits. A 4-bedroom villa commanding breathtaking views of a stunning Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course. If spending the day on the green isn’t enough, guests also have access to first-class recreational onsite facilities. Celebrity graced tennis courts, a fitness center, spa and a clubhouse with a resort pool complemented by varied dining options.

The Blue Sky Luxury vacation rental portfolio contains some of the finest golf communities in Barbados, like Royal Westmoreland. What makes Royal Westmoreland distinct, is its fantastic lifestyle bubble, high-end villas, and of course, one of the finest golf courses on the island. Explore this exclusive golf community here.

 

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At Blue Sky Luxury, we value our property inspections, our detailed and consistent twice annually inspections, which are crucial to protecting our valued tenants and homeowner’s investments, as well as the continuous reinforcement of our ‘Blue Standards’.

As Barbados’ leading property management company – Blue Sky Luxury holds a vested interest throughout our managed properties. But more importantly, we help our tenants and homeowners, breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that we are truly safeguarding their interest.

In our world of Property Management, inspections from time immortal, are our best line of defense against property damage, and oftentimes, personal injury, as we focus on the health, safety, and wellness of our tenants and homeowners.  As you can appreciate, whether it is due to tenants’ misuse of a property or maintenance issues that go unchecked, property damage can lead to hefty repair bills – especially when it goes unnoticed for long periods of time.

As our mission, we prefer to be proactive, rather than reactive. Over time, you perhaps heard of many nightmare scenarios of tenants turning beautiful homes into anything from brothels to drug labs to party houses.

While we appreciate that not every tenant can be painted with the same brush, we are committed to ensuring that all our tenants are held to the ‘Blue Standard’, so that our homeowners’ investments remain protected.

In this topic, we will examine the below listed key areas.

What is a Property Inspection?

A Property Inspection is a detailed and systematic visual inspection of the property, its structures, design, and fixtures that will provide a transparent understanding of the property’s ‘vital signs’ and condition as observed on the inspection date.

The Value of a Property Inspection

Like most homeowners, the purchase of standalone homes, villas, or condominiums, or even the most luxurious multi-million dollar homes, purchasers have very little to no prior knowledge of, or expertise in or property management.

Property management companies, such as Blue Sky Luxury, specializes in property management professionals, who have the knowledge, skills, and experience to detect costly problems. For example, most of the value of residential land comes from the house. To explain further, a house with one or more severe structural, electrical, or even plumbing issues can cost tens of thousands of dollars or even more. Consequently, scheduled property inspections are necessary in ensuring your investment remains in pristine condition. Property inspections are an added value mechanism, every homeowner with a vested interest in his or her property should maintain. After our annual inspection, as a homeowner, you will have a much clearer understanding of your property’s condition; highlighting the necessary maintenance and preventative maintenance measures you need to undertake.

There’s Even More Added Value…

The Inspection, Key Areas of our Focus

Depending on the age, size of the property, and its general layout, inspections can generally be lengthy, ranging anywhere between 2 and 6 hours, in terms of navigating the property. The property manager will examine the property and its structures, to include, but is not limited to:

Our Final Word – The Value in conclusion!

Property inspections are essential if our tenants and homeowner rights are to be protected while ensuring that our homeowners get maximum returns on their investment. The property management team at Blue Sky Luxury is committed and will continue to go the extra mile, to ensure that our wide-ranging portfolio of properties is magnificently maintained, such is vital to the longevity of the property.

Here, we have highlighted the value and equally so, the importance of property inspections and their importance to the tenant and our homeowners. As a tenant or a homeowner, you don’t have to worry, we have your safety and comfort, as our top priority.

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Technology dictates the way in which we do business! After investing in a web-based property management software, we have been discovering its added benefits. One of these benefits is the app and its work order function.

As property managers, we are often on the go. We need to keep abreast of what is going on at our properties and have adequate follow-through. We need to have some organization and with this app, these things are possible.

Let us tell you more about the app.

This app helps us by being able to determine our arrivals, departures and in-house guests with a click on our phone. It also helps us to keep track of maintenance at our properties, we can upload photos and add notes. We can also complete our many, many, many checklists. At the end of it all, we can generate a report for our owners based on all that we have done. Essentially it helps us in maintaining our Blue Standards.

What are our Blue Standards? We have a blog for that! Now we also have an app for that. In the app, we have our Health and Safety Checklist, our Fire and Safety Checklist, Hurricane Preparedness Checklist, Audit Checklist, Arrival Checklist, Departure Checklist, and the list goes on. Cannot recall when the air conditioning units were last serviced, you do not have to worry if you have it stored in the app. For those tasks that we need to perform on a reoccurring basis, the app can also record these and remind us when they are due.

Now, We are not saying that the introduction of the app was easy. We had to find time in our already busy schedules to use the app. Only by using the app, can we reap the rewards that it offers!


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Experience Real Moments

It’s time for you to unwrap a vacation of a lifetime. This Christmas, relive the camaraderie of simply celebrating together. Capture the moments you missed with loved ones over a family meal, the tinkle of Christmas music, and the warmth of a long-overdue embrace. Enjoy these experiences on the gorgeous island of Barbados. With white sandy beaches welcoming you and your loved ones, experience these real moments with Blue Sky Luxury.

Need some inspiration? Here are just a few of our featured villas for the best vacation experience!

Kiko
9 Bed | 9.5 Bath | Ultimate Luxury

Onyx
5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | Swimming Pool

Crystal Springs

 10 Bed | 10 Bath | 2 Powder Rooms | Swimming Pool

Stay in touch, we love to hear from you!

Direct Barbados: 1.246.622.4466

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Fully Vaccinated? Here’s some exciting news for discerning travelers!

Effective Sunday 24 October 2021, the requirement for testing and quarantine on arrival for fully vaccinated travelers to Barbados will be removed provided you present proof of a valid negative COVID-19 standard PCR test taken within 3 days prior to arrival! Fully vaccinated guests (and minors under 18 accompanied by them) will now be able to enjoy Barbados freely from the day they arrive! Barbados is open for business and we look forward to welcoming your guests soon.

If you have not yet already done so and you have an upcoming stay with Blue Sky Luxury, please confirm to our team the vaccination status of all adults in your party so that we can ensure arrangements are made accordingly. Quarantine for unvaccinated travelers remains in place at this time, with a requirement to quarantine for 5 days on arrival, with quarantine lifted following receipt of a negative COVID-19 PCR result taken after the quarantine period is completed.

Please refer to the Barbados Travel Protocols website for full details.

Check out our exciting specials to book your last-chance summer vacay or even spend your Christmas holidays with us! We’d love to see you soon!

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Direct Barbados: 1.246.622.4466

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Aerial View of Bachelor Hall


A true paradise oasis in the Caribbean, Blue Sky Luxury is proud to offer the newest luxury villa, Bachelor Hall! Offering a luxury vacation experience perfect for family getaways and holiday stays, this Barbados vacation estate should be on the list for every traveler’s Caribbean vacation bucket list! 

 

This regal beachfront vacation estate set luxuriously over 3.4 acres on the Platinum West Coast of Barbados is just waiting for its first exclusive guests. The iconic 7-bedroom villa features a stunning master bedroom fit for royalty and two newly renovated suites with ensuite bathrooms. Surrounded by lush greenery and right on the beachfront, take tranquil strolls through the vast landscape or along the calming beach shore.

 

Master Bedroom at Bachelor Hall
Great Room with amazing sea views


Enjoy the villa’s stunning amenities that include a gorgeous swimming pool situated next to the outdoor courtyard. The villa offers an ocean view breakfast terrace for sunlit mornings and a dining terrace for sunset dining. Indulge in true relaxation at the private spa or exercise at the fully equipped gym. Savor uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea while the chef whips up delicious dishes at the Teppanyaki bar.

 

Full Length Swimming Pool


Service is a key feature at Bachelor Hall. Picture yourself not lifting a finger except to signal for another cocktail. The staff complement includes two butlers, three housekeepers, a chef, sous chef and a laundress. When you feel the need to try gastronomic experiences outside of your private villa, beachfront restaurants are minutes away as well as your choice of white sand beaches. With Holetown nearby, experience luxury shopping and fine dining restaurants, or let our
Concierge Can team arrange all of your on-island activities. 

 

Welcome to ultimate luxury at Bachelor Hall, Barbados

 

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Direct Barbados: 1.246.622.4466

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Travel is back in the foreground! Our Property Management team is ready to welcome visitors to our villas. The team is proactive and as experts in the property management arena, we know that more holiday rentals, mean more cooking, and hence, Grease Trap Maintenance needs to be scheduled. So, let’s talk about it!

Importance of a Grease Trap

Grease traps are a requirement for any holiday rental accommodation. A blocked grease trap could fast become an expensive plumbing undertaking; therefore, scheduled grease trap cleaning could save our client’s money. The residual grease from cooking will harden in the pipes, leading to a steady grease buildup, and eventually blocked pipes. You also run the risk of having the sewage system blocked especially when your kitchen is without a grease trap, or more importantly having one that is not maintained often.

How the Grease Trap Works


Importance of Scheduled Cleaning

The installation of a grease trap is only the first step. A preventative maintenance schedule is then set up to ensure routine cleaning is conducted. Depending on the occupancy levels and the frequency of kitchen sink use, emptying and cleaning the grease trap forms part of our regular scheduled property maintenance in order to avoid blockages.

Tips from the PM Team

Scheduled cleaning of grease traps will keep them functioning efficiently. This saves our clients money in the long run by avoiding costly plumbing repairs.

Tip #1: Ensure correct installation

Some grease traps are ready-made out of a fiberglass design while some are actually built on the location of a concrete design. Some companies and contractors are not consistent in their workmanship with the construction of grease traps, and often time design flaws create a lot of issues, which result in having to clean the grease traps too frequently. The cleaning and other services required to clean blocked grease traps could end up creating substantial expenses.

Tip #2: Reduce solid food

Staff and guests alike are reminded to reduce solid material from going into the drain that will end up in the grease trap. While the grease trap is intended to hold the oils, fats and grease, the use of a strainer is your best bet to eliminate the excess solids entering the trap. Remove these solid food items from the dishes before being placing them in the sink. By keeping food out of the grease trap, will maximize the time between cleaning.

Tip #3: The grease trap is not for grease storage

We advise staff not to pour grease directly into the drain but instead store it in the appropriate containers. This helps to avoid the grease trap from reaching its maximum capacity too quickly. This will reduce the likelihood of having to deal with clogged drains.

Tip #4: Schedule Preventative Maintenance

Routine cleaning is essential and it is important to keep a maintenance schedule. Homeowners can get grease traps cleaned on a more infrequent basis by using less grease. It is still important to maintain minimum standards for cleaning times. Even if there’s not much oil, fat, or grease inside the tank, it will still turn rancid and emit a pungent odor. The property managers actually keep a log through a mobile work order app, which comes in handy for reporting to owners and tracking any technical issues.

 

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Direct Barbados: 1.246.622.4466

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Photo Compliments: Seaduced Luxury Charters

 

Your next vacation is calling! From incredible powder-white sand beaches to private snorkeling or day/night cruises aboard the luxury yacht Seaduced. Whether it’s the swanky shops, rich Bajan culture, or toes curling local and international culinary delights! This Summer explore everything Barbados has to offer. Here’s a sneak peek at our stunning beachfront villas, stop by Sea Shed for sundowners after a private cruise.

 

 

Aquamarine

3 Bed | 2 Bath | Beachfront

 

Footprints North Cottage

3 Bed | 2 Bath | Plunge Pool

 

Onyx

5 Bed | 5½ Bath | Swimming Pool

 

Palm Beach 110

3 Bed | 3½ Bath | Resort Pool

 

Still Fathoms

5 Bed | 5½ Bath | Plunge Pool

 

Feeling inspired to book a Barbados vacation villa? Browse our summer offer rates starting from US $95. Book 1 week or more and save as much as 25% OFF on your holiday rental.

 

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Whether you decide to take a trip to the beach or enjoy a picnic with the country views, we think one of the best ways to enjoy your time is on a staycation. Taking a mini-vacay and immersing yourself in a new relaxing environment, is ideal to take some time for yourself and appreciate all the good things around! We share some of our staycation properties that are ideal for your getaway and also close to some great amenities, restaurants, and beach bars.

Just a reminder that our promotion runs until September 30, 2021. Flip through our interactive Staycation brochure to see our list of properties. Staycation rates start from BDS$225 with taxes included.

Staycation Properties for September

Schooner Bay 112

1 Bed | 1½ Bath | Resort Pool

 

Reeds House

1 – 4 Bed | 1 – 4 Bath | Plunge Pool

Sapphire Beach

2 – 3 Bed | 2 – 3 Bath | Resort Pool

 

Stay in touch, we love to hear from you!

Direct Barbados: 1.246.622.4466

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