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March 1, 2021, Barbados was advertised as “The Most Vaccinated country in the Caribbean” by Travel Pulse Canada. As of today, August 6, 2021, approximately 174,176 persons have received vaccinations and 74, 8777 are fully vaccinated. At Blue Sky Luxury 80% of our staff are fully vaccinated.

Our villa staff wear fully vaccinated pins and continue to use PPE, utilize training and best practices to keep themselves and others safe. We included a dashboard from the WHO on Vaccination Statistics in Barbados. The dashboard is owned by the World Health Organisation.

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Need information on Barbados Travel updates? Check out our blog for the most recent travel news.

 

 

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Barbados continues to lead safe initiatives for persons to visit Barbados while mitigating risks. With the introduction of the Caribbean Travel Bubble, Caribbean travellers who present a valid pre-flight negative PCR test will no longer have to quarantine or have further testing done upon arrival in Barbados as of July 17, 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for the Caribbean people to visit their loved ones with less hassle while remaining safe.

The current list of countries that are on the Caribbean Travel Bubble are:

Monitoring and Control Caribbean Travel Bubble

Like Barbados, the countries included on the list have experienced low positive cases. Barbados’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George is an active stakeholder in the initiative. He has stated that they are measures in place to remove any country that no longer meets the criteria set by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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Once we reopened for business and visitors began to return, the safety of our guests and team members became the highest priority and the standard expectation of hygiene was elevated.  

Guided by the BTMI, The Property Management team developed a comprehensive set of hygiene, cleaning and sanitization measures, to reduce transmission of COVID-19, crucial to ensure the tourism sector was positioned to safely re-open.

You might ask what is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, since they are commonly referred to interchangeably. Here is what you need to know.  

In the particularly high-touch sector with numerous opportunities for cross-contamination, more focus was directed towards housekeeping and we built on our already rigorous practices, where hospital-grade cleaning products and upgraded protocols are in use.

A Disinfecting Checklist was designed to ensure compliance. The housekeeper is required to check that each area is cleaned and sanitized and sign as having checked. SOPs were prepared for cleaning each room in the villa, with emphasis on the chemicals that could be safely used, along with the requirements, storage and standards for use.

Staff must change from their street clothes and put on a new uniform, shoes and PPE provided – gloves, mask, face shield, apron, gather all equipment and cleaning solutions and start by turning off the ACs and ventilating the rooms. 

Rooms are cleaned and disinfected using the top to bottom method – upper surfaces and fixtures are wiped down using the cleaning agent specific to the materials and finishes. All high-touch surfaces and areas i.e., light switches, remotes, doorknobs, phones, flush buttons, are disinfected. 

Linens and towels are carefully removed away from the body and washed and dried at the highest setting, or line-dried in the sun. Garbage cans are also cleaned and disinfected and relined for use and A/C filters are cleaned between bookings. Rugs are vacuumed, floors swept and mopped with the appropriate disinfectant, and the relevant colour-coded mops and buckets depending on the area.

Not all household disinfectants will kill the virus, so be sure to read the label to ensure that they are approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) or contain at least 70% alcohol but be careful not to cause damage to certain finishes.

Finally, all cleaning equipment, mop buckets, mops, reusable cloths are cleaned and sanitized and all disposable carefully removed and discarded. 

Staff must wash their hands before changing into their street clothes, taking their bagged uniforms with them to be laundered and the property ventilated before locking up.

These procedures are two-fold: to assure guests that our villas are as safe as they possibly can be and to keep our staff protected, thereby reducing community contact.

 

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Bookmark this page and stay updated on Barbados travel news. In Barbados, our primary source of international travellers come from the UK, USA and Canada. We keep a close eye on travel trends in this bubble to ensure that we can advise our guests and share optimistic news with the travel community. If there are any Barbados travel queries that you have, ask the holiday home experts at experts@blueskyluxury.com.

Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Fully vaccinated persons can move around a lot easier as it relates to day-to-day activities and travel. As such, this has put safe travel back on the radar for many of our international guests. Our travel enthusiasts who are fully vaccinated often ask us about vacation cancellation policies, safety protocols and long term stays in Barbados. They also request information on quarantine regulations inbound to Barbados as they may also have to manage quarantine rules in their home countries. After being restricted for such a long time, we get frequent questions on Summer stays in Barbados, and of recent those who would like to experience

Crop Over 2021” or, as known to international travellers, “Barbados’ Harvest festival.” To this end, one of our most frequently asked questions is “Do I need to quarantine in Barbados if I am fully vaccinated?” We created a blog on new protocols for fully vaccinated persons travelling to Barbados and share recently released information on Barbados’ Harvest festival, Crop Over. Just click on the link to read about Barbados protocols and to receive tips on travelling to Barbados in 2021. (Namely Fast Track, it eliminates the travel hassle!)

Stick with the holiday home experts at Blue Sky Luxury to receive optimistic travel news as it happens. We will keep this page updated regularly. We are happy to share Barbados travel news with you as it happens. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blueskyluxury for updates and stunning vacation rentals.

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Canadians Exempt from Quarantine

As of July 5, 2021, fully vaccinated Canadians who receive a negative COVID-19 test will not have to quarantine upon return to Canada. Non-vaccinated travellers currently have to quarantine for two weeks upon returning to Canada.

Requirements for fully vaccinated Canadians

This is great news for Canadians inbound to Barbados as the protocols for fully vaccinated travellers entering Barbados are similar. Read more on fully vaccinated persons travelling to Barbados

Canada’s vaccination statistics

Canada expects to have enough vaccines delivered for 80 percent of eligible Canadians to be fully vaccinated by the end of July 2021. As of June 09, 2021, 70% of Canadians have had at least one dose.

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Top 5 IG Blue Sky Luxury Villas

Our Top 5 IG list this month promises a little something for everyone. With Barbados on the green list, you can soak up some of that soothing Barbados sun as you savor uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea or lush natural scenery at your vacation home. When you are ready to explore the island our Concierge Team is available to assist with arrangements. Your safety and peace of mind is guaranteed whenever you stay with Blue Sky Luxury.

 

Belair Vacation Villa

Belair

6 Bed | 4½ Bath | Beachfront

 

Church Point 2 Vacation Villa

Church Point 2

3 Bed | 3½ Bath | Swimming Pool

 

Glitter Bay Estate 202-Serenity Vacation Condo

Glitter Bay Estate 202-Serenity

2 Bed | 2 Bath | Resort Pool

 

Jessamine Vacation Villa

Jessamine

4 Bed | 4 Bath | Swimming Pool

 

Ocean One 502 Vacation Villa

Ocean One 502

3 Bed | 3 Bath | Resort Pool

 

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Ready! Set! Green List! It’s official Barbados is on the UK foreign travel green list, and we are very excited about this good news. We can’t wait to welcome you this summer!

The much-anticipated announcement came today, June 24th, 2021, and highlighted the new destination additions to the UK foreign travel green list from 4:00BST on 30 June. Read the full article here.

The destinations added to the UK foreign travel green list include:

Now it’s time for you to pack your swimwear, book that ticket to Barbados and celebrate with our latest summer promotion which is extended to July 2nd, 2021! An extra day of relaxation awaits!

Check out recent our blog post with some FAQs when planning your trip to Barbados!

 

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Across Barbados, restaurants, bars and attractions are open. Locals are out and about (especially on the weekends) and we at Blue Sky Luxury are looking forward to welcoming guests with our exclusive summer offer. While protocols are relaxed, safety is paramount and implemented at all businesses.

What’s happening in Barbados

There’s plenty to do on the island or, for those who prefer to enjoy the fullness of their vacation home, there’s a wide selection of over 150 private villas, casual beachfront properties or apartments in prestigious locations. Beach and nature lovers can enjoy family time at beaches and parks which are open from 5 am to 7 pm. Although nightclubs are closed, bars are an excellent place to enjoy a great night out. There is no curfew in place from Monday to Wednesday. From Thursday to Sunday curfew starts from midnight to 5 am.

Our Exclusive Summer Offer 2021

The team at Blue Sky Luxury wanted to provide our international guests with an offer they could not refuse. When you book a 7-night vacation in Barbados, you only pay for 6 nights. Those eager for a getaway feel safe with our flexible cancellation policy, easy booking system and overall management of health & safety. The response to our offer has been great, and we are happy to give back to new, returning and potential guests. We’ve created a page where you can view our 2021 Summer offer, take a look and some of the properties offered, view availability or make a property enquiry. Our Reservations team is always happy to answer any of your questions. We put together a key information piece “FAQ Barbados Travel 2021” To help answer any questions you may have on travel to Barbados.

Featured Properties

The excellent response to our Barbados summer special is in part to demand for private villas over hotel stays in the current world climate. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the amazing villas that we have ready and waiting for your Summer 2021 holiday.

Onyx – Thunder Bay, St. James
5 beds | 5 ½ baths

Contemporary luxury villa with full-length sea-facing windows, amazing infinity-edge pool and a seaside entertainment center.

 

Nelson Gay  – Battaleys, St. Peter
6 beds | 7 ½ baths

Relaxed beachfront estate nestle in over 1.5 acres of lush, tropical garden. Easily sleeps up to 18 persons. Check out the heated pool!

 

Footprints – Alleyne’s Bay, St. James
5 beds | 5 ½ baths

The crown jewel is an ultra-modern, fully staffed beachfront villa on one of Barbados’ best beaches! Featuring two pools, a private gym and a media room – the best in barefoot luxury.

 

Reeds House – Lower Carlton, St. James
2 beds | 2 baths

A private enclave of apartments, with stunning beach views and plunge pools. Snorkel all day in complete bliss.

 

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The Hurricane season will soon be upon us, and with that comes the probability that we could experience tropical storms and hurricanes, all of which require preparedness in order to alleviate perilous problems throughout the season.

Our team of competent Property Managers take the appropriate preventative steps where possible, to reduce or even avoid property owners from being saddled with thousands of dollars in damages should we be affected by such weather systems.

 

Our PM Team Stays Informed

Dedicated members of the PM team sign up for emergency updates with varying apps and alert the entire team to any warnings that may potentially affect us.

On receiving an alert, the team will advise on the severity of the approaching inclement weather. This allows the other PM team members to make informed decisions concerning their personal safety, the safety of the villa staff and planning for the safety and protection of the properties they manage.

The Meteorological Office usually gives one of these alerts:

Tropical Storm watch or Hurricane watch – the team will monitor alerts, check supplies and top-up any essentials needed in case of a power outage.

Tropical Storm Warning or Hurricane warning – the team will monitor alerts, and heed any warnings for evacuation, especially where guests are on the property.

 

Our PM Team plans for all eventualities

“There is no excuse for not being properly prepared” especially as we enter the hurricane season. The No.1 priority of the PM’s is to make plans with their families and villa staff as they prepare for all eventualities.

The team will follow these emergency preparedness steps:

    1. Prepare emergency kits for their homes and the properties they manage.
    2. Make preparations for power outages.
    3. Ensure their gas tanks are kept full.
    4. Become familiar with more than one route to the properties they manage.
    5. Provide emergency contact details. This way guests will have a direct contact if there are any issues during the storm or hurricane.
    6. Identify the nearest hurricane shelter and ensure that guests know how to get there in case they need to evacuate.
    7. Advise in-house guests to have a travel bag with essentials prepared in case they need to evacuate. It should be light and easy to carry.
    8. If there are pets, at any property the PM will include them in the hurricane preparedness plans.

 

Our PM Team will provide basic emergency supplies

The team will ensure each property has the necessary basic emergency supplies. For e.g.

 

Our PM Team will safeguard the properties we manage

Heavy rain and high winds can cause damage to a property. To alleviate costly damages, Property Managers will take these additional precautions before the storm or hurricane arrives.

    1. Ensure homeowners insurance coverage is up to date.
    2. Protect windows and doors by covering them with plywood or hurricane shutters.
    3. If a property is prone to flood, consider placing sandbags or absorbent flood barriers around your home’s perimeter and doors that are suspect.
    4. Remove and store pool umbrellas to avoid these becoming missiles.
    5. Store lightweight items such as pool toys and patio furniture. Secure any furniture remaining outside that could become missiles in high winds.
    6. Check for loose shutters or screens. Tighten them as needed.
    7. Trim and cut back trees.
    8. Secure any loose wires and cables.
    9. Remove debris from gutters and downpipes.
    10. Inspect roof, and repair loose or damaged shingles.
    11. Test septic pumps and clear exterior drains of debris.
    12. Test generators and ensure adequate supply of fuel available.

 

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Date: May 4th, 2021
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As far as we know, it strongly looks like Barbados may be on the green list for international travel. Barbados continues to responsibly emerge from preventative measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The island has safely reopened bars, restaurants, and even gyms. Beach times have extended, and the warmth of the sun never felt better. With this encouraging news, we’ve seen a surge in interest for Barbados vacation rentals and Barbados vacation packages. We’ve put together a list of amazing beachfront villas in Barbados for those working with a budget. Also, download our “Barbados Holiday Guide & Must-Try List.”

 

Glitter Bay Barbados

Blue Sky Luxury offers 7 gorgeous beachfront apartments to choose from. The Glitter Bay Estate is the perfect choice for those wishing to experience a vacation that combines the beach and relaxation but remain close to world-class restaurants and shopping centers. Nearby, John Moore’s bar is worth the visit. If you’re lucky, fish and chips will be on sale with the freshest fresh fish on offer, followed by an ice-cold Banks beer available at John Moore’s.

 

Coral Cove Barbados

Our Coral Cove holiday rental portfolio offers five apartments on the exquisite Paynes Bay Beach. The residences at Coral Cove are all stylishly outfitted and surrounded by lush tropical gardens with the sparkling Caribbean Sea just steps from each private patio. The local “roti shop” is a short distance away and serves delicious curries or take a trip to Sea Shed beachfront `eatery where cocktails, fine spirits, and sea-to-slate offerings are the order of the day.

 

Sapphire Beach Barbados

Easily one of our most popular beachfront apartments, Sapphire Beach offers guests 2- or 3-bedroom suites, all with sea views. As the main agents, we have 28 options to choose from. Spend your days relaxing on your private terrace, lounging poolside, enjoying water sports, or basking in the sunshine. There are numerous dining options available – all within walking distance. Mimosa offers great breakfast options or take a trip to Oistins and visit Surfers Café. We highly recommend the avocado toast, a mouthwatering dish followed by a specialty coffee.

Although we’ve presented some great options for beachfront apartments, our portfolio also carries a select range of Barbados villas with great staffing options. View or Download our “Barbados Holiday Guide & Must-Try List.”

 

 

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