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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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Located on the West Coast of Barbados, just south of the world-famous Sandy Lane Estate, The Villa and The One are two contemporary beachfront apartments set directly on Paynes Bay. Join us for a quick insider view on lifestyle at St. James. The condos, the gorgeous beach, places nearby and then read our guest reviews below.

Crystal clear water, powdery white sand and stunning views are a hallmark of these two luxury condos. The Villa is on the ground floor of this supremely spacious development. We feel connected as we walked the floors and admired the views while the apartments were under construction. Floor to ceiling glass doors offer sea views, and a large pool gives you a choice of pool or beach. The finishes are impressive and minimalist décor is a theme throughout. There are five modern bedrooms with unique features. Our favourite? The master bedroom. It enjoys spectacular sea views and, there is direct access to the beachfront patio where you can unwind with Caribbean inspired sundowners. The One is located on the first floor and is equally as impressive. The views are amazing. The décor mirrors The Villa with marble, plush furnishings and soothing white and grey tones. Both apartments are air-conditioned throughout, but with the cooling sea breezes, you won’t need it. There is a guest cottage that makes up the fifth bedroom and is perfect for long term stays (great rates available) and persons considering the 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp visa.

Paynes Bay Beach, Barbados
This West Coast beach is a fave because of the location and the fact that it’s perfect for snorkeling and swimming. You can walk from the apartments to the beach in seconds. The beach is wide and long – over 2 miles and; there is plenty of room to spread out. Beach chairs and umbrellas are placed on the beach daily. Your staff can pack a picnic for you to spend a relaxing day at the beach. If you’re so inclined, take a walk south to discover the local fish market, grab a drink at ‘De Clay Oven’ or take a dip in waters not so close to home. Paynes Bay is a popular stop for catamarans. Locals and visitors alike enjoy a day on the seas with great food, music and the chance to swim with the turtles.

Places nearby
There is nowhere in Barbados that’s “far.” Visit these locations in 10 minutes or less. Try The Tides Restaurant for an upscale dining experience. Jus Grillin’ is a laid-back eatery in Holetown offering a variety of freshly grilled items. Next to it is Bean and Bagel an excellent breakfast spot. Visit Second Street for sushi at Naru or try the farm-to-table goodness at The Mews. Zaccios offers a sea to bar experience – the bartenders are great at their craft. Surfside Bar is another beachfront bar next door to Zaccios. West Bar in Limegrove is more upscale and a good experience. Get your fix of designer labels at Ralph Lauren, Breitling Boutique for luxury watches and pick up a sophisticated piece from Diamonds International. Timothy Oulton has an eclectic collection, and the Smart Store can take care of all your electronic needs. At Limegrove, there are many other options for clothing and other luxury items. Need a haircut? Fame barbershop in Holetown is a number one choice for gents haircuts. The Loft Spa & Blow-dry Bar is a perfect spot for ladies. Pick up a bottle of wine from Wine World, also in the same complex. We love the location of St. James, it is a short drive to golf, tennis and well… everything! We hope this has been helpful. Look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Read our Guest Reviews
The Villa at The St. James

The Gauthier Party
02/20/2020
Most fun and relaxing vacation! Thank you Kareen and Isilma for making our vacation so special! Food, location, condo, beach – all spectacular!

The MacNeil Family
08/31/2019
We had one of our most relaxing vacations to date. Thank you to Heather, Catherine, Keifer, Corey, Danny, Ricardo and Stacey for taking care of our every whim! We will definitely recommend your services! Thank you.

The Al-Amin Family
08/07/2019
Everything was excellent. Julie was a breath of fresh air. Everything we requested we got. All services over exceeded our expectations! 02/20/2020
Most fun and relaxing vacation! Thank you Kareen and Isilma for making our vacation so special! Food, location, condo, beach – all spectacular!

The MacNeil Family
08/31/2019
We had one of our most relaxing vacations to date. Thank you to Heather, Catherine, Keifer, Corey, Danny, Ricardo and Stacey for taking care of our every whim! We will definitely recommend your services! Thank you.

The Al-Amin Family
08/07/2019
Everything was excellent. Julie was a breath of fresh air. Everything we requested we got. All services over exceeded our expectations!

The One at The St. James

The Marshall Party
08/07/2019
The accommodations and staff were first class. I couldn’t have asked for better introduction to Barbados for my friends and family. Doreen and Beulah were friendly, professional and joys to be around. I definitely recommend Blue Sky Luxury, in particular Asha and Julie. First class. Thank you for a positively memorable stay.

The Abouelnaga Party
02/07/2019
Katherine and Fay Ann are wonderful! The home would not have been the same without them. Julie is also a keeper – very accommodating, thoughtful and kind. All 3 go above and beyond!

 

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Reeds House Vacation Condos

Located equidistant between the excellent shopping and restaurants of Holetown and Speightstown, these luxury condominiums with 1-4 bedrooms, offer wonderful beach views from most vantage points on all levels.

Most of the 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units include jacuzzis on their patios, while the penthouses enjoy a private rooftop sun deck with a jacuzzi.

Each of these elegantly furnished condos is well appointed with ample space for relaxation. They offer open-plan kitchens and living rooms, which open either to terraces or balcony providing casual dining and sitting areas. Each bedroom is air-conditioned.

There is an elevator and stairs access to the upper floors, with the exception of the penthouse suite with only stair access. The ground floor units lead directly to the lush, beachfront garden, with swimming and snorkeling to be enjoyed at the nearby reef. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of turtles swimming, laying their eggs, or urging their hatchlings on their first journey to the sea.

 

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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 [email protected].

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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Barbados For The Foodies

The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. To hold this title would be the envy of the region. Yet, through an unspoken understanding, this is what Barbados has been considered for years! With world-class restaurants, international food festivals – namely the coveted Food & Rum Festival – and a local cuisine to keep them coming back, Barbados is a foodie’s dream destination!

From street food and rum shops, to fine dining restaurants featuring Indian, Thai, Italian, Brazilian and French cuisine along with amazing contemporary fusions. The Barbados menu is an arresting one, as the island is home to an exciting variety of tastes, cuisines and accompanying ambiances that are somewhat shocking based on its geographical size. The island has its unique blend of international eateries with worldly cuisine juxtaposed with food vans filled to the brim with local fare and goodies. And, regardless of whether it is the former or the latter that draws them, visitors to Barbados’ shores embark on a goodie pilgrimage when they arrive, visiting different restaurants every night and coming away with vastly different experiences although the common thread is that the food is always exquisite and warming!

Food in Barbados is quality, and in our business is the villa vacation industry, it plays a decisive role when our guests choose their accommodations. While the island offers a bounty of dining options – from the plushest dining chairs to wooden park benches – the option to experience fine food in the comfort of your own villa is at your disposal. Therefore, when choosing a villa many foodie guests pay careful attention to what is available at the holiday home they will be staying at. Many guests are keen to learn and will ask for recipes, a cooking class or even a tour of the market. So, opt to have a chef on hand to create whatever suits your food mood, and rest assured that our culinary team has extensive experience in creating specialty meals such as vegan dishes, kosher meals and so on. To cap it all off, our Concierge team can rustle up masterful sommeliers to pair wines with any meal your heart desires.

But, for those who dare to don an apron and spatula during their stay, feel free to cook up a storm alongside our chefs – or alone – in a kitchen best equipped to your mastery level. Shown below are our top 4 picks villas with the best gourmet kitchens. And, to add even more charm to the foodie experience in Barbados, venture to the local markets, butcher shops and other suppliers while guided by the knowledgeable chefs and cooks on hand.

Still Fathoms Vacation Villa

Still Fathoms

 

Kiko Vacation Villa

Kiko

 

Crystal Springs Vaction Villa

Crystal Springs

 

Royal Westmoreland-Tradewinds Vaction Villa

Royal Westmoreland-Tradewinds

 

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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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We have lots of annual visitors who visit Barbados religiously to take part in the Crop Over festivities.  While the traditional Crop Over Festival will not be functioning in its former full glory, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a perfect time to rest and rejuvenate and take advantage of the season’s closing weekend July 30th to August 3rd. Before we share with you some of the top vacation villas to spend the long weekend at, here’s a brief overview with a 2021 update of Barbados’ Harvest festival, Crop Over.

Crop Over Festival Overview

The Crop Over Season is a 3-month festival celebrated every summer in Barbados and this national festival is rooted in sugar. This festival began over 3 centuries ago to signal the end of the yearly sugar cane harvest. It has since evolved into Barbados’ biggest national festival, similar to Carnival in Trinidad and Brasil with parties, dancing, and beautiful costumes. The climax of the festival is Kadooment Day celebrated with a national holiday when costume bands fill the streets with pulsating Barbadian rhythms and several international celebrities joining in the fun.

Even though the pandemic has shifted the festivities, the spirit of the season lives on. Recently, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced that even though the Kadooment Day festivities will not be occurring this year, promoters are allowed to host events limited to 150 persons throughout the Crop Over season; just in time for visitors to enjoy a plethora of Barbados music, food, and events. Take this time to also enjoy a Barbados golf holiday, a beachfront villa in Holetown, or check out our long-term rentals page for great rates.

PS: Think you may want to live in Barbados? Check out our sister company Terra Luxury to view some of the best Barbados beachfront villas for sale.

Barbados Vacation Villas for the Long Weekend

Sapphire Beach 205

3 Bed | 3 Bath | Resort Pool

• Evenings can be well spent on the large verandah overlooking the resort pools and white sandy beaches
• Enjoy meals in the spacious living and dining area separated by the breakfast bar
• Access to resort gym and fun watersports

Onyx
5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | Swimming Pool

• Enjoy a sun-soaked beach holiday with direct beach access to a gorgeous white sand beach.
• Onsite amenities include a large media room, wet bar, and stunning swimming pool.
• Spacious bedrooms with amazing views are perfect for relaxation.

Kiko
9 Bed | 9.5 Bath | Ultimate Luxury

• Designed with family in mind, enjoy stunning oceanfront bedrooms overlooking a gorgeous, oversized swimming pool
• Luxuriously furnished with unique statement pieces, Italian marble floors, and palatial coral stone pillars
• Onsite amenities include a games room, fully equipped gym, cinema, spa, and sauna.

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Reminder: Barbados Summer Staycation 2021

Just a reminder to check out our Staycation, there is still no place like home. Our promotion runs until September 2021 and would make a great getaway gift for Father’s Day. Make the experience unique by booking a private chef to prepare Dad’s favourite meal.

Flip through our interactive Staycation brochure to see our list of properties. Staycation rates start from BDS$225 with taxes included.

 

Learn More About Our Offer

1. View Staycation Information – Rates and More. On page 4, click “view rates” and you will see a list of properties with rates, number of rooms, minimum stay and location.

2. Click on the property name to view images of the specific property you are interested in.

3. Tell Dad to pack his bags, email [email protected] to book and you’re set!

 

 

Staycation Inspiration

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Belair Vacation Villa

Belair

6 Bed | Beachfront Villa

Popular beachfront vacation holiday home located on the white sands of Mullins Beach on the West Coast of Barbados. Modern home entertainment system, high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi. Alfresco dining is offered on the beachfront terrace which is a wonderful place to start or end the day – watching the sunset with a refreshing cocktail in hand.

 

Church Point 2 Vacation Villa

Church Point 2

3 Bed | Beachfront Villa

Church Point Two is an excellent choice for a family or a group of friends looking for a carefree holiday on the West Coast of Barbados. This villa features casual and colorful décor, with a spacious living room opening on to a covered outdoor terrace. Guests also enjoy the plunge pool, located just off to the side of the covered terrace.

 

Belair Vacation Villa

Glitter Bay Estate 202

2 Bed | Villa with a pool

Enjoy the tranquil island life with the gorgeous white sand beaches of Barbados just steps away. This lovely two-bedroom apartment is located on the first floor and is ideal for a relaxed beach holiday. The Glitter Bay resort is well known for its relaxed style with its stunning free-form swimming pool, tennis courts, onsite gym, causal beachside bar and pristine white sandy bay.

 

Jessamine Vacation Villa

Jessamine

4 Bed | Villa with pool

This villa is elegantly furnished with laid-back charm and ample space for larger families and parties. The spacious living areas are kept cool and airy with coral stone walls, vaulted ceilings and an open plan design. Two of the bedrooms open out onto the spacious pool deck where guests can enjoy sunbathing with the swaying coconut tree as a backdrop, and memorable nights of al fresco dining under the stars.

 

Ocean One 502 Vacation Villa

Ocean One 502

3 Bed | Oceanfront condo

The turquoise Caribbean Sea serves as the backdrop for this stunning oceanfront condo within the exclusive Ocean One complex on the South Coast of Barbados. Situated on the fifth floor, Ocean Once 502 has three spacious bedrooms, decorated with a tropical chic flair and features ocean views that will take your breath away.

 

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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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Bora Bora, a bright and airy holiday apartment, located directly on the popular Paynes Bay Beach Barbados

Bora Bora comprises two bright and airy two-bedroom apartments, located on a fabulous stretch of beach along the popular Paynes Bay. With the sea only splashes away, guests can enjoy easy access to a variety of watersports; from jet skis to glass-bottom boat rides. Restaurants are within walking distance while the nearest shopping center is in Holetown, a short 5-minute drive away.

Both units (Upper and Lower) incorporate a tasteful decor or cool tropical colors. The fan-cooled, open-plan living/dining area opens onto an uncovered terrace (lower)/covered balcony (upper) perfect for relaxing and taking in the warm tropical sunshine while the waves gently lap the seashore Both comfy bedrooms are air-conditioned; the master offers an en suite bathroom, whilst the guest bedroom is adjacent to the other bathroom. The attractive kitchen is well-equipped.

These apartments can be rented separately or together – they actually make a great 4-bedroom rental option. A brilliant choice for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation!

 

Stay in touch, we love to hear from you!

Direct Barbados: 1.246.622.4466

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Email: [email protected]

 

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