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A Private Retreat in Barbados

Indagare member Louise Schliemann recently returned from a trip to Barbados. Here are her impressions from the trip.

To celebrate a friend’s birthday, we spent a week on Barbados at a fantastic private villa that accommodated three families (the property sleeps 16). It is right on the beach surrounded by a large garden. The main house has three bedrooms, the others are in bungalow cottages on the grounds. There’s a staff of 15 and they took care of us beautifully. It felt like every time you dropped an item of clothing, it would reappear two hours later, washed and neatly folded.

The meals were very memorable—high tea is served every afternoon, with dinners being set up all over the property. One night we ate in a gazebo, while the next night we dined in the garden, so it never got repetitive. The best part about the villa, however, is that it comes with a boat and captain, so you can take trips around the island as well as do water sports, like diving, tubing and snorkeling. The captain even taught my kids to water ski. Since the house was totally self-contained, with great food and all the activities you would want, we never felt compelled to leave and if we did, we went with our captain on the boat. The water in Barbados is amazing, warm and totally clear.

The property is run by a British woman and is decorated with a lot of style; all the details, like sheets, fabrics, materials, were absolutely beautiful. It was very beachy and relaxed—a perfect way to spend a week with friends.

Indagare members can contact our bookings team for help finding the right villa.

Published onMarch 10, 2010

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