If you’re looking to own, or holiday, in a corner of Caribbean paradise, then two gorgeous luxury resorts on the north-west coast of Barbados, from UNNA Luxury Resorts, might fit the bill. Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences in Barbados is the perfect destination, where luxury meets soul. The resort is located on the beautiful and unspoilt St. Peter coastline in the north-west of Barbados, an area rich in heritage, with many tourist attractions and picture-postcard beaches. Historic Speightstown is just moments away, while Six Men’s Bay, a quaint fishing village nearby, still provides the island with its fresh daily catch.
Saint Peter’s Bay consists of a unique collection of 57 luxury two and three bedroom beachfront homes and penthouses for home ownership and rental. Homes range from 2,500 to 6,300 square feet, all with breathtaking views of the sparkling turquoise sea, with a private hot tub on each terrace. The design also allows two homes to be joined into a six bedroom home, making them perfect for larger families or groups of friends; in fact many families come back year after year as this beautiful resort lures them back, just like the nesting turtles that return to Saint Peter’s Bay beach each year from June to November. Each beachfront home is luxuriously furnished and features large en-suite bedrooms, spacious living areas including a large terrace with outdoor dining, and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry area. Prices to purchase a luxury apartment at Saint Peter’s Bay are from US$1.95 million for a three bedroom home, to $7.75 million for a 4 bedroom home.
This beautiful resort uniquely combines the privacy of a self-contained home with the first class amenities and service of a five star resort, allowing guests the freedom to be as active or relaxed as they wish. Saint Peter’s Bay is situated on a 500 ft beach with crystal clear water, which is calm and perfect for swimming and there is also a stunning 160 ft freeform pool, along with the Gazebo Bar where delicious cocktails and the famous rum punch are conjured up. Rental rates for a 2 bedroom home at Saint Peter’s Bay are from US$1,200 (£831*) per home per night, from now until 14 April 2016. Reservations can be made can be made direct by phoning 0800 097 0847, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or through online websites such as Expedia.co.uk, Exceptional Villas and Kuoni.com.
Guests can take advantage of facilities at UNNA’s chic new resort, Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences, just six minutes away by road or via the complimentary UNNA water taxi.
Port Ferdinand is an exclusive collection of 46 luxury homes for purchase or rental, each with its own yacht berth. Luxury homes range from 2,500 square feet for a two bedroom marina view residence, to 6,100 square feet for a four bedroom ocean and marina view penthouse. For those interested in purchasing a home at the resort, property prices range from US$2.15m for a two bedroom marina view residence, to US$6.5m for a four bedroom ocean and marina view penthouse. There is a fantastic choice of facilities and activities at Port Ferdinand, including a water sports centre, a golf simulator and entertainment centre, gym and personal training facility, indoor and outdoor kids clubs, business and conference facilities. There is also dock master and yacht maintenance services and direct beach access with beach bar and full beach service. The resort has just opened the Sandbox Tree spa, offering a range of signature treatments and retreat packages, using the highly prestigious and renowned Bamford Body Line botanical range. The spa is named after a distinctive tree that is indigenous to Barbados, one of which can be found right next to the spa, which is located in a corner of the lush natural gully that cocoons the marina. The design of the spa has been inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Port Ferdinand. It includes a manicure and pedicure room overlooking the tropical gully, treatment rooms with outdoor steam showers and a private garden. There are also two indoor treatment rooms and treatments can be carried out within the gully, in the comfort of the resort homes, or in a unique private seaside cabana.
Port Ferdinand also boasts its own fine dining restaurant, 13˚/59˚, named after the longitude and latitude of Barbados. The restaurant is run by Executive Head Chef Andrew Turner, formerly of Michelin starred restaurant, ‘Chapter One’, in Dublin. Andrew‘s menus use the natural ingredients of the four corners of Barbados and its surrounding ocean, in contemporary and innovative style, backed by an exceptional wine list. 13˚/59˚ is already receiving excellent reviews on Trip Advisor for its impressive menus and first class service and ambiance.
Luxury home rentals at Port Ferdinand for a one bedroom home start at US$950 (£658*) per home per night from now until 14 April 2016. Bookings can be made online by visiting www.portferdinand.com.
UNNA Luxury Resorts and Residences prides itself on its service and attention to detail, which makes it a class apart from other Barbadian resorts. The resorts provide a fun and relaxing holiday experience, with all the home comforts you would need. A dedicated concierge service will consider what combination of guests are staying at the resort and will tailor activities accordingly – for example, booking restaurant and boat trips for couples or groups, organising football on the beach, swimming with turtles, or snorkel trips for active teenagers and sandcastle building and fishing for younger children. In particular, a big hit with guests is the booking of a private chef to cook delicious Barbadian meals for them in the comfort of their own home.
The concierge service prides itself in contacting guests in advance of their arrival to help them plan their stay their way. This includes providing recommendations and confirming itineraries, pre-stocking homes with welcome grocery hampers and careful planning for special occasions and requests.
As Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences is run by a Barbadian company, the staff knows the island inside out and can advise on activities such as enjoying a swim in Animal Flower Cave, visiting historic St Nicholas Abbey or taking an aerial trek at Jack–In-The-Box Gully.
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