Barbados’ Landmark on the Bay



In the early morning, you walk along the nearly deserted golden sand of Sandy Lane Beach. The crystalline Caribbean waters lap the shore and you spot a Hawksbill turtle in the bay and think about going snorkelling. But you remember the delicious aromas of the cook making breakfast as you left Landmark, your luxury Barbados villa, and say to yourself, “First things first.”

With your staffed villa on the exclusive beach, and its commanding views of the entire bay area, you are well positioned to enjoy a pampered life, or an active one. Championship golf and tennis are nearby, if you wish to keep up your fitness regimen. And of course, all manner of watersports are available on the beach.


If you want to explore with the promise of a good meal at the end, Holetown is a short walk away. This is the site of the first English landing on the island (in 1625) and originally named Jamestown, when Captian Powlett claimed the land for King James I. The name Holetown comes from the stream, The Hole, which provided a safe landing place for the settlers.

You will find lots of good shopping and one of the highest concentrations of restaurants in the parish in Holetown, offering everything from beachfront shacks to gourmet establishments run by star chefs

Of course, you may opt to do nothing at all, except to indulge in the villa pleasures.  Standing at the northern end of the picture-perfect beach, Landmark is an airy villa made of coral stone, featuring a spacious living area and separate dining pagoda. Its open-air concept is ideal for the Barbados climate, with high wood cathedral ceilings and plush furnishings. landmarkbdrm

All four of the bedrooms are air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms, fans and luxurious linens. If you have a larger group or want to provide absolute privacy to a few lucky members of your group, there’s an option also to rent the two-bedroom Landmark Cottage, whose living and dining areas are found on upstairs patios, with views over beautiful gardens.

Yes, resting at the villa today would be a good thing. No doubt the turtle will be waiting for you another time.


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