GEORGIA, USA, Thursday February 9, 2017 – Offering privacy, flexibility and convenience, vacation villas are increasingly in demand worldwide, particularly with well-heeled guests looking to escape the public eye without sacrificing the luxury and style they expect.
CNN’s Joe Minihane recently compiled a list of the world’s 12 best luxury villas for winter sun, and the Caribbean snagged two places with Cheval Blanc Flemands Villa in St Barts and Valley Trunk in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Noting that St Barts has a reputation for being home to the Caribbean’s swankiest, most exclusive accommodation, Minihane said that Cheval Blanc Flemands Villa in Baie des Flamands is one of the island’s finest.
“With its own infinity pool, direct access to the beach and a home cinema for chilling out when the sun goes down, it’s a byword for luxury,” the travel writer said.
It doesn’t come cheap, however. There’s space for six people across three bedrooms, with prices starting at US$50,453 per week.
Moving on to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, Valley Trunk is named after the Trunk Back turtles that nest there and is set in 19 acres of tropical gardens.
There’s a fully crewed 68-foot yacht available 24 hours a day, plus access to a personal yoga teacher and spa therapists, among other high-end amenities.
Its three suites and two villas can host up to 16 adults and eight children, and weekly rates start at US$9,074 on an all-inclusive basis.
The Caribbean villas are in good company, with other properties making CNN’s list including Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs, Florida, which was once home to legendary crooner Frank Sinatra; Samujana in Koh Samui, Thailand; Villa Solaro in Capri, Italy; Villa Basmah in Essaouira, Morocco; Rawnsley Park in Australia; Amilla Villa Estate in the Maldives; Villa Armonia at Puente Romano in Marbella, Spain; Koro Lodge at Bushman’s Kloof in South Africa; Villa Aata in Bora Bora, Tahiti; and the cluster of luxury villas at Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus.