Our idea of heaven is three weeks in Barbados, a beachfront villa, and a suitcase full of books. We've been to Barbados many times and love it for its friendliness and gorgeous scenery, but what keeps us coming back are the villas we rent.
We rent through Alleyne Aguilar & Altman and have always been satisfied with them.
Most of the villas they handle come with staffs, at least a cook and a maid, and the ones we've rented have
a butler, laundress, and gardener as well. This is our idea of a true vacation: a beautiful
villa right on the Caribbean, and you don't have to lift a finger! For many years,we rented a villa called Baggywrinkle, and it's great (Eric Clapton and Elton John have stayed there), but now we prefer High Trees
with its beautiful lawn. The wonderful staff at High Trees. When we went in 2001, we needed a villa large enough for three families and rented Leamington Housefor our first week.
It's a beautiful property with its own pool, which helped make up for the fact that it
didn't offer beachfront, normally our number one priority. Caution: Leamington is just a very
short walk from the beach, but it's a "working" beach used by the locals to store and repair boats, and not
a very good place to sun bathe. You'll have to walk across a rocky patch and use the beach
in front of the hotel farther down.