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Barbados: Caribbean Living Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

Where temps don’t dare dip below 70 and the locals are equally as warm, Barbados is the epitome of carefree Caribbean living. The West Indies island claims 60 miles of pristine shoreline and calm, turquoise waters. It’s no wonder the leeward side has been hailed the “Platinum Coast.”

Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences

Name another destination you can deep-sea fish at dawn, devour Caribbean cuisine by noon, play championship-style golf till sunset then unwind with bubbly by the bay. That’s an average day around here. And at Saint Peter’s Bay, one of the area’s few luxury residential resorts, this kind of routine isn’t only acceptable – it’s highly encouraged.

Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences

On Island Time

Beyond Barbados’ lovable exterior, you’ll find rich culture and camaraderie. A melting pot by nature, the island’s vibe is greatly influenced by descendants of China, Hawaii, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico and even Thailand. Consequently, the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” presents opportunities for residents and visitors to appreciate their heritage through authentic dining experiences. Perched on a magical cliff-top setting, The Cliff is the number one dining destination and garners rave reviews for its superbly executed menu. Dockside at 13º/59º, the Port Ferdinand Resort’s upscale bistro, is what tropical fine dining dreams are made of. Chef Larry Rogers’ blends Caribbean and French flavors with super fresh seafood, resulting in a sophisticated menu that’s simply irresistible.

Mojitos are a popular rum drink in Barbados

Barbados’ own history is rooted in rum. That’s right; the island is credited with conceiving the strong stuff. From the annual Barbados Food & Rum Festival to Crop Over Festival, an island-wide affair that celebrates a 200-year-old tradition to honor the end of sugar cane season, Bajans find any excuse to pay homage and rum with it.

Sporting events are prevalent, ranging from horse racing and motor racing to cricket and sailing. If observing doesn’t cut it, polo and horseback riding lessons are always a hit. As the site of five PGA standard courses, the island’s a golf mecca for players of every skill level. Saint Peter’s Bay concierge organizes tee times and club rentals hassle-free.

Home Sweet Saint Peter’s Bay

Steps from the beach and equipped to entertain, Saint Peter’s Bay is the ideal escape for families. With 57 residences ranging from 2,700- to 6,300-square-feet, the three- and five-bedroom units are spacious and breezy. Offered furnished or unfurnished, they’re available for purchase, starting just over $1.5 million, or for vacation.

Well-built, Caribbean architecture supports functional floor plans that invite the outdoors inside. Sliding glass doors carry natural light in and open to covered terraces with supreme ocean views. Kitchens are adorned with top-of-the-line appliances and bedrooms are rather roomy, some with walk-in closets and immaculate marble bathrooms. Other standout features include outdoor Jacuzzis and two elevators per unit – one to its main entrance and a “bikini elevator” that serves as a private beachside entrance.

 All That and Then Some

Saint Peter’s Bay’s impressive array of amenities and services include a winding lagoon-style pool, onsite eatery Gazebo Bar & Grill and a variety of onsite activities and water sports, as well as the unique opportunity to watch turtles nesting and hatching from our sandy white beach. Other amenities include a private water taxi, access to our sister property Port Ferdinand, a state-of-the-art fitness center, kids’ activities, and more.

Should the family members’ imaginations wander past resort gates, personal concierge is there to make things happen. Whether the kids are itching to swim with turtles or the family reunion calls for a private catamaran cruise, your wish is their command.

The Saint Peter’s Bay community is a collection of like minded individuals with a distinct taste for quality, but residents span the likes of yacht owners and jet setters to growing families. If you’re looking to invest in a turnkey tropical home, Saint Peter’s Bay and Port Ferdinand are worth your attention. And if you aren’t sold just yet, book a ticket to see paradise for yourself. Scratch that. Book a one-way!

 

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