There’s nothing quite as refreshing as waking up to the sound of waves breaking and looking out of your window to see a vast expanse of blue ahead of you whilst staying in a luxury property by the ocean. For those who love to revel in or on the water, the following three destinations and their respective villa suggestions make for the perfect beachfront luxury escapes to complement your yacht charter.
Villa Katelyn, Antigua
With the Caribbean yachting season almost upon us, Villa Katelyn is the perfect choice for sea-lovers as the property rental is located on a hillside at Galley Bay Heights on the north-west side of Antigua. The 7-bedroom property is just 5 minutes walk from the beach and overlooks the beautiful Deep Bay and Galley Bay. As its name suggests, Deep Bay is an ideal spot for sailors to drop their anchor, as it is well protected from the rough seas. The villa is nestled in two acres of tropical gardens that are filled with exotic flowers, palms, fruit trees.
The villa’s attentive staff members ensure you are able to fully relax and best enjoy the scenic surroundings, while children will love the infinity pool. Indeed, the basketball hoop, tennis court and gym will prove a big hit for guests of all ages. Less energetic guests might still make use of the table tennis and table football. In contrast, the interior is designed to exude an ambience of restfulness. The airy shared living spaces, decorated with neutral colours and large comfortable sofas, combine with spa-style facilities to ensure Villa Katelyn is the ultimate calm Caribbean retreat.
Villa Rockstar, St Barths
The 6-bedroom Villa Rockstar more than lives up to its name. This is the perfect Caribbean escape for those who love a private villa with 5-star hotel service, but without sacrificing entertainment and technology. It has a US tournament-sized pool table, an indoor games area with games consoles, a home cinema, a custom-made kitchen, and – best of all – a state-of-the-art recording studio.
Dubbed ‘a one hundred million dollar yacht – on land’, Villa Rockstar feels like a megayacht. However, its lush grounds complete with swimming pool, spa pool and comfy sun loungers reveal that you are, in fact, on shore, albeit a wooden gate away from St Jean beach. The decor is sleek and contemporary, despite some classical touches, starting with the impressive entrance comprising an enclosed courtyard with a central fountain.
Villa Riviera, St. Tropez
Perched on St Tropez’s ultra-exclusive beachfront with pride of place, Villa Riviera exudes vintage French glamour. The 7-bedroom villa has been constructed around a majestic central swimming pool with fountains and palm trees, giving it an air of Roman grandeur. It’s possible to arrange a dedicated butler to be on hand to provide whatever you need – from cocktails to inspiration for adventure. This is the villa to stay in if you’d like the red carpet treatment and love nothing more than to be pampered from arrival onwards.
Built in the sixties, it has been completely renovated to more than match modern standards of style and comfort. However, the spectacular views of the Mediterranean from its oversized windows are likely to inspire you to complement your stay with a Mediterranean yacht charter. Located only 10 minutes away from the lively centre of St Tropez, the villa has everything you could want at your disposal, from a modern entertainment system to an outdoor bar and Jacuzzi in beautiful gardens.