Caribbean villa recommendations on St Barths, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Nevis, Saba, Barbados, Turks & Caicos

Wimco's Recommended Caribbean villas for the 2005 - 2006 high season.

Baraka Point, Virgin Gorda, BVIs
Best for: Spa-junkies
Why: opens its own spa in November 2005 with a dedicated spa pavilion, therapist and yoga instructor
Sleeps: 10 with five bedrooms
Extra: complimentary cocktails served on the terrace at sunset and a private chef
Cost: From £7,370 to £17,052*

Surfside, Tortola, BVIs
Best For: Beach lovers
Why: a new secluded beachfront beach house set right on the beach and surrounded by unspoiled reefs for snorkelling. Tucked away at the ocean's edge is a yoga and Pilates pavilion
Sleeps: two with one bedroom
Cost: From £708 to £2,023 *

Bajacu, Providenciales, the Turks & Caicos
Best For: the highlife
Why: set on a hilltop with a 270 degree view of the sea Bajacu has two dramatic infinity pools. The villa was designed by world famous Mexican architect (in 2004). There is a staff of butler, cook, gardener and three maids
Sleeps: 10 with five bedrooms
Extra: 11 acres of gardens with coconut trees, jasmine, frangipani, bougainvillea and jasmine
Costs: From £12,139 to £16,185*

Haiku, Saba
Best For: the undecided
Why: a holiday in the east or a trip to the west Indies? A week's stay or just a few nights? Stay at Haiku – a 16th century Japanese model nestled in the hills of Saba. The house is available on either a nightly or weekly basis
Sleeps: six with three bedrooms
Extra: the 360 degree panoramic view
Cost: From £2,772 *

Vervain Mill, Nevis
Best For: sugar addicts
Why: set in a former wind-powered sugar mill
Sleeps: six with three bedrooms
Extra: views of Montserrat from the rooftop balcony
Cost: From £1,156 to £1,734 *

Villa Paradiso, Nevis
Best For: the style-conscious
Why: a collection of villas on a former coconut plantation, each designed as a blend of Balinese and Caribbean architecture by star interior designer Adam Tihany
Sleeps: eight with four bedrooms
Extra: every bedroom has its own private garden
Cost: From £3,757 to £8,092 *

Villa LAM, St Barths
Best For: gourmet travellers
Why: the villa is within walking distance of the capital Gustavia, home to some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean
Sleeps: six with three bedrooms
Extra: make use of Ligne St Barth new mobile spa for a to-die-for in-villa massage, using the delicate oil of the Caribbean Tiaré flower
Cost: From £11,561 to £20,231*

Villas Gumbo and Limbo, Turks & Caicos
Best For: Groups of friends or two families travelling together
Why: two new identical villas set next to each other on Grace Bay Beach
Sleeps: each villa sleeps six with three bedrooms
Extra: the villas are set on the Turtle Cove Canal and both come with a private boat dock
Cost: From £2,342 to £2,928

Villa Kismet, Marias Bluff, St John
Best For: a house party
Why: the villa is laid out so that the bedrooms are in separate pavilions from the living areas, meaning that the die-hards can party on without disturbing the early birds
Sleeps: 10 with five bedrooms
Extra: a billiard room and the only screening room on St John
Cost: From £6,416 to £14,451

Villa Paprika, Turks & Caicos
Best For: the Osbournes
Why: Each room has a 33 channel television
Sleeps: 10 in five bedrooms
Extra: there are two swimming pools – one for grown ups and one for the kids
Cost: From £5,202 to £7,803

L'Oasis, St Martin
Best For: Ian Thorpe
Why: It's got two lap pools
Sleeps: 12 with six bedrooms
Extra: the villa used to have five bedrooms and has reopened this year with six stunning suites – one has a huge cliff side double shower
Cost: From £17,919 to £22,254

La Terrasse de Mer, St Martin
Best For: Families
Why: the newly-refurbished villa has three main bedrooms and a fourth bedroom that can be used by a nanny
Sleeps: seven with four bedrooms
Extra: the view across to Anguilla
Cost: From £2,602 to £8,092

* Editor's note: all prices are for seven nights accommodation only