Villa vacation on Barbados with celebrity Hugh Grant

LONDON, ENGLAND, May 2005 – Hugh Grant and Jemima Goldsmith chose a winter sun villa vacation on Barbados this year to get away from it all. They stayed at The Dream on the west coast of the island which is available through Wimco (0870 850 1144 / from just £7,382 per week (accommodation only). Villa Dream is an attractive five bedroom Barbados beachfront villa with a pool and stunning views over the Caribbean. The ground floor features three bedrooms, sitting room with bar which opens onto a terrace, private gardens, pool deck and the beach. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms of which the master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the pool and gazebo. Staff consists of a maid, a chef, a laundress, a gardener and a night watchman.

Grant and Goldsmith enjoyed their holiday to such an extent that on their return Hugh snapped up a villa on the island for a cool £3 million. For those of us who feel that £3 million is just that little bit too much for a holiday in the sun, Wimco has the answer, with a wide selection of villas on Barbados which are available from £1,000 per week.

Wimco International is a luxury villa and hotel reservation company, providing access to some of the world’s most beautiful and exceptional villas in the world in the Caribbean, South of France, Italy, Mykonos and Morocco. Wimco’s inspection process of visiting and evaluating each villa guarantees that a match is made for each client’s expectation of value. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco can tailor-make the villa holidays to suit each client’s needs, whether it be private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.

Wimco established in 1983 as a specialist Caribbean private villa rental company, with exclusive representation of most of the private villas on St Barts through the Sibarth Real Estate Company, a Sotheby’s International affiliate.

Wimco's international 2005 villa inventory can be previewed on line at (US) and (UK and Europe).