August 2008: After a year of credit crunch doom & gloom, take some time out this winter and relax in a warmer climate at one of Wimco Villas brand-new luxurious yet great value Caribbean villas, from as little as £450 per person per week, safe in the knowledge that it won't break the bank.
A brand-new villa located in Pointe Milou, an area of St Barths known for its sunsets, SIB ARI is made entirely of Java teak and is furnished throughout with pieces of African art. Cool, calm and contemporary it is the perfect romantic bolt hole for couples seeking privacy and comfort in beautiful surroundings. Savour the views of neighbouring St Martin and the nearby bays of Lorient and St Jean from the comfort of your hammock, indulge in an in-villa spa treatment courtesy of Ligne St Barths or just relax à deux in the plunge pool and enjoy the spectacular sunset.
Villa SIB ARI is available through Wimco Villas from £1,018 per person per week*. This price includes seven nights accommodation and daily maid service excluding Sundays and public holidays.
Surrounded by a tranquil garden and with panoramic views of the charming Baie Longue Beach, Villa C EAR offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of Christmas shopping. Take time out to swim in the spacious private pool, relax on the terrace and allow the gentle whisper of the incoming tide and sea breeze to soothe your worries away. Elegantly furnished and sleeping up to 8, cook dinner in the villa’s gourmet kitchen or bbq and dine outdoors – inside the exquisitely furnished gazebo overlooking the calm of the Caribbean.
Villa C EAR is available through Wimco Villas from £661 per person per week*. This price includes seven nights accommodation and daily maid service.
Sitting amongst cool shade trees and the colourful tropical flora of generous one-and-a-half acre gardens is On The Rocks. The newest British Virgin Islands addition to the Wimco Villas portfolio offers the ideal winter sun getaway for a group of friends or family, sleeping up to 8.
Walk out from one of the three spacious private pavilions onto the coral stone patio, down the garden path and onto the delightful white sands of Little Trunk Bay. Don snorkeling gear (provided) and delight at the wonders of nature on your doorstep - wrasses, groupers and blue tangs can all be discovered in these translucent waters. In the evening, dive into the tempting waters of the villa’s large fibre-optic-lit private swimming pool, then after an alfresco supper creep up to the upstairs terrace (complete with telescope) and gaze dreamily out up at the starry night sky...
Villa MAV OTR is available through Wimco Villas from £450 per person per week*. This price includes seven nights accommodation, daily maid service, full use of snorkeling and telescope equipment and a complementary welcome basket upon arrival.
Classical Mediterranean furnishings make this Anguillan villa a home-away-from-home. Except this home boasts an impressive 1,400 square foot terrace and infinity pool with spectacular views stretching out over the Caribbean horizon, including the islands of St. Martin, St.Barths, Saba and St. Kitts. Swimming is especially delightful when the sun rises or sets. The living quarters are spacious and exquisitely furnished – featuring exotic hardwood ceilings and kitchen fittings, bronze chandeliers, whirlpool baths and Lloyd & Flanders designer chaises and lounge chairs. Still largely undeveloped in contrast to several of its neighbours, Anguilla retains a feeling of seclusion which can be explored on a whim with the estate car that comes with the villa. Horseback riding, swimming with dolphins and water sports are all available in the local vicinity.
Villa RIC ALC is available through Wimco Villas from £617 per person per week (cheaper before 14 Dec)*. This price includes seven nights accommodation, maid service, gardener, use of and 24 hour property management.
Designed by renowned architect Rafael Amuchastegui, the beautifully appointed Villa TNC SHA offers guests private beach access, dazzling ocean views and sumptious living spaces, all within easy reach of Provo's shops, restaurants and nightlife. No detail has been overlooked in this five bedroom, six bathroom villa : each of the four bedrooms on the main level have private pergola terraces and the two master suites located at each end of the villa boast 270 degree wall to wall plantation shutters with both indoor and outdoor bathrooms. The fifth bedroom, located in Shambhala’s extensive garden, comes complete with its own kitchen and large media games room including 56 inch flat screen TV, WiFi and Games Station – perfect for both younger guests and the young at heat. Wi-Fi, complimentary kayaks, bbq, 40' pool , air-conditioning, iPod ports and a state-of-the-art kitchen complete the luxurious picture.
Villa TNC SHA is available through Wimco Villas from £672.00 per person per week. This price includes seven nights accommodation and includes 3 days housekeeping, gardener, pool attendant and on-call property manager.
Editors' Note: * Flights are not included in the price of villa accommodation and all prices are based on full occupancy.
Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional villas in Italy, the South of France, Mykonos. In the Caribbean Wimco Villas represents over 260 villas on St Barts and offers an expansive selection of private villas throughout the region including St Martin, Barbados, Anguilla, Jamaica, The US and British Virgin Islands, Mustique, Nevis and the Cayman Islands.
Voted 'Best Presented Villas' by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, Wimco strives to make the best match between our clients and villas. Wimco's reservations agents take annual familiarization trips to our destinations to tour the villas, re-educating themselves on the amenities of each villa and ensuring they meet Wimco standards. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco Villas can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client's needs, whether it be arranging for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.
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