Villa Alila

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa Alila is a unique and charismatic home offering a luscious retreat, full of tropical flavour, whilst blending ethnic accents and Balinese-style tranquillity, set in the up-market Sandy Lane enclave. This serene oasis comprises over an acre of mystical and varied gardens, with an impeccably styled home set across an array of separate pavilions, in a delightful indoor-outdoor fusion.

Cutting edge fittings meet with a spiritual haven and architectural panache. Renowned architect, Michael Gomes is behind this sumptuous home. The Balinese design principle of several connected pavilions set across walk-ways with pond, water feature, swimming pool and outdoor bathrooms is clearly at play in Villa Alila, whilst views to the sea, the natural breezes and views across the golf course have been maximised.  

The living spaces are airy, hallmarked by exposed slatted dark timber ceilings and open sides, for the pavilion feel. Elegant and classical interiors fuse with local raw materials; mahogany, wicker and coral. The main living room is a breathtaking space with high vaulted ceiling and dazzling; an piece hanging light takes centre stage whilst there is a sedate, colonial-lodge feel fusing with antique, pale-washed furnishings, ethnic tapestries and interesting artefacts.

The deep red-stain timber contrasts with the vivid white palette and furnishings; altogether Alila creates an ambience of spiritual calm and intimate character. The informality and ease of open plan living, long statement granite breakfast bar, starburst mirrors, lush tropical plants and banana trees blend in an eclectic fusion of grace and style. Outdoor living is executed so naturally, with a serene walk-way across the small river, several dining spots and mystical corners, as well as a koi pond and glistening saline infinity pool.

Alila, meaning “strong soul” offers a serene retreat with cutting edge features; surround-sound media with flat screen and i-pod docks, and top-grade kitchen fittings. For an added note of glamour, the on-hand chef makes dining a breeze. Each of the bedrooms epitomise low-key luxury, whilst the Master suite is rather special, with rain-shower wet room and striking free-standing semi-outdoor tub for a rock and roll edge!

Sandy Lane is an exclusive hot spot on the Western coast of Barbados; Alila is a unique, hospitable get-away with every comfort in place along with a uniquely mystical quality with its Asian influences and entwined indoor-outdoor blend. Sitting back on the raised gazebo with cocktails at sunset will be about as good as it gets!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Pond, walk-way over stream and unfenced pool area
  • Not suitable for those with mobility impairments due to separate spaces
  • Some additional concierge services will incur an extra fee

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Indoor Games DVD Ceiling Fans

The Villa

Alila is a villa fit for those who want to find a balance between style and simplicity. The 4-bedroom has all the features you need for a remarkable stay, including a private saline swimming pool.

Ground Floor
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Queen bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living area
- Utility room

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Terrace, with outdoor dining & furniture

Exterior
- Private saline swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Barbecue
- Gazebo
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Pond
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Alila
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Alila is nestled in a premium position in the very exclusive West Coast of Barbados, also known as the “platinum coast” for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Despite this region being developed with high-end hotels and stately private residences to an international jet-set, its coast remains one of the most beautiful Barbados has to offer. With the recent development of extensive boardwalks, visitors can enjoy spectacular sunset strolls with the glittering sea as their companion.

The Sandy Lane Hotel is an iconic spot drawing a star-studded clientele, whilst Sandy Lane Beach in St James is one of the region’s finest beaches. Ideal for swimming, and snorkelling, tropical sea life and sea turtles can be spotted, whilst opportunities for kayaking and paddle boarding are abundant.

Villa Alila is ideally positioned, offering both tranquil seclusion as well as being close to the prestigious Sandy Lane Golf Course and the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre which comprises upscale boutiques, spas and fine dining.

In contrast, a visit to the historical Holetown will offer a taste of local flavour. The Chattel village has a more artisanal flavour, offering local crafts, art and jewellery. The Chattel houses offer a striking contrast to the colonial residences with their dazzling white coral facades and open verandas; the former are vividly coloured with fancy gables and gingerbread fretwork. The Chattel houses date back to plantation days; the small wooden shacks were designed to be movable, yet this didn’t limit their decorative charm; finished in candy pinks and pistachio greens with pretty shutters and sloping roofs.

Within close proximity to Alila, visitors can enjoy the fine culinary art at Tides Restaurant for something a little special, or Zaccios for informal pizza lunches with the kids. The west coast offers everything from rum cocktails at the bar to Thai cuisine or local Bajan fare. A culinary experience here takes influences from African, Caribbean, West Indian and European gastronomy for something a little unique. Known for its rum tradition, started circa 370 years ago, the island is brimming with tours of the world’s oldest rum.

Barbados is a place of contrasts, from movie-star hedonism to cane-cutting village life and artisanal fare; from fishing villages to dramatic, rugged Atlantic coastlines - visitors will enjoy a vivacious diversity within a very accessibly-sized island. A unique blend of vibrant, local life and colonial-influenced afternoon teas alongside cricket matches on the green!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport

(24.5km)

Nearest Town/City Holetown

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub Red Door Lounge

(1.5km)

Nearest Beach Sandy Lane Beach

(1.6km)

Nearest Golf Sandy Lane

(2.4km)

Nearest Tennis Platinum Coast Tennis

(1.5km)

About the Island & Getting There

About Barbados

At first glance you could be mistaken for thinking that Barbados is purely a beach holiday destination, but you're urged to reconsider this common belief. The island of Barbados is peppered with astonishing landscapes (both coastal and inland), enchanting locals, sublime cuisine, intriguing rums, fascinating wildlife, symbolic architecture and a selection of striking holiday villas.

Delve deep into the history of the island and start your holiday by visiting Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. This former plantation was built in 1660's and the premises are scattered with antiquities that delicately detail a recent history of Barbados. St. Nicholas Abbey also provides an insightful representation of Sugarcane production, Bajan artefacts and a wonderful observation point at Cherry Tree Hill. If you’re keen to visit one of the oldest Parliamentary buildings within the Commonwealth and appreciate the democratic legacy of Barbados, drop by The Parliament Buildings. This neo-gothic congress can be found in Bridgetown and act as a representation of Barbados’s Independence. There is so much history present throughout the island and as a result, Bridgetown and its Garrison has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which the locals are very proud of.

Great efforts have been made to persevere the natural beauty of Barbados, so if you’re drawn to the exploration of National Parks and multicoloured gardens, it won’t take you long to realise that Barbados is a haven for such paradises! Within the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Farley Hill National Park, Flower Forest, Hunte's Gardens and Welchman Hall Gully - visitors, and Botanist alike, will be lost for hours admiring these astonishing botanical parklands. Keep an eye out for the Dwarf Poinciana, or Peacock Flower…it’s the national flower of Barbados.

Bajan’s take their food very seriously! If you and your fellow travellers are enticed by the gastronomic aspect of holidaying, we believe you’ve selected the right island. With every aspect of cookery mastered; from pickling to freshly prepared dishes, sweet & savoury, fragrant & spicy and of course, the bountiful choice of seafood. Check out the food stalls in Paynes Bay Church – where vendors exhibit locally made dishes & street food that will scintillate the taste buds. At the end of every working week, locals and tourists both flock to Oistins, for 'Fish Fry Day'. This is a must for those who haven’t undergone the experience! The evening starts with barbecues and then ascends into a joyful party. This caps off a busy few days of work for locals as well as the 'strains' associated with serious holidaying.

Barbados is of course iconic for its Beaches & Rum…so why not bring them together? You will have to go out of your way not to be able to find a beach bar along the west coast of the island, as well as the countless Rum Shops. Yes, you’ve read correctly, Rum Shops! These small and locally run businesses embrace the Bajan spice of life, in liquid form. Very delicious! If you’re searching for something a little more special, take a trip to the east coast and visit Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant at Windy Hill, for an unforgettable experience.

Barbados is a distinct and striking part of the Caribbean. It’s a great fit for all types of travellers, as the island really does have it all. For a little more information about this delightful island, check out our guide to a remarkable stay!

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Barbados is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Barbados Republic, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

Local Public Holidays

21st January - Errol Barrow Day
28th April - National Heroes Day
1st May - Labour Day
10th June 2019 - Whit Monday
1st August - Emancipation Day
First Monday of August - Kadooment Day
30th November - Independence Day

Getting There

Barbados is served by Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown.

From the US:
Direct flights are available from Charlotte, Miami and New York with AA, JetBlue and US Airways.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on BA and Virgin Atlantic. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

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Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados:


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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Alila is an enchanting world of intriguing spaces and outdoor charm for youngsters; with an acre of varied gardens, luscious plants, pretty streams, pond and pool, children of all ages will enjoy the freedom of this secluded space.

Barbados offers so much for family travellers. At only 21 miles by 14 miles, with 60 miles of pristine coastline, days at the beach as a family are the centre of a Bajan holiday.

From intriguing caves, to mystical gardens, from vibrant street-fare to formal polo matches - genteel cricket matches and colourful street crafts, Barbados offers a unique experience for youngsters which will captivate small imaginations for years to come.

Alila, on the west coast, offers proximity to some of the most child friendly beaches. Mullins Beach is a good option for kids with tranquil seas and long sandy stretches for sand-castle building whilst adults will enjoy rum punch from their rented parasols or older kids will indulge in water sports.

Barbados offers a mystical experience for youngsters; one of the island’s traditions of swimming horses at dawn will leave exquisite memories for kids to cherish, and wildlife from tortoises to parrots to brocket deer will intrigue youngsters.

For older kids, Bridgetown offers several tours of intriguing shipwrecks, tropical fish and coral formations. Or, a combination of 4x4 jeep tour through tropical forest followed by a leisurely catamaran trip for a full family day out, finished up with sumptuous buffet at the end of the day.

Whether it be enjoyed by sea or land, family holidays in Barbados, heightened by the impeccable comfort level at All, will be set at a whole new standard!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

Villa Conditions
- Bedrooms will be allocated dependent upon ‘Number of Guests’ at the time of Booking. Any unused Bedroom(s) may not be available to Guests.
- Prices may be subject to Local Taxes & Service Charges where applicable and may change without notice.
- Holiday & Festive Period Rates may vary.
- A 50% Client Deposit may be requested during Festive Bookings.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit Card details requested as guarantee
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 Noon
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax A 7.5% Government Tax & 2.5% Government Room Levy (calculated based on nightly rate) to be collected at time of booking. Additionally, a 1.5% Service Charge will also be included.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 14 nights during Festive periods & 7 nights between 15/12 - 14/04. Otherwise, 5 nights.
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Cot & High Chair available upon request

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 11.5% Shared Economy Levy & Service Charge

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 £4,722 £6,610
Dec 15th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - £10,516
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - £10,516
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 £4,722 £6,610
Dec 15th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - £10,516
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 - £10,516

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 £5,366 £7,512
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 - £13,520
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - £17,169
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - £13,520
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 £5,366 £7,512
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - £13,520
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - £17,169
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 - £13,520

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 €5,118 €7,164
Dec 15th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - €11,398
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - €11,398
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 €5,118 €7,164
Dec 15th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - €11,398
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 - €11,398

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 €5,815 €8,141
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 - €14,654
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - €18,608
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - €14,654
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 €5,815 €8,141
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - €14,654
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - €18,608
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 - €14,654

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 $5,638 $7,893
Dec 15th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - $12,557
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - $12,557
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 $5,638 $7,893
Dec 15th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - $12,557
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 - $12,557

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 $6,407 $8,969
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 - $16,144
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - $20,500
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - $16,144
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 $6,407 $8,969
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - $16,144
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - $20,500
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021 - $16,144

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Impeccable

    Posted by O'Keefe Family on 02/02/2018

    Such an amazing place – We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Paul’s food was delicious and Jasmine’s housework was impeccable. It gave us the feel of Barbados and we are so thrilled to come back. The atmosphere and maintenance were all down to Paul and Jasmine.

  • Splendid Barbados Villa

    Posted by Bard Family on 22/01/2018

    What a wonderful time we had in this beautiful villa! A special thanks goes to Paul, Jasmine and Kim. Paul for this scrumptious food! Jasmine and Kim for all their hard work, nothing was ever to much for them. We loved spending Christmas Holidays here and we enjoyed sharing the villa with local monkeys. Do not feed them! Thanks again, love the Bards xxx

  • Auch a lovely time

    Posted by Jaurera Family on 14/11/2017

    We had such a lovely time here, the staff was superb. Paul was an excellent Chef, warm a caring. Jasmine was super helpful, thankful and polite. Tasha is a sweetheart and so polite. We loved the home, decor, pool and everything else not mentioned.

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