Surrounded by mature landscaped gardens and moments from a reef teeming with marine life, Villa Tamarindo is the first villa to complete within Beachlands, a private development of four properties on the coveted west coast of Barbados.
Designed by local architect Larry Warren, the villa blends traditional West Indian architecture with world-class, modern interiors. Along with some of the island’s most desirable private residences, Warren also helped design the legendary Sandy Lane Hotel close by.
“One of the most exciting aspects of this project was the view and the azure waters beyond,” says Warren, whose Bajan-inspired architecture is designed to make the most of the outdoor lifestyle. Here, driftwood lights frame the doorways and the relaxed, open-plan living area extends out on to the terraces which, in turn, lead down to the swimming pool and panoramic views of the Caribbean.
“The west coast of Barbados is the most desirable in the Caribbean,” says James Burdess, a director at Savills. “It is a very exclusive area – Sandy Lane is 500m away – and this blend of old Barbados and contemporary sophistication has not been seen in a new-build property in this area before. Unless one was to buy an existing property and rebuild it, I’m not sure it will happen again.”
Set in an acre of private land, the villa stands slightly elevated from the beachfront and has direct access to a 700-foot stretch of prime Platinum Coast. As part of the development, $3.5 million has been spent on preserving the beach and reef, creating a clean, safe environment for turtles and other marine life to thrive.