8 beautiful beachfront boltholes
Step out of your front door and straight onto the sand...
Dreaming of spending several weeks (or even months) surrounded by nothing but sand, sea and sun? Perched right on the edge of the soft white sand, these eight dreamy villas take beachfront living to the next level. Just a few steps away from the ocean and with breathtaking sea views from every angle, welcome to beachside paradise.
Start your day with spectacular sunrises, watching from bed as the sky and sea are painted myriad shades of gold, pink, coral and scarlet. Spend the day basking in the balmy sun, collecting shells along the icing-sugar shore or admiring the endless treasures hidden beneath the waves. Toast the day with beachside cocktails at sundown, before dining al fresco at a table set up on the soft sand. While away the rest of the evening sipping drinks and listening to music underneath the twinkling stars, before falling asleep to the calming melody of gently lapping waves. There really is nothing better than being beside the seaside...
Point of View
South Sound, Grand Cayman
You’ll certainly start seeing life from a whole new point of view at this aptly-named villa, nestled on the white sugar shores on the isle of Grand Cayman. Step off Point of View's terrace and find your feet sinking straight into the soft white sand. A few steps further will take you to the sparkling azure ocean, where you can take a leisurely swim, enjoying the endless scenic surrounds of South Sounds as you glide over the gentle waves.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The perfect spot for a fun-filled family holiday, Canoe Cove just couldn’t be closer to the sea. If you’re feeling energetic, grab one of the villa’s namesake canoes and head out for a day of exploring the crystal clear waters, delicate coral reefs and colourful marine life for which the island is famous. If relaxation is first on your agenda then settle on a comfy sun lounger next to the pool and watch as the waves kiss the shore just metres away.
Bodden Town, Grand Cayman
Taking beachfront living to a whole new level, Tranquility Cove sits just above the sands, its elevated position and floor-to-ceiling windows offering endless sea views. A hop, skip and a jump will take you from the sparkling infinity pool, past the sun-warmed wood of the deck and onto the white satin sands beyond. With a long stretch of white sand to explore and an abundance of coral reefs just offshore, this is the seaside sanctuary you’ve always dreamed of.
Casa de la Playa
Terres Basses, St Martin
Enjoy endless ocean views from every angle at the gorgeous Casa de la Playa. Nestled on one of St Martin’s loveliest beaches, this elegant five-bedroom villa leisurely stretches out towards the sand, making you feel as though you could swim directly into the Caribbean Sea from the infinity pool. And it’s not just the seascape that’s spectacular: on a good day, you’ll be able to glimpse the neighbouring islands of Saba, St Eustatius and St Kitts from your favourite spot in the pool.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Embrace nature’s beauty in all its glory at the magnificent Malatai villa in Jamaica. Wander the magnificent grounds, passing by the rustling trees, koi and lily pond, hot tub and lush lawn to make your way onto the silky sands of Old Fort Bay. After a busy day relaxing, fire up the barbeque on the teak deck and enjoy sundowners overlooking the ocean, before tucking into the sizzling catch of the day.
Frank Sound, Grand Cayman
White Cottage in Grand Cayman is truly barefoot beach living at its finest. Infusing a traditional beach cottage with a touch of modern elegance, the interiors of the villa are light-filled, sleek and spacious. However, you’ll find the true magic of White Cottage outside. Encircled by shimmering white sands, gently swaying palm trees and verdant tropical foliage, the villa exists in complete harmony with its surroundings. So much so that it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.
Babalua Beach, Providenciales
Feel your cares and worries melt away as you enter Cascade, a magnificent beachfront villa located on the golden shore of Babalua Beach, Providenciales. Step out onto the sun-kissed terrace and you’ll find yourself surrounded by every shade of blue imaginable: from shimmering aquamarine and brilliant sapphire to rich indigo and soft cornflower. Just a few steps more and you’ll be sinking your feet straight into the glistening sands.
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Perched right on the soft sands of Grand Cayman’s world-famous Seven Mile Beach, Seascape is a beach lover’s dream come true. Step off the cool stones of the villa’s shaded terrace and onto the warm sand. Here you’ll find endless comfy sun loungers, a couple of cute tiki huts boasting plush lounge chairs and an armada of canoes and paddleboards waiting to take you out into the shimmering waters just beyond.