Luxury with Soul
One only needs to think of Barbados and its West or ‘Platinum’ Coast comes to mind – world renowned for celebrity sightings, white-sand beaches, 5-star hotels, trendy restaurants and pulsating nightlife. Just a few miles to the north, the beaches continue but the pace begins to slow, the glitz gives way to the authentic and the sense of luxury becomes more laid-back. This is the northwest coast of the island and two distinct resorts – Saint Peter’s Bay and Port Ferdinand – are the jewels in its crown.
Collectively known as UNNA Luxury Resorts & Residences, these resorts offer some of the most spacious and beautifully furnished oceanfront villas in Barbados, in idyllic settings, with first-class authentic Bajan service.
Located just five minutes from the island’s historic Speightstown, Saint Peter’s Bay sits on an enviably secluded stretch of palm-fringed beach, visible from each of its two-, three- and five-bedroom luxuriously appointed villas. Each family-style villa boasts traditional Barbadian architecture and finishes, with generous floor plans that maximise open living spaces, breathtaking views and privacy. Generous terraces with spa pools, fully equipped kitchens, and beautiful en-suite bedrooms are accented with marble tiles, whitewashed cedar joinery and coral mouldings.
Saint Peter’s Bay’s award-winning amenities are also perfect for discerning families, including a winding lagoon-style pool, oceanfront dining from The Gazebo Bar & Grill, complimentary non-motorised water sports and access via complimentary water-taxi to all the amenities and services of sister resort Port Ferdinand.
Set around a majestic 120-berth marina, Port Ferdinand delivers a stunning selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas designed to allow maximum enjoyment of the unique experience that the marina resort has to offer. Each beautifully designed harbourside villa features marble and limestone finishes, coral stone walls, a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, expansive living spaces, luxuriously outfitted grand master bedrooms and bathrooms – allowing a peaceful yet luxurious haven for a couple’s romantic getaway, wellness retreat or family vacation.
Port Ferdinand also boasts a world-class array of amenities and services including a fine-dining harbourside restaurant, The Quarterdeck Bar & Pizzeria, The Sandbox Tree Spa, a fully equipped fitness centre, indoor and outdoor kids’ clubs, as well as an adult recreation centre and golf simulator.
In December 2017, Port Ferdinand has introduced a bit of the ‘Platinum’ Coast glitz to the northwest, partnering with Nikki Beach to open the second Caribbean location of the luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand. The intimate beach club is located on a 1.4 beachfront acreage near the mouth of the marina, and consists of a restaurant and pool with oceanfront seating for up to 200 guests. Nikki Beach is a welcome addition to Barbados’ dining scene, with lunch and dinner service, offering a locally inspired menu helmed by Chef Brian Molloy, Nikki Beach’s global director of culinary operations.
Whether your Barbados dream is a couple’s romantic escape, a wellness retreat or a family vacation, UNNA’s Saint Peter’s Bay and Port Ferdinand luxury resorts are sure to check all the boxes, combining privacy with exceptional service and stylish living with world-class amenities. In short? Luxury with soul.