|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Portico 1, an exquisite and award winning beachfront property located on the tranquil and picturesque Prospect Bay Beach in St. James Barbados. Portico 1 is just one residence which is part of the portico collection of 10 luxurious villas. The state of the art 3,500 sq ft residence includes the most luxurious finishes as a well as stunning private terrace pool.
Portico 1 is an exclusive and private villa with breath-taking views of Prospect Beach and the stunning azure sea beyond. Portico 1 has three magnificent and spacious en-suite bedrooms with walk-in closets. The stunning master bedroom features double glass doors opening out onto a private terrace offering amazing views of the Caribbean sea. The terrace is ideal for soaking up the sun, reading a book or having a romantic drink at night watching the stars.
This luxury Barbados property has an open plan living and kitchen area elegantly appointed with marble floors in an ivory colored finish, a plunge pool, underground parking, 70 sq. ft. storage and wine facilities. This stunning villa is fully air-conditioned with with soundproofed floors and ceiling offering a tranquil paradise to its guests.
The villa shares a stunning 80 ft long infinity edge pool and split-level waterfront sun deck with steps down to the Prospect Bay Beach (accessible at low tide), as well as a large state-of-the-art gym, sauna and changing rooms.
The tropical modern style of Portico was conceptualized to blend the Caribbean interior living space with the property’s stunning features; glass balustrades and ample windows offering breath-taking uninterrupted views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
Portico has won numerous accolades such as Worlds Best Apartment 2009, Winner of 3 prestigious, 5 star International Property Awards, for Best Architecture, Best Development and Best Apartment in the Caribbean. Portico is distinguished by its outstanding finishes, revolutionary design and a modern take on island living. Portico stands as a true personification of sophistication and state of the art living that is distinct from any other residential development on the island’s west coast.
The communal areas include a large gym, sauna, split level beachfront terrace and an 80ft long pool.
The Cook works 6 days a week and prepares up to 3 meals a day. The Cook’s hours are flexible and depend on your requests.House keeping is also 6 days per week.
This Contemporary design blends modern and traditional architecture that is truly unique to the West coast of Barbados. The villa uses glass, marble and hand-crafted cedar finishes giving luxury finishes. On entering the complex there is a striking atrium with 60° glass curtain wall, magnificent water feature, kinetic hanging sculpture, state of the art glass bridge entrance and marble stairway. Also has a glass-front elevator overlooking the Caribbean sea.
• Split level deck / sun terrace
• World’s Best Apartment 2009
• Private underground parking
• Best Architecture 2008 & 2009
• Close to amenities & fine dining
• Best Development 2008 & 2009
• Owners lock up & 24 hour security
• Gym, sauna, 80ft lap pool
• Plunge Pool
• 5 star winner International Property Awards 2008 & 2009
Master Bedroom: King Bed, TV,air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and Jacuzzi bath
Bedroom 2: King or twin beds, air conditioning, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom, with shower
Bedroom 3: King or twin beds, air conditioning, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom, with shower
We really enjoyed our time at Portico. We had the whole place to ourselves & really loved the contemporary décor- hard to find a place like this with such a modern style. My wife used the gym every day – another plus. The cook here Anna was really excellent – she prepared amazing fish dishes for us & nothing was too much trouble. We would sit on the terrace in the mornings & walk 1 minute to the beach by Waves Hotel to relax on the beach for an hour or two – then we’d return to our terrace. Sunsets amazing – watching the catamarans pass by a rum punch while our meal was being prepared – heaven. Our friends were staying in a hotel – they couldn’t get over our place!
We stayed in two properties whilst on our recent vacation to Barbados. Our favorite was definitely Portico 1. We loved the cool contemporary decor. And the views from the Terrace were sublime. Although we couldn't swim right in front of Portico, there was a lovely calm swimming spot just to the right where we swam every day. We had the communal pool to ourselves the whole time and there was also a great gym on site. It was also no distance at all to Holetown which we loved.
Portico is located on 15 ft. bluff, overlooking the Caribbean sea. The villa is located opposite one of the island’s best diving reefs featuring the Stavronikita, a 365 ft. sunken wreck in 120 ft. of water. The villa is also very close to Bridgetown and Holetown with both being only ten minutes away by car. The villa is also located near to the shopping area and world-class restaurants including the Cliff. Portico is only 30 minutes drive from Grantley Adams International Airport.
Cin Cin Restaurant: Refreshing and contemporary; featuring a cool lounge bar and alfresco dining offering amazing views of the West Coast serving quintessential Mediterranean style food with a Caribbean twist.
Il Tempio Restaurant: Said to have ‘the best Italian food in Barbados’ by the late Lucian Pavarotti, this authentic Italian Restaurant is situated beachfront where you can view the tranquil sea.
Waves Hotel and Restaurant: Waves Hotel is one of the most idyllic destinations on the island. The restaurant serves a variety from Asian-fusion, to classically Mediterranean and traditional Caribbean specialties. The Waves Hotel Spa offers Excellent and rejuvenating spa treatments with amazing staff.
The Cliff Restaurant: Incredible setting matched with creative cuisine- a must see in Barbados.
Jordan's Supermarket: Providing all the items you need to make your stay feel at home and ease.
Cariba Restaurant and Bar: Internationally trained chef provides modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist in a traditional chattel house setting
As well as being popular with sun-worshippers, Barbados attracts snorkelers, surfers, scuba-divers, and fishermen. Barbados is also a wonderful vacation destination for the keen golfer with several championship courses designed by Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones. Smugglers 1 is located conveniently close to the the sea and many other recreational facilities
There are many wonderful areas for shopping. Bridgetown is definitely worth a visit and for those seeking designer shopping the brand new Lime grove Shopping Centre in Holetown offers a great selection of designer shops at duty free prices. The chattel shops in Holetown are also worth a mention for those looking for unique pieces.
If you would like to have a change of scenery from the beach, the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, near to Bath Sheba are wonderful to visit. You will also be able to gain an understanding of the complex history of Barbados by visiting some of the most impressive colonial plantation houses, such as St Nicholas Abbey. Then there is the stunning East side of the Island where the Caribbean sea meets the Atlantic Ocean with stunning and continuous swells making it the perfect place to try some surfing.
From the West Coast, south and East Coast, Barbados has a huge amount to offer added to greatly by the wonderful Bajan people who are full of charm and also always warm and friendly.