Perched atop a hillside overlooking the sublime Reed Bay along the platinum coast on the breathtaking island of Barbados, Villa La Maison Michelle combines the idyllic Caribbean lifestyle with five-star boutique luxury. Owned by husband and wife couple, Michelle and Guy Jenkins, the quaint dual-level 7 suite villa boasts spectacular views, and nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space that make it perfect for a romantic escape, work retreat or friends getaway.
Aside from the fact that this villa is black-owned, and the product of a #relationshipgoals power couple (we love Black love), La Maison Michelle was designed to combine privacy and seclusion with all the security and convenience of a resort, offering everything there is to enjoy in a Caribbean lifestyle.
These are just a few things that make La Maison Michelle special:
The layout: Sprawling accommodations boast plush furnishings both inside and out, as well as unique living quarters that were uniquely designed by lady Michelle herself when she envisioned the layout for the property. From its glass and mirror suite, to the shell suite, to an animal inspired room, there’s little to be desired when it comes to these luxury accommodations. Large windows provide expansive views and the native stone and wooden elements create an appealing aspect that incorporate Caribbean vibes. At La Maison Michelle, indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly, infusing the elegantly appointed rooms with the natural beauty of the island. The expansive outdoor terraces provide guests with the opportunity to truly enjoy outdoor living in complete comfort and luxury.
Service at your fingertips: At La Maison Michelle you enjoy the benefits of getting away with all the comforts of home. While you can take advantage of the spacious kitchen by cooking on your own, La Maison Michelle also equips you with a butler and an at-home feast each day prepared by a renowned island chef. The experience is highly recommended. So too is an in-villa massage with the property’s resident masseuse, who work out all of your kinks and sooth your skin with her special blend of natural oils. You can pamper yourself with additional treatments to match your mind and mood, including salt scrubs to replenish, seaweed wraps to rejuvenate, and salon services to beautify.
Nightlife: If you’ve ever met anyone that has ever been to, lived in, or even heard of Barbados, than we’re sure that they have told you not to miss the Oistins Fish Fry. Locals and visitors head to Oistins on Friday and Saturday nights to “turn up” and sample a selection of freshly caught fish, rum punch and other Bajan delights like macaroni pie (arguably the best macaroni pie in the entire Caribbean – don’t debate us). You’ll also find live music going well into the night. Nearby, the St. Lawrence Gap, or “the Gap” as it’s known locally, is the place to go for nightlife. If you’re on the west side of the island, Holetown also has no shortage of great bars and restaurants.
Work it out: The property’s fitness facilities include top-of-the-line equipment and you can even bring in an outside personal trainer to keep you in your ideal shape. At this stunning Barbados retreat, wellness happens outside as well as in.
The beaches: With more than 70 miles of beaches of both pink and white sands, you take your pick of snorkeling, sea diving, pleasure boating and yachting, swimming, jet skiing, water polo….the sky’s the limit, with you at the helm setting your own pace and agenda for whatever you choose to enjoy! Barbados has 60 beaches, and all are open to the public. Along the island’s west coast (right near La Maison Michelle), also known as the Platinum Coast, the beaches are pristine, with white sand and crystal clear water as far as the eye can see. Take your pick at some of the islands best beaches including: Mullins Beach, Gibbes Beach, Crane Beach, Accra Beach or Enterprise Beach.
The rum history: Perhaps the best part of every trip to Barbados, the rum! And locals are incredibly proud of their local rum: Mount Gay Rum. It is considered the oldest rum distiller in the world.
Visit Mount Gay to tour the distillery, have lunch and, of course, sample a few cocktails. Each tour explores the history and distillation process behind the rum and includes a tasting session.