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You have just purchased your new holiday home and want to decorate and set it up for rental.  

Our Property Management team at Blue Sky Luxury Barbados has lots of experience helping new owners set up and manage their new holiday homes. Here are some tips on how to set up your property as a Short Term holiday rental.











Written By: Pamela D’Andrade, Blue Sky Luxury Property Manager


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Congratulations on taking the leap and investing in a property! Rental homes are a long-term investment. If well-maintained, a home will continue producing income for decades. Your new purchase offers passive income and limited maintenance and repairs responsibility. Of course, you also have the freedom of an amazing business opportunity, which over time increases in price.

The First Steps

Now that you are ready to enter the rental market, let us look at how to get you there, stress-free, with competent guidance from our property management team. Having Blue Sky Luxury as your Property Managers brings tangible and intangible benefits. We do more than oversee the running of your property. 

Our Property Management team provides responsible management:

We will also provide a monthly expense statement and quarterly manager’s reports. Once you have determined whether you will be renting furnished or unfurnished, we can enroll you to our Blue Sky Luxury group plan that offers the best rates for building and contents insurance. We will complete a Property Manual with a list of certified technicians. Regular scheduled servicing and preventative maintenance visits guarantee that your equipment operates at optimum proficiency. Benefits include extending the lifespan of your home inventory and keeping your home in pristine condition. Once you have secured a rental, we will carefully read the lease to ensure tenants uphold their contractual obligations.

At handover, the water and electricity metres are read, and an inspection is completed with the tenant. Service and maintenance checks are performed. These checks include steam-cleaning furnishings, Air Conditioning maintenance, and servicing fire safety equipment. We document any concerns and provide a copy of the inventory, keys, gate fobs, and equipment operating instructions. This makes it hassle-free for the tenants’ departure.

During a tenancy, we will promptly coordinate and fix any landlord-related tenant issues, inspect the external areas, and coordinate onsite work at the property. We will also schedule an interior inspection to ensure tenants maintain the property as agreed. We will continue monthly monitoring to ensure that rents are collected and utility payments remain up-to-date.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are reading along and are excited about the prospect of being a landlord and this sounds like a suitable long-term investment for you, then take the next step with us, the property management experts.

Written By: Diana Tasker, Blue Sky Luxury Property Manager


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Barbados is a beautiful Caribbean island with stunning beaches, crystal clear water, and vibrant nightlife. The South Coast of the island is known for its laid-back atmosphere, perfect for those looking for a more relaxed vacation. As locals, we have explored the South Coast extensively and compiled a list of must-visit spots for anyone planning a trip to Barbados.


The South Coast is home to some of Barbados’ best beaches. Dover Beach, located in the heart of St. Lawrence Gap, is a popular spot for swimmers and sunbathers. Its clear, turquoise waters and soft, white sand make it a perfect spot for relaxation.

Looking for something more secluded, Miami Beach is a great option. Located in Oistins, this beach is perfect for those looking for a quieter spot. It is great for snorkeling and exploring the underwater world.

Another great beach to visit is Accra Beach, also known as Rockley Beach. This popular spot located in Christ Church, lined with palm trees, offers a wide range of activities, including swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. 

Local Cuisine

No trip to the South Coast is complete without sampling some of the local cuisines. We recommend trying a traditional Bajan dish like Flying Fsh and Cou Cou, or Macaroni Pie. For a sweet treat, try the famous rum cake or coconut bread. Many restaurants in the area serve these dishes, so you’re sure to find something delicious to try.

When it comes to dining on the South Coast of Barbados, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few of our top picks:


The South Coast is home to some of the best nightlife on the island. St. Lawrence Gap is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. It’s filled with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, making it a great place to party the night away. The vibe is lively and fun, and there’s always something going on.

Try heading to Oistins Fish Fry. This weekly event occurs on Friday nights and is a great place to sample local foods, enjoy live music, and experience local culture.


If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity, we recommend checking out the Barbados Boardwalk. This scenic walkway spans 1.2 miles along the South Coast and offers stunning ocean views. It’s a great way to exercise while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Along the way, you’ll also find many restaurants and bars where you can stop for a bite or a refreshing drink.

Another great activity is exploring the Historic Garrison area. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to historic buildings and museums, including the Barbados Museum and George Washington House. It’s a great way to learn about the island’s rich history and culture.

For those who love water sports, the South Coast is a great place to visit for surfing or paddleboarding. Surfers Point is a popular spot for surfing, while the calm waters of Carlisle Bay are perfect for paddleboarding. Both activities offer a great way to enjoy the beautiful waters of Barbados while getting some exercise.

And for those looking for a more relaxing activity, we recommend visiting some of the many spas available. With several treatments, from massages to facials to body wraps, you are sure to find something that will leave you feeling pampered and refreshed.


The South Coast of Barbados is a must-visit destination for anyone planning a trip to the island. With its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and endless activities, there is something for everyone.


Romantic Drinks in Barbados

Take your significant other on a romantic getaway to Barbados, one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world. You will be impressed with the islands’ world-renowned beaches, delightful cuisine and exquisite rum punches. Where should you stay? Oh, we thought you would never ask. We have one or maybe two hundred villas for you to choose from. It is as easy as swiping right! Tinder, Bumble and have nothing on us! We are expert matchmakers. Our team has been matching families, couples and singles to vacation homes for aeons. Ok, maybe 40+ years. Let’s start here, “When should you visit Barbados?

The best time to visit Barbados

Barbados offers a range of sunshine and holiday options, whatever your tastes and budget. The best time to visit Barbados is between December and April- the weather is at its warmest and driest. At this time, you are likely to enjoy long sunny days and warm nights. When visiting Barbados, you will never run out of things to do as there are so many excursions on offer during your stay here. As we approach the month of love (stand-up Aquarians,) February is a favourite time for many to visit. Weddings, winter escapes and romance just seem to go hand in hand.

Romantic things to do in Barbados

From small romantic gestures to unique ways to express your love – we have the perfect list. It will be impossible not to fall in love again on this beautiful island. This is our wheelhouse. Here is your insightful guide to where to stay and what to do on your romantic Caribbean getaway.

The Elite Collection 

Five-star celebrity-style villas in breathtaking locations with a discreet complement of expert staff.

As exotic as the name sounds, this villa rental portfolio comprises the most exclusive ultra-luxury villas in Barbados. Our palatial estates have expert staff, from laundresses and housekeepers to butlers and chefs. Our concierge team can arrange specialists such as hairdressers, massage therapists, and personal trainers. If you have a taste for the finest accommodations for your love, let’s explore some of our featured properties from The Elite Collection. 

Crystal Springs

Have a large family that won’t let you steal away without them? Bring them all to Crystal Springs. There is plenty of room to get lost in privacy and the sheer magnificence of this luxury villa. 

This fabulous estate has incredible service from a dedicated staff of 14. Enjoy gourmet dining, five-star concierge planning and personalised, yet unobtrusive pampering. Beach strolls, private picnics and romantic boat rides at sunset are the perfect way to reconnect with your love. Make each moment memorable with help from our Concierge department.


Additional Flagship Villa Suggestions from The Elite Collection: Greensleeves, Laughing Waters, Sandy Lane and Sanzaru, Sandy Lane


The finest collection of luxury villas with fabulous reviews, stunning locations and premier staffing options

Onyx is a tier under our flagship villas. This beachfront villa is spacious and set over two contemporary levels. A couplecation for at least 2-3 couples – more if you prefer could be fun and relaxing for all. There is enough room to be apart while staying together. Book a catamaran, or beachfront picnic or set up a romantic couples massage at the seaside entertainment pavilion.


Additional Luxury Villa Suggestions from The Elite Collection: High Breeze, Lime Tree Villa, Footprints, Eden, Sugar Hill 


Enjoy luxury your way from a selection of villas and apartments ranging from barefoot beachfront villas to gorgeous island views.

Waterside 402

Just the two of you? Our classic segment of vacation rentals is perfect for the savvy traveller who loves comfort and authentic local experiences. Stay on the casual south with a range of romantic restaurants and secluded beach spots. Steal away to the West and stay at Waterside 402. Book a romantic train ride from St. Nicholas Abbey, then picnic at Cherry Tree Hill. This location boasts the best views in Barbados!


Additional Luxury Villa Suggestions from Classic Collection:  Schooner Bay 112, Sapphire Beach 102



As a bonus (because we love you) We conclude our where to stay list with two of our most romantic villas from our agents  – Leamington Cottage and Footprints. Leamington Cottage is an upscale tucked mini villa with its own pool. Honestly, we wouldn’t even call this lovely escape a cottage. For a romantic stay, the “cottage” is complete with your own personal cook who is a wonderful host.

Footprints is divine! It’s a large beachfront villa with a romantic and luxury feature – an outdoor bathtub. Located just off the main bedroom, the tub has fantastic views to the ocean and pools. Yes, pools. Breathtaking is an understatement of the views from the roof deck. Here, you can easily accommodate a romantic night under the stars. 

We hope our ideas for the perfect romantic getaway in Barbados spark your interest. Enjoy luxury your way and celebrate love – we are here for it!


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Barbados is home to some of the most luxurious villas with stunning private pools, that will take your vacation experience to the next level. Blue Sky Luxury offers a range of villas with exceptional pool designs that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Here are some of the best luxury villa pools by Blue Sky Luxury in Barbados:

Emily House

This stunning oceanfront villa overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features a breezy open plan design, retro beachy vibe, and views. The open plan deck serves as the perfect place for al fresco meals with an 8-seater dining table and oversized sun loungers.   for enjoying the sunrise with your morning coffee. 

Martello House

This stunning modern luxury villa sits high on a ridge and overlooks the rolling fairways of Barbados’ Royal Westmoreland Golf Course all the way out to the turquoise Caribbean Sea. With seven spacious bedrooms, a separate guest cottage, and ten bathrooms this property is ideal for larger groups and families looking for the ultimate getaway in paradise.


Bonavista sits on a quiet stretch of white, sand beach on the stunning West Coast of Barbados. An inviting swimming pool and deck compliment this villa and provide guests with the perfect spot to enjoy the dazzling sea views and the tropical trade winds.

The Great House

The Great House is a luxurious yet warm and welcoming island home spanning two and a half acres of manicured tropical gardens with 100 meters of prime Caribbean beachfront and a full complement of staff to cater to every need.

Crystal Springs

Created by legendary designer Oliver Messel in the 1960s and completely restored in 2014, Crystal Springs’ elegant façade, stylish décor and breathtaking views provide a magical, theatrical ambiance, yet the impressive villa innately feels like a welcoming home where ultimate relaxation awaits.

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Ready to go for a SWIM? Does the water look clear, or does it look cloudy?

Don’t try to take the maintenance of your pool into your own hands to save money! When you hire a dedicated Blue Sky Luxury property manager to look after your investment, we will liaise with the pool maintenance professionals on your behalf!

 Your Pool MUST be Cleaned Regularly:

It is important to test the chlorine and pH levels frequently especially during the busy winter season, as they can change based on the level of usage. The chlorine in your pool also gets used up if an excess amount of nitrogen from leaves and other debris, sweat, sunscreen, or if any other organic matter gets into the pool.

To avoid people from getting ear and skin infections, the appropriate Chlorine and pH levels must be maintained. A good chlorine level is between 1.0 and 4.0 parts per million (ppm), while the pH should be between 7.2 and 7.8. The correct combination will keep the bad bacteria under control, and if the pH level goes up too high, the germ-killing power of the chlorine will reduce it.

Choose a Blue Sky Luxury Property Management Team to look after your investment!

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> Explore Crystal Springs Villa

The sun is out, the sea is beckoning…it’s time for a vacation! You’re ready to head off to paradise, Barbados. Your Blue Sky Luxury reservations experts suggested the enchanting beachfront villa Crystal Springs.

Designed by Oliver Messel, Crystal Springs villa is one of the most exquisite on the island of Barbados. The villa, situated on the west coast, sits directly on the water and showcases some of the most spectacular sunsets on the island. The residence, with a dedicated staff of 14, comprises six beautiful buildings. There are several living spaces, three al fresco dining areas, and ten guest rooms, each featuring an en-suite bathroom, luxurious amenities, and accommodating layouts, making Crystal Springs an ideal villa for large groups or families looking for an intimate holiday retreat.

This private estate on a 1.7-acre plot of land has access to a secluded sandy cove, an 18-ft speedboat, a Sunfish sailboat, and a couple of stand-up paddle boards. You also can access nearby activities, including tennis, golf, and polo. There is plenty to keep you and your loved ones occupied during your stay.

Here are some more of the finer details of the property:

With the help of our experts at Blue Sky Luxury, this villa can house an unforgettable holiday for you and your guests. See more of the villa here: Take me to see Crystal Springs!

Crystal Springs Exterior


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Photo from Visit Barbados

There truly is no better answer than ALL THE TIME! With sunny views all year and fun events for entertainment, the real question is “How are you getting here?”. If it helps, here are some interesting events and festivals that happen throughout the year in Barbados that can help your decision when to visit.

1. Crop Over Season: July – August

2. Holetown Festival: February

3. Barbados Food and Rum Festival: October

4. Oistins Fish Festival: April

5. Sandy Lane Gold Cup: March

6. Gospelfest: May

7. Reggae Festival: April

8. Rally Barbados: June

9. Barbados Celtic Festival: May

10. Run Barbados: December

11. Barbados Hockey Festival: August

12. Barbados Sailing Week: January

Find out more about these events by visiting

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At Blue Sky Luxury, health and safety are important to us as it is to our rental clients. Regular inspections result in safe living accommodations and our printed property information give tips on health and safety. We highly recommend reading these tips provided to be informed and aware.

Here are a few tips that will help you stay safe while on your next holiday vacation in Barbados:

To find out more about how we manage properties and what we do to promote a safe holiday, click here!

Following these tips will result in an incident-free holiday. Help us help you stay safe!

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Dear food lovers! This is an official foodie invitation to the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean! We promise you’ll rejoice at every step of the culinary journey in Barbados. So, let’s get the ball rolling with some of our top Barbados restaurants right now – all certainly bookable by our wonderful Concierge team.

The Tides

While seafood tops the menu at The Tides, everyone is sure to find something to woo their tastebuds. In addition to the truly amazing food, the ambiance is enchanting, setting the perfect mood for the perfect Barbados fine dining experience. Nestle into the Tree House, the Centre Lanai, The Gazebo (with an air condition section) or the Cocktail Lounge and Bar and let your palate be pampered.

Restaurant: The Tides

Mood: Fine Dining

Location: Holetown, St. James

Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood

Amenities: Valet, lounge, bar

The Cherry on Top: Besides sitting right on the water’s edge, there is also a historic charm to the location. The restaurant is housed in a decades-old residence built after the second world war!

Local & Co.

the newest flavours to savour in Barbados are being whipped up at the Local & Co. This new foodie-crush is a rustic-chic restaurant in a beautiful 18th century home in the heart of Speightstown. What’s extra special about this restaurant is that its ethos is based on sourcing fresh, organic fare from local and regional farmers and foragers – then transforming them into delectable dishes and products for everyone to enjoy.

Restaurant: Local & Co.

Mood: Farm-to-Table

Location: Speightstown, St. Peter

Cuisine: Local, Caribbean

Amenities: Rum bar, in-house marketplace, beachfront seating

The Cherry on Top: It is perfect for vegans with over 30 vegan options on its menu – including some raw vegan dishes, too!

Sea Shed

Come in beach-loving foodies, we have something especially for you. Sea Shed is one of our favourite beachfront eateries right now. It’s quasi-beach club, quasi-contemporary restaurant, but 100% scrumptious food – we can’t even begin to do it justice! And, they’ve proclaimed to be constantly ‘switching things up’ on their menu, so look out for a different surprise on each visit. So lounge, eat, cheers, repeat – right on the stunning Mullins beach!

Restaurant: Sea Shed

Mood: Beach Chic

Location: Mullins, St. Peter

Cuisine: Caribbean, International

Amenities: Bar, lounge, boutique

The Cherry on Top: You can opt to add the beach to your Sea Shed experience by reserving a table on the sand!


Champers has been giving casual dining plus first-class – and extremely consistent quality – food for almost three decades. As you get lost in its beautiful décor and location, ‘casual’ will seem like a misnomer. The south coast staple offers a blend of Barbadian and international fare that continues to make a delicious mark on the Barbados foodie journey.

Restaurant: Champers

Mood: Casual, Business

Location: Rockley, Christ Church

Cuisine: Local, International

Amenities: Bar, beachfront dining

The Cherry on Top: Art lovers rejoice – the restaurant is home to On The Wall art gallery, which effortlessly complements the Champers’ journey of the senses!

Worthing Square

If you want several food experiences in one place, our pick of the moment is the newest melting pot of flavours – Worthing Square! This super casual, food truck-esque stop is jam-packed with many cuisines in a relatively small area: Barbadian, Indian, Venezuelan, Trinidadian, Jamaican, Arabian, French, Japanese… just check it out! Although no reservations are necessary, our concierge team can still point you in the right direction and share their favourite Worthing Square haunts!

Location: Worthing Square

Mood: Outdoor Fun

Location: Worthing, Christ Church

Cuisine: Local, Caribbean, International

Amenities: Seating, Bars, Cafes

The Cherry on Top: It’s the perfect open-air location for a family outing – and there’s something for everyone!

With all that said, our Blue Sky Luxury Concierge team is ready to book you at any of these amazing eateries. And be sure to ask them about more restaurant and culinary options the island has to offer!

Cin Cin!


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