Monthly archives for October, 2013

WHY PICK A VILLA? ISN’T IT MORE...

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As a genuinely viable alternative to a hotel or resort stay, villa holidays offer a truly unbelievable range of choice as well as the freedom to do your own thing. You don’t pay over the odds for activities you know you won’t participate in, for food you won’t eat and drinks you won’t order. You […]

OLD HEGG TURTLE SANCTUARY

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We at Handpicked Villas are full, square behind any form of wildlife conservation. The Caribbean is lush and wonderful due to its thriving flora and fauna populations, and this needs to be protected as the This is why when stories of such amazing people like Orton ‘Brother’ King surface, it is important to give our […]

SPRINGHILL RIDING CLUB

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There is nothing quite like horse-riding in the Caribbean. That feeling of being one with nature, connecting with your horse and experiencing the hills, plantations and beaches in a completely different way. I have only been lucky enough to horse-ride through the hills of Barbados, but it definitively changed my view on the island despite […]

EXTINCT SSSSSSSSNAKES

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On the tiny Maria Island Reserve, just one km south of St Lucia, a slithery suspect has found it’s way into the journals of many biologists and herpetologists around the world. The Caribbean racer snake was unbelievably declared extinct in 1963, but a dedicated group of scientists and volunteers alike have spent 5 months scouring […]

FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SOUND

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On the very rare rainy days that Barbados experiences, it is useful to know of daytime excursions that will keep you nice and dry until that heavenly tropical rain passes. One such place that can quench your quest for entertainment is the Barbados Concorde Experience. This legendary aircraft thrilled guests and locals alike for years […]

A TESTIMONIAL ABOVE ALL OTHERS

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As a shrewd business man, an enthusiastic philanthropist, a doting father, son, husband, friend and one of the most well-known faces across the globe, we can have nothing but admiration for Mr Branson. His constant efforts into moulding his empire to inspire good in the world, his endless charity work and his unlimited passion for […]

RODNEY BAY: THE LIFE AND SOUL

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Nestled in the North of the stunning St Lucia, lies what we consider to be the heartbeat of this Caribbean hideaway. Considered one of the Caribbeans premiere yachting destinations, this glorious cove of gin-coloured waters and a plethora of activities boasts a hurricane safe haven that will keep you and your guests entertained for hours. […]

SUMMER PARADISE

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At the Handpicked Villas office, we work well to music. Music energises, inspires and entertains, it stimulates the mind and promotes concentration. As you can imagine, our Handpicked playlists are laced with summer vibes, chill-out tracks and anything worthy of reminding us of blissful beaches and Caribbean sunsets. So when Shuffle reminded us of this […]

THE OLD FORT

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In the quest to expand our ever growing family, we at Handpicked Villas are very proud to announce that in the next few months we will be representing a beautiful new selection of Handpicked Villas in Bequia, The Grenadines. Set in a fully restored Caribbean plantation, these beautiful suites are ideal for honeymooners, families and […]

SEE ST LUCIA FROM THE SKIES

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The brand new Adrena Line, one of the best canopy zip lines in the Caribbean, is not for the faint of heart. This exciting new addition to the St. Lucia attractions starts off with a short hike through the peaceful forest. This quickly turns into an adrenaline rush as you scramble across Floating Stairs past Eagle’s Claw, zip through the canopy from tree […]