The Origins Of The Barbecue

Barbecue, BBQ, Bar-B-Q. However you spell it, this cooking method and essential outdoor apparatus create a culinary genre that is hard to replicate. Whether ‘low and slow’ or ‘high and fast’ this outdoor entertainment is an activity that brings families/groups together the world over.

Define al-fresco dining. Well, al-fresco in Italian literally means ‘In the cool air’. The Caribbean is famous for it’s cooling trade winds that sweep the islands, providing sweet relief from the ever-present warmth. The ideal spot to enjoy these trade winds is from an expertly placed verandah or terrace, with the delicious smell of charred dishes floating through the air.

Sand Club - St Barts
Sand Club, St Barts
The terrace of this stunning beachfront villa is impressively decorated with silky hardwoods. The elongated table for 10 at Sand Club boasts views of the Caribbean Sea alongside a premium grill, perfect for cooking up some of the famous St Barts seafood.

Anantha Asmani - St Lucia
Anantha Asmani, St Lucia
The ocean views from this sprawling hilltop hideaway are enough to make even the most discerning traveller swoon, but they also present the perfect setting for a dusky BBQ. Cook up some beautiful St Lucian soul food on the Anantha Asmani grill and feel yourself truly relax.

Villa Susanna - St Lucia
Villa Susanna, St Lucia
Not only does Villa Susanna‘s beautiful adjoining patio have a professional standard BBQ, but this sprawling property also has it’s own wood-smoked outdoor pizza oven for that authentic alternative to your grill. After all al-fresco dining is of course from Italian heritage, and what could be more Italian than fresh pizza?

Fortlands Point - Jamaica
Fortlands Point, Jamaica
With 3 beaches, 5 outdoor dining areas and enough room to more-than-comfortably house 14 guests, Fortlands Point is the epitome of indoors/outdoors living. The oceanfront bar/grill is the theatre upon which the private chefs create the most delicious culinary Caribbean treats.

Villa Sugar Mill - Antigua
Villa Sugar Mill, Antigua
The veranda at this stunning island hideaway is home to a large professional grade BBQ grill & bar, a dining area with extensive table and chairs, lounge chairs and sofas with coffee table. Combine this with Villa Sugar Mill‘s infinity pool and outrageous ocean views, and guests are guaranteed a memorable experience.

Oyster Bay - Barbados
Oyster Bay, Barbados
The sit-up bar and built-in BBQ at Oyster Bay make the perfect beachside accompaniment to an excellent stay. The distinct open-air feel to the ground floor allows the delicious Caribbean smells to waft throughout the villa, stirring even the most particular appetites.

Villa Catering

Alongside having a fine selection of outdoors culinary equipment to choose from, many of our Caribbean villas come complete with wonderful private cooks who are pro’s on the grill and know the best way to make Caribbean Cuisine really shine. Our Guide To Private Villa Cooks is the perfect introduction for those wanting to find out more about their role within your dream vacation.

A Taste Of The Caribbean – At Home

Caribbean Chicken Skewers

  • 1 spring onion, minced
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon minced green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces


  • Combine spring onions, orange juice, ginger, chilli, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, allspice, cinnamon and cloves. Add chicken, and marinate for 8 hours.
  • Preheat barbecue for medium heat. Cook chicken until juices run clear, and drizzle with leftover marinade that has been boiled for 2 to 3 minutes.

Make sure to contact our Luxury Villa Specialists if you would like to further explore the excellent amenities of our Luxury Villa Rentals in the Caribbean.

Thank you for reading our Guide To BBQ’ing – Caribbean style, we hope you’ve enjoyed exploring our beautiful villas and invite you to share/comment below!

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