POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE - BARBADOS

Pack your Luna Luxe Resortwear we are visiting the paradise island of Barbados!

Barbados has something to offer for all ages, with its stunning white beaches, turquoise ocean, friendly islanders and reggae beats you will no doubt fall in love with this island as much as the Luna Ladies!

Browse in Bridgetown boutiques, relax in sea front bistros with a fresh seafood lunch, wander through the forest of the Barbados Wildlife Reserve amongst monkeys and experience the underground impressive Harrison's Cave. We definitely recommend hiring a car or booking a driver to experience and appreciate the wonder this island has to offer!

Discover the island’s less visited treasures; such as the pastel washed houses of cliff-top Bathsheba and the scattered idyllic churches and beautiful gardens of surrounding parishes. Blissful beaches, fine hotels, championship golf courses and speciality restaurants such as The Cliff and The Fish Pot which serve Barbados’ signature dishes. Enjoy exhilarating watersports, swim with sea turtles and visit former plantations before sampling some of the world’s finest rum, dancing to a calypso band and experiencing a casual night at Oistins fish fry . . . a chance to party ‘Bajan-style’ a fun night not to be missed.

Unbeatable diversity, colonial charm and exceptional standards ensures Barbados continues to attract so many people searching for a luxury but laid back holiday. It’s superbly placed for a tailor made island-hopping experience around the rest of the Caribbean islands such as St Barths, St Thomas, Anguilla, Antigua, Tobago, Saint Lucia and the Grenadines are all within easy reach. Many luxury cruise ships and yachts frequent these crystal clear waters.

The island is a popular holiday spot for the A-list and reality TV stars from Simon Cowell and the Rooney’s, to model Cara Delevingne and Barbados-born Rihanna, they all travel to this exotic Caribbean island and you’ll be sure to spot a few familiar faces relaxing or having fun on the beach! 

OUR PICK OF LUXURY ACCOMODATION

SANDY LANE - www.sandylane.com

We were fortunate enough to stay at the chic Palladian-style hotel which has sweeping staircases, gleaming marble floors, excellent service and plush suites. We experienced the best in friendly Bajan hospitality and were treated like VIPs. We laid back under the pink parasols on the pristine white beaches and occasionally strolled to the poolside bar for a signature cocktail! 

The food and service was of the highest standard and we enjoyed fine dining and informal meals at the four restaurants, each with their own style and vibe as well as fantastic menus and settings. We enjoyed Afternoon tea which was served on the Lower Terrace and we invited friends over to join us at Bajan Blue restaurant which is  renowned for its sensational Sunday brunch! We experienced an array of mouth-watering dishes from fresh seafood, healthy salads to delicious miniature desserts. In the evenings we had a wide choice of bars ranging from casual beach bars to chic lounges and lively entertainment. The Bajans really know how to enjoy themselves, let their hair down and shake their booties!

Our room was beautiful and elegant with its colonial style decor, it had a large terrace and balcony with amazing views of the turquoise blue ocean. 

For a spot of shopping don't miss the fantastic in house boutique with some of the worlds best resort wear designers from Camilla, renowned for her famous kaftans and cover ups to Moschino known for for the brightly coloured knitted luxury resortwear. 

Our Luna Luxe Resortwear collection was the perfect attire to wear at this stunning setting, we wore the cotton hand beaded tunics during the day for lunch, the floaty breezy cotton kaftans for the beach and the striking hand embroidered white silk kaftan for the evening with a pair of metallic slides. 

Sandy Lane has been hand picked by The Leading Hotels of the World as one of the most luxurious resorts worldwide! - www.lhw.com

ROYALWESTMORELANDS 

www.royalwestmoreland.com

 We continued to be spoilt in our second week at the Royal Westmoreland villas, it is the only gated resort on the island will full amenities. It has 250 beautiful homes, an 18 hole golf course, members only beach club on the famous Mullins Beach, a state of the art fitness centre, salt water swimming pools, clay tennis courts and a stunning clubhouse. The villas are decorated with a colonial style and are fully equipped with everything we needed, there is also a concierge service for anything you may need during your stay.

Royal Westmorelands is the perfect choice for those seeking luxury but in a more informal environment. If you are a golf lover then this is the perfect spot for you with the pristine golf course and fitness facilities. 

During our stay we decided to take make the most of the idyllic setting and shoot the 2019 Luna Luxe Resortwear collection around the picturesque swimming pool with a backdrop of palm trees! 

RETAIL THERAPY 

LIMEGROVE - www.limegrove.com

Limegrove is located in Holetown and is one of the most stylish places to shop in Barbados! It offers a great selection of luxury and duty-free jewellery, apparel and accessories. The shopping destination features  some of the world’s leading retail brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Heidi Klein, Cartier as well as many specialty retailers.

It is home to one of our favourite boutiques Always Summer, it is a concept that specialises in resortwear. The store has a paradise island feel with a lot of natural fibres, long flowing kaftans and beach dresses with striking prints and colours. The jewellery is bohemian and features crystals and gemstones. It also offers a cute cafe, so after you have got your new Barbados wardrobe you can kick back and sip on the locally sourced coffee! You can easily spend a whole day at Limegrove as it also features an art gallery, spa, two cinemas, several bars, restaurants and eateries and the Grove Residences. 

DINING 

THE CLIFF RESTAURANT  - www.thecliffbarbados.com

There are so many choices of restaurants in Barbados that it is hard to choose but for fine dining we pick The Cliff! We had a really special memorable night here with family and friends! It undoubtedly boasts a magical location and the best restaurant views in Barbados. As the name suggests the restaurant is set on the cliffs and looks spectacular in the evening lit up by lanterns. Set The Cliff has been voted one of the top 50 restaurants in the world and we completely agree!

The Cliff is a place to put on one of your elegant Luna Luxe silk dresses and rub elbows with the rich and famous. The food was exceptional, very well presented and fantastic flavours! We would highly recommend this stunning restaurant for a special occasion you will not forget!

Barbados has certainly been up there with one of the most stunning destinations we have visited it has so much to offer and hope we can return very soon wearing our Luna Luxe kaftans, tunics and cover ups! 

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