What would it be like to enjoy an April holiday in a St. Barts luxury villa? According to recent visitors to Villa Makasi, it is a “five-star” experience. Naturally, the utter beauty of the island plays a huge role in how a traveler feels about their getaway, but as one traveler noted, “it was wonderful”.
Naturally, any upscale villa is likely to please those who appreciate the tropical setting and excellent amenities, but with Villa Makasi, there is much more to the story.
Unlike many villas tucked close to busy towns and popular beaches, this villa is in the more remote and unbelievably scenic Grand Fond area of the island. Set at the foot of a gently sloping hill, and facing the sea, it catches the sea breezes and all of the lovely light, but in a way that is far more neutral and calming than the traditional brilliance at the seaside.
This puts the visitors in the very heart of the lovely tropical setting. With a garden of mature palms surrounding it, the villa provides guests with a feeling of total privacy and natural beauty. This is carried over into the courtyard, where more full-grown palms line the long and elegant stretch of swimming pool.
Rather than the brilliant sunlight and contrasting hues of sea and sky, this property is surrounded by the cool verdant landscape and the gentle murmur of the ferns, trees, and palms as they dance in the breeze. This all serves as an ideal framework for the property that has been designed with an emphasis on the natural surroundings.
The pool area is truly the heart of the home, and guests will find themselves persistently drawn to the covered terrace and pool deck spaces. A lounge area abuts a full bar, and both are tucked comfortably beneath their own gazebos. Full day beds and sun loungers sit on the grass at the end of the pool and behind a full hedge of native growth, and this allows a traveler to take in the scenery in total privacy.
Though the pool area is the heart of the property and a major draw, there are many other impressive, welcoming and comfortable spaces with equal appeal. The villa uses a great room to provide visitors with a wonderful way to gather together for meals, entertainment, lounging, and socializing. The main entrance faces into this shared living space, and it opens directly to the pool. Capturing the light and air, the high ceilings and natural materials enhance the sense of nature, even as they display a very deft hand where design and décor are concerned.
The large lounge area features high-end electronics and large banquet sofas, the enormous gourmet kitchen is a food lover’s dream, and the formal and al fresco dining areas will prove ideal for casual meals, quick breakfasts, and long, leisurely lunches that only a St. Barts holiday can encourage.
The Villa Makasi also has four bedrooms, making it, as one guest recently commented, “Perfect for families with children,” but it is also a wonderful choice for groups, as well. The bedrooms are all en suite and offer direct access to the terrace. With rain showers, large tubs, and luxury linens and toiletries, these too can serve as oases to relax, refresh, and unwind.
With so much to boast of, the Villa Makasi would seem adequate on its own, but guests also point out that it is the concierge services and the remarkable customer service of St. Barts Blue that put the finishing touches on their ideal tropical escape.
When planning a visit to St. Barts, it is worthwhile to consider your accommodation as the most important part of the stay. The island is breathtakingly lovely, and you want a place that provides you with an opportunity to enjoy it, but you also want your stay to be without worries or “bumps”. Choosing a spot like Villa Makasi guarantees you get the most out of a visit – the island experience, proximity to the best towns and hotspots, and total privacy and peace to recharge and relax.