The sun is finally emerging in New York City and you can be sure people are breaking out their best cabana wear to enjoy the beautiful weather. But the one percent has been summering themselves all winter long at their Caribbean estates.
Jealous? Well we’ve rounded up the most expensive listings in the region with some help from listing site Point 2 Homes. Barbados takes the top spot with the Palazzate mansion, which at $125 million is nearly double the price of the runner-up. Three of the top 10 homes are located in Saint Barthélemy, with prices ranging from $37 million to $67 million. Take a look at the list below:
Size: 75,000 square feet
Location: Speightstown, St. Peter, Barbados
Details: This beachfront mansion has everything you could ever want and more: a clubhouse, swimming pool, boat berths, underground parking for up to 18 cars, a spa, its very own coffee shop and a health club. Each level also has its own pool and balcony, and is designed so that no balcony can be seen from the balconies above or below. Located on two acres of land, this property includes four water-front residences, all of which are 13,000 square feet and have five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a media room and a pool.
2. Girasol Estate
Size: 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
Location: Saint Barthélemy
Details: Located on a nearly 7.5-acre lot, the Girasol Estate was originally built by Benjamin de Rothschild and is currently owned by hedge funder Bruce Kovner. It consists of two different villas: the Caribbean villa and the main villa. The Caribbean villa has a view of the bay, as well as Turtle Island, and it has three large bedrooms with ensuite lava-stone bathrooms. The main villa is filled with beautiful works of art, and has three bedrooms that are all connected to landscaped terraces. It also offers a fitness room with a cross trainer, bicycle and treadmill.
3. Villa La Grande Maison des Etoiles
Size: 9 bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms
Location: Saint Barthélemy
Details: The Villa la Grande Maison des Etoiles estate is located in Colombier’s luxurious gated neighborhood, Les Étoiles, and it’s complete with water-front views of yachts, nearby islands like Saba and Statia, and stunning sunsets, of course. It has a five-bedroom villa, a two-bedroom villa, a caretaker cottage for staff, three swimming pools and a fitness room with a skylight.
4. Villa Antiqua
Size: 12 bedrooms
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
Details: This estate has the best neighbors money can buy: Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton and Giorgio Armani. In fact, Forbes magazine named the island one of the top billionaire playgrounds. With six rooms and 12 bedrooms in the main estate, plus three single level guest villas with 13 rooms and 26 guest suits, Villa Antiqua has a lot to offer. The island is also home to Antigua Sailing Week and Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, which are two of the region’s most prominent sailing competitions, bringing in hundreds of yachts from all over the world every year.
5. Chelston on Grape Bay Beach
Size: 15 bedrooms, 19 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 17,000 Square Feet
Details: This 14-acre Bermuda beachfront estate underwent a three-year-long renovation by a “world-class” team of architects, builders and craftsmen. If the 10,000-square-foot main house isn’t enough, there are also three guest cottages, each containing three bedrooms, in addition to a two-bedroom staff cottage, a pool house, a beach pavilion, a 75-by-40-foot zero-edge pool and a croquet lawn. Chelston has been visited by many notable actors, including Michael Douglas and Brooke Shields, and politicians like John Kerry, Edward Kennedy, Michael Dukakis and Henry Kissinger. It was also used as the official Bermuda residence of the United States Consul General for over thirty years.
Size: 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms
Location: Eleuthera, the Bahamas
Details: This extraordinary beachfront property in the Bahamas has multiple villas on over 10 acres of land, including 400 feet of Pink Sand Beach and 400 feet of Harbour Front. Narrows also offers a private clubhouse with an infinity pool and a dock for boats.
7. The Garden
Size: 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 20,451 square feet
Location: St. James, Barbados
Details: The main house of The Garden, as well as the separate guest cottage, has seven bedrooms, eight full baths, three powder rooms, an exercise room and an adjoining courtyard. Two of the bedrooms offer walk-in closets, king size beds, private baths and French doors leading to the terrace. All ten bathrooms have glass-enclosed showers and single vanities. The two-story guest cottage has a foyer with a powder room, a great room with a terrace, a kitchen with laundry, three bedrooms with baths, and a master suite with a queen size bed, a dressing room, double vanity, bath and terrace. The staff includes a butler, cook, two maids, laundress, gardener and a night watchman. And if that’s not enough, the estate is approximately two miles from shopping and dining, and the Private Barbados golf club is nearby too.
8. Villa Katsura
Size: 23,500 Square Feet
Location: British Virgin Islands
Details: The Villa Katsura estate has three separate pavilions: the master bedroom, the main house with a living room, kitchen and one bedroom, and the beach house with three bedrooms. The seven-year-long construction proved to be well worth it considering the various amenities it has to offer, including solar panels, a pool, private beach, a sun terrace, fire pit and a double shower that leads to a private koi pond and waterfall. The beach is perfect for swimming and snorkeling, especially perfect for the reef close to the shore.
9. Castillo Caribe
Size: 8 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms, 6 partial bathrooms, 48,000 Square Feet
Location: George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Details: Castillo Caribe is situated directly on the beach, which makes for incredible beachfront views. Both the outdoor pool and the hot tub (situated inside a man-made cave) light up at night, and nearly every room has multiple windows with undeniably amazing beach views. The grand staircase even has an enclosure for a literal knight in shining armor. The house also includes a spa, gym, pool table, movie theater, wine room and a living room with giant windows overlooking the water, in addition to ceilings high enough for multiple palm trees.
10. Villa Jasmine
Size: 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
Location: Saint Barthélemy
Details: The Villa Jasmine offers two separate buildings: the main building includes a heated lap pool, a deck with views of the ocean, two king-size bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a living unit and a dining/kitchen unit. The lower building also has two king-size bedrooms and en suite bathrooms, and a gym with a full bathroom and kitchenette. This villa is just a few minutes away from Gustavia, St. Jean and the beach of Gouverneur.