We’ve just received word that two excellent Caribbean properties are available for end-of-December bookings. The tip comes from UltraVilla personal consultant Tim Roney, who describes each of these villas as “superb”—so if you’re looking for a special place to spend the holidays in balmy seclusion, read on.


Roaring Pavilion, in Jamaica, is a fully staffed super-deluxe villa with five bedrooms and a spa.

Set on the beach where Ursula Andress emerged from the sea to meet Sean Connery in Dr. No, Roaring Pavilion, in Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, comes with an infinity pool, a fitness center, and a 24-hour spa. Service includes concierge, chef, butler, chauffeur, water-sports assistant, and more. Guests can enjoy the use of Jet Skis, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and an assortment of non-motorized water-sports equipment. Spa treatments make use of botanicals grown on the villa grounds. Roaring Pavilion has more than 8,000 square feet of living space and can accommodate up to 10 guests in four king guest rooms and one additional bedroom with a twin bunk. Over the years, houseguests have included Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Jack Nicholson. Available from December 27/28. To book this property or find out more, click here.

Bon Vivant, in Barbados, comes with a 50-foot pool and a private beach.

Bon Vivant, in Barbados, is a fully staffed deluxe nine-bedroom villa set on 2.5 acres of tropical gardens in exclusive Sandy Lane Estates. The beautiful coral-stone villa has an open-air layout and surrounds a courtyard centered by a 50-foot pool; a pleasant five-minute walk takes you to a private beach where you have exclusive access to the owner’s club facilities. Bon Vivant comes with a team of experienced chefs trained in a range of cuisines. Each of its nine guest rooms has its own private bath, and six have private outdoor showers. Amenities include a flood-lit volleyball/basketball court; a championship billiards table; a large Jacuzzi; and 45 holes of championship golf. A seven-night minimum is required for either holiday or a ten-night minimum to include both holidays. To book this property or find out more, contact Tim Roney of Villa Concierge here.