if you’re going to make the journey to barbados, you may as well go all the way and stay in style at this spectacular beachfront estate. fusing elegant colonial style with laidback island charm, Crystal springs can accommodate up to 20 people in 10 ensuite bedrooms — five in the main house and annex, and the remaining bedrooms in cottages connected via stone terraces and pathways winding through the grounds. You’ll be well looked after by a butler, cook, housekeepers, laundress, night watchman and boatman, and there’s a speedboat equipped for waterskiing, as well as a separate home theatre and minigym. a boston Whaler is also available for hire if you feel like cruising the azure waters or catching a fish or two for dinner. a sandy beach is yours to enjoy in a secluded cove, a treasure on the island’s prestigious west coast.