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Lucy Tattersall combines luxury interiors with Caribbean inspirationfor 

 25th anniversary of Royal Westmoreland



Luxury Barbados resort, Royal Westmoreland, known for its superior villas, exclusive Beach Club and outstanding golfing facilities has commissioned UK based interior designer, Lucy Tattersall, to style the interior furnishings and décor to its latest £4.9million villa.
 
Lucy, who owns Lucy Locketts Interiors based in Lancashire, boasts an impressive 20 years’ experience in the interior design industry and is bringing her inspiration to the Caribbean though furnishings and décor within the four-bedroom villa sourced from quality UK suppliers.
 
The specially commissioned interior design project marks the 25th anniversary of the luxury Royal Westmoreland, the only fully gated resort with a range of amenities on Barbados, home to over 250 beautiful villas and owned by British entrepreneur, John Morphet.
 
Located on the most desirable ridge of the resort, 20 Lancaster Drive – boasting both a main house and guest cottage - was designed with the natural elements of Barbados in mind and is now available to purchase. Bringing together the clear blue of the Caribbean Sea, vibrant green of the golf course and the warming gold of the Barbados sunshine, the luxury villa offers the chance to own a piece of paradise.
 
Lucy said: “I’ve had an incredible career that has taken me all over the world, so to be able to bring my influence and inspiration to this magnificent villa at Royal Westmoreland has been an ultimate dream. 
 
“As well as the interior furnishings, all the fabrics within the villa have been hand printed by luxury British fabric design houses such as Arley House and Art of the Loom, as I wanted to ensure they were done to the highest standard and knew my trusted suppliers would be able to recreate the colours I was inspired by when I visited the beautiful island.”
 
In an effort to bring her vision to life in this contemporary-styled villa, Lucy has curated a design concept centred around the view – thanks to the floor to ceiling glass doors which provide uninterrupted views across Royal Westmoreland's lush golf fairways to the Caribbean Sea.
 
From the furniture down to the bedding, all sourced from talented British suppliers, the villa boasts a clean yet luxurious style with pearl grey velvet sofa, brightly coloured hanging fabrics and abstract artwork that brings the Caribbean colours to life in the form of parrots, palms trees and exotic birds.
 
Whether it’s the stunning furniture in the lounge – button back sofas, chairs and display cabinets – who have been supplied from Feblands, or British upholster Paul Salthouse who has worked with Lucy for over 20 years, UK suppliers are in plentiful at 20. Lancaster Drive.
 
John Morphet, Owner of Royal Westmoreland, commented: “After working with Lucy for a number of years, both personally and through other business ventures, I knew she was the right person to design this special villa in our 25th year. Seeing her vision come to life from the moment she arrived has been a pleasure and I’m confident that she has created something that a truly discerning owner will fall in love with.” 
 
This beautiful reversed living, fully furnished home features four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms in the main house - all accessed by floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. The private verandas spill onto the large pool deck boasting panoramic sea and fairway views.
 
Arranged over two floors, the Villa is designed as a contemporary home with a variety of different living areas all of which enjoy sweeping westerly sea views over the 16th and 17th fairways. If your guests are looking for even more privacy away from the main house, they can take up residence in the two-bedroom guest cottage within the grounds of the property which offers views of the 16thFairway out to the Caribbean Sea.

 

CELEBRATE WIMBLEDON WITH YOUR PERFECT MATCH AT SANDALS RESORTS
~ A trip to a Sandals or Beaches Resort will score you all the points ~

With Wimbledon fast approaching, it won’t be long until the nation feels the urge to take to the courts once again, and they can do just that at Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean. With tennis courts across 12 Sandals Resorts, guests can try their hand at the sport without having to rely on the unpredictable British summertime weather.

With free tennis facilities available for use every day, complete with equipment and professional instruction, couples choosing to stay at one of Sandals Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) Resorts can put their skills to the test day or night, thanks to the flood lit courts. With couples having unlimited complimentary use of the facilities, there is no reason for guests not to return home with skills like a pro.

Those trying their hand at the sport for the first time, private tuition is also available and costs from an additional US$67.50 per hour long session. 

With all three family-friendly Beaches Resorts, located in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos, offering complimentary unlimited use of all the facilities as well, budding tennis players staying at the family-friendly resorts, can also put their skills to the test. The teen programme also offers specific tennis clinics, so children can play alongside new friends and away from their parents.

For those looking for a tennis and sunshine filled break can enjoy a seven nights staying at Sandals Emerald Bay, in a Beach House Luxury Club Level Room costs from £2,355 per person. Price includes Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) accommodation, return economy flights from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic and resort transfers. The price is based on select travel dates between August 26th – October 17th, 2019. Pricing is subject to change and may vary. Subject to availability.

For families looking for an active, child-friendly trip can enjoy a seven nights staying at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, in a Grande Luxe King Room costs from £2,399 per person. The price, which is based on two people sharing, includes Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) accommodation, return economy flights from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic and resort transfers. The price is based on select travel dates between September 5th – December 8th, 2019. Pricing is subject to change and may vary. Subject to availability.

 

SANDALS RESORTS SPONSORS WEST INDIES CRICKET TEAM IN CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

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15th April 2019: Sandals Resorts International (SRI) continues its sponsorship of the West Indies Cricket Team as they aim to win the ICC Cricket World Cup for the third time. The tournament kicks off on May 30, 2019 at the Oval in London.

Running for just over six weeks, the ICC Cricket World Cup brings together 10 teams from across the world. 

Sandals Resorts, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic brands, has had a longstanding relationship with the West Indies cricket team having sponsored tours to the UK in 1995, 2000 and 2004. The latest sponsorship, which began in 2018, supports the Men’s Senior Team, the Women’s Team, the Men’s A Team, the U19 Team & the U15 Team. As part of the agreement, the Sandals Resorts logo will be featured on the team’s kit during the tournament. 

Managing Director of Unique Vacations UK Ltd., representatives of Sandals and Beaches Resorts in the UK and Europe, Karl Thompson, said “It’s fantastic to be a part of such a huge event, especially as it returns to the UK for the first time in a decade. Sandals Resorts has come a long way since then and it’s a great opportunity to showcase our ever-growing brand on the global stage.”

The Cricket World Cup runs from 30th May to 14th July 2019 with matches held at venues across the UK. The final will take place at Lords cricket ground in London. 

Agents can book by calling the call centre on 0808 164 3459 or Agency Sales General enquiries on 0207 590 0210. For more information about Sandals Resorts please visit www.sellingsandals.co.uk

 

ISLE BE BACK

In 2017, the ferocity of hurricane Irma’s 200+mph winds devastated 85 per cent of the buildings on the palm-trimmed British Virgin Islands (BVI) – the most powerful for 400 years. The recovery has been remarkable.

When Irma wreaked its havoc on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on Sept 6 2017, it razed buildings to the ground, destroyed boats in sheltered anchorages and ripped up giant palm trees and sent them barrelling across the landscape. Renowned for its unabashed luxury, the BVI has long been a billionaires’ playground yet even so the road to recovery looked long and arduous with many of the multi-million-dollar real estate developments sustaining major damage.

But not so.

It seems that Irma has done little to put off investors buying on the third-largest island of the British Overseas Territory, where a strong sense of community has intensified since Irma’s battering. Rugged, raw and extremely striking: the BVI’s unique and characterful terrain, bloom-filled and green, continues to prove utterly seductive. The availability of freehold purchase of land for foreigners, and the lack of corruption, remains unchanged – a huge reason why buyers are still choosing to invest in the BVI.

There is encouraging news for tourism too. A Government-funded runway extension project means flights from Europe will become easier with reports that the airport authority has approved new flights there from New York, Miami, Atlanta and Charlotte, widely welcomed. A total of 219,296 visitors arrived in the islands during the first 10 months of 2018, according to the BVI Tourist Board – a lower, but steadily increasing figure that, admittedly, still has some

way to go to reach the previous year’s 746,419 total. However, infrastructure upgrades have bolstered confidence, with key improvements to the Road Town Ferry Terminal making it easier for visitors to use the BVI’s main port of entry in its capital. There has also been restoration works to return Guana Island’s famous orchard to its former glory and enhancements to the Scrub Island resort. Entry level properties at Scrub Island have a $1 million price tag, and sales are brisk: proof that the appetite for homes on the BVI is far from dampened. At the high-end, properties on BVI continue to compare favourably with its more expensive Caribbean islands

–$5 million on BVI buys a top whack home close to yachting facilities. Oil Nut Bay, on Virgin Gorda, for example, is reached only by boat or helicopter so has the castaway feeling of a decadent private isle. Apart from entertaining, socialising and boating, an active community are keen kayakers, hikers and snorkelers. Nearby, upscale North Sound includes the private islands of Necker (owned by Richard Branson) and Eustatia (believed to be owned by Larry

Page, co-founder of Google). After Irma hit, hundreds of people formed working parties to clear debris strewn across pristine beaches and bluffs. Since then, the BVI’s Recovery and Development Agency has agreed to offer British guarantees for construction across the islands, which is good news for the buyers of new properties. The buying process has also become quicker due to a reduction in red tape, cutting the time it takes to purchase to just 90 days.

 

SIR RICHARD BRANSON BEAMS AS VIRGIN ROCKET REACHES SPACE

In a breakthrough which looks set to propel the future of transit into exciting realms, Sir Richard Branson has revealed that his biggest, boldest project to date, Virgin Galactic, has achieved space-age travel that looks set to scale new heights.

At a swanky reception in the space-themed lobby of the Museum of Natural History, Branson was clearly thrilled at his empire’s latest interstellar adventures. He beamed fromear-to-ear as high-tech video clips captured Virgin Galactic’s multi-billion-dollar spacecraft taking off, gaining altitude, and then dropping its middle hull section to magicallytransform into a spaceship before our eyes. To pumping high-octane rock anthems, Branson looked visibly moved as he watched his ship journey out of Earth’s atmosphere. Later,he suggested that the estimated launch date of his much-publicized inaugural passenger service, could run as early as spring 2019. Branson’s project has been hit by a series ofdelays - yet he remains typically upbeat about Virgin Galactic’s vision of transportation. What next? I guess we’ll have to watch this space.

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<p>In a breakthrough which looks set to propel the future of transit into exciting realms, Sir Richard Branson has revealed that his biggest, boldest project to date, Virgin Galactic, has achieved space-age travel that looks set to scale new heights.</p>
<p>At a swanky reception in the space-themed lobby of the Museum of Natural History, Branson was clearly thrilled at his empire&rsquo;s latest interstellar adventures. He beamed fromear-to-ear as high-tech video clips captured Virgin Galactic&rsquo;s multi-billion-dollar spacecraft taking off, gaining altitude, and then dropping its middle hull section to magicallytransform into a spaceship before our eyes. To pumping high-octane rock anthems, Branson looked visibly moved as he watched his ship journey out of Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. Later,he suggested that the estimated launch date of his much-publicized inaugural passenger service, could run as early as spring 2019. Branson&rsquo;s project has been hit by a series ofdelays - yet he remains typically upbeat about Virgin Galactic&rsquo;s vision of transportation. What next? I guess we&rsquo;ll have to watch this space.</p>

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I WISH TO CONGRATULATE THE PUBLISHER RAY CARMEN AND CARIBBEAN WORLD MAGAZINE ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY. IT'S A BRILLIANT MAGAZINE!

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