Consisting of countless islands encircled by an endless azure ocean - the Caribbean's sugar-soft shores are among the most sought-after in the world. If you're looking for beached-out bliss, where better to embrace this idyllic island lifestyle than from a sprawling villa, just steps from the shore? Here are seven of our most show-stopping beachfront abodes to get you started...
Spread over 5 acres of breathtaking beach frontage, this 8 bedroom estate is the ultimate multi-generational retreat. Offering unparalleled views over the silver sands of Grace Bay, the property consists of a main house and guest house with two dedicated kids rooms, plus an ultra-private master suite. Outside, you'll find every amenity you could ever want for, from the oversized pool, hot tub, fire pit, gym and floodlit tennis court to paddleboards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment as well as a private dock.
Turtle Tail Estate
Strung out across an ultra-private headland pocket marked with swathes of icing-sugar sand, this exquisite villa merges Asian-inspired design with modern elegance and a Caribbean flair. Comprising of 5 master bedrooms and a 2 bedroom guest cottage, the property features everything you might need for entertaining, sprawling 16-person lounge, fire pit, theatre and games room, pizza oven, 500-bottle wine cellar and humidor as well as a small private beach enclave steps from the deck.
It's not every Carribean abode that can boast a private beach, but Le Bleu lays claim to two - each providing direct access to the tranquil waters of Little Harbour on the island of Anguilla. Consisting of ten suites, the villa has two private swimming pools, a tennis court, gym and cinema room and is set in ultimate privacy across 2.5 palm-fringed acres of beautiful tropical gardens.
Palm Beach, Mustique
Perfectly placed on six beachfront acres, the impressive Palm Beach estate is both dramatic in both its setting and colonial-inspired architecture, yet welcoming and comfortable. Influenced by Oliver Messel, the main villa boasts elegant living spaces, grand dining rooms and sumptuous bedrooms, whilst a palm-shaded pool opens up directly on to sugar-soft sand lapped by the crystalline waters of the Caribbean sea.
Ty Molineux, Antigua
Reachable only by boat and with no cars in sight, this private island is a piece of palm-fringed paradise. With 8 en-suite bedrooms, the extravagant Ty Molineux is a picture of old-world elegance - dark wooden touches and pops of Caribbean colour, opening up onto a 20-metre infinity pool and show-stoppingly white sand beach. A gazebo offers the opportunity to dine adjacent to the beach, while a fully equipped gym, spa treatment suite, flood-lit tennis court, outdoor games area, private Chef and butler complete the experience.
Set atop a heavenly half mile of pristine sand at Long Bay beach, Villa Neveah blends Balinese style with contemporary Caribbean interiors. With 8 bedrooms, freshwater infinity pool, private gym, golf simulator, movie theatre and tennis court, as well as full-time chef and butler service, this beachfront getaway is the last word in luxury.
Tucked behind the pristine sand dunes of Long Bay Beach, Triton Luxury Villa occupies over 2 acres of lush landscape and 10,000sq feet of lavish beachfront living space. With 6 double bedrooms and one 7th children's bedroom, the villa boasts an outdoor movie theatre with fire pit, hot tub, glass front pool, private tennis and bocce ball courts, a butler, with unobstructed views of the world famous turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos.