Sandy Lane has long been established as one of the most prestigious addresses for a holiday on Barbados, but now a complete revamp of the 1,000 acre, 112-room resort and all its facilities, including restaurants and the luxurious 45,000sq ft spa, has brought it back to the cutting edge of what’s available on Britain’s favourite Caribbean island.

Following a trend set by many high-end hotels, clients are now able to purchase a property on the estate with access to all the hotel services, plus the use of the Sandy Lane owners’ beach club and access to the golf club. Many of the villas for sale are high up on the ridge with amazing sea views.

Jamoon is a seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom luxury two-storey villa designed around its pool. There is a shaded and open-air terrace, and the house comes furnished with top-of-the-range fixtures and fittings. Guide price US$4.8 million (00 1 246 444 2000; www.sandylane.com).