A new luxury resort combining top-of-the-range golf and the highest standards of living is now to be found at Apes Hill, on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
The estate stretches out over 470 acres on a historic plantation on the very crest of Barbados, and will feature just eight extremely low-density hamlets of luxury villas, all of which are situated on the fairways or next to the polo field with stunning views of the sea. Many property buyers are lured in by the golf and have been tempted by the final stage of the par-72 championship course, which is now open, offering challenging and spectacular play, to golf members and their invited guests. The most advanced golfers will enjoy 7,150 yards from the Professional Tees, with many undulating putting surfaces and sharply edged bunkers, while the Front Tees, set at just over 5,000 yards, take full advantage of the fairways’ contours.
The holes themselves are as varied as the landscape they’re built on, from the massive par five 15th hole with its ocean views and descent to a green guarded by a pretty natural pond, to the par-three 16th, whose setting within a coral stone quarry has earned it its undeniable status of signature hole. Everything on the course has been designed to offer golfers a completely unique experience, as well as a challenge for every ability. Course facilities are impressive by any standards: the temporary clubhouse overlooks the golf course and the sea, and offers casual dining, professional shop plus locker rooms and a spacious practice facility.
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Similar attention to detail has been applied to the luxury villas in Apes Hill. They are truly exceptional, offering flexibility and elegance for every buyer, whether they purchase the plot and build their own property, or choose one of the original designs which are based on traditional plantation houses. For instance in Garden Wall, luxurious semi-detached villas have been designed along classic plantation lines, with mahogany doors, plantation shutters, coral stone finishes, high ceilings and spacious living and dining areas. State-of-the-art interiors include Miele designer kitchens, and properties come with brilliant blue infinity pools. The Polo Villas, situated next to the stunning new polo field, offer open plan living areas, private plunge pools and breathtaking views.
Other properties are situated in the hamlets of Holder’s Meadow, Cabbage Tree Green, Great Hill and Moonshine Ridge, all with glorious views and plot sizes between a third of an acre and two acres.
Apes Hill will also provide top of-the-range sports and fitness facilities and a ravishing spa as well as the 24 hour security, concierge service and membership to Port St Charles Yacht Club.
For golf lovers looking for a peerless haven in the Caribbean from which to enjoy all its natural beauty, as well as playing on world-class fairways and indulging in some serious pampering, Apes Hill on Barbados has the full package.