Villa SBS St BartsSt. Barts has had one hell of a year and, after being devastated by hurricanes, the pinnacle of luxury island life has come back with a vengeance. I don’t just mean the plethora of re-opened hotels either. They’re all well and good, but if you’re looking to truly call St. Barts home, you’ll need your own slice of paradise. And Villa SBS is a very impressive slice of that indeed.

Located directly on the beachfront at Lorient Bay, the five-bedroom villa is the epitome of toes-in-the-sand luxury, with direct access to the beach. Not that you really need to leave the house of course; the central covered terrace and sun deck are both set directly into the sand, creating your own sandy oasis.

Villa SBS St Barts

The terrace is dominated by a mirror effect pool and Jacuzzi for a beach club feel, complete with sun loungers, parasols and swaying Royal Palms. The space directly opens into the main living area, which consists of a fully-equipped kitchen and breakfast bar, a dining area that sets eight and a well-appointed living room.

Villa SBS St Barts

The terrace is flanked by four bedrooms, each with walk-in showers and each facing the sea so that, when you do invite guests over, there’s no arguing. You on the other hand can keep to your own en-suite master bedroom, complete with its own kitchen and terrace – perfect if your guests overstay their welcome. Not that anyone could blame them.

Villa SBS St Barts

In terms of interior design, the villa follows the relaxed interpretation of luxury that defines St. Barts, with airy spaces, plenty of white and erring more towards minimalism than extravagance. It’s first and foremost a place to relax and is dressed as such.

Coming in at just under 0.65 acres of land, every square inch of which makes the most of the breathtaking sea views, Villa SBS is a cut above your usual holiday home. In fact, it’s head and shoulders above most homes, period. As St. Barts comes back to life, what better time is there to indulge in the island life than now?

For more information and to arrange a viewing, visit sibarthrealestate.com