Sulphur Springs Volcano – Things to do in Saint Lucia

Not only will you find spectacular beaches, clear waters, quaint towns and superb restaurants in Saint Lucia, but it is also home to Sulphur Springs – the world’s only drive-in volcano.

St Lucia loimere

St Lucia loimere

Where is Sulphur Springs?

Sulphur Springs in St Lucia is located towards the south-western side of the island, along a steep ribbon-shaped road near the town of Soufriere. The 45 hectare park is the hottest and most active geothermal area in the Lesser Antilles making it one of the most unique attractions in the Caribbean attracting thousands of visitors all year round.

Continue reading

Exploring the Caribbean

A break to a ‘hot spot’ in the middle of the winter season can be a real pick-me-up. Where to go? We think the Caribbean really hits the spot.

Barbados, St Lucia and St Martins
Top Villas has long had villas on these three islands and visitors have been enjoying not only their delights but also the special qualities of each island. The Caribbean islands maybe related but they all have their own personalities.

Continue reading

Late deals and other excitements

Killing two birds with one stone is an ancient Chinese saying that actually means solving two problems at one time with a single action. Here at Top Villas we think we have an opportunity just like that for you.

A break in the Fall

Are you looking for a fall break? If you are we have some great late offers on some of our most luxurious villas in Orlando. If you take up one of these late deals you’ll find yourself in Orlando just in time for Orlando’s Magical Dining Month in September.  Two birds …

Top Villas luxury vacation rentals

Al Fresco in Orlando

This foodie opportunity is happening throughout the month and if you time it right, you might catch the start of the International Food and Wine Festival at DisneyWorld’s Epcot. This latter event starts at the very end of September on 27th.

Thanksgiving in the Caribbean
If September is a little soon to grab a short break what about a super vacation for the Thanksgiving celebrations in November? Sneak away for some ‘just you’ time with your partner or take the whole family. It will be worth it.

Top Villas luxury vacation rentals

All alone on Belize

We have beautiful luxury villas on a number of Caribbean islands – Barbados, St Lucia, Turks & Caicos, St Barts, Mustique and many more. Each island has its own character. If you want a real romantic and exlcusive vacation, then this private Belize island is suitable for four couples. It is only rented to one party at a time and has many extras. These include boat transfers, a private chef as well as butler and concierge services.

The New Year in Colorado
Prefer crisp, icy conditions, then book early for your Colorado ski chalet in the New Year.

Top Villas luxury vacation rentals

Picturesque in Snowmass

Expect the same top quality in the mountainous regions of Snowmass and Aspen to enjoy the slopes and the Apres Ski.

Whatever time of year and whatever destination you fancy, Top Villas has it covered with bells on!

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Too early to think about Thanksgiving? Not really if you want to get away for the celebrations. It’s only six months away; I know and we haven’t even reached Mid-summer’s Day.

Seriously if you want to do something special for Thanksgiving, now’s the time to start thinking about it. Thanksgiving is traditionally to say thank you for the year’s harvest hence the choice of foods – the fatted turkey and pumpkin pie – and the feasting. Its history came with the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers from The Netherlands and is now observed in North America on the 4th Thursday in November (or October in Canada where winter starts earlier).

Traditional celebrations
As we’ve mention the most observed celebration is the coming together and feasting. Now whether you have a large or relatively small family you might want to gather them all together. How about renting a large luxury villa in the sunshine state of Florida?  Reunion Resort has a wide range of villas which will accommodate smaller families or very large gatherings. You could even hire two side-by-side villas if you prefer.

Reunion Resort, Florida

Luxury villas

Private bowling alley

Reunion Resort is a top class, secure gated resort where each luxury home has its own space and magnificent green views. The resort itself has fantastic amenities including three championship golf courses, tennis courts, fitness center and spa, pools and restaurants.

The luxury accommodation here can sleep as few as two people or as many as twenty four, so no matter what size your party, you can all stay together. All villa homes have luxurious amenities and most have their own private pools. Some of the large homes offer additional luxuries comparable to a 5* hotel such as cinema and games rooms, private gym and sauna, one even boasts its own bowling alley and squash/basketball court.

The Caribbean Islands

Luxury villas

A tropical setting

Or maybe you want to gather in the Caribbean. We have some similarly fantastic villas all sleeping many guests on the beautiful islands of St Marteen, St Lucia, St Barthelemy, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos and Barbados.

Wherever you choose to spend your Thanksgiving in one of our villas, the fantastic kitchens indoor or out will have plenty of room for the big feast preparation. You won’t want to stay at home again!

Remember booking on line is quick and easy.

Heading to Saint Lucia

There’s no doubt that heading to the beautiful volcanic island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean is tempting. As it is very near the equator its climate has little variation so you can expect it to be warm throughout the year. As well as its appealing sandy beaches, it is also one of the most mountainous of the Caribbean island and also boasts rain forests and fertile valleys. So you get a lot of contrasts for your buck here.

When’s the best time to go?
Probably during the winter and spring months. Although there is little difference in temperatures the period between June and November is wetter. You can expect heavy storms that don’t last long thankfully if you visit during this period. Of course this same period is also hurricane season and although Saint Lucia is in the ‘path’ of the most generated hurricanes, fortunately they usually run North West of the island.

Where should we stay?

Luxury villa St Lucia

Our largest villa on the island

Well the answer to this is obvious – in one of our splendid luxury villas of course. We have twenty amazing villas in delightful locations so that you can enjoy the beauty of this island. And whether your party is small or large, we’ve got the perfect place for you.

Our largest vacation rental on Saint Lucia will sleep 26 people. That’s big enough for a wedding party or a large family get together. There’s plenty of space for everyone too in the 11 sumptuous bedrooms, three of which are in a cottage next to the pool. The pool is in the beautifully landscaped gardens which lead down to a pebble beach. The Caribbean Sea and the Piton Mountains are your views. It’s a spectacular mansion.

You don’t have to take the whole town away with you though, many of our smaller villas will comfortably sleep just six people. Cap Estate 19 falls into the latter category and is just as palatial and has its own infinity pool, well kitted out interiors and views across a golf course.

The beauty of Saint Lucia

Luxury villa St Lucia

Enjoying water sports

Once there you won’t want to leave your amazing surroundings but if you are tempted there is plenty to do. Make sure you visit their sun-kissed beaches, go duty free shopping in Port Seraphine and La Place Carinage. Visit the World Heritage site of the Pitons or grab a round of golf or what about some water sports?

Don’t miss a look round at Sulphur Springs! It’s the world’s only ‘drive-in’ volcano incidentally and where you can also indulge in a mud bath just downstream from the Springs. Don’t worry there are showers to wash it off afterwards.

Of course you might want to check out our other luxury vacation homes in the Caribbean too.