Alila, Sandy Lane, Barbados
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet. I’m currently sitting poolside at our beautiful villa on the Sandy Lane estate. Alila is a stunning property that we stumbled upon whilst scouring the internet many months ago. With the boys in tow this year, we were looking for a property to rent for New Year as a “wildcard” versus the usual stay at the heavenly Sandy Lane hotel. With a Balinese style main house, multiple bedroom suites in a separate wing and an infinity pool it looked pretty snazzy, and in reality, it’s even more stunning. My bikini was a last minute airport purchase and the beautiful villa gardens provided a tropical little accessory – a pretty pink hibiscus behind the ear.
Photos: Carl Waxberg