Value villa season is underway. If you didnt know such a season existed, what it means is that you can snag high-caliber villas for less than the price of a 4-star (or even 3-star) hotel room. Wimco, my favorite villa provider, has 1600 properties, mainly in the Caribbean, and is offering fantastic spring rates, starting April 15, on 2- to 5-bedroom villas in St. Barts, Turks & Caicos, Anguilla, and St. Martin (St. Martin villa CBAS pictured right), to name a few.
The rates include all the value villa perks like airport transfers, concierge services, babysitters, and private chefs, free of charge. Not to mention, families and groups of friends will benefit from the privacy, space, and, downtime by their own pool (available in most villas). In addition to low shoulder-season rates, Wimco is offering the seventh night free when you book six consecutive nights.
Here are a few standouts: SIB EGR, St. Barts, a stylish 2-bedroom villa on St. Jean Beach from $136 per bedroom/per night; TNC GRA, Turks & Caicos, a lovely beachside 5-bedroom villa with pool from $194 per bedroom/per night; IDP TAM, Anguilla, a two-story, 5-bedroom villa overlooking the ocean from $108 per bedroom/per night; KL WHI, Nevis, a mountainside 4-bedroom villa with traditional West Indian-style décor and pool, from only $79 per bedroom/per night; C BAS, St Martin, a 4-bedroom villa with detached, equal-size rooms, a large terrace, and pool, from $138 per bedroom/per night.