Luxury Barbados Estate Offers World Class Caribbean Cruising

By Paul Joseph

Fustic House, a privately owned estate in Barbados, offers visitors some of the best cruising in the Caribbean, thanks to its association with the nearby Port St Charles yacht club.

Guests at the luxurious 11-actre estate can charter the club’s sailboats and seaplanes to explore the region's stunning surroundings, which include the “sailor’s paradise” of the Grenadines.

Designed by the late English artist Oliver Messel, and offering breathtaking views over the Caribbean Sea, Fustic House has seven en-suite bedrooms and sleeps 14 in four separate wings. 

Guests are attended to by 14 full time staff whilst exquisite cuisine can be served up throughout the day by chef Stephen Bredemear and his team.

The Grenadines is an archipelago of 600 islands and bays considered one of the great cruising areas of the world. Still largely untouched, it enjoys perfect year-round weather, almost constant Trade Winds, a kalaidescope of water from lightest aquamarine to deepest indigo, lush islands, peaceful anchorages, rich coral reefs and soft white sand.

Fustic Estate is said to be Oliver Messel’s favourite of several houses that he created in Barbados. The artist, who died in 1978, remodelled it from a rough 18th plantation farm into the luxury estate that now attracts visitors from far and wide.

Rates to stay at Fustic House are $3,500 per night during the Summer months and $4,750 in Winter.

By Paul Joseph