07 Dec 2009Blog

Villas of Simon Cowell and Andrew Lloyd Webber among those PM tries to save on island reliant on UK tourists

by Maxwell

Factual news on Barbados’s Four Seasons Development is hard to come across.

In this article, the Guardian gives us some insight”

It was planned as the most lavish millionaire’s hideaway yet on a Caribbean island already crammed with spectacular beach-front mansions.

The offer of a palatial residence in the Four Seasons complex inBarbados, overlooking white coral sands, presented a rare chance for music moguls turned reality TV stars Simon Cowell and Andrew Lloyd Webber to gain a toehold on the island’s exclusive “platinum coast”, where Tony Blair, retail tycoon Sir Philip Green and film director Michael Winner regularly holiday in a climate that is 28C (82F) and sunny almost all year round.

They are among several investors who have paid deposits on villas in the development, which cost up to $30m (£18m) each. The plans showed the best properties would come with an infinity pool on the terrace, a cinema, gym and even a wine cellar to keep the finest bottles cool in the tropical heat. A neighbouring Four Seasons hotel would provide room service and access to butlers, housekeepers, chefs, waiters, gardeners and night watchmen for an extra cost.