Cove Spring House – The Garden, Barbados

As far as private beach homes go, it doesn’t get much better than this. The Bajan 10-bedroom estate sits raised up above coral stone cliffs that break to form a secluded sandy cove down below offering the finest view of the ocean’s crystal clear turquoise water. Lounge chairs grace the spacious veranda facing the pool and offer panoramic views of the Atlantic. At Cove Spring House, you may never have to spend a waking moment inside, as this luxurious villa features two outdoor dining pavilions, a teppanyaki grill, a barbecue, an outdoor bar, alfresco dining, loungers, recliners and umbrellas. And with a 4-person cooking staff, butler, housekeepers, gardeners, and security, you might not have to lift a finger.

(Sleeps 20 – From about $15,000 per night: