“If you think about your typical dream of a Caribbean island, Barbados has it all and more,” says Dr. Karen Dickens, a homeowner at Port Ferdinand Barbados. “We wanted an island that would offer us everything, and when looking for a holiday home there, we needed to be close to the water. Port Ferdinand just felt like coming home.”

For discerning travelers and high-end real estate owners like Dr. Dickens, Port Ferdinand—and its shared amenities with sister property, Saint Peter’s Bay—does feel like a home away from home, albeit one that offers an idyllic, one-stop-shop experience full of luxury amenities, bespoke hospitality, and the authentic culture and charm that define Barbados.