It took six years for African American husband and wife entrepreneurs Michelle and Guy Jenkins to open their luxury resort in the Caribbean. Located on the west coast of Barbados, Villa La Maison Michelle is the only Black American-owned private luxury resort in Barbados.
Villa La Maison Michelle was designed by Michelle herself, and her designs showcase luxury beyond your imagination. The wow factor begins with wrought iron gates leading the way to a luxurious split-level home with panoramic views everywhere you look and an open air design, with spa luxury services supported by a butler, two housekeepers, and a landscaper.
There are open terraces, five-star dining services, a private gym, a spa, and two waterfalls on the grounds. The resort is private, yet easily connected to direct air flight service. It can accommodate special events for up to 500 people. The weather is 85 degrees all year with cool breezes, and the water is clear blue.
A family legacy
Michelle Jenkins’ father bought the property 50 years ago as a legacy for the family. Michelle and Guy have turned the property into a very desirable resort that was also a good investment for them. It was also a way to establish their financial independence. With hard work, time and patience, the couple has created a very stable business.
- Situated in Lancaster Ridge, St. James, Barbados
- Adjacent to the exclusive Royal Westmoreland properties
- Located on private ridge looking over a 18-hole world-class PGA golf course in Royal Westmoreland
- Within 5 minutes from world-renowned 5 star Sandy Lane Resort
Ideal for special events: weddings, business conferences, private parties, Yoga/Spa/Golf retreats, etc.
The Jenkins have expressed an interest in expanding business to include more business-related opportunities, such as employee retreats, health and wellness retreats, music recording sessions, and more. They are even looking at a second property in Barbados. There is no doubt that whatever they do will be done with all the luxury shown in their first resort.
For more details about the resort and/or to book a reservation, visit www.lammbarbadosvilla.com
Sources: BlackBusiness.org, LammBarbadosVilla.com