Nelson Gay

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Discover unparalleled luxury at Nelson Gay, a prestigious villa on the outskirts of Speightstown, Barbados. With six decades of history, this elegant villa offers opulent living spaces, a stunning 50-foot pool with intricate Italian mosaics, as well as lush gardens leading to a half-mile beach, providing an exquisite retreat for an unforgettable and relaxing holiday experience.

Barbados · From US$2700 per night

Location: Nelson Gay, Saint Peter, Barbados

  • Barbeque
  • Beach Shower
  • Beachfront
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD player
  • Fax Machine
  • Gazebo
  • Hair Dryers
  • Speightstown (West Coast) nearby
  • Stereo
  • TV with Cable
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Wet Bar
  • Wi-Fi


On Beach24.0-km1.6-km7.3-km18.6-kmRoyal Westmoreland – 5.5-km

Overview of Nelson Gay

A stay at Nelson Gay unveils six decades of charm and sophistication presented on two acres of mature and immaculately lush gardens. Located on a beautiful half-mile of beach near Speightstown, the surrounding waters and reef are a perfect playground for swimmers and snorkelers.

In the 1950s, a United States Ambassador originally built Nelson Gay as their home, reflecting Palladian grandeur with 14-foot ceilings in the living room. Additionally, the villa’s stunning 50-foot pool, positioned like a path from the center of the house, features testudine décor and summons the sea on its farthest end.

This family-friendly villa has a bounty of restful spaces and formal dining areas, including a delightful option to dine by candlelight. The dwelling features a predominantly white canvas – a compliment to the undeniably stunning, tropical landscape – and is accentuated with several unique pieces and antiques. The sleeping quarters are remarkably fresh and airy, with comfortable beds, quality cotton sheets as well as hypoallergenic pillows.

Furthermore, outside is a charming chattel house cottage, as well as an elegant garden gazebo complete with a wet bar. Two covered terraces on the north and south wing bedrooms offer additional privacy and comfort. On the seaside, guests can enjoy safe swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. Upon special request, the villa management can transform it to accommodate 18 guests. Furthermore, this tailored arrangement not only meets the specific needs of larger groups but also ensures an enhanced and spacious experience.

Moreover, the dedicated Villa Manager and staff ensure fond memories at Nelson Gay.

Please view our detailed brochure for this beautiful home below:

Nelson Gay Brochure.

Favourite Features

  • Built in the 1950s entirely of coral stone in the grand Palladian manner.
  • Located on the outskirts of Speightstown.
  • Lush tropical gardens with fruiting trees and direct access to the beach.
  • The swimming pool can be heated but you’ll probably prefer it au natural.


CookProvides 3 meals a day – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.


Room NameConfigurationDescription
Master Bedroom 1King
Master Bathroom 1En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity
Master Bedroom 2King
Master Bathroom 2En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity
Etre BathroomTub/Shower, En suite, Single Vanity
Green RoomTwin2 Twin beds
Green Room BathroomTub/Shower, En suite, Single Vanity
South WingQueen
South Wing BathroomEn suite, Shower only, Single Vanity2 En Suite Bathrooms
Cottage – Chattel HouseKing
Cottage – Chattel House BathroomTub/Shower, En suite, Single Vanity
N/ASpecial arrangements can be made to sleep extra guests (up to 18 guests in total). This entails utilising two chattel houses two chattel houses, each sleeping two, and the media room (with shared bathroom). Extra cost for each of these bedrooms would be an additional $US100 + 7.5% VAT and 1.5% Service Fee a night.


The levy on accommodation, collected in resort, will cost between US$2.50 (£1.90) and $17.50 (£14.50 for 5* Hotels) per room per night.

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From US$2700 per night


From US$2700 per night