About Us

The Company

The Villa Collection offers luxury villa holidays in long-haul destinations including the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, USA, Middle East and Far East. We feature a wide range of accommodations including apartments, private villas, villa resorts & hotels, and private islands. All our accommodations offer self-catering facilities with full kitchens, spacious living and dining space and many have private pools, are fully staffed and located close to or on the beach or ocean.

We established The Villa Collection out of a passion for luxury travel to exclusive and tropical places. The founding Directors, Andrea and Gemma, have a combined 30 years of experience in the tourism industry, with extensive backgrounds in tour operating, hotel operations and tourism marketing.

We cherry pick our suppliers very carefully and in each destination we have partners on the ground that will ensure clients receive all the support and services they require. Our villas  have been handpicked and in the destinations we know best.

Our customers therefore benefit from personalised advice ensuring they experience amazing holidays with memories to last a lifetime.  Sign up to our newsletters so we can stay in touch!

Gemma holds an MBA, a BSC in Business Administration and a CIM Professional Diploma in Tourism Marketing. Gemma developed a career and passion for tourism whilst spending ten years living in Barbados in her twenties. She managed and marketed several properties in the Caribbean has also been involved in the set up and consultancy of several tourism related companies. Gemma has handpicked a large selection of the Caribbean villas having had first hand experience of living in the Caribbean, staying and visiting many of the villas on offer.

Andrea has a BA Honours and has most recently worked as a Product and Marketing Manager for a leading UK Tour operator selling long-haul destinations, including the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Far East. She successfully launched several destinations, negotiated and secured a significant amount of contracts. Andrea works tirelessly to ensure that the villas suggested to our valued clients are the best choice for them. She has close working relationships with the villa owners and managers to ensure a first class experience for all our clients.

Jan is based in Barbados and is our on the ground specialist in the Caribbean. Having lived in Barbados for 16 years, Jan is a fountain of knowledge on the island. An excellent writer, she also acts as our chief content editor for the website. Jan is also able to visit and inspect Barbados villas before they are added for sale and recommended by us.

Sian  brings with her a wealth of experience in the luxury travel market. Having spent over 26 years in the travel industry she has travelled extensively and specialises in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Middle East. During her time in the industry,  Sian has worked for several specialist luxury tour operators, responsible for growing their business through the UK travel trade. Over the years, Sian has developed strong working relationships with key travel agents and we look forward to growing these further through the Villa Collection.

Alison joined our team with the responsiblity of  developing working relationships with travel agency partners in the International market place. She brings with her a wealth of experience, having spent 30 years working in the travel industry, predominantly in the villas sector of the market, having spent many years at the Meon Travel Group, working for Meon Villas, and then subsequently for a number of other villa specialists.

Pippa is our faithful companion and she makes sure we know when the postman arrives and that we go out every day to stretch our legs, get some fresh air and throw lots of balls. Not great at making tea or any other office duties, she spends most of her time at our feet sleeping or patiently waiting for her tummy rubbed or another treat!

ATOL Protection

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

The Villa Collection ATOL

The Team

  • Andrea Lovering

    Director, The Villa Collection

  • Gemma Lewis

    Director, The Villa Collection

  • Jan Lewis

    Operations Manager, Barbados

  • Sian Jungreuthmayer

    Sales Director

  • Pippa

    Faithful Office Companion

It’s not very often you meet somebody professionally who just gets you, well that’s exactly what happened with Andrea and the reason I have stayed loyal to her for many years. From the moment I spoke to Andrea she understood perfectly exactly what we after. What also helps is that Andrea is so well travelled herself, her experience is invaluable when I’m looking for somewhere to go.

Nicola Hampton

Client

We have worked closely with Gemma for many years in promoting Barbados as a destination with our many wonderful resorts and villas. Her knowledge of the island is excellent, having unparalleled experience of both living and working in the destination.

Cheryl Carter

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, London.

I have known Andrea & Gemma for many years and worked closely with them to promote the Caribbean. They are true professionals who have a good understanding of the business and have a high level of personal knowledge. You are in good hands.

Jean-Marc Flambert

Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Board

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