The Villa Collection offers luxury villa holidays in long-haul and short-haul destinations including the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, USA, Middle East, Europe 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 many are 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.
Tony has been travelling the world from the word go, literally. His Father was in the Diplomatic Service, which meant that the family moved to a different country every four years. He was born in what was then Saigon, Vietnam and has also lived in South Africa, East Africa, India and the Czech Republic. He began his career in Travel as a trainee and progressed through various managerial positions in small and large Travel Agencies before eventually setting up his own Travel Agency in Ealing, West London which grew to be very successful, having both Leisure and Corporate divisions. In 2002 he received a financial offer for his business that was too good to turn down! There followed a wonderful period of several years doing nothing at all, until some Tour Operators, DMC’s and Hotel portfolios started to call asking if he would be interested in growing awareness of them within the Travel Agent community. The rest as they say is history. Tony is very proud to represent The Villa Collection.
Llinos has worked in travel industry for 6 years, she worked in hospitality at a young age, then followed her Music degree to London where she met Andrea, having stayed down south for a number of years she eventually moved back north closer to family and re-discovered her passion for travel with a role in an award winning UK cottage company dealing with all aspects of travel including reservations, owner department, marketing, complaints and sales, here she built great knowledge on the self-catering industry and after 4 years she took a side step into worldwide travel and joined an award winning travel consortium. As a key member within the commercial team she helped in negotiating contracts with suppliers, looking after several key products including luuxy, long haul, UK and villas worked with agents and suppliers to drive sales, arranged training days, events and conference. I am extremely proud to be part of The Villa Collection team and learning more from the experienced members of the team.
Emma has a BComm from the Sauder School of Business, UBC Vancouver with a major in marketing. She has worked in Advertising and Marketing for the majority of her adult life which has included working on some of the biggest brands in both Canada and the UK including Ford, Barclays, The Premier League, The Kardashians, Jamie Oliver, Inghams, Ski Total and Esprit Ski to name a few. She has always had a passion for travel, following a lifetime of seeing the world as a result of her mother’s career which involved extensive time abroad including the Middle East, South America, Europe and parts of Africa and has previously worked managing and marketing private properties in the UK, Spain and France. Emma is our product content and website editor.
Katie has over 19 years experience working in the travel industry. Having moved to Orlando to work for ‘The Mouse’ back in 2004, she was bitten by the travel bug and has lived in the US, New Zealand and Barbados. She has worked in various roles within the industry, initially specialising in Australia and New Zealand for a worldwide travel company, moving into the luxury market and then representation of luxury properties and DMCs around the world. After a brief hiatus during the pandemic where she took the opportunity to move to Barbados and work as a digital nomad, assisting in her husband’s marketing company, she is now back in the UK and back in the industry she loves and working for The Villa Collection.
Charitable Travel Fund
We also proud to support the Charitable Travel Fund with a portion of every booking made being donated towards the fund in supporting their charities.
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