Premium Island Vacations
- Gorgeous Web Design
- Bespoke CMS Development
- External Service Integration
- Feed Driven Data Source
Premium Island Vacations offered us one of those unique challenges we absolutely love breaking down and working out. The bespoke solution we developed is certainly not something that is available off the shelf, and the final product has been a success.
The team work with some of the most beautiful villas in the world (this is another one of those projects you can lose yourself in). The website had to have a great search function, show off the various features of each villa, and allow an easy way of pre-booking and getting in touch to make arrangements.
The thing that separates this site from many others, including many in our portfolio, is that there is one bespoke content management system (CMS) to control three unique sites. This makes management simpler for the team, while some pages or settings are the same across all sites.
The design needed to be every bit as luxurious as the villas, but without outdoing them. The design is complimentary to the photography, and a clear and concise layout lets users see as little or as much of each villa’s information as they need.
Premium Island Vacations are able to upload new header images which adds a degree of personalisation to the homepage.
The villa search needed to be excellent. Customers can search featured villas, or enter an advanced search if they have very specific requirements. They may also shortlist potential favourites for comparison.
Feeds are integrated with the website to update new villas, new imagery, or differences in availability. The CMS also offers the team an opportunity to manually override the feed.
The admin team are able to run a search from the CMS and email it to customers, giving the personalised touch where required.
“I met Al and Nicky in 2011 when we were looking for a dynamic system to present our rental villas. This required attractive presentation, combined with complex back end programming calculating prices and coordinating the import of data and calendars from multiple sources.
Not only did Applecado produce us a beautiful site, they came up with innovations of their own and were more co-creators in the project as designers and programmers.
At the end of 2016 we came back to Applecado for a revamp of the website and we couldn't be happier. It's prettier, is easier to manage, and works even better than the first!
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.”
James Daltrey - Premium Island Vacations
Premium Island Vacations are somewhere between being a tour operator, a travel agency, vacation planner and a concierge and lifestyle management company offering best luxury rental villas and deluxe hotels on St Barts.