Posted on 12 May 2017
Barbados certainly isn’t lacking when it comes to fine powdery sand, brilliant turquoise bays and welcoming locals. This irresistible combination attracts tourists in search of a dose of paradise, including the Made in Chelsea set. But this isn’t just a sun, sea and sand holiday destination. Increasing numbers of Brits with varying budgets are buying second homes on this Caribbean island. Aside from the obvious natural charms of living in Barbados, they benefit from the island’s tax-efficiency and residency rules; making it the perfect location for property investment.
You can join the likes of Wayne Rooney who owns a lavish £5 million villa located in the luxury Royal Westmoreland estate. For £25,000 a week you can even sleep in the England captain’s king-size bed and swim in his infinity pool. If you thought having Mr Rooney as a neighbour was exciting enough, wait until TV hosts Ant and Dec and former England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff pop round with a cake to welcome you to the area.
Increasing numbers of Brits with varying budgets are buying second homes on this Caribbean island.
As well as being a popular second home location with celebs the Royal Westmoreland estate is home to a spa resort, exclusive beach club, luxury brand shopping and a world-renowned 18-hole golf course. You can work on your handicap with an early morning round in tropical surroundings, pamper yourself or just enjoy the ocean views. It’s no wonder this 750-acre residential community is considered the island’s most exclusive parish.
Award winning homes
First developed in 1994, today there are over 200 homes built largely in a modern, colonial style, scattered discreetly amongst the estate’s landscaped gardens. High-quality properties that have earnt Westmoreland a string of gongs at the International Property Awards in recent years, including ‘Best Residential Development’, ‘Best Single Property’, ‘Best Multiple Development’ and ‘Best Golf Development’.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to Premiership footballer opulence, don’t be put off by all this talk of celebs and luxury facilities. For a little over £300,000 you could be heading out to rub shoulders with the stars from your stylish one-bedroom flat on the stunning west coast of Barbados.
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