Why Barbados is the Perfect Place to Purchase a Property
Whether you are looking for a permanent place to live, a holiday home or a great property investment, Barbados deserves a place at the top of your list of locations to consider. In this post, we’ll look at this most appealing of Caribbean islands and explain why it’s the perfect place to purchase a property.
- The essentials are all in place
If you are going to invest in overseas property and intend on spending time there, there are certain essentials that you need to know are in place. A member of the Commonwealth, Barbados is an established independent nation, politically stable and with a democratically elected government. It has a well-developed infrastructure, with a high standard of healthcare, education, policing and transport networks. Standards of living are high, public amenities are first-class and crime rates exceptionally low.
It is these essential requirements that have made Barbados a prosperous country where businesses flock to invest and where discerning travellers come for their vacations. Indeed, like Monto Carlo and Dubai, its charm is a magnet for the well-heeled.
- Warm all year round
It never gets cold in Barbados. At its coolest, in December and January, the temperatures range between a balmy 23°C and a gently simmering 29°C. These figures barely fluctuate throughout the year, only rising slightly in the summer months to around 31°C. Typically, the island is blessed with 8 to 9 hours of sunshine every day and, while warm, the cooling breeze of the Atlantic and Caribbean provides refreshing comfort.
Of course, as a tropical country, Barbados does get a rainy season; however, showers are short-lived and are quickly replaced by sunshine. What’s more, Barbados’ location as the most easterly of the Caribbean islands means hurricanes are a rarity. The island has only experienced three in the last 200 years and not at all since 1955.
- A place of wonder
Barbados truly is a paradise island with a surprising variety of breath-taking natural landscapes and seascapes. From the rugged cliffs and wondrous rock formations on the east coast, pounded by some of the world’s biggest and most sought after surfing waves, to the picture-perfect, palm-fringed beaches of the exclusive west coast, known the world over for its calm, aquamarine seas and soft, platinum sands, you’ll find awe-inspiring beauty everywhere. The island has everything: dense rainforest, lush tropical landscapes and quaint, rural farmland. There are ancient caves opening to the ocean, amazing gullies, gentle hill climbs offering stunning vistas of the island and more.
It doesn’t end there though. Barbados beauty stretches beyond the shore to our wonderful coral reefs where colourful and exotic sea life thrives and where divers can explore the shallow wrecks that have been deliberately sunk close to the shoreline to provide new habitats for our wildlife. The island even has a specially designed tourist submarine, the Atlantis, that will take you exploring under the sea.
- So many things to do
Barbados has rich pickings for those in search for things to do and places to go. There’s world-class shopping in Holetown, fine dining along the west coast, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Bridgetown, there’s a lively music scene and excellent nightlife, an array of carnivals and festivals, a thriving arts scene, a multitude of historical, cultural and sporting places to visit and more.
There’s also plenty of things to enjoy on the beach, including the full range of water sports, fishing, catamaran tours, snorkelling and diving or just sitting in the sun, sipping on one of our famous rum cocktails or drinking coconut milk direct from the nut.
What’s more, being only 14 miles across and 21 miles long, with excellent roadways and public transport, nowhere on the island is ever too far to get to.
- A prestigious location for your property
If Barbados is the place for you, then the ultimate location for your property is Royal Westmoreland. Our stunning, 750-acre private, gated estate, overlooking the magnificent west coast, puts the entire island within easy reach and gives you one of the most prestigious addresses in Barbados.
With just 250 luxury properties sprinkled around our well-manicured landscape, you have the privacy you need, the ability to mingle with our wonderful community of members and access to our world-class amenities. These include a championship-standard golf course, Club House, gym, tennis courts, Rum Shak and Halfway House. We also provide a shuttle service to our nearby private Beach Club at Mullins Beach.
As a member of Royal Westmoreland, you’ll also receive a wide range of other benefits, including a housekeeper, concierge and private chef.
- Truly gorgeous properties
Royal Westmoreland currently has a limited number of exclusive properties which can be purchased either outright or with fractional ownership (where you purchase the annual number of weeks you require). These include architecturally designed villas, Royal Apartments and townhouses. All properties are exquisitely designed, finished, furnished and equipped, come with generous interior and exterior living spaces. Villas come with a private pool and the apartments and townhouses share a communal pool with a small number of other members.
For more information about our currently available properties, visit our Ownership page.