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X factor’s over and Simon Cowell’s off to Barbados!

16th December 2010

Do you blame him? As we wind down into the Christmas period I can’t help but think, this time next year we will be able to hop on a plane and go and stay in our brand new apartment on the West Coast of Barbados… actually, at only 100m to the beach, I could be wrong but, I think it’s closer to the sea than Cowell’s place 😉 although his may be a bit more extravagant!

Now people may think to own a holiday home in Barbados, you need to be extremely wealthy, but I would beg to differ. There are developers out there that can deliver reasonably priced apartments, to an excellent specification, but you need to check their track record and you need to know that you will get what you pay for.

The developer we are working with is Candelisa Resort’s a UK based company that originally sprang from a successful architectural practice. After completing many developments in the UK they ventured overseas and began developing in Austria, where they have delivered numerous developments at excellent prices on ski resorts.

Seeking warmer temperatures, Candelisa then purchased their first plot of land in Barbados. A prime piece of land on the West Coast of the island, often called the platinum coast, due to the prices and the people that frequent the area. That piece of land is currently in the process of being turned into The Weston Resort, a development of 45 apartments of which, at this moment in time, all are currently sold! The reason I say currently, is that, during the times we are currently living in, it is impossible to say that not one person’s circumstances will change throughout the build process, meaning they need to either re-sell or pull out entirely.

This development sold so quickly because of the fantastic prices offered in comparison to all other developments available on this coast and the excellent and verifiable track record that the developer has achieved over the past few years.

Another reason for the success of this development is something we have spoken about in previous posts and that is the hotel operator effect. Candelisa have an offer from a very reputable hotel operator on Barbados to take over the running of their properties once complete. This benefits purchasers in two very important ways: 1. A hotel operator will only offer to run a development that they are sure is going to be finished to their (very high) standards! 2. Hotel operators (this one in particular) have a very good international presence in the travel industry, which makes sure your property is rented as often as possible, which ultimately means maximum returns for purchasers!

If you would like to view details of the Weston Resort please click the link.

If you would like details on the next development by Candelisa of apartments in Holetown; With 1 bed’s available from $198,000.

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