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The Welcome Stamp

Posted on Thu November 26, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

The Welcome Stamp was the first digital nomad visa offering qualified individuals and families the opportunity to live and work in Barbados for up to 12 months.

Adapting to life and remote working during COVID-19

Posted on Thu November 19, 2020 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

Working in the UK and Barbados during COVID-19

After leaving Barbados to travel to the UK for the summer to visit family, I realized quite quickly how different the two places operated.

 

September Wrap Up

Posted on Fri October 09, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

September was a busy month for closing sales as our team closed 15 transactions.

Property Spotlight - Palm Sanctuary

Posted on Thu October 01, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

EXTERIOR OF PALM SANCTUARY

Stunning, Palm Sanctuary is a modern home in Apes Hill offering sea and country views.

July & August Wrap Up

Posted on Wed September 16, 2020 | By Rachel McCartney , Leader - Brokerage


In trying to satisfy our clients, our vendors and the market during this uncertain time we learned a thing or two about constantly adapting, innovating, educating and being active mediators/negotiators in every single deal that came our way.The past few months to say the least have been a whirlwind for us at The Terra Group.

Work From Barbados

Posted on Wed September 09, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Find Your On-Island Home Office

Looking to relocate to Barbados? With the introduction of the 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp, you can work remotely for up to a year in one of our properties. Choose from a wide selection of villas, houses, apartments, and townhouses across the island.

Visit our bespoke website: www.welcomestampbarbados.com

12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp

Posted on Fri August 28, 2020 | By Terra Luxury


A reputable leader in the market and experts in Barbados long-term rentals, The Terra Group, comprising of Terra Caribbean, Terra Luxury and Blue Sky Luxury have launched a comprehensive relocation guide suited to non-nationals looking to work remotely for up to a year on island.

Relocating to Barbados

Posted on Fri August 21, 2020 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

I was very fortunate to be born in Barbados and spent most of my childhood there with my two sisters. We lived very close to the beach and my mum used to say she would take us there from very young for a sea bath most mornings at 6 am before she went to work. It was a nice way to start the day for all of us.

A Sit down with Chris Hoad

Posted on Thu July 30, 2020 | By Karyn Fakoory , Real Estate Agent

The Mews Restaurant

If the walls of The Mews restaurant could talk, we would have to put a gag order on them. This iconic restaurant on 2nd Street Holetown has been around for the past 3 decades, serving up the best libations, food and merriment that the west coast has to offer. I sat down with Chris Hoad this past weekend to talk about his restaurant, and to find out what he has been doing as it is certainly business unusual right now.

The Re-Launch of Primo Bar & Bistro

Posted on Wed July 22, 2020 | By Betty Cathrow, Real Estate Agent

Primo Bistro & Bar reopened this month under new ownership with a fresh vibe.  Set in an iconic location on the ocean’s edge in the calm bay of St. Lawrence Gap, this location has been featured in more magazines and tourist travel blogs than anyone can count.  The combination of serene sea views, delicious and affordable menu, and friendly staff make this new restaurant ideal for casual dining or tapas & cocktails.

Incoming Travel to Barbados

Posted on Fri July 17, 2020 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

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Barbados reopened its doors for commercial airlift on Sunday, July 12th. The very first airline to touch down again on our shores was an Air Canada flight from Toronto. In line with COVID 19 regulations, the government of Barbados has placed strict measures to protect the health and safety of its citizens and visitors.

Rethinking The Office

Posted on Wed July 08, 2020

Rethinking The Office

In June with most of the Caribbean economies reopening for business, we surveyed over 500 office workers across Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia and Trinidad to better understand attitudes towards Working From Home (WFH). 

Property Spotlight - Marsh Mellow

Posted on Wed July 01, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Mark Mellow Villa

Offering unmatched panoramic views of the island's pristine west coast and a unique architectural design, Marsh Mellow is the symbol of luxury living. 

Choosing Barbados in COVID 19

Posted on Fri June 26, 2020 | By Laura Rotchell , Real Estate Agent

I had the pleasure to sit down and have a chat with a British couple who were holidaying in Barbados for a month and decided to extend their trip to ride out Covid-19 in Barbados. Here is the story of their love for Barbados and how lockdown on island has been for them.

West Coast property offers & sales over the Covid 19 lockdown period Mar 18 – June 16 2020

Posted on Thu June 18, 2020 | By Anna Lee Warren , Real Estate Agent

PORT ST CHARLES

During this uncertain time it was even more important than usual to keep our sellers updated and buyers informed.  Property viewings have been mostly by video and thankfully we already had videos of many of our listings – video viewings have worked well for us.    It has been a very interesting time and it has been busy though offers are lower than usual.

Property Spotlight - Firefly, Sugar Hill

Posted on Thu June 11, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

 

 This 5 bedroom villa within Sugar Hill boasts stunning sea views, a large swimming pool, and beautifully landscaped gardens with exotic fruit trees. 

Property Spotlight - Beam Reach

Posted on Thu June 04, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Set on just over 20,000 square feet of beautifully landscaped gardens Beam Reach is just a stroll away from the beloved Mullins and Gibbs Beach. 

There Is No Place Like Home

Posted on Tue May 26, 2020 | By Karyn Fakoory , Real Estate Agent

There Is No Place Like Home

There is no place like home…no truer words have been said, especially in the midst of our current reality. 

Interest "Rising" In Real Estate

Posted on Thu May 21, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Terra Feature In Nation News

Our CEO Andrew Mallalieu and Partner at Knight Frank in the UK disucss in a Nation News article, real estate and its future in an uncertain market. 

The Hospitality Industry of the Future

Posted on Wed May 20, 2020 | By Lisanne Graham , Leader, Advisory Services

THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

The Hotel School, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business held a webinar with US industry experts to discuss the current state of the hospitality industry and what the future might look like. While the North American and Caribbean Markets differ in their offerings and customer base, Lisanne our Leader of Advisory highlights 5 key takeaways which are also relevant to the Caribbean region.

 

Covid-19 - Altered sea views on Barbados’ west coast

Posted on Thu May 14, 2020 | By Anna Lee Warren , Real Estate Agent

 Cruise Ships In Barbados

Since mid-March Barbados has been home to about a dozen luxury cruise liners following the suspension of operations of all cruise lines due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Property Spotlight - Toubana

Posted on Thu May 07, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Toubana

A wonderful place to call home, Toubana is a wonderfully styled 3 bed/ 3.5 bath semi-detached townhouse situated in the Sugar Hill tennis resort along the west coast of the island. Looking on to open green spaces, Toubana also enjoys spectacular sea views.  

Property Spotlight - Hibiscus, Merlin Bay

Posted on Fri May 01, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Pool View From Hibiscus

One of only 8 villas within the private enclave of Merlin Bay at The Garden, St. James. Boasting direct access to a wonderful sandy beach and swimming cove, Hibiscus also has its own private plunge pool and access to a huge shared pool and its surrounding deck. 

Property Spotlight - Bluff House & Cottage

Posted on Thu April 16, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Experience double the luxury at the enchanting Bluff House and its Cottage - nestled on over an acre of mature, serene gardens and boasting an enviable Sandy Lane address. 

Property Spotlight -Villa Des Anges

Posted on Wed April 08, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

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Just a short stroll away from a quiet sandy beach on the Caribbean Sea via a private pathway, Villa Des Anges is a beautifully styled, spacious, upscale home on the west coast of the island of Barbados.

Greetings From My Desk

Posted on Tue March 31, 2020 | By Rachel McCartney, Leader - Brokerage

Most know me as a “social butterfly”, “Hotfoot”, “Robot” … It’s ok, I am not offended by your name calling. That’s what I thrive on. I feed off the energy of my team, clients and friends. The first day that we decided to get our teams to work remotely I asked Andrew if I could take my chair home for my bad back and he said I could take anything but the toilet paper. Shain grabbed my chair for me and we walked through the office looking like bandits, threw it in my trunk and I started to head home. I remember speaking to Hayden on the way home about the plans for our full team and I remember feeling like I was in a bad movie. A client today said to me, “It’s not a bad movie this is a freaking horror show”.

Monkey Manor, Royal Westmoreland

Posted on Fri March 20, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Elegant and contemporary in design, Monkey Manor is set within the exclusive Royal Westmoreland community. Sitting on just under one acre, this stunning villa is located at the top of Palm Ridge with views of the Caribbean Sea from the first floor. The main house opens through a 25 ft.-ceiling foyer to an open-plan layout with marble floors, coral render, vaulted tray ceilings and intricate details.

 

When You Know You Know

Posted on Wed March 11, 2020 | By Karyn Fakoory, Real Estate Agent

Most of my clients have heard me say, “you have to kiss a lot of frogs!”. I am referring to the number of houses that you sometimes have to see before you find THE ONE. Searching for the perfect home, whether it be the primary home for you and your family or a second (or third) home, brings with it a lot of emotions: excitement, anxiety, impatience, surprise and sometimes even resignation.

Shamal, Royal Westmoreland

Posted on Mon March 02, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Located within the exclusive world-class Royal Westmoreland Resort, Shamal enjoys extreme privacy with stunning golf course views and a window to the sea. Lined with palm trees and beautifully landscaped gardens, the driveway lends for a picturesque entrance to the home.

Barbados' Beachfront

Posted on Mon February 24, 2020 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

 

Beachfront will always be the best investment. You pay a premium to be on the water, as that is where the majority want to be during their stay on our beautiful island!

Barbados - The Caribbean's Long-Time Favourite

Posted on Fri February 14, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Exciting news! Our partners at Knight Frank have just released their International Property Digest featuring Barbados and it is definitely a real estate ‘must read!’

Reviving Sandy Lane

Posted on Thu February 06, 2020 | By Jeanie Mahon, Real Estate Agent

Well Well...

Since 2018/2019, the traditionally prestigious Sandy Lane Neighbourhood has gained some momentum with a number of recent property deals and buzzing sales interests. Historically ‘the place to be’ for wealthy families pre-market crash, Sandy Lane experienced a dip in the market for say, the last decade. However, over the course of the last year and a half, the market has witnessed some revived interest. We have found this interest to be mainly in modern and new homes and/or properties with fair asking prices. Here are some to name a few:-

Be Mesmerized by Morpheus House

Posted on Fri January 24, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Located on the exclusive ridge of Jasmine Heights, Morpheus House exudes modern luxury and elegance. Sitting on over 34,000 sq.ft. of land the home commands uninterrupted golf course views over the 15th green with breathtaking ocean views beyond.

Why Make Barbados Home

Posted on Fri January 17, 2020 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

I recently had the opportunity to interview a new International homeowner of mine who has just purchased a beautiful beachfront apartment located on the prime west coast. I wanted to pick his brains to understand what made him decide to invest in Barbados this year. Check out the interview below to see why he decided to make Barbados his second home!

Monthly Wrap Up

Posted on Thu January 09, 2020 | By Rachel McCartney, Leader - Brokerage

It’s 2020! I always start the year with reflecting (not looking back… because the only time to do that is when you are reversing) on achievements and then use that to frame my mind on what I want for myself and my team.

What a year 2019 was! Some may say it wasn’t great but I think it’s where your mindset was. I saw growth; growth with my team, stronger bonds and in turn more sales due to cooperation and with the known fact that two heads (or sometimes 21 heads) are better than one.

This blog is not only about the top 10 sales for 2019 but what I learned from my resilient team and the process along the way. They really are a bunch of rockstars!

Here we go!

The Luxury List 2020

Posted on Mon January 06, 2020 | By Terra Luxury

Make your Barbados stay permanent! Explore The Luxury List 2020 to find the finest properties the island has to offer. No matter your preference, you'll find what you're looking for here. View online today or grab your very own copy from the offices of Terra Caribbean or Terra Luxury.

'Tis The Season

Posted on Wed December 11, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

For most, Barbados is the definition of relaxation as visitors from all over flock to the island to enjoy our crystal-clear waters and warm sunny weather. However, this season, we have so much more to offer. ‘Tis the season of giving and this year the island sure has a lot to give.

The History of The West

Posted on Wed December 04, 2019 | By Jeanie Mahon-Dupire , Real Estate Agent

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Calm waters, picturesque beaches and some of the finest luxury homes line the shores of Barbados’ Platinum Coast.  Here’s a quick look at how ‘the west’ came to have the reputation of ‘where the rich and famous reside.’

What does “Furnished”, “Appliances Only”, and “Unfurnished” mean for a listing?

Posted on Wed November 27, 2019 | By Karyn Fakoory, Real Estate Agent

If you were to take a poll, and ask - “What’s the difference between furnished, appliances only and unfurnished?” - you will get a myriad of answers. Funnily enough, even though each answer will vary there lies a bit of truth in each one. The definition of these terms will vary from property to property, but I have broken down the essentials that you need to know.

The Blue Sky & Terra Luxury Connection

Posted on Fri November 22, 2019 | By Anna Lee Warren, Real Estate Agent

These two departments of the Terra Group work very closely together.   Blue Sky Luxury is the holiday rental side of the business and they rent properties tailored to holiday rental stays.  Terra Luxury is the West Coast brokerage side of the business that rents long term rental properties as well as buying and selling of real estate. 

Buying a Home as a Real Estate Agent

Posted on Wed November 06, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards, Leader - Brokerage

Everyone’s first is a little awkward … right?

At the stroke of midnight on 1st January 2019, I said to myself that this is the year I will buy my first home. Since I moved to Barbados, I have rented a total of 9 properties. Never have I felt settled.  Never have I felt good about paying rent and upkeeping someone else’s home when I knew that it wasn’t mine.

The Mews

Posted on Wed October 30, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

Tucked away in the popular community of 2nd street in Holetown, St. James, you’ll find The Mews. The ‘not so typical’ restaurant showcases a unique layout that’s a true time capsule of traditional Barbadian architecture and its preservation allows for guests to sit in a truly quaint environment.

Brexit, What this means to Barbados

Posted on Wed October 23, 2019 | By Karyn Fakoory, Real Estate Agent

They do not call us Little England for nothing! My car stereo is locked onto BBC as my listening choice while I am on the road, and Brexit has been the trending topic for the last couple of years, and especially now with October 31st looming overhead. Will there be a No-deal Brexit? What will this mean for the UK going forward?

WHAT'S THE BUZZ? TELL ME WHAT'S HAPPENING…

Posted on Wed October 16, 2019 | By Jeanie Mahon-Dupire

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Rose in hand and toes in the sand. 

Better Than Beachfront

Posted on Wed October 02, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

Marsh Mellow

Barbados’s marketing as a Tourism destination focuses on white sand beaches and crystal-clear blue water, but did you know that just a stone’s throw away from those sandy beaches are lush tropical gardens, ridge top locations that offer panoramic views and expansive property lots?

Eco Lifestyle & Lodge

Posted on Thu September 19, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

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Nestled on the hillside of the rustic East Coast of Barbados, ECO Lifestyle & Lodge provides you with a unique opportunity to venture off "the beaten path."

You need to relax ….

Posted on Fri September 06, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards shares what she’s been up to last month...vacation deets, sales, and more! 

Sunday's at the Cliff Beach Club

Posted on Thu September 05, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

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Bringing to life the perfect mix of fun and food, The Cliff Beach Club has developed a winning recipe. A ‘must visit’ while on the island, The Cliff Beach Club will never disappoint.

It's on our list, is it on yours?

Resistance Is Futile

Posted on Mon August 12, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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Growing up in our family home in Trinidad, I remember fondly many Saturday evenings curling up on the couch next to my dad watching his favorite show Star Trek. My dad worked harder than anyone I knew then and to this date I can hand on heart say, he still works harder than anyone I know now.

Ugly Ducklings

Posted on Tue July 23, 2019 | By Karyn Fakoory

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If you are anything like me, then you too are obsessed with HGTV, and especially shows like Fixer Upper, Love it or List It, Flip or Flop etc. You get the picture. These shows take “ugly duckling” homes and transform them into dream homes. I always think, why can’t we do that here?

Old School vs. New

Posted on Thu July 11, 2019 | By Jeanie Mahon

old vs new tech

In this world of ‘new school’ (post-market crash), business is tough and extremely competitive. Buyers are difficult to find and are very cautious with decision making. While I have only ever known the ‘new school’ world, I am fully aware that the real estate world of ‘old school’ (pre-market crash) existed in a booming market with buyers falling out of the sky.

Gratitude

Posted on Tue July 09, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

thank youi

Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards hopes to spread some love and gratitude in her new blog post. 

2019 - The Year to Invest in Luxury Property

Posted on Thu July 04, 2019 | By Anna-Lee Warren

2019, the year to invest! Our agent Anna Lee Warren tells us why in her latest blog. 

The Who’s Who

Posted on Wed June 19, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

TL Women

Terra Luxury is commandeered by a team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals who make sure that the expectations surrounding premium living on an island are met and surpassed. Today, we introduce you to the who’s who of Terra Luxury team. 

May Wrap Up

Posted on Wed June 05, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards shares three things she learned from her three deals for the month of May. 

Be Amazed by Aurora

Posted on Thu May 16, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

An exquisite Larry Warren design, Aurora is located on an extremely desirable lot within the exclusive Sandy Lane Estate on the West Coast of the island. 

  

Hot Spot - 1.11 East Beach

Posted on Wed May 08, 2019 | By Karyn Fakoory

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This is the perfect location for a delicious coffee in the morning, (the best) rum punches any time of the day or night, sundowners, and for those looking for world-class music.

Month End Wrap Up

Posted on Tue May 07, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards gives you a brief overview of what the month of April looked like for her. 

Trending Now: The Fabulous Five

Posted on Fri April 12, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

Barbados has an extremely reputable brand when it comes to luxurious island living, and it is always punctuated by villas as the ultimate luxury home. They are usually contemporary homes with an unmistakable, and very chic, flair, that nestle perfectly and harmoniously within their natural surroundings. Therefore, if you are considering owning a luxury villa, we present to you five of the most spectacular villas on our luxury property portfolio.

A Friday Spent With Knight Frank

Posted on Fri April 05, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

Andrew -Knight Frank

Andrew Blandford-Newson of our London-based affiliate Knight Frank met up with our agents recently to tour a few properties. Take a listen as he gives us his insights into why you should choose Barbados for your next luxury real estate purchase.

All Aboard At St. Nicholas Abbey

Posted on Thu February 14, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

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Nestled almost perfectly north-north east along the island’s Atlantic coast, St. Nicholas Abbey has recently heralded some exciting news that has noticeably boosted its ‘must-see’ status.

An Island Tradition - The Holetown Festival

Posted on Wed February 06, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

HOLETOWN

Get the family ready to experience the biggest cultural spectacle on the island’s west coast. 

Named after the west coast’s flagship town, this year’s Holetown Festival runs from February 10th through 17th and promises to be as exciting and entertaining as ever. Be sure to capture this endearing showcase of snippets of the island’s culture.

The Rum Vault: Explore the Essence of Rum

Posted on Wed January 30, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

RUM VAULT

The birthplace of rum now has its first vault for aficionados and connoisseurs of local and international rums. October 2018, Colony Club by Elegant Hotels launched its Rum Vault, which is described as the perfect place to have an intimate immersion into ‘the art, science and history of rum production.

A Look Inside - Coral Sundown

Posted on Wed January 23, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

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Take a leisurely stroll through the stunning vacation home of music legend Sir Cliff Richard!

Another K9&Friends Season

Posted on Fri January 18, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

 

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Ending the Christmas season on a truly successful note, Terra Luxury once again paired up with the well-known charity; K9 & Friends to help host one of the island’s most coveted events. 

The Luxury List 2019

Posted on Thu January 10, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

The Luxury List 2019

Introducing The Luxury List 2019!

Peruse some of the most luxurious homes the island of Barbados has to offer. From villas to condos, the Luxury List highlights prime living options to date. View online or grab your very own copy from Terra Carribean today!

A Luxury Real Estate Minute - Episode 2

Posted on Wed January 09, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

LUXURY REAL ESTATE MINUTE

For those looking to add another home to their property portfolio or looking to relocate to Barbados, the options are endless and now is the perfect time to decide. Our Sales Manager Rachel Edwards explains the costs associated with purchasing said home in the latest episode of ‘A Luxury Real Estate Minute.’ Watch it here!

Virgin Holidays Launches Departure Beach

Posted on Fri January 04, 2019 | By Laura Rotchell

Exciting news for British travelers flying with Virgin Holidays to Barbados this winter season!

Virgin, one of the main British holiday- provider’s to the island has decided to pioneer a revolutionary idea. "Departure Beach" as coined by the group is essentially a super-cool Virgin Holidays' lounge but on the beach!

2019: The Year of Real Estate Resolutions

Posted on Wed January 02, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

Happy New Year one and all!

It’s a new year - and a good year - for considering property prospects in Barbados. As 2018 gives way to 2019, the buyers’ market trend persists, making for the perfect time to work towards your real estate resolution. 

We Wish You a Canine Christmas!

Posted on Fri December 21, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

K9 Christmas 2018

Christmas isn’t Christmas without the K9 Friends Barbados Charity Auction! The charity, which is synonymous with the festive season, continues to benefit the island’s furry residents by epitomizing the spirit of the season as locals and visitors patronize in the spirit of giving!

Top 5 Properties This Week

Posted on Mon December 17, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

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Island living is irresistibly sweet on its own; but when paired with the interiors, amenities, and views of these 5 amazing properties, it becomes that much more decadent. 

For the Love of Beach

Posted on Tue December 04, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Life on the beach in Barbados is more than swaying palms trees, balmy breezes and lounging the day away - it is about decadent eats, excellent drinks, friends and everything else that warms the soul. So, let us introduce you to some of the newest spots to experience the magic of Barbadian beach life.

Independence Celebrations in Barbados!

Posted on Wed November 28, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Barbados Independence 2018

What’s your favourite number? Why you might ask? Well this year, Barbados’ favourite number is 52 and here’s why - on November 30, as the clocks strike midnight, Barbados’ 52nd year of Independence will officially begin! This month, the most Barbadian of Barbadian sights, tastes and sounds are on display across the island, culminating with an extravaganza of activities on the last day! Let’s take a look at the day’s events as we invite you to participate in whatever your heart desires!

A Taste of ‘Dockside at Port Ferdinand’

Posted on Thu November 22, 2018 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

Dockside, Port Ferdinand Barbados

Being a huge fan of anything Michelle touches in terms of restaurant design and service and in total adoration of anything Larry cooks, I was beside myself when he called to ask if I could come to be a ‘guinea pig’ for Dockside at Port Ferdinand. This is the new masterpiece of Larry and Michelle Rogers, which is nestled in Port Ferdinand.

Ushering in the Winter Season

Posted on Wed November 21, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Knight Frank Affiliate Edward de Mallet Morgan

We’re excited to welcome Edward de Mallet Morgan from our affiliate Knight Frank to Barbados ahead of the upcoming winter season. He will be meeting with our agents, checking out our newest luxury listings and planning for the upcoming season.

Port St. Charles: Lagoon Luxury

Posted on Tue November 13, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

View from Port St. Charles. Barbados

In 1996, ground was broken just metres away from the sleepy fishing village of Six Mens in Heywoods. While the area was known as a spot for the local fisherfolk to meld with beach lovers and recreation seekers, a new landscape was about to be ushered in. By 1998, the coast - and skyline - of the iconic area skirting along Speightstown’s north would be forever changed. The Port St. Charles Marina was now complete.

A Luxury Real Estate Minute - Episode 1

Posted on Thu November 01, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Terra Luxury Barbados Real Estate Video

To kick off our new series ‘A Luxury Real Estate Minute’ - our agent Karyn Fakoory answers one of the most asked questions she gets from clients: ‘How do I get my property listed for sale?’ Watch the video for more insight!

Look out for more of these videos coming soon! If you have any questions for our agents, simply let us know!

When Luxury Makes a Statement

Posted on Mon October 29, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

For those in the market for a luxury home, there are many factors that contribute to making a house a home. But, besides lush gardens, beautiful views, pool decks and space for the tots to run free, keep an eye out for those unique features that will transform your space into an experience that is authentically yours. From cultural gems, to art pieces and architectural wonder, the homes below are sure to make a lasting impression with their statement features!

Great News from Clearwater Bay!

Posted on Mon October 01, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Something else is on the cards for the lucky prospective owner of the lots at Clearwater Bay!

In addition to perfectly turquoise waters and breathtaking views, the property has recently welcomed a neighbour in the island’s latest - and anticipated to be one of the trendiest - beach bars on the west coast - La Cabane!

Take a virtual tour of The St. James!

Posted on Tue September 18, 2018 | By Terra Luxury
 
The luxury condos at The St. James are now complete! Have a first look at the newest beach side addition on the platinum coast of Barbados. 2 sold, 2 remaining: The Villa at The st. James and The One at The. St. James. Each feature a breathtaking contemporary design

Barbados Tourism Statistical Reference Guide

Posted on Wed September 12, 2018 | By Tarik Browne, Group Knowledge Manager

Tourism continues to be a key driver in all aspects of Barbados’ economy and has formed a principle component in our Red Book content. This year we present a collection of useful reference statistics about the industry, including total stay over arrivals, a deeper dive into some key markets and a more nuanced look at the arrival numbers.

Top Ten Condos for September

Posted on Thu September 06, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Condo living really is the new chic, and the picturesque views, modern designs and contemporary décor that have become synonymous with condos makes it hard to deny. While detached homes are still en vogue, there is just something about the charm of living within an exclusive community of like-minded persons that is highly appealing to prospective buyers. So, we’re continuing our September tradition by presenting to our readers and clients the top ten condos of the month!

The Top 5 Properties This Week!

Posted on Wed August 15, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

The Terra Luxury property market caters to the niche luxury property market in Barbados. A continued partnership with leading global property firm, Knight Frank, strengthens Terra Luxury’s international reach, reinforcing the exclusivity of its clients’ luxury homes and extending its services to discerning clients worldwide who aspire to own an exquisite property in Barbados. This week, we share with you our Top 5 Listings for the week, with valuable agents insight on just what makes each luxury property, perfect in its own way!

Special Development Areas Act

Posted on Thu July 26, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

The Special Development Areas Act sets out
the designation of special development areas and provides relief for approved developers constructing or improving a building or structure in those areas and to persons financing such work (other than a commercial bank).

Residential Building Costs and Recorded Building Starts

Posted on Wed July 25, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Building starts provide an accurate method in determining the level
 of economic activity in the construction industry.

'People don’t come here to be seen': Discover the hidden side of Barbados

Posted on Tue May 15, 2018 | By Laura Latham

Beachfront Property and The High Watermark

Posted on Mon May 14, 2018 | By Lisanne Graham

Beachfront land has always had great appeal to persons wanting to own a piece of paradise. In Barbados, beachfront development has ranged from as far north as Port St. Charles, all the way down to The Crane Private Residences in the South-East of the island. Over the years, this range has seen increasing prices as the supply of land, villas and condos declines.

The Tradition of Luxury

Posted on Wed April 11, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Pollards Mill

Within the context of real estate, Barbados is steeped in a history of sugar cane estates and a style of countryside living that served as an ode to mother nature. The signature of luxurious living was defined as stately homes trimmed by towering palm trees and other lush vegetation, while the structures themselves bore an appearance in-keeping with the soul of Georgian-, Jacobean- and Victorian-era architecture and the Palladian style. In addition, the interiors were often very spacious, with a dominance of coral stone and wooden trims and accents.

At Home in Gibbs, St Peter

Posted on Fri February 23, 2018 | By Anna Lee Warren

Anna Lee Warren, Real Estate Agent

If you are looking for a beautiful neighbourhood to call home - one that truly retains its Barbadian flavour - look no further than Gibbs.

The residential area of Gibbs, St Peter is popular with local residents and visitors for many reasons, but mainly thanks to its naturally lush vegetation and many mature trees, its peacefulness, its authentic charm and, of course, the beautiful Gibbs Beach. Subdivided in the early 1900s, the present residential areas at Gibbs - which encompass Gibbs Beach, Gibbs Glade, Gibbs, Gibbs Hill and Piedmont - occupy lands that were formerly part of the Gibbs Plantation.

The Musical Talents of Kevan Sahai

Posted on Fri February 09, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

A fetching voice, and interesting journey and a penchant for making a lasting impression - this is the essence of the man of the moment. His name is Kevan Sahai, and it is a brand that has already preceded the man and is on its way to joining an esteemed list of self-taught masters of the art - a rare and privileged breed that have been naturally gifted by the omnipotent.With a passion and a guitar, a 16-year-old Kevan decided to make music his calling. Three years later, he made a decision that would be considered taboo by the average Barbadian youngster.

Dining in Barbados is a MUST in 2018!

Posted on Thu January 11, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

There is never a dull moment when it comes to dining in Barbados. With a diverse offering of restaurants that rivals the allure of its gorgeous beaches, introducing Barbados as the culinary capital of the Caribbean is no understatement. The island is home to a plethora of culinary experiences that are steeped in a blended heritage with a dash of international decadence, and the foodie paradise continues to raise the bar every year! From colourful cocktails to five courses of pure ambrosia, there is always something new instore for food lovers in Barbados.

Four Paws Up for K9 and Terra!

Posted on Thu January 11, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

The team at Terra Luxury has recorded another success through their partnership with the K9 Friends Barbados Charity as sponsors of a cause aimed at funding and facilitating all local canine welfare organizations.

Opening to great anticipation, Barbados’ furry friends took the spotlight at the K9 Friends Barbados Charity auction on December 23, at the lovely Apes Hill Country Club. The evening was a grand showing of spirit and humanity as over 300 persons - both visitors and locals - came together for the charitable cause.

What does US$1M get you

Posted on Thu January 11, 2018 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

As the Winter Season rolls into 2018, it seems timely to share empirical insight on what $1M can buy. There has never been a better time than the current real estate market to purchase a home in Barbados.

Real estate market trends reveal that homes listed for at least 2 to 3 seasons, with no successful buyers, has caused sellers to rethink their property prices for an advantageous sale.  To accommodate this, motivated sellers may be willing to work out a mutually beneficial deal with an attractive offer or adjust their properties’ prices to snag the right buyer. For west coast buyers this is excellent news as that exclusive market now has the best property prices that it has seen in the past 10 years!”

So, that said, what can $1M get you? Luxury. West Coast Living and yes… Beachfront property!

Hugo’s Restaurant Barbados

Posted on Wed January 03, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

The launch of Hugo’s Restaurant in the picturesque town of Speightstown is akin to manna from heaven! Touted as “ Something HUGE is coming to Barbados” the modern beachfront eatery did not disappoint. From start to finish, the experience was simply magical! Hugo’s officially opened their doors on December 22 but invited guests were welcomed for a much-appreciated pre launch.

Second Homes with Benefits

Posted on Fri December 08, 2017 | By Betty Cathrow, Real Estate Agent

Betty Cathrow, Real Estate Agent

Clients invest in real estate for a variety of reasons. Today we meet more and more clients who want a second home where they can holiday each year, whilst not having to worry about declines in value, or additional cash outlays for annual running costs.  In a similar vein, we also meet local clients who are looking for alternatives to cash investments, which can earn a return.  The good news is that there are some opportunities out there and, with the right advice, both of these buyers can fulfill their vision.

It's Independence!

Posted on Fri November 24, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Yes, Barbados is a popular vacation destination. But, the tiny nation has a deeper relevance for over 280,000 persons who have the birthright to call the island their native home. Each November, this national pride shines through, and a uniquely Barbadian showmanship gets underway in celebration of the island’s Independence.

House Hunting Checklist

Posted on Fri November 24, 2017 | By Karyn Fakoory, Real Estate Agent

Karyn Fakoory, Real Estate Agent

Choosing a second home is an exciting prospect, but for some it may be equally overwhelming. Through years of experience and client feedback, our agent Karyn Fakoory has found that it may be helpful for homebuyers to outline key "must-haves" before they start their search. She has come up with a detailed checklist, and invites all prospective homeowners to use it as a key tool to assist in the decision-making process.

 

 

A Buyers' Market

Posted on Fri November 10, 2017 | By Jeanie Mahon, Real Estate Agent

 

In today’s market in Barbados property looking back over the last two months and looking forward to the next two months:

November + Barbados: A Festival for Foodies

Posted on Wed November 01, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Photo compliments visitbarbados.org

It will be culinary Christmas for all local and visiting foodies this November when the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of the Barbados Food & Rum Festival fill the air! To read more, click to see full blog on our Terra Caribbean website.

What exactly is the BRA tax and how do I ensure it does not hold up the sale of my home

Posted on Wed November 01, 2017 | By Lisa Coyle, Real Estate Agent

 Lisa Coyle, Real Estate Agent

The only thing that is constant in life is change and the Real Estate industry is not foreign to this concept.

 

Regal Residences: The Royal Apartments

Posted on Wed October 04, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Located within the most revered gated golfing community on the island, the Royal Apartments are a modern addition to the traditional residences that have become the signature of the Royal Westmoreland estate.

10 Hottest Homes for September!

Posted on Fri September 29, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Luxurious properties are what we do best, and this September, the team at Terra Luxury has decided to pull together the top ten luxury homes for the season. Browse our list below and view properties ranging from extraordinary homes with exquisite views of the west coast, to modern homes with views of stunning rolling greens flowing through the island’s top golf courses. We just can’t stop talking about these properties for September!

Barbados Restaurant Week

Posted on Tue September 12, 2017 | By Terra Luxury
Barbados is home to several great eateries

Dining

Living in Barbados means waking up to warming sunshine, deep breaths of fresh island air and lovely views. But, the island is also known for its enticing food scene, something which has been recognized enough for the island to earn the title of culinary capital of the Caribbean. From Indian, Brazilian and Thai cuisine to Greek and some of the most scrumptious sushi dishes, Barbados is a melting pot of flavours that are sure to woo any foodie.

Our Condo Indexes & Update on the 2016/2017 Winter Season

Posted on Tue August 29, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

 

Understanding market trends when investing in Barbados real estate is key. It’s one of the reasons we developed the Barbados Condo Price Index (BCPI) in 2015. It is the first-ever real estate index published in Barbados, providing you with year-over-year values on beachfront condominiums on the island’s famed West Coast and bustling South Coast. 

Coral Sundown: Home to the Stars

Posted on Fri August 04, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Nestled within the beautiful private community of Sugar Hill is the ridge-front beauty that is Coral Sundown. Its location and grandiose nature is befitting of a king, and it is no surprise that this property has been the ‘beloved holiday home’ of musical royalty - Sir Cliff Richard.

Apes Hill Wows Again!

Posted on Thu July 27, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

If the unveiling of its gorgeous Country Club house in February was not enough, the Apes Hill community has now revealed its latest additions to its community portfolio - the country club cottages!

The Guys At Porters

Posted on Tue July 25, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Featured: Porters Great House

Barbados has earned a reputation of offering prospective home owners not only stunning properties with incomparable landscapes and views but also sound investments with boundless possibilities. But according to Andrew Guy, one of the most understated benefits of owning a property in Barbados is the island's unique charm.

Our Top 4 Condos of the Week!

Posted on Thu June 29, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Our top condos of the week allow for the best type of living arrangement. They provide you with other amenities and facilities outside of the actual condo and give you the privacy and freedom that comes with living in a home. It offers a certain level of security giving you the chance to travel easily without worrying about your home.

Top Luxury Sales

Posted on Thu June 29, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

The 2016/17 winter season has been a challenging one for our UK buyers due to the low rate of Sterling against the US dollar. That said, this challenge has opened the doors for some great opportunities, and our sellers have responded to new market trends in a post Brexit market.

Cockade House, St James – Estate of Historic Interest

Posted on Tue June 13, 2017 | By Anna Lee Warren

Buyers are fortunate to have an Oliver Messel home offered for sale in Barbados. These homes don’t come on the market very often, the last one was Fustic House and that sold in 2013; the asking price was US$15.75M, for the 7 bedroom home on 10 acres of land, located on a ridge front in St Lucy with beautiful ocean views.

Pollards Mill: The Country Belle

Posted on Tue May 23, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Charms from the old world and a flair of modernity marry beautifully to create the experience known distinctly as Pollards Mill. Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of urban island life, the journey to this cozy 2.47-acre former plantation estate traverses the rural south-eastern part of the island and stops short not far from the border between St. Philip and St. John.

Nikki Beach is Coming!

Posted on Thu May 11, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

 

We are looking forward to welcoming the iconic Nikki Beach brand to Barbados’ shores.  It will be another wonderful place to play on our island’s renowned West Coast and yet another fantastic reason to live or holiday in Barbados. Global luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand Nikki Beach Worldwide is set to open its 14th location in Port Ferdinand, Barbados at the end of 2017.

A Beach for All Reasons!

Posted on Wed April 12, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

 

The most obvious perk of living on an island is the beautiful beaches, and the beaches in Barbados are everything - sandy coves, craggy cliffs, glassy waters, churning waves - everything. But, if there is any doubt that Barbados ticks all the boxes when it comes to beachfront living, then let us introduce you to some of our favourite coastal spots that may very well be the future location of your home sweet home.

Nikki Beach Hearts Barbados!

Posted on Mon March 27, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

With twelve down, the world’s most popular name in beachside opulence has arrived in the Caribbean-beach lovers’ paradise, and some would argue that there will never be a more natural fit than Barbados and Nikki Beach!

Explore Spring in Barbados

Posted on Fri March 10, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Spring, Polo and Dining

The winter season has taken lovers of Barbados on a fun filled journey from the historic raceday at the Garrison Savannah to the legendary grounds of Kensington Oval. But, as spring approaches, Barbados blossoms to its prime offering a lively cocktail of its staple beautiful beaches, and a hearty dash of exciting polo action and sumptuous plantation-style dinners.

The Perfect 10

Posted on Fri March 10, 2017 | By Hayden Hutton CCIM, MRICS , Chief Operating Officer

“Real Estate values in Barbados never go down.” Seems hard to believe but just ten years ago, this was the signature adage about the Barbados real estate market. The view was that property values generally increased, levelled off at times, and then increased again.

The Barbados Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2017

Posted on Mon February 27, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Greensleeves: Quintessential Luxury

Posted on Tue January 31, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

One of a kind.

The best residence in Barbados.

Warm and welcoming.

Enchanting.

The Price of Luxury

Posted on Fri January 27, 2017 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

Barbados is home to a number of absolutely amazing villas that really are truly special in the unrefined sense of the word. And, despite all that’s been going on in the global arena, we have seen a few sales of mega-luxury properties that tell us there is still confidence and interest in that segment of the market. Moreover, recent years have also seen the island record increases in luxury travel, something which has always been considered a positive indicator for the market.  

50 Years On

Posted on Wed January 18, 2017 | By Andrew Mallalieu, CPA, MRICS, CEO

As we publish this 10th edition we cannot ignore that it falls at a time in the 50th year of independence of our small island state.  As a nation we have all been struggling to focus on what we can be proud of when there is so much that is not meeting the high standards that we set for ourselves 50 years ago.  From a real estate perspective I choose to focus on the words and meaning in the the chorus of our national anthem:

WHY BARBADOS? WHY NOW?

Posted on Thu November 17, 2016 | By Karyn Fakoory , Real Estate Agent

As is expected, we real estate practitioners in Barbados have been speculating and trying to forecast the short- to long-term effects associated with the fact that the citizens of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. The possibilities coming out of the so-called Brexit have ranged from scenarios of depression and out-right doom and gloom, to frenzied optimism. However, we sit with bated breath as it remains to be seen how the chips will truly fall.

The Roof Has Been Raised

Posted on Thu October 20, 2016 | By Hayden Hutton CCIM, MRICS, Chief Operating Officer

Dear Clients and Friends,

Terra Luxury represents some of the best properties on the market, so it only seems fitting to present them on one of the best websites in the market.  Some months ago we set out to build such a website with our efforts centred around three defining pillars: 1) to provide you with a superior online viewing experience, 2) to deliver a bespoke presentation of flagship properties, and 3) most importantly, to give our sellers more of what they deserve – one-click access to data and knowledge throughout the sale of their property.

Facility Management Career Opportunity in Barbados

Posted on Thu September 22, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

We are looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual to fill the role of Facility Manager. If you are self-motivated, flourish in a busy environment, with skills in leadership, ability to think outside of the box and are adept at managing key relationships, we need to talk.

Seeking a Brand Manager

Posted on Thu September 22, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

 

We are looking for a marketing 'guru' with a fun and energetic personality to take our Blue Sky Luxury brand to the next level! We are a luxury holiday rentals firm with a vast portfolio of villas and condos along the west coast of Barbados, and as the 'brand guardian' you will be tasked with maintaining the intergrity of the brand across all marketing initiatives and communications.

Barbados: An Island of Golf

Posted on Fri September 02, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

To hear the words Barbados, birdie and eagle in the same sentence may seem odd but mundane; but, to the pert ears of those in-tune with the sport, it undoubtedly screams golf. Beyond the bewitching beaches that coerce you to stay waterside when in Barbados, there is another world lying in wait that presents grandiose greens, fantastic fairways and pesky bunkers. There isn’t a truer case of this than on the western seaboard in the parish of St. James, where tee time is any time at three of the most prestigious golf spots on the island - Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill.

Earning Revenue From Your Home - The Smart Way

Posted on Tue August 23, 2016 | By Kathy Dawn Burke, Leader - Holiday Home Rentals

It’s one of the buzz phrases heard around the real estate and tourism industries. But whether we are speaking about an investment property or a luxury condo, do homeowners know what it takes to make Holiday Rentals a successful venture?

Kathy Dawn Burke, of Blue Sky Luxury, the holiday rental and property management brand, (and our sister company) explains the process in detail.

Royal Westmoreland

Posted on Wed August 03, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

Nestled on over 750 acres of rolling landscaped lawns, broken up by dramatic colours and tropical oases you will find the ultra exclusive Royal Westmoreland, one of Barbados’ finest luxury communities.

Barbados’ Tourism Resurgence

Posted on Wed July 27, 2016 | By Tarik Browne, Group Knowledge Manager

The global financial crisis in 2009 had a profound impact on Barbados’ tourism industry.  Arrivals dipped sharply, and after a recovery in 2011 failed to be sustained, 2013 saw the lowest long stay visitor arrivals since 2002. Since then stakeholders have implemented a revamp of the government support structures for the industry, and along with increased confidence in the global economy, arrivals have gone from strength to strength.  Total arrivals were up by 13.7% in 2015 and nearly 17% from the low in 2013. 

 

Apes Hill Club

Posted on Mon July 25, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

The Apes Hill Golf and Polo community is one of Barbados’ newest luxury developments, set high on a ridge with rolling country and coastal views, tropical charm and perfect privacy.

THE HISTORY

Elevated at an impressive 1000 feet above sea level it enjoys sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea to the West and in many locations the wild Atlantic Ocean to the East, a truly unique vantage point and one of its many draws for those looking to put down their roots in an island valued for its privacy.

 

The Value of a Valuation

Posted on Mon July 25, 2016 | By Symon Clarke , MRICS - Manager - Advisory Services

Real Estate is complex, and for that reason, clients require the property valuation experts to provide Market Valuation reports for their various purposes. The interest you hold in a property heavily influences your perception of the property’s value. During this recessionary period it has been particularly challenging reconciling market reality with perceptions, given the general fall-off in market prices.

Sandy Lane: Exclusive Luxury in Barbados

Posted on Mon July 11, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

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For discerning investors looking to lay down their roots in Barbados, one of the ultimate ‘zip codes’ would be the Sandy Lane Estate.  Quiet and serene, exclusively private and centrally located along the Platinum Coast of the West, these homes are the epitome of island luxury.

 

THE HISTORY

What began as the brainchild of Sir Ronald Tree, a British politician who built the wonderfully Palladian home of Heron Bay (now famously owned by Lord and Lady Bamford), is now one of the most sought after pieces of real estate in the Caribbean. When Sir Ronald established the Sandy Lane Hotel in 1961 he was ‘protecting’ his much beloved West Coast neighbourhood from the inevitable influx of travelers that the new jet-set age would bring to our shores. He secured the 375 acres of the Sandy Lane Sugar Plantation for his development of a luxury upscale hotel and exclusive residential community with a private golf course.  His legacy has weathered every economic challenge over the past 55 years and the Sandy Lane Hotel and homes in the estate have remained iconic symbols of wealth and status, attracting visitors and investors from all over the world who dream of owning the ultimate Caribbean address.

Eyes on the Coast: Seaside Serenity at Mullins Beach

Posted on Tue June 07, 2016 | By Jeanie Mahon & Anna Lee Warren, Real Estate Agents

Living a stone’s throw away from pristine white sand beaches and any-time ocean dips is a luxury almost everyone craves. After all, let’s face it; with one look at those turquoise Caribbean Sea views, it’s hard not to sink into relaxation mode. Luckily in Barbados, we’re spoilt with an endless selection of beaches from the more tucked-away spots ideal for seclusion to the activity-packed shores bursting with family fun.

Sandy Lane - Illustrious Caribbean Address

Posted on Tue May 31, 2016 | By Hayden Hutton

In February 1961 and with just 52 rooms, the Sandy Lane Hotel opened its doors to welcome its first guests. The establishment of the hotel was the brainchild of Sir Ronald Tree, a British politician who built a magnificent Palladian home on 20 acres on the West Coast known as Heron Bay. Cognisant of the burgeoning travel numbers to the Caribbean enabled by the jet age, Sir Ronald was concerned that his beloved Heron Bay would soon be surrounded by flashy resorts and middle-income retirees. His vision was to pre-empt this by establishing a luxury hotel and community with a golf course, and he determined that the Sandy Lane sugar plantation was the ideal location. Permission was sought from then Prime Minister Sir Grantley Adams to convert the estate out of sugar production into a building estate and to relocate the main highway that ran directly through what eventually became the main restaurant and bar. With financing arranged out of the UK, Sir Ronald and his colleagues (including names like Rothschild and Kindersley) formed the development company West Coast Limited. They purchased the estate from the Barbados Shipping & Trading and the hotel broke ground in mid-1958.

Lewis Hamilton takes centre stage for Barbados Festival of Speed

Posted on Mon May 30, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

 

Racing fans have long hailed Barbados as THE premier destination for the ultimate race experience. The sun, sea and sand make it the perfect holiday destination for the family, while the exciting off-road and islandwide rally events keep the racing enthusiasts energized with thrills, spills and lots of action. With the recent completion of the world class circuit at Bushy Park and the highly publicized addition of internationally acclaimed events such as the Top Gear Festival, Race of Champions and Global Rally Cross, the island can definitely congratulate itself for bringing the world of racing to a whole new cross-section of visitors. (Sun-worshippers and golf enthusiasts, we’re talking to you!)  This is the adrenalin rush you never knew you needed!

Plantations 101 - A Brief History

Posted on Fri May 27, 2016 | By Hayden Hutton, CCIM MRICS


 

The six-year period leading up to the peak of the market in 2006 is widely regarded as a period of unprecedented growth in the Barbados market. This boom period saw compound annual growth in some market segments of 12% and staggering prices being achieved for property in some areas of the West Coast. The reality is that this growth cycle paled in comparison with the island’s first property boom, which occurred much earlier in our history.

Terra Caribbean Launches New Luxury Division to Enhance Luxury Real Estate Service

Posted on Sun March 20, 2016 | By Terra Luxury
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 Terra Caribbean, a well-established and reputable real estate leader in Barbados, is excited to announce the launch of its new dedicated luxury real estate division, Terra Luxury. Built on the heritage, knowledge and experience of both Bajan Services and Terra Caribbean, Terra Luxury caters to the niche luxury property market in Barbados. The launch of Terra Luxury is part of an ongoing client-focused strategy at Terra Caribbean to refine and enhance its portfolio of services by providing dedicated teams and resources for each segment of the Barbados real estate market.

Barbados Polo

Posted on Tue March 15, 2016 | By Terra Luxury
Cheshire Polo Tour

Barbados is well-known for its polo events and polo communities with a seasoned programme of tournaments spanning January through to April. For instance, Apes Hill Club is a highly sought-after community which features many luxury properties for sales and rent with the convenience of nearby polo and golf amenities. One of the recent polo highlights in Barbados was the UNNA and ICBL Cheshire Polo Tour.