Having property on a tropical island offers many benefits. Especially during certain times of the year, it may be fun to change up your location.
By using a reputable company staffed with trained real estate professionals, you will be able to unload your property quickly and for the right price so you may move on to your next venture. Similarly, in the event that you are house hunting, the same can be said for the way our agents operate. How do you pick the right company to assist you? Understanding what you need to know when choosing a Barbados real estate agent will allow you to pick someone who can make the process of buying or selling an island breeze!
Unfortunately, there a lot of people in the world who are less than honest. Especially when it comes to luxury real estate sales, you’re going to want to enlist the help of a professional to establish boundaries, protocols for showing, and help you set up realistic pricing and expectations for serious buyers. Consider tips for selling high-end real estate and you’ll be onto your next investment in no time.
The beginning of the year is always kind of tough, but the beginning of the year coming off 2020 is a whole new feeling. A lot of people are currently working remotely, as their jobs have found ways around meeting in person. After stay at home guidelines lift, many jobs will likely keep their remote work options for their employees, as there are many benefits to this approach. Following the top reasons to work from Barbados will give you the push you need to sustain yourself while enjoying the Caribbean dream life.
With an extravagant lifestyle comes beautiful things. Opting to buy property in a tropical locale such as Barbados offers a lavish life with a gorgeous backdrop. The island is up and coming as far as vacation and property procuring destinations go. Follow a few tips for purchasing a luxury home, and you’re sure to be one of an elite group of property owners.
Being immersed in a life of extravagance means more than merely choosing the most well-appointed home. It entails many factors that create an experience outside of the residence. A brief explanation of how to define luxury real estate will allow you to think bigger when considering properties to support a lavish lifestyle.
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.
September was a busy month for closing sales as our team closed 15 transactions.
Stunning, Palm Sanctuary is a modern home in Apes Hill offering sea and country views.
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.
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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.
Offering unmatched panoramic views of the island's pristine west coast and a unique architectural design, Marsh Mellow is the symbol of luxury living.
This 5 bedroom villa within Sugar Hill boasts stunning sea views, a large swimming pool, and beautifully landscaped gardens with exotic fruit trees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Take a leisurely stroll through the stunning vacation home of music legend Sir Cliff Richard!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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).
Building starts provide an accurate method in determining the level of economic activity in the construction industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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 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.