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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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!

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.