What makes Barbados so special?
Often, when I speak to clients about why they keep coming back, they say it’s the people. Bajan people are so warm, friendly and welcoming. We want visitors to experience our country. Beyond climate, beyond all the natural beauty, it’s the people who make it special.
How is Barbados different from other Caribbean islands?
It’s a feeling, an energy. Barbadians are highly educated and our political system is stable. From a commercial perspective we have encouraging incentives for businesses to come here and operate. And there are incentives for developers and expats too.
What kind of people move to Barbados?
Until maybe 20 years ago, it was mostly retirees, but in recent years that demographic has changed. We’re seeing younger people, mid-thirties and forties, with young families – still a lot of Brits, but Canadians too. Barbados has always had a strong connection with Canada. In spite of recently becoming a republic, we’re very British in terms of our culture, though all of our commercial banks and tax structures are Canadian.
What kind of houses can you find in Barbados?
There are various developments from the Sandy Lane Estate, mostly large family homes and residences that might have an acre of land. Some even have dedicated beaches. Then you have larger developments such as Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill, which are golfing communities with amenities attached, or the smaller Sugar Hill, which is based around tennis. If you want to be by the water, there are beachfront properties such as Portico, Coral Cove, Saint Peter’s Bay and Port St Charles, if you’re into boating. If your dream is to have a standalone home on the water’s edge, we have those options too.