Article repost from Caribbean Journal
THE CARIBBEAN’S BEST LUXURY NEIGHBORHOODS
If you’re thinking of moving to the Caribbean, there are many factors to consider: what kind of real estate are you looking for? What kind of area are you looking for? Are you looking for a remote enclave or a development? For luxury home buyers, it’s a different proposition: perhaps you want privacy and exclusivity, but also a certain sense of community. The Caribbean is full of beautiful, luxurious places to live — and these are the best. Here are the top luxury neighborhoods in the Caribbean.
- Platinum Coast, Barbados
One Sandy Lane, listed with Christie’s International Real Estate.
From Sandy Lane (which launches its own residential component) to the luxury shops of Holetown, this is Barbados’ jetset capital, blessed with perfect white sand beaches and some of the most expensive villas in the whole Caribbean.
- Lyford Cay, Nassau, Bahamas
A listing in Lyford Cay with Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty.
The toniest place in the Bahamas is all about the luxurious life, from top notch golf to a Marina to a beautiful beach. It’s no surprise then that this private gated community is a celebrity magnet.
- Terres Basses, St Martin
French St Martin is a sophisticated place, from its world class restaurants to its place as a haven for artists in the region. But nowhere on the French side is more exclusive than the Terre Basses community, close to La Samanna and the Dutch border.
4. St Jean, St Barth
A listing with Terre de St Barth in St Jean.
Home to St Barth’s most famous hotel, the Eden Rocj, St Jean is the most bustling place on the island, home to a spectacular beach, all the shopping you could want and a broad collection of villas in the hills.
5. Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
A penthouse currenty listed with Sotheby’s in Condado.
Looking for a great urban neighborhood in the Caribbean? Look no further than Condado, the energetic, increasingly cool district of San Juan home to a wide range of luxury condominiums, some of the Caribbeans best restaurants and high end shopping.
6. Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana draws the crowds, but the nearby enclave of Cap Cana is the Dominican Republic’s best place to live, with a mix of condos and villas, world class golf, an active community centered around the marina, golf and a relaxed, serene atmosphere.
- Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Sure, this is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. But it also boasts a full fledged neighborhood, with a healthy mix of villas and condos, along with great restaurants, shopping and culture. Cayman has the second-highest GDP per capita in the Caribbean, and that’s what makes the island one of the regions best places to live. The best spot? The luxury residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (above).
8. Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
A villa on Grace Bay
It’s arguably the best beach in the Caribbean, and this massive stretch of talcum-white sand is also one of the region’s best places to live, from a strong supply of large beachfront condos to one of the Caribbean’s top dining scenes.
- Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
If the aforementioned Condado has a bit too much bustle for you, head to the burgeoning luxury resort community of Dorado Beach, home to a wide array of real estate, a top golf course and the Ritz-Carlton Reserve, which has residences of its own.
- Malmok, Aruba
Aruba’s nicest neighborhood is a lovely collection of villas and luxury homes, all set across from one of the islands most beautiful exotic beaches – this is a hip place for active people that reminds of Southern California.