Tease yourself with a taste of the tropics!

In a nod to the ‘I’m a Celebrity’ contestants sweating it out in the Ozzie jungle, we’ve dug out some tropical properties that might just have you shouting, ‘I’m a buyer, get me over there…” Casa Tranquila in Costa Rica Costa Rica Tucked away in the rainforest just off Costa Rica’s southern coastline [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Articles|

How to be canny with your currency in the Caribbean

For British couple the Mercers, holidays at their beach pad in Barbados will be even more enjoyable than first anticipated thanks to the savings they made when they bought their property earlier this year. Article written by The Overseas Guides Company When David and Marcia Mercer, from Widnes in Cheshire, needed to send funds to [...]

By | November 20th, 2012|Articles|

Cool Bahamas!

Internationally renowned for stunning beaches and azure blue waters - as well as being the hang-out of the rich and famous - the Bahamas, a former British colony, is an extensive chain of 700 islands bordered by Florida and other Caribbean islands. Article written by The Overseas Guides Company The Bahamas remains a popular choice [...]

By | September 20th, 2012|Articles|

Cricket star bowled over by Caribbean resort

Former England skipper Andrew Strauss is looking forward to catching beach balls rather than cricket balls now that he has resigned from professional cricket and his second home in the Caribbean is nearing completion. Article written by The Overseas Guides Company Strauss, who announced his resignation at the end of August, bought a two-bedroom off-plan [...]

By | September 4th, 2012|Articles|

Eager for a slice of Antigua?

Ask any Antiguan what their island has to offer and the first thing that they’ll say is that they have 365 beaches – one for each day of the year! Team that with an idyllic tropical climate, clear blue sea and almost-pink soft sand and it is no surprise that expats have been making Antigua [...]

By | June 1st, 2012|Articles|

Where to buy in St Lucia

It seems that no topic is dominating the dinner tables of St Lucia residents and expats as much as the impending implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) due to come in to force on the Caribbean island this September. In this week's Throne Speech, which is made before the start of St Lucia's annual National [...]

By | May 1st, 2012|Articles|

Dominican Republic – a rising star in the Caribbean

The increased popularity of the Dominican Republic has caught the eye of property investors looking to cash in on the well-loved island, according to a recent report by leading travel operator Hayes and Jarvis. The report reveals that there has been an incredible increase of 800 per cent more people booking holidays to the island. [...]

By | April 25th, 2012|Articles|

New Visas for Caribbean Country

Following a new statement from the Home Affairs Minister for Guyana, all travellers to the Caribbean country will be issued with a visa upon entry to the country. There will be four new types of visa offered to visitors - employment, student, business and visitor. Visitors entering Guyana will be eligible to stay for a [...]

By | February 14th, 2012|Articles|

Five overseas property trends for 2012

There is little doubt that 2011 has been a testing year for the overseas property market. Without doubt there have been some incredible bargains to be found in locations across the globe, but the progress that could have been made in many areas has been halted by a severe lack of economic confidence or an [...]

By | January 26th, 2012|Articles|

Jamaica pledges to become a republic

The country of Jamaica has “plans” for big changes – it has stated an intention to become a republic. Newly elected Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has pledged to change the country to a republic from a monarchy. This would involve removing the Queen Elisabeth II as head of state from the Jamaican Constitution. Following [...]

By | January 11th, 2012|Articles|