Opening this year, Christophe Harbour’s innovative new Customs House on St. Kitts confirms the exclusive marina development as ‘The New Gateway to the Caribbean’. “I’m crafting the new in the style of the old,” says architect John Haley.
An English country house, Zaha Hadid apartments in Miami, a Punta del Este villa, a boutique South African wine estate and a residence on The World make an eclectic mix of equally desirable residences, all on the market now.
Charlotte, North Carolina, is an important banking and business centre with some of America’s very best golf courses, including the incomparable Pinehurst No.2, on its doorstep.
When the European winter sun starts to fade, the Caribbean is the first port of call for many golf travellers. We take an island-by-island look at the golfing options in the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda and Curacao.
The gloriously unspoilt island of Hilton Head, South Carolina, is renowned as one of the Lowcountry’s great golfing playgrounds, with Harbour Town Links its prime attraction. Peter Swain took a swing at Pete Dye’s iconic creation.
Appearing regularly on the PGA Tour as well as bucket lists of travelling players, the holy trinity of golf in the Carolinas is: Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, and Hilton Head. Peter Swain makes the pilgrimage.
As the world faces a variety of perceived existential threats, New Zealand is becoming a popular choice among those who can live part of their year anywhere in the world. “Potential buyers step off the plane and just breathe – they love our clean air and green landscape.”
Some places quicken the property pulse. Jay Gatsby may have preferred Long Island’s North Shore, but for a century or so the Hamptons, at the east end of the South Shore, has been the locale of choice for wealthy Gothamites looking to escape Manhattan’s dizzying embrace.
What’s in a name? Elite marques signify high-quality craftsmanship, ineffable style and a degree of exclusivity in the spheres of haute couture, gastronomy, sports cars and also in the rarefied world of fine residential property. It all started with Andrea Palladio.
Five minutes with … Lior Lev Sercarz. The right spice mix, “brings the third dimension to a great dish. It elevates a dish by delivering texture, scent and flavour and, beyond that, an emotion. Like a handmade suit, each blend is made-to-measure for that particular client.”
Sybarites visit St Barths to be seen, and Anguilla to get away from it all. The island with the best beaches in the Caribbean has a host of chic new hotels and luxe villas for visitors to enjoy.
This supplement examines three classes of AAA-rated real estate that provide good investment returns but more importantly, outstanding lifestyle advantages, namely: penthouses, beachfront homes and mountaintop residences close to good skiing.
‘Home’ is a place where one can relax in private, where absolute comfort is a given and one is surrounded by friendly faces. Above all, it’s a state of mind. And so is Amanera in the Dominican Republic.
Christophe Harbour’s ocean-side beach bar on St. Kitts might just be the only such venue in the region with a purpose-built dancing table. “We planned it that way from the start,” says internationally renowned architect and designer John Haley.
The official 2017 St Kitts and Nevis Visitor magazine: how to arrive in style, where to stay and eat on Nevis, the best chilling and thrilling attractions to visit, and sporting opportunities that include golf, cycling, diving and triathlon.
Ocean views, lush vegetation and innovative design make many Caribbean golf courses truly world-class. Peter Swain casts an eye over some of the best players in the field
A degree of exposure to the political and economic exigencies of the times is inevitable for most, but seasoned observers appreciate that when it comes to seeking out exclusive residences worldwide, form is temporary, but class is permanent.
This MACO guide to laid back carousing on St. Barths reveals the right venues for lunch, sunset cocktails, dinner and late night partying. From foie gras sliders to mahi mahi dumplings, and tuna tataki to magret de canard, the island boasts some of the most varied cuisine in the Caribbean.
On the Caribbean island that blends the style of Saint-Tropez with the energy of South Beach, the chefs are the real rock stars.
Haute properties: ideal for skiers, sailors, golfers, scuba divers and enthusiasts of Formula One and cricket, these four homes around the globe pair sophistication with recreation.
Idyllic beaches, secure anchorage, designer shopping and sophisticated hospitality notwithstanding, the secret to this Caribbean isle’s continued pre-eminence is simple: a flair for reinvention. Here are some of the most notable innovations du jour.
Multiple home ownership provides one solution to the age-old problem of how to successfully balance the competing demands of business and quality leisure time. So what makes a well-rounded portfolio of properties?
The clean-lined design, the top-notch cuisine, even the world-class golf course are beguiling, says Peter Swain, but what sets Amanera apart is the inimitable atmosphere. It’s all about creating a space, both physical and metaphorical, that rejuvenates the mind as well as the body.
The twin island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is the Caribbean as it was 25 years ago, writes Peter Swain – friendly, laid-back, and the ideal place for a few rounds of golf. As well as sporting excellence, it also offers lavish hospitality.
With Wentworth members up in arms over eye-watering new charges, golfers are househunting elsewhere. Peter Swain seeks out the best of the rest, from Surrey to Scotland.
The official St Kitts and Nevis 2016 VISITOR magazine details where to stay, eat, swim, walk, climb, fish, play golf, drink rum, watch sea turtles, find history, scuba dive, surf, cycle and sail on the Caribbean island of Nevis.
High up on a breezy Nevisian hillside, James and Laura Craig set out to “maximize the experience of living in a garden setting”. The result is a masterpiece of contemporary design surrounded by meticulously landscaped bucolic splendour.
Brand new golf course openings have been rare of late, so Golf International was delighted to be invited to St Kitts for a sneak preview of Ian Woosnam’s new Irie Fields layout. Our man in the Caribbean sun, PETER SWAIN, got the gig.
As the global economy digests this year’s economic and political happenings, the property narrative is all about secondary markets. Today’s real-estate investors and lifestyle buyers need imagination, a sense of adventure and a little help from the wealth of research and knowledge in this Centurion guide.