If, like many superyacht owners, you’ve spent years exploring the Caribbean by superyacht then perhaps it is time to think about putting down firmer roots in the islands with a holiday home. But where and what to buy? We’ve rounded up the best luxury properties for sale across the Caribbean to help you find your dream property.
Amazing Caribbean properties for sale now
Lion Heart at Oil Nut Bay
The beauty of Oil Nut Bay is the ruggedness of it – there isn’t anything else like it.” So says the resort’s founder David V Johnson from the terrace of his 745-square-metre villa Lion Heart while gesturing towards the horseshoe-shaped beach below and the wild Atlantic beyond.
Lion Heart crowns one of the highest points in Oil Nut Bay, a 160-hectare development perched at the north-east corner of Virgin Gorda. Created to blend into the surrounding landscape and take in the 270-degree views, the five-bedroom property and its adjoining one-bedroom guest house are built into the hillside with flat, garden- covered roofs. One of the late Ken Kao’s final designs, the architecture has a distinctive, modern feel. There are no hard corners, but rather rounded walls and dynamic open-plan spaces framed by enormous glass walls. “It’s really a comfortable house,” says Johnson’s wife Pam, pointing out furniture by French company Roche Bobois. The home’s focal point is the Great Room. With 5.5-metre-high ceilings, it encompasses a living room, dining area and open-plan kitchen – which is fitted with Gaggenau appliances and adorned with Italian-made walnut cabinetry and onyx worktops. Outside, there is also a separate kitchen for a professional chef.
Just off the Great Room is a media room and the master suite, which has walk-in wardrobes, his-and- hers bathrooms and a fitness room. On the lower level are four guest bedrooms all boasting en-suite bathrooms and private patios with panoramic ocean views, making it perfect for whale-spotting. There is also a double garage for golf buggies, the only vehicles allowed in the development.
“We have 12 more sites that will take a house like this, so we wanted to show what was possible when we created Lion Heart,” explains Johnson, who is now keen to turn his attention to building another standout home in Oil Nut Bay, which has plots for sale ranging from 0.2 to 2.8 hectares.
Lion Heart is offered for sale directly through Oil Nut Bay’s sales team, POA.
The Club Residences at Beach Enclave
This contemporary three-bedroom penthouse forms the most luxurious offering in the second phase of Beach Enclave's Long Bay development in Turks and Caicos. Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura and expected to be completed by 2022, the property makes the most of its prime beachfront position with three separate outdoor living spaces large enough for dining and lounging accessed by the grand master suite, master suite and open-plan living/kitchen area. A further bedroom can be found at the rear of the apartment with all three bedrooms offering en suite bathrooms. Located on the western shore of the Turks & Caicos island of Providenciales, all Beach Enclave owners have access to range of services and amenities including a full-time butler, housekeeping, yoga classes, watersports, a fitness centre, pool, private chef, boat charters, tennis courts, villa provisioning, concierge and on-site restaurants.
The three-bedroom Club Residence is listed for sale with Beach Enclave for $2,095,000.
Half Moon Bay Villas
Antigua’s established marinas, quiet coves and calm waters make it a superyacht magnet during the Caribbean season and a new development, in one of the island’s most picturesque bays, offers some of the most exciting real estate opportunities in decades. Less than eight nautical miles from English Harbour there are just ten villa plots for sale at the 132-acre Half Moon Bay estate, which will also be home to a brand-new Rosewood hotel.
Two of the plots were previously owned by the prestigious Mellon family and are being sold as individual estates. The Mellon Estate is the largest land parcel available and sits at the highest point within Half Moon Bay. While the Rosewood Estate has views of the coral sand beach and will offer easy access to the amenities on offer at the Rosewood Half Moon Bay. A further three sea cliff plots are set on a separate bluff and have dramatic panorama views. The remaining five Half Moon Bay estate plots are more than two acres each and sit at the heart of the sheltered bay.
Each new owner will be able to design and build their new home and they will also enjoy a full complement of bespoke Rosewood services. For those that miss out on one of the larger plots a further 44 Rosewood branded residences will also sit alongside the hotel.
The villa plots at Half Moon Bay are offered for sale directly through Half Moon Bay's sales team, POA.
Point House at COMO Parrot Cay
Part of the COMO Parrot Cay development, the private Point House spans more than 650 square metres and boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean and the brilliant turquoise waters the Turks and Caicos are known for. “Point House was designed by world-renowned architect Cheong Yew Kuan and is one of 12 private estates ideally located at the far south-west side of the island, adjacent to the nature reserve and with unobstructed views of the sweeping sandy beach,” says Robert Greenwood, director and senior broker at Regency-Christie’s International Real Estate.
The house was built in 2011, and Kuan drew on COMO’s minimalist aesthetic with natural materials and maximum use of daylight. Ceilings are high, at nine metres, and the white oak-framed windows are vast; glass doors surrounding the entire beachfront side of the villa allow sunlight to bathe the main living area and bedrooms. Interiors offer beachfront elegance using Balinese elements in the furniture and accents. The living and dining area is open plan, with Crema Luna limestone floors and a 3.6-metre hand-carved solid suar wood table and chairs that can seat up to 10. This combined space opens to a covered terrace and pool finished with lava stone from Bali.
“Everything about this villa allows for a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle and casually elegant gatherings,” adds Greenwood. Of the five bedrooms, three are on the main level. Two of these have private bathrooms, with sunken hand-carved Crema Luna limestone tubs and showers plus landscaped outdoor showers. The third bedroom on the main level has a private bathroom and can be converted to a media room, office or playroom. Upstairs, a fourth bedroom has a rooftop terrace, while shutters fold back to allow the through-breeze to filter into the living-dining area below. The fifth bedroom, nestled in the property’s botanical gardens, is a residence for staff but could be converted into a gym, art or yoga studio. And for those in need of a little pampering, COMO Shambhala’s wellness centre and spa, with its retreats, workshops and treatment offerings, is just an oceanfront stroll or short cycle away.
Point House, Parrot Cay, is listed for sale with Christie’s Real Estate for $15 million.
Perched on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by acres of untouched forest close to Macaroni Beach, Serenissima is the ultimate Mustique investment for those looking to get away from it all. Featuring Balinese-style design by Paolo Piva, the sprawling estate is comprised of a number of large airy bungalows including a stunning main living area with retractable floor-to-ceiling windows on four sides seamlessly integrating indoor and outdoor areas. Elsewhere the property offers five en suite bedrooms, including a huge master bedroom in the same design as the living room, and a further two bathrooms along with a dining room, second living area, covered terraces, media room, games rooms and guest cottage. There is also staff accommodation for six, which currently include a chef, two housekeepers, two gardeners and one maintenance man, while outside a resort-style pool is surround by a sun terrace and stone steps lead to a secluded gazebo offering more sunbathing options.
Serenissima is listed for sale for $19,750,000 with Knight Frank.