In contrast, Barbados enjoys year round sun and warm weather with average daytime temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and over 3000 hours of sunshine annually, according to Barbados.org. Hence, for any Brit dreaming of catching some rays whatever the season or time of year and as well giving their health and vitamin D levels a much needed boost, Barbados makes the perfect place to buy a holiday home.
Meanwhile, the island is also home to a plethora of scenic hills and natural countryside, caves, gullies, underground lakes and exciting terrain and landscapes to explore and enjoy thanks to the fact that the country was formed by undersea volcanic activity.
To discover more about Barbados what you can enjoy whilst there you can do so by heading over to the Telegraph Newspaper website and viewing their guide: 20 Reasons to Visit Barbados.
Meanwhile, it is not only the cost of housing in Barbados’s Capital and also its largest city, Bridgetown that is considerably cheaper than that buyable in London, England; the general cost of living in Bridgetown is 23% cheaper than in London according to 2016 figures and data collected and provided via the Expatistan website.
To put this into some perspective, being duty free, this means the goods sold via Lime Grove are on average between 20% and 40% cheaper than regular recommended retail prices. Then, make the most of Lime Grove and you can easily offset paying slightly more for groceries and still stand to make a saving. This is especially true when owning a holiday property in Barbados and spending the majority of the year in the UK.
Whilst arriving in a foreign country for a week’s holiday and dealing with a different language (and all the potential and often realised awkward moments and misunderstandings that can happen as a consequence of speaking a different language) is something holiday makers accept and are prepared to manage, when buying a home, even one in which to only spend vacation time, language matters a lot more.
After all, not being able to successfully communicate or converse in any depth with the people in the country where you purchase a property is only likely over time to leave a person, couple or family feeling alienated and alone. Fortunately, Barbados is an English speaking country and as such those looking to buy a holiday home abroad can enjoy the exotic culture, cuisine and climate the country has to offer without worrying too much about affending the locals of failing to make friends.