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Eight of the best properties for sale in the sun

Invest in a hilltop villa with sea views in Koh Samui or a private island in the Bahamas

From a hilltop villa with sea views in a private island sanctuary on the west coast of Koh Samui, Thailand, to a private island in the Bahamas, we pick out eight of the best properties in the sun that are on the market right now.

This article was originally published in MoneyWeek

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1

Thailand

Villa Baan Sang Christie's Real Estate

Villa Baan Sang, Taling Ngam, Koh Samui: £3.8m

One of two villas in a private island sanctuary on the west coast of Koh Samui. It has 270-degree views of the sea and glass doors leading onto the pool terrace. 4 beds, 5 baths, open-plan living areas, kitchen, gardens.

2

Bahamas

Little Pipe Cay, Exumas, Bahamas

Little Pipe Cay, Exumas: £63m

This private island in the Exumas island chain includes a number of houses and cottages, a staff and operations village with warehousing and stores and several hundred feet of dock frontage. Nine en-suite beds across several houses, swimming pool, spa, gardens, 38.05 acres.

3

Antigua

Casa Lidia, Hospital Hill, English Harbour, Antigua

Casa Lidia

Casa Lidia, Hospital Hill, English Harbour: £3.43m

A villa in Antigua’s National Park overlooking the Unesco world heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard. It has dining terraces, a pool terrace, a variety of hammock gazebos with sea views and two flats on the ground floor. 10 beds, 10 baths, gourmet main kitchen and separate buildings with kitchenettes and private gardens, 0.5 acres.

4

Antigua

South Point, Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

South Point, Falmouth Harbour: £258,000

A contemporary development of fully furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments overlooking Falmouth Harbour, one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive locations, with its popular beach, waterfront restaurants and bars. The flats have open-plan interiors, a private terrace, and are within walking distance of the harbour.

5

Barbados

Cove Spring House, Saint James, Barbados

Cove Spring House, Saint James: £29m

A luxury villa in a cliff-top location on the Platinum West Coast of Barbados with panoramic views of the sea. The interiors are designed to allow the trade winds to cool the property and open onto a patio with a free-form pool and a Jacuzzi. 7 beds, 7 baths, receps, commercial-grade kitchen, home cinema, gym, 3-bed guest house, private beach access, gardens. 20,000 sq ft internal living areas, 1.3 acres.

6

South Africa

Val De Vie Estate, Paarl, South Africa

Val De Vie Estate, Paarl: £664,000

A house in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking a polo field, vineyards and mountains. It has open-plan living areas with wood floors and glass doors opening onto a courtyard and pool area. 4 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps. 

7

Barbados

Saramanda, Sandy Lane, Barbados

Saramanda, Sandy Lane: £3.6m

This house in the Sandy Lane Estate on the west coast of Barbados has its own private gardens and exclusive access to the Sandy Lane beach club, which has a golf course, tennis courts and spa facilities. The house is designed around a central atrium and has French doors leading onto the terraces and pool deck. 5 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, media room, swimming pool, garden, 0.87 acres.

8

Barbados

Atelier House, Weston, St James, Barbados

Atelier House, Weston, St James: £2.7m

A modernist property on a ridge above the west coast of Barbados with views of the Caribbean Sea. The double-height ceilings in the living areas lead onto outdoor terraces and a pool, and overlook landscaped gardens and a mahogany tree-filled gully. 4 beds, 3 baths, living area/kitchen, mezzanine study area, covered terraces, roof terrace, swimming pool, gardens. 490 sqm internal area, 0.53 acres.

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