As if the prospect of owning property in the jewel of the Caribbean were not enough, the Barbados government is dangling new carrots in front of high-net-worth individuals. It has already introduced new Special Entry Permit laws and is considering offering Economic Citizenship to overseas buyers. Not surprisingly, the top end of the property market is buoyant, with Chestertons reporting a 70 per cent increase in sales during 2013. This year should bring continued strong performance, driven by limited supply and the natural charms of the island.
On the market: Four-bedroom villa at the Royal Westmoreland golf resort, £1.6m