Category Archives: Moving to the Caribbean

Tips and hints on making the move as easy and smooth as possible.

10 Reasons Why Children Would Love the Caribbean

10 Reasons Why Children Would Love the Caribbean

Caribbean Pirate Ship

Caribbean Pirate Ship

Your children may never have known the beauty that is the island chain south of Florida had it not been popularized to the young audience in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The entire area is rife with history dating back hundreds and hundreds of years. Although your children may not be able to sail with pirates in the real world, the wonder that is the Caribbean still has a great deal to offer young minds. What can keep the attention of your young ones in this paradise?
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5 Costs of Doing Business in the Caribbean

5 Costs of Doing Business in the Caribbean

As we live in a truly global marketplace, it’s fairly common for business owners to at least contemplate branching out into a foreign nation.

The Caribbean is one of the most popular spots for US citizens looking to expand their commercial prospects as it’s nearby, the climate is great and some islands there even speak English as a first language.

There are, however, five principal additional expenses that you will need to consider when setting up your overseas business here so you can then budget properly and cover your costs in an easy manner.  Staffing and cost of hiring is a separate subject not covered here.

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5 Luxury Homes in Central America

5 Luxury Homes in Central America

Deciding in which Central American country you would like to live and spend some or all of your year, requires very careful thought and planning! Read our blog on 5 Steps on to Buying Caribbean Real Estate.

5 Luxury Homes in Central America

5 Luxury Homes in Central America

To give you an idea of available luxury property for sale, we briefly compare four very different Central American countries and showcase 5 different properties in Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico.

Nicaragua is a country of lakes and volcanoes and will be the site of the second trans-americas canal bringing shipping from the Caribbean through to the Pacific.

This will bring prosperity and jobs and Nicaragua will change, in the same way that Panama adapted to its world class status over the last hundred years as a result of its Canal.

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Living the Dream in Costa Rica

Living the Dream in Costa Rica

Do you dream of living abroad? If so, what’s holding you back from pursuing that dream?

Living the Dream in Costa Rica

Living the Dream in Costa Rica

Many people think they need to wait until retirement, when the kids are out of the house, to pursue that foreign living experience. In fact, doing it with your children just might be the most rewarding, enriching experience of your life…and theirs.

In September 2005 my husband and I packed up our kids—then ages 7, 8 and 10—and moved from the ‘burbs of Wisconsin to the jungles of Costa Rica. We came for a two-year adventure and, 4.5 years later, we remain here for the lifestyle.  We are living the Dream in Costa Rica. Continue reading

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World Maritime Day Celebrating Caribbean Shipping

World Maritime Day – Celebrating Caribbean Ports and Shipping

World Maritime Day - Celebrating Caribbean Ports and Shipping

World Maritime Day –

It is World Maritime Day today, which brings together 168 UN Member States and three associate members.

Its also a day to celebrate all maritime services, ports and shipping!

The Caribbean islands are a maritime peoples whose cultures and histories have all been entirely shaped by the ocean that encloses, separates and but also brings them together.

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Break Free and Thrive in the Latin Tropics

Which is the Best Caribbean Destination along the coast of Central America?

There is really nothing quite like the first time you step foot on a white sand beach and swim in the turquoise ocean. The warm water and powdery shore can spoil you for all other kinds of beaches in the future. The gorgeous beaches are one of the many reasons why people choose to relocate to the Caribbean coast of Central America.

A different flavor of cuisine and culture is another. Spicy coconut seafood, reggae music, calypso dancing, and the laid-back vibes tempt people from all over to fall in love with this incredible part of the world.

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Invest in Montserrat Five Good Reasons

Invest in Montserrat – Five Very Good Reasons

An Active Volcano
Yes! Monserrat has an active volcano! But this is’nt everything there is to know about modern Montserrat. There was a time and a life ‘before’ the volcano, but today daily life is about living and working side-by-side with this powerful potential of construction and destruction.

An internationally manned Observatory, which is well funded, ensures that the volcano is carefully monitored 24 hours a day.

The volcano itself, is still considered to be a danger to the southern part of Montserrat, but not to the northern half with its lush green hills, and beautiful bays.

 

It has been 18 years since the dormant volcano first roared into life with a huge event that buried the capital city of Plymouth in ash, known as the new Pompeii.

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5 Romantic Homes for Sale

5 Romantic Homes for Sale this Summer in the Caribbean

Time for a little summer romance. This week we have five of the most romantic homes that we could find on the market.  Perhaps the first definition of a romantic home bought to enjoy those special moments for two, is that it must be a private hideaway.

5 Romantic Homes for Sale

5 Romantic Homes for Sale : Luxury Hideaway in the Dominican Republic

Second it must have a beautiful setting, with lush tropical gardens to be enjoyed under the stars. The home itself will have charm, interest and potential.   Potential, because any loving couple will want to add their own brand of personal partnership and energy on the internal spaces.

The views from this romantic hideaway must inspire and reinforce the feeling that there is just the two of you and that there is only this moment!  It maybe that you can only spend a few weeks each year enjoying your romantic home hideaway, so the whole ambience must be remarkable.

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2 Beach Properties August 6

2 Beach Properties August 6th

2 Beach Properties - Martinique studio apartment for sale.

2 Beach Properties – Martinique studio apartment $86K

2 beach properties for approximately $86 K each;  a piece of beachfront land in Nicaragua and a studio apartment in a Martinque beach resort.

Comparing these two very different countries connected by the Caribbean sea makes for an interesting read.

Martinique is one of the Windward Islands facing the Atlantic and lies between Dominica and St. Lucia to the south. It is a French jurisdiction and culturally it is France with a tropical attitude! From the language, the architecture, the arts through to the Law and the social structure; any Francophile will feel at home!

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Five Caribbean Businesses under $500 K

FIVE CARIBBEAN BUSINESSES FOR SALE UNDER HALF A MILLION US DOLLARS

Five Caribbean Businesses -Hotel for sale in Utila

Hotel for sale in Utila

Five caribbean businesses, the very best we can find, showing potentially good returns and currently for sale.

Each would make a solid investment and lifestyle change for someone ready for a commercial venture in the sun!

 

 

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