All of us are looking for ways to relax, unwind and get away from our daily routines, all while staying healthy and safe. Often the settings in which we choose to live or vacation are based on these concepts. With that in mind, we chose Endless Ocean Views and Tropical Destinations as our features in this issue. With everything that has been going on in our world over the last year, who wouldn’t want to escape to one of these properties (or at least dream of doing so)?
— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
On the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda, in the coveted North Sound region, lies a place where life is spent in perfect harmony with the ocean tides. Spread across 400 exquisite acres and entirely surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Oil Nut Bay offers freehold property ownership in the most pinnacle of locations in the British Virgin Islands. Accessible only by water or helicopter, the setting is exceptionally private and consciously preserved. Luxury villas custom-built into the island’s topography meld modern design elements with the natural elegance of the Caribbean, while island amenities including recreational activities, dining opportunities, and wellness services offer an altogether elite living experience in one of the world’s most sensational locales. View Listing
Endless Ocean Views
By Alyssa Mammano
Though the global pandemic may have changed the way we buy and sell real estate, desire for waterfront properties and the construction of new ocean-view residences haven’t halted. Experts say foreign buyers are poised to return to the U.S.’ high-end waterfront market, especially with lavish new developments underway. According to reports, the foreign one percent is still seeking the south Florida waterfront lifestyle. Some may want fabulous sprawling estates with plenty of space for privacy, while others opt for a low-maintenance option in an exclusive residential high-rise. View Listings
By Alyssa Mammano
After 2020 forced homeowners to reevaluate their living situations and the real estate market to completely revamp its methodology, experts are predicting more second-home purchases heading into 2021. Buyers sought out destination homes when the pandemic interrupted the way the whole world lives and vacations; some to escape day-to-day interactions in busy cities and others to ensure a safe environment for family getaways. Privacy and cleanliness are now top of mind, while also maintaining luxurious amenities and exclusive access to community benefits. View Listings