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Pop Icon Sir Cliff Richard Lists Barbados Estate for Nearly £7 Million


“It’s my own personal little piece of paradise,” Sir Cliff Richard once said of his Barbados holiday home: a magnificent property set on 2.6 acres of land, a quarter-mile from a truly gorgeous beach. But it seems the time has come for the 79-year-old British pop music icon to part ways with his prestigious estate home, according to property agents Hamptons International who have listed the luxurious villa at a pinch over £6.8 million (US$8.9 million).

Mr. Richard, who has downsized hisUK-property portfolio significantly since 2006, had the exclusive Caribbean property built to a bespoke design after buying the land in the mid-2000s. He is believed to have first listed the property in the highly-desirable Sugar Hill Estate Estate for sale two years ago, before deciding 2017 wasn’t the best time to sell.

Upscale bespoke design

The stunning six-bedroom villa boasts private tennis courts and a swimming pool set in lush grounds and enjoys a picturesque setting on the rugged west of the island. Glorious sea views can be enjoyed from each part of the property, despite it being set inland and away from prying eyes. The house sits within a guard-gated community which offers residents access to flood-lit tennis courts, dining at the communal clubhouse, a pool and a gym - though, of course, the pop icon’s property, known as Coral Sundown, has plenty of private amenities, including a pool and patio area that enjoys stunning panoramic vistas.

The property is accessed via a dramatic entryway that features a bridge to the front door, surrounded by a canopy of tropical foliage.Built in elaborate Mission revival-style, the estate home boasts a voluminous living room blessed with towering vaulted ceilings. Six bedrooms and six bathrooms offer substantial guest accommodation with numerous balconies and terraces that are ideal for entertaining.There is also a spacious kitchen, staff quarters, laundry room and a double car garage.An impressive driveway is lined with palm trees and the property has beautiful, mature, tropical gardens. The villa also features a powder room, a large covered terrace with formal dining area, informal seating areas and a bar.A separate pool house offers a second kitchen and dining table for casual eating. 

Stunning gardens and views

Throughout the property, thousands of square feet of gleaming cream marble flooring have been accented by black and gold sculptures, large paintings, chandeliers, multi-coloured stained glass Tiffany lampshades, bright rugs, gathered drapes and ceiling fans.Other features include polished hardwood floors, botanical prints and bold canvasses. Residents at Sugar Hill Estate benefit from 24-hour security. 

For further details on Sir Cliff Richard’s slice of paradise contact Hamptons International
https://www.hamptons-international.com/ 

 

 

Dine St. Croix runs through November 16, 2019. 

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS CELEBRATES DINE ST. CROIX  
 
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (November 6, 2019) - Offerings of the dynamic and diverse culinary heritage of St. 
Croix are being prepared, served and celebrated this month with the return of Dine St. Croix to the "Big Island" of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced the culinary event, originally known as Dine VI, 
was relaunched as Dine St. Croix this fall, providing visitors and residents with immersive cultural experiences, 
as well as mouth-watering opportunities to sample the island's delicious offerings across the diverse restaurant scene through November 16, 2019.
 
"St. Croix is without question one of the hottest culinary destinations in the Caribbean," said U.S. 
Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte, who pledged the 
Department of Tourism will continue to leverage the island's rich history, culture and culinary prowess to boost tourism to the island.
 
Sixteen eateries are confirmed for Dine St. Croix, including 40 Strand Eatery, balter, Beach Side Cafe, Beauregard's on the Beach, 
BES Craft Cocktail Lounge, BREW STX, Cast Iron Pot Restaurant and Bar, Ciboné, DoughBoy Pretzels, 
EvRah Blue Moon Ice Cream, Ital in Paradise, Rum and Wine Bar Restaurant, Singh's Fast Food, The Terrace, 
Twin City Coffee House & Gallery, and Un Amore.
 
Restaurants are offering special prix fixe menus, giving patrons chances to indulge in delicious cross sections of Crucian cuisine, 
ncluding fresh farm-to-table and sea-to-plate options made with locally sourced ingredients. 
 
Special Dine St. Croix events include Cornmeal Culture 'Tunin' Fungi on November 7 and 13, Sunset & Just Desserts on November 9, 
and a Mixology Demonstration & Saltfish Gundy Cooking Demo on November 15.

For more information, visit www.dinestcroix.com.




ROYAL FALCON ONE
M/Y ROYAL FALCON-ONE
41.14m Royal Falcon Fleet 2019
Camper & Nicholsons announce their appointment as the Central Agents for the sale of 41.14m Royal Falcon-One.

We are delighted to announce you that the brand new Royal Falcon-One is presented for sale.
Royal Falcon One is a 41.14m power catamaran developed by the Singapore-based Royal Falcon Fleet, she features an exterior and interior design by Porsche Design Studio.

Royal Falcon One’s revolutionary design offers all the efficient economic cruising attributes of a multihull, along with the spatial benefits provided by the wide beam, whilst offering guests a desirable aesthetic and functional yet luxurious interior.

The yacht has five comfortable and spacious cabins.  There are three VIP guest cabins located on the main deck and the full-beam master suite, with its own private deck area, is on the upper deck, along with another VIP suite. 

The interior design is revolutionary, providing guests with the highest levels of luxury and using only the finest leathers and materials to create a contemporary design that is in keeping with her super-modern exterior styling.

CELEBRATE WIMBLEDON WITH YOUR PERFECT MATCH AT SANDALS RESORTS
~ A trip to a Sandals or Beaches Resort will score you all the points ~

With Wimbledon fast approaching, it won’t be long until the nation feels the urge to take to the courts once again, and they can do just that at Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean. With tennis courts across 12 Sandals Resorts, guests can try their hand at the sport without having to rely on the unpredictable British summertime weather.

With free tennis facilities available for use every day, complete with equipment and professional instruction, couples choosing to stay at one of Sandals Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) Resorts can put their skills to the test day or night, thanks to the flood lit courts. With couples having unlimited complimentary use of the facilities, there is no reason for guests not to return home with skills like a pro.

Those trying their hand at the sport for the first time, private tuition is also available and costs from an additional US$67.50 per hour long session. 

With all three family-friendly Beaches Resorts, located in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos, offering complimentary unlimited use of all the facilities as well, budding tennis players staying at the family-friendly resorts, can also put their skills to the test. The teen programme also offers specific tennis clinics, so children can play alongside new friends and away from their parents.

For those looking for a tennis and sunshine filled break can enjoy a seven nights staying at Sandals Emerald Bay, in a Beach House Luxury Club Level Room costs from £2,355 per person. Price includes Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) accommodation, return economy flights from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic and resort transfers. The price is based on select travel dates between August 26th – October 17th, 2019. Pricing is subject to change and may vary. Subject to availability.

For families looking for an active, child-friendly trip can enjoy a seven nights staying at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, in a Grande Luxe King Room costs from £2,399 per person. The price, which is based on two people sharing, includes Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) accommodation, return economy flights from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic and resort transfers. The price is based on select travel dates between September 5th – December 8th, 2019. Pricing is subject to change and may vary. Subject to availability.

 

SANDALS RESORTS SPONSORS WEST INDIES CRICKET TEAM IN CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

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15th April 2019: Sandals Resorts International (SRI) continues its sponsorship of the West Indies Cricket Team as they aim to win the ICC Cricket World Cup for the third time. The tournament kicks off on May 30, 2019 at the Oval in London.

Running for just over six weeks, the ICC Cricket World Cup brings together 10 teams from across the world. 

Sandals Resorts, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic brands, has had a longstanding relationship with the West Indies cricket team having sponsored tours to the UK in 1995, 2000 and 2004. The latest sponsorship, which began in 2018, supports the Men’s Senior Team, the Women’s Team, the Men’s A Team, the U19 Team & the U15 Team. As part of the agreement, the Sandals Resorts logo will be featured on the team’s kit during the tournament. 

Managing Director of Unique Vacations UK Ltd., representatives of Sandals and Beaches Resorts in the UK and Europe, Karl Thompson, said “It’s fantastic to be a part of such a huge event, especially as it returns to the UK for the first time in a decade. Sandals Resorts has come a long way since then and it’s a great opportunity to showcase our ever-growing brand on the global stage.”

The Cricket World Cup runs from 30th May to 14th July 2019 with matches held at venues across the UK. The final will take place at Lords cricket ground in London. 

Agents can book by calling the call centre on 0808 164 3459 or Agency Sales General enquiries on 0207 590 0210. For more information about Sandals Resorts please visit www.sellingsandals.co.uk

 

ISLE BE BACK

In 2017, the ferocity of hurricane Irma’s 200+mph winds devastated 85 per cent of the buildings on the palm-trimmed British Virgin Islands (BVI) – the most powerful for 400 years. The recovery has been remarkable.

When Irma wreaked its havoc on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on Sept 6 2017, it razed buildings to the ground, destroyed boats in sheltered anchorages and ripped up giant palm trees and sent them barrelling across the landscape. Renowned for its unabashed luxury, the BVI has long been a billionaires’ playground yet even so the road to recovery looked long and arduous with many of the multi-million-dollar real estate developments sustaining major damage.

But not so.

It seems that Irma has done little to put off investors buying on the third-largest island of the British Overseas Territory, where a strong sense of community has intensified since Irma’s battering. Rugged, raw and extremely striking: the BVI’s unique and characterful terrain, bloom-filled and green, continues to prove utterly seductive. The availability of freehold purchase of land for foreigners, and the lack of corruption, remains unchanged – a huge reason why buyers are still choosing to invest in the BVI.

There is encouraging news for tourism too. A Government-funded runway extension project means flights from Europe will become easier with reports that the airport authority has approved new flights there from New York, Miami, Atlanta and Charlotte, widely welcomed. A total of 219,296 visitors arrived in the islands during the first 10 months of 2018, according to the BVI Tourist Board – a lower, but steadily increasing figure that, admittedly, still has some

way to go to reach the previous year’s 746,419 total. However, infrastructure upgrades have bolstered confidence, with key improvements to the Road Town Ferry Terminal making it easier for visitors to use the BVI’s main port of entry in its capital. There has also been restoration works to return Guana Island’s famous orchard to its former glory and enhancements to the Scrub Island resort. Entry level properties at Scrub Island have a $1 million price tag, and sales are brisk: proof that the appetite for homes on the BVI is far from dampened. At the high-end, properties on BVI continue to compare favourably with its more expensive Caribbean islands

–$5 million on BVI buys a top whack home close to yachting facilities. Oil Nut Bay, on Virgin Gorda, for example, is reached only by boat or helicopter so has the castaway feeling of a decadent private isle. Apart from entertaining, socialising and boating, an active community are keen kayakers, hikers and snorkelers. Nearby, upscale North Sound includes the private islands of Necker (owned by Richard Branson) and Eustatia (believed to be owned by Larry

Page, co-founder of Google). After Irma hit, hundreds of people formed working parties to clear debris strewn across pristine beaches and bluffs. Since then, the BVI’s Recovery and Development Agency has agreed to offer British guarantees for construction across the islands, which is good news for the buyers of new properties. The buying process has also become quicker due to a reduction in red tape, cutting the time it takes to purchase to just 90 days.

 

SIR RICHARD BRANSON BEAMS AS VIRGIN ROCKET REACHES SPACE

In a breakthrough which looks set to propel the future of transit into exciting realms, Sir Richard Branson has revealed that his biggest, boldest project to date, Virgin Galactic, has achieved space-age travel that looks set to scale new heights.

At a swanky reception in the space-themed lobby of the Museum of Natural History, Branson was clearly thrilled at his empire’s latest interstellar adventures. He beamed fromear-to-ear as high-tech video clips captured Virgin Galactic’s multi-billion-dollar spacecraft taking off, gaining altitude, and then dropping its middle hull section to magicallytransform into a spaceship before our eyes. To pumping high-octane rock anthems, Branson looked visibly moved as he watched his ship journey out of Earth’s atmosphere. Later,he suggested that the estimated launch date of his much-publicized inaugural passenger service, could run as early as spring 2019. Branson’s project has been hit by a series ofdelays - yet he remains typically upbeat about Virgin Galactic’s vision of transportation. What next? I guess we’ll have to watch this space.

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<p>In a breakthrough which looks set to propel the future of transit into exciting realms, Sir Richard Branson has revealed that his biggest, boldest project to date, Virgin Galactic, has achieved space-age travel that looks set to scale new heights.</p>
<p>At a swanky reception in the space-themed lobby of the Museum of Natural History, Branson was clearly thrilled at his empire&rsquo;s latest interstellar adventures. He beamed fromear-to-ear as high-tech video clips captured Virgin Galactic&rsquo;s multi-billion-dollar spacecraft taking off, gaining altitude, and then dropping its middle hull section to magicallytransform into a spaceship before our eyes. To pumping high-octane rock anthems, Branson looked visibly moved as he watched his ship journey out of Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. Later,he suggested that the estimated launch date of his much-publicized inaugural passenger service, could run as early as spring 2019. Branson&rsquo;s project has been hit by a series ofdelays - yet he remains typically upbeat about Virgin Galactic&rsquo;s vision of transportation. What next? I guess we&rsquo;ll have to watch this space.</p>

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