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Harlequin Investments is offering off-plan units in 5-Star properties throughout the Caribbean. Currently available properties are located in: …

Harlequin Investments is offering off-plan units in 5-Star properties throughout the Caribbean. Currently available properties are located in:

Brazil

Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

Saint Lucia

Barbados

Jamiaca

Dominican Republic

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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3. Why a Caribbean Investment Property
    • In this economic climate, where do investors put their money to bring a return?
      • The banks?
      • The stock market?
      • The UK property market?
      • The European property market?
    • What is Investment Property?
      • Property that is purchased to bring a return, not to be lived in
      • Returns come from capital appreciation and rental income
      • Investment property makes your money work for you - it is somewhere safe to put your money and see it grow
  • 4. Why the Caribbean
    • Already a major holiday destination with tourist numbers increasing year-on-year
    • Year round holiday destination because of its beauty and tropical climate - avg temperature of 28°C and 9 hours of daily sunshine
    • Easily accessible - direct flights from the UK & Europe, US, Canada
    • Huge demand for hotel accommodation
    • Occupancy Caribbean avg 85% v. world avg 61% v. Oasis avg 96.8%
    • Few 5 Star hotels
    • Expansion of tourism is a key objective for island Governments which offer financial and tax incentives for developers and property investors
    • Caribbean has not been affected by recession in the last 45 years
    • High net worth individuals visit the Caribbean
    • Property market has experienced high growth of 12 - 15% per annum for the last 10 years and prices are expected to continue to appreciate indefinitely
    • Harlequin has selected Caribbean locations with stable, economic markets
    • Harlequin’s resorts are on islands with limited land for building so land is at a premium; the value of land purchased has already increased year-on-year
  • 5. Excellent long and short term returns on investment Capital Appreciation
    • The key to capital appreciation is location – Harlequin’s resorts are in locations where the property market is experiencing high capital growth which is likely to continue indefinitely e.g.
        • St Vincent - property prices are much lower than neighbouring islands e.g. a fifth of the price of Barbados
        • St Lucia - property prices are increasing with its popularity as a tourist destination; prices are still much lower than Barbados
    • Properties are sold off plan at up to 50% below market value with several price rises during construction. Early investors pay less than the property’s value at completion. The earlier the investment is made the higher the capital appreciation giving a higher share in the capital growth
  • 6. Excellent long and short term returns on investment Annual Rental Income
    • Rental income comes from the property being rented out by the hotel management company - investors will receive 50% net room rate share ongoing*
    • Harlequin select the best locations, design, amenities, management and marketing to bring the best possible rental rates
    • Resorts are in locations which are proven to be attractive to tourists and where there is demand for hotel accommodation either with an established tourist industry or a new location that is experiencing inward investment in its infrastructure to support tourism.
    • *Investors will receive a two year rental guarantee of 10% of the original purchase price paid from completion i.e. If the original purchase price of your property is £200,000 you will receive £20,000 each year for 2 years
  • 7. How to Finance an Investment Property from Harlequin Hotels & Resorts
    • 100% finance* is available which means investors only need to pay the £1,000 reservation fee and nothing else until completion. Investors raise a loan to fund the 30% deposit and Harlequin Hotels & Resorts pay the monthly repayments on the loan until completion. Upon completion these payments will be added to the outstanding amount already owed.
    • Properties are suitable for a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)
    • *Subject to Status. Terms & conditions apply.
  • 8. Our Vision
    • To create an investment that is easy to sell, easy to buy and easy to own
  • 9. Business Concept
    • The key to high capital appreciation and excellent long term rental income is location - Harlequin have selected locations with stable, economic markets, where there is limited land available for building so land is at a premium, where the property market is experiencing high capital growth which is likely to continue indefinitely and which are proven to be attractive to tourists and where there is demand for hotel accommodation either with an established tourist industry or a new location that is experiencing inward investment in its infrastructure to support tourism
    • Land is purchased outright without a loan
    • Properties are sold off plan to fund the construction
    • Hotel management company will manage and maintain the resort and market it to deliver the highest possible occupancy ensuring an excellent return for investors - rental market is UK, rest of Europe, US and Canada
    • Well-known brands and celebrities signed to help design and deliver the world class amenities in the resorts
    • Excellent finance options
    • Exit strategy - Harlequin will help investors sell their property at any time from exchange of contracts. Upon completion each resort will have a dedicated sales office.
  • 10. What Harlequin’s Resorts will include
    • All resorts will include 5 star amenities:
      • The Island Sanctuary Spa
      • Harlequin Sports Academy including the Pat Cash Tennis Academy, Football Academy, Cricket Academy
      • Harlequin Fitness Centre
      • Shopping Piazza with designer boutiques and beachwear
      • Restaurants and bars which offer a choice of cuisine, ranging from fine dining to casual eating, including Trader Vic’s
      • Kid’s Club and Teen Club
      • Several swimming pools with concierge service for drinks and snacks
    • Some resorts will also feature a Gary Player Signature Golf Course, Marina, Equestrian Centre, Water Park, Conference Facilities, Casino, Entertainment Venue, Diving & Watersports Centre
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  • 13. The Harlequin Sports Academy
    • The Harlequin Sports Academy provides coaching for football, baseball, cricket and tennis for all ability levels and ages and includes a Fitness Centre comprising a full range of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment.
    • Football coaching is overseen by a team of fully qualified FIFA coaches and courses are designed to be interactive, challenging and fun for all ability levels aged 5 and above. The football facilities are also available for teams to undertake intensive pre-season training.
    • Cricket coaching is designed to encourage players of all levels of experience to learn game skills in a fun environment and have confidence in their own ability, with the opportunity to participate in matches with local teams.
    • The Pat Cash Tennis Academy will provide unique training and coaching programmes including video analysis for tennis players of all ages, standards and abilities. Players have the opportunity to participate in social play in preparation for the weekly club tournaments which are open to both juniors and adults. Pat will also hold coaching clinics at each of the resorts and play in exhibition matches.
  • 14. The Island Sanctuary
    • The Island Sanctuary is a private island made of soft, white sand surrounded by water and hidden from the outside world by a living boundary of lush, tropical greenery, home to a world class spa and luxurious spa villas.
    • Guests at The Island Sanctuary will enjoy:
      • Private access to The Island Sanctuary Spa
      • Opportunity to have spa treatments within their villa
      • Private restaurant
      • Opportunity to dine within their villa
      • Transfer by chauffeured limousine to and from the airport or by seaplane to Buccament Bay Beach Resort
      • Superb standard of service including a dedicated butler
  • 15. The Island Sanctuary
    • Each villa has its own private grounds providing complete seclusion. The glass walls of the villa slide back to provide an extended living area opening directly onto an outdoor terrace with a jacuzzi, an infinity-edge swimming pool with covered sala for relaxation and massage and parabolic speakers linked to the entertainment system. Offering elegant and spacious accommodation the interior combines oriental simplicity and contemporary luxury:
      • Air conditioning
      • State-of-the-art media centre with interactive entertainment system, flat screen TV, internet access and stereo
      • Large, sumptuous beds with crisp white bed linen
      • Luxuriously-appointed shower room with multi-spray shower and outdoor rain-shower
      • Private bar
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  • 17. Why Invest with Harlequin Hotels & Resorts
    • Harlequin select the best locations, design, management and packaging to bring the best possible rental rates including reputable brands to help design and deliver the amenities in the resorts
    • Independent feasibility studies carried out for each location
    • Contracts created by DLA Piper, one of the 5 top UK law firms
    • Local Government support unequivocally in each of the locations
    • Land is purchased outright without a loan
    • Value of land purchased has already increased year-on-year i.e. Buccament Bay was valued at £50 Million in July 2007, in January 2008 it was valued at £100 Million and at completion is estimated to be valued at £250 Million
    • Rental market UK, rest of Europe, US and Canada
    • Excellent finance options available
    • Harlequin will act as agent to sell investors’ property at any time from exchange of contracts
  • 18. Our Partners
    • Oasis Hotels & Resorts
    • World class hotel company Oasis Hotels & Resorts will manage Harlequin’s resorts
    • Trader Vic’s
    • Trader Vic's legendary cocktail bars and restaurants will be located at each of Harlequin’s resorts
    • Gary Player
    • Gary Player Design and Player Real Estate will create a Gary Player Signature Golf Course and stunning 170 room golf hotel and luxurious villas at The Marquis Estate in St Lucia
    • Pat Cash
    • Each of Harlequin’s resorts will include a Pat Cash Tennis Academy
  • 19. Oasis Hotels & Resorts
    • Oasis Hotels & Resorts have 42 hotels in Spain, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. With several 5 star hotels in the Caribbean already under their management they are confident in providing the highest standards of quality, style and comfort for guests at Harlequin’s resorts. The resorts will also benefit from the efficiency of their global booking system and established online presence and relationships with major tour operators which will ensure maximum occupancy throughout the year.
    • Oasis Hotels & Resorts are part of the Globalia Corporation, the leading travel and leisure conglomerate in Spain. Globalia also includes the airline Air Europa and travel companies Halcon Viajes, Viajes Ecuador and Travelplan.
    • Air Europa has been operating for 17 years and is Spain's second largest airline, transporting over 10 million passengers in 2007. Its fleet of 42 aircraft serve destinations throughout Europe, South America, the Caribbean, North America and Northern Africa.
    • This relationship provides Harlequin with the advantages of a global network to ensure that its resorts will have maximum occupancy and accessibility.
  • 20. Trader Vic’s
    • Trader Vic's legendary cocktail bars and restaurants will be uniquely styled incorporating the tropical flavours and latin-infused ambience synonymous with Trader Vic's.
    • The original Trader Vic's was founded in 1934 by Victor Bergeron in Oakland, inspired by the places he visited on his travels.
    • Today his collection of sophisticated and exotic bars and restaurants are situated in some of the world's most glamorous places, providing guests with a mouth-watering selection of international cuisine and exquisitely mixed cocktails to enjoy in exotic surroundings.
  • 21. Gary Player
    • Gary Player Design has designed over 300 golf courses worldwide and is delighted to be working with Harlequin Hotels & Resorts to create a Gary Player Signature Golf Course at The Marquis Estate in St Lucia. The course is being designed to be challenging for both amateurs and professionals and will make use of the spectacular views to create a golfer’s paradise and provide players with an unforgettable golfing experience.
    • Player Real Estate is working with Harlequin Hotels & Resorts to create a stunning 170 room golf hotel and luxurious, secluded villas interspersed throughout the golf course at The Marquis Estate.
    • Gary Player is the most successful international golfer of all time. He is one of only five players to win all four major championships, a career Grand Slam, and his nine major championship victories and 163 worldwide victories during his 50 year career have earned him a special place amongst the golfing elite. The Gary Player Brand is renowned for its quality, integrity, honour and character both in golf and business and will add tremendous value to the properties within this resort.
  • 22. Pat Cash
    • World Champion Pat Cash was ranked the top junior player in the world in 1981 and in 1982 he won the junior titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open. He turned professional in 1982 and won his first top level single that year in Melbourne. In 1983 Cash became the youngest player to play in a Davis Cup final. The crowning moment of his career came at Wimbledon in 1987 when he defeated World No. 1, Ivan Lendl, in the final to become the Wimbledon Champion. He is a five times Grand Slam Finalist, winner of the Davis Cup twice and a respected world-wide television commentator.
    • The Academy will provide unique training and coaching programmes, including video analysis, developed from Pat's many years of learning during his playing career, his analytical approach and most recently the application of his knowledge in coaching on the professional tour. Players of all abilities will be given encouragement and training to develop the skills necessary to enjoy the game at the level they wish to play. Pat will also hold coaching clinics at each of the resorts and play in exhibition matches.
  • 23. Key Selling Points
    • Fully furnished, freehold investment properties at luxury 5 Star spa resorts in locations where the property market is experiencing high capital growth which is likely to continue indefinitely and which are proven to be attractive to tourists and where there is demand for hotel accommodation
    • Properties sold off plan at up to 50% below market value
    • 100% finance* is available - £1,000 reservation fee and nothing else to pay until completion. Harlequin pays the monthly payment on the 30% deposit
    • 70% guaranteed mortgage from completion
    • Two year 10% rental guarantee followed by 50% net room rate share i.e. if the original purchase price of your property is £200,000 you will receive £20,000 each year for 2 years
    • 30 days free use per year
    • Properties are within a resort which is managed and maintained to the highest standard by a world class hotel management company and marketed to deliver the highest possible occupancy ensuring an excellent return for investors
    • *Subject to Status. Terms & conditions apply.
  • 24. St Vincent & The Grenadines – Key Facts
    • Population 110,000
    • Capital Kingstown
    • Area 344 sq km/133 sq miles
    • 29 km/18 miles long 18 km/11 miles wide
    • Geography St Vincent is a volcanic island. The northern third of the island is mountainous (parts of this area are accessible only by boat). The highest point is La Soufriere volcano - 1,234 metres. Most of the island’s population lives near the southern coast. 5 administrative parishes -Charlotte, St Andrew, St David, St George, St Patrick
    • Time zone GMT -4
    • Language Official language is English
    • Currency Eastern Caribbean dollar (fixed to the US dollar); US dollars are widely accepted
    • Airport Local airport, E T Joshua Airport, in Kingstown in the south of the island. An international airport is planned for 2011 +
    • Flight times 5 major gateways – 5 x flights daily from Barbados (30 mins) Grenada (30 mins) Martinique (45 mins) St Lucia (20 mins) Puerto Rico (21/4 hrs)
  • 25. St Vincent & The Grenadines – Key Facts
    • Climate Tropical climate with little seasonal temperature variation averaging 27 ° c; average daily sunshine 8 - 9 hours; seasonal rainfall between May and November
    • Location St Vincent is the largest and most populated of the 32 St Vincent & the Grenadines islands and cays. Part of the Windward Islands chain in the Southern Caribbean region lying100 miles west of Barbados
    • Coastline The island has a total of 84 km of coastline
    • Government St Vincent is an ex-British colony and has been an independent state in the Commonwealth since October 1979; Governor General - Sir Frederick Ballantyne; Prime Minister - Ralph Gonsalves
    • Economy St Vincent is emerging as a well-governed and regulated financial jurisdiction, the main activities being banking, trusts, insurance, mutual funds and the registration of International Business Companies
    • Tourism St Vincent is a new tourist destination. High season - January to May
  • 26. St Vincent & The Grenadines An Excellent Investment Opportunity
    • St Vincent is beautifully unspoilt and underdeveloped and has huge potential for growth, which has been acknowledged and is supported by the Government which is actively encouraging foreign investment and growth in the tourist industry.
    • The number of visitors arriving on the island has increased by 25.5% since 2002 and in 2007 increased by 16.5% year on year. Visitors are predominantly from the UK, USA and Canada. In 2006 total expenditure by tourists was $95.6 million. Currently there are only around 400 rooms available in hotels on the island, and no hotel above a 3 Star, so there is excellent rental potential for the Buccament Bay Beach Resort. The proposed International airport, which will be completed in 2011, will also encourage more visitors to the island.
    • Property prices are currently a quarter of those in Barbados so now is the perfect time for an early investment in this market as prices will rise when the resort opens as the island becomes more popular due to the increase in visitors.
  • 27. Buccament Bay Beach Resort
    • Situated on the southwest coast of St Vincent the resort is a 15 minute drive from the existing airport and 40 mins from the new airport which is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2011.
    • The wide bay enjoys the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea and is an ideal location for snorkelling and diving.
    • Built to the highest specification and offering state-of-the-art facilities it will be the first luxurious 5 Star family-oriented resort on St Vincent. The target audience is wealthy tourists who may currently stay at 4 & 5 Star hotels on other Caribbean islands.
    • Award-winning water gardens designer, Peter May, is designing, constructing and planting the ponds which are a key feature of the gardens.
    • One of the world's leading architects and designers of hotels, Lorenzo Bellini from Rome, Italy, is blending Italian style with contemporary Caribbean influences to create a stunning 5 Star resort that is modern yet reflects the warmth and charm of this wonderful Caribbean island.
    • The resort will open in Summer 2010.
  • 28. Buccament Bay Beach Resort – Properties Available
    • Studios & Apartments
    • Studio with balcony 45 sq m / 484 sq ft
    • Studio Suite with balcony 63.9 sq m / 687.8 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony 76.8 sq m / 826.7 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony 105.8 sq m / 1138.8 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with wrap balcony 124 sq m / 1334.7sq ft
    • 3 bedroom 2 bathroom penthouse suite with roof
    • terrace & jacuzzi 409.7 sq m / 4410 sq ft
    • Cabanas & Plantation Houses
    • Cabana 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & pool 79 sq m / 850 sq ft
    • Cabana Superior 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & pool 83.6 sq m / 900 sq ft
    • Cabana 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & pool 129 sq m / 1388 sq ft
    • Plantation house 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & pool 155.3 sq m / 1672 sq ft
    • Plantation house 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & pool 191.2 sq m / 2058 sq ft
    • Plantation house 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sun deck & pool 227.4 sq m / 2448 sq ft
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  • 30. Buccament Bay Beach Resort – Properties Available
    • Waters Edge
    • 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with balcony & jacuzzi
    • ground floor 191.8 sq m / 2065 sq ft
    • first floor 172.3 sq m / 1855 sq ft
    • second floor 211.4 sq m / 2275 sq ft
    • third floor 191.8 sq m / 2065 sq ft
    • 3 bedroom 3 bathroom penthouse suite with roof
    • terrace, jacuzzi & plunge pool 409.7 sq m / 4410 sq ft
    • The Island Sanctuary
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom spa villa with private grounds & infinity pool 325 sq m / 3500 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 2 bathroom spa villa with private grounds & infinity pool 464.5 sq m / 5000 sq ft
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  • 32. Other Resorts in St Vincent & the Grenadines
    • Nightly room rates in other resorts in St Vincent & the Grenadines during high season:
    • St Vincent
    • Petit Byahaut Resort (eco resort) US$390
    • Young Island Resort US$535-955
    • Canouan Island
    • Raffles Resort Canouan Island US$815- 1,420
    • Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club US$325- 610
    • Mustique
    • Cotton House Hotel US$816 – 1,340
    • Firefly Hotel US$850 – 1,050
    • Mayreau
    • Salt Whistle Bay Club Hotel US$480
    • Palm Island
    • Palm Island Resort US$815 – 1,040
    • Petit St Vincent
    • Petit St Vincent Resort US$960
  • 33. Barbados – Key Facts
    • Population 280,000
    • Capital Bridgetown (other important towns – Holetown, Oistins, Speightstown)
    • Area 430 sq km/166 sq miles
    • 34 km/21 miles long 23 km/14 miles wide
    • Geography Barbados is predominantly composed of limestone-coral, created less than one million years ago by the collision of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates formed the base for an accumulation of 300 ft of coral. It is primarily low-lying, rising gently to the central highland region; the highest point is Mount Hillaby in the Scotland district - 340metres. The island has 11 administrative parishes - Christchurch, St Andrew, St George, St James, St John, St Joseph, St Lucy, St Michael, St Peter, St Philip, St Thomas
    • Time zone GMT -4
    • Language Official language is English; the local dialect is Bajan English
    • Currency Barbados dollar (fixed to the US dollar); US dollars are widely accepted
    • Airport There is one major airport – Sir Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA)
    • Flight times 8.5 hours from London - BA & Virgin fly daily; 3.5 hours from Miami and 5 hours from New York – American Airlines fly daily
  • 34. Barbados – Key Facts
    • Climate Tropical climate with little seasonal temperature variation averaging 27 ° c; average daily sunshine is 8 – 9 hours; seasonal rainfall between June and October
    • Location Barbados is the most easterly Caribbean Islands and part of the Lesser Antilles. Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea
    • Coastline The island has 62 miles of coastline with white, finely ground coral beaches
    • Government Barbados is an ex-British colony and has been an independent state in the Commonwealth since November 1966; Governor General – Sir Clifford Husbands; Prime Minister – David Thompson
    • Economy Barbados is one of the most developed countries in the Caribbean with a market based economy and capital growth of 12%. The island is highly rated for the quality of its educational, social and healthcare services ranking in the top 30/31 countries in the Human Development Index. Its economy is driven by business and financial services, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. Large corporates are investing in Barbados e.g. PWC, KPMG, Barclays
    • Tourism Barbados is one of the most established tourist markets in the world. It has been a tourist destination since the early 40’s and has experienced a boom since the 60’s. It was one of Concord’s most profitable routes with daily flights in the winter months. High season – mid Oct to mid March
  • 35. Barbados – An Excellent Investment Opportunity
    • Barbados is already one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world with a well-established tourist industry and a huge demand for hotel accommodation all year round. The total number of visitors has increased by 13% since 2002 at an average rate of 3.13% per year during this period, with visitors predominantly from the UK (37.6%), USA (23.2%) and Canada. In 2006 the total expenditure by tourists was $763.2 mn averaging $127.48 per day per tourist.
    • There is an established property market and prices are still rising due to near saturation as there is a limited stock of property available for sale and limited land available to build on. With capital growth expected to be consistent at +15% per annum for the next four years bringing a high return on investment it is still an attractive prospect for overseas property investors. Peter De Savory, quoted on www.Propertyweek.com, 4th April 2008: “You can buy first class new land for $700 to $1,200/sq ft. In Barbados it’s around $2,500.”
    • The Bajan Government sees the tourist industry as the main catalyst for economic development and has created the Tourism Development Act which offers incentives to expand the tourism and hospitality sector. It includes provision for investors in tourism projects to benefit from write off of capital expenditure and 150% of interest. There is also exemption from import duty, value added tax and environmental levies in respect of furniture, fixtures and equipment as well as building materials, supplies and equity financing.
    • Business Week 2008 quotes Stuart Layne BTA President and CEO "The bottom line is that the only sustainable option for tourism on a small island state like Barbados is to offer quality over quantity and to offer it all year round" and he predicts that eventually demand will outstrip supply. "If we accomplish what we are trying to do, there may very well be a waiting list to get on the island."
  • 36. The Merricks Beach Resort – Properties Available
    • Studios & Apartments
    • Studio Suite with balcony 63.9 sq m / 687.8 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony 76.8 sq m / 826.7 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony 105.8 sq m / 1138.8 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with wrap balcony 124 sq m / 1334.7sq ft
    • 3 bedroom 2 bathroom penthouse suite with roof
    • terrace & jacuzzi 409.7 sq m / 4410 sq ft
    • Cabanas & Plantation Houses
    • Cabana 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & pool 79 sq m / 850 sq ft
    • Cabana superior 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & pool 83.6 sq m / 900 sq ft
    • Cabana 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & pool 129 sq m / 1388 sq ft
    • Plantation house 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & pool 155.3 sq m / 1672 sq ft
    • Plantation house 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & pool 191.2 sq m / 2058 sq ft
    • Plantation house 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sun deck & pool 227.4 sq m / 2448 sq ft
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  • 39. The Merricks Beach Resort – Properties Available
    • Palmetto Bay
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom ocean suite with balcony 42.7 sq m / 460 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom garden suite with balcony 42.7 sq m / 460 sq ft
    • The Island Sanctuary
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom spa villa with private grounds & infinity pool 325 sq m / 3500 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 2 bathroom spa villa with private grounds & infinity pool 464.5 sq m / 5000 sq ft
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  • 41. The Merricks Beach Resort
    • The luxury 5 star Merricks Beach Resort is situated in a stunning cliff top position in the south east of Barbados on the ruggedly beautiful Atlantic coast and enjoys spectacular panoramas forged over millions of years by the powerful Atlantic Ocean's winds and waves. Located in the parish of St Philip, 4km north of The Crane and next to Sam Lord’s Castle it is just 20 minutes from the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport.
    • The Merricks Beach Resort will become one of Barbados’s most luxurious, family-orientated 5 star resorts and will offer state-of-the-art accommodation and amenities including a world class spa. There is currently a shortage of this level of accommodation on the island.
    • It will be managed and maintained to the highest standard by world-class hotel company OASIS HOTELS & RESORTS. They are confident in providing the highest standards of quality, style and comfort for guests. The resort will also benefit from the efficiency of their global booking system and established online presence which will ensure maximum occupancy throughout the year.
    • Several Environmental Impact Analysis projects are currently in progress to facilitate our application for planning approval. We already have the report and recommendations from a 3 month coastal study and proposal for creating a breakwater for the beach at Palmetto Bay to make a safe area for bathing.
    • We expect to receive full planning permission by Summer 2009 and to complete the resort by Christmas 2012
  • 42. Other Resorts in Barbados
    • Nightly room rates in other resorts in Barbados during high season:
    • West Coast
    • Cobblers Cove US$730-2,450
    • Colony Club US$705-942
    • Coral Reef Club US$420-710
    • Fairmont Royal Pavilion (5 Star) US$1,097
    • The House US$894-1,447
    • Little Good Harbour US$391-690
    • Royal Westmoreland Golf & Villa Resort US$325-1,120
    • Sandpiper US$700-2,300
    • Sandy Lane US$1,300-4,900
    • St James Apartments US$330-510
    • Treasure Beach US$780-1,800
    • East Coast
    • Bottom Bay House US$875
    • The Crane US$350-1,200
  • 43. Dominican Republic – Key Facts
    • Population 9.2 million
    • Capital Santo Domingo (second largest city is Santiago de los Caballeros)
    • Area 48,730 sq km / 30,279 sq miles; 380 km / 235 miles long, 265 km /165 miles wide
    • Geography The Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean. It is divided into 6 regions – North Coast, South Central, Central, East Coast, North East Coast & South West Coast, with 31 provinces and one National District. Its terrain is mostly rugged highlands with towering peaks plunging down into lush valleys; the highest point is Pico Duarte – 3,175metres. The country has 1,288 km of coastline of which 300 km is golden sandy beaches
    • Time zone GMT -4.
    • Language Official language is Spanish; 1 million people are also fluent in Haitian Creole
    • Currency Dominican Peso
    • Airport There are 10 international airports in the Dominican Republic. Just 20 minutes from the Two Rivers Beach Resort is the Gregorio Luperon International Airport at Puerto Plata
    • Flight times 9.25 hours from London via Miami; 2 hours from Miami; 3.5 hours from New York. BA operates from London via Miami (American Airlines)
  • 44. Dominican Republic – Key Facts
    • Climate Tropical climate with little seasonal temperature variation averaging 28°c; average daily sunshine is 9 hours; seasonal rainfall between May and November
    • Location The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island called Hispaniola; the remaining third of the island to the west is the Republic of Haiti. Hispaniola is the second largest of the Greater Antilles islands, and lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
    • Coastline 1,288 km of coastline; 300 km of golden sandy beaches
    • Government Presidential Republic – the president is both the chief of state and head of Government
    • President - Leonel Fernandez
    • Economy Economic reforms launched in late 1994 contributed to exchange rate stabilisation and reduced inflation. The president instituted austerity measures to rescue the country from economic crisis, andin the first half of 2006 the economy grew 11.7%
    • Tourism In 2004, the Dominican Republic welcomed 3.5 million tourists (29% of the Caribbean total) who spent in excess of US$ 3.4 billion (5% more than in 2003). Tourism accounted for 24% of GDP High season – December to April
  • 45. Dominican Republic An Excellent Investment Opportunity
    • The Dominican Republic is a major tourist destination for sunseekers and thrill-seekers alike. There is a huge demand for hotel accommodation as it is increasing in popularity as a tourist destination. The total number of visitors increased by 43% between 2002 and 2007. In the period January to June 2008 stopover arrivals were up by 5.2%, with visitors predominantly from Europe (32.3%), the USA (27.9%) and Canada (19.9%). The Dominican Republic had the largest number of visitors of any Caribbean Island. In 2006 the total expenditure by visitors was $3180.4 million.
    • There are currently very few true 5 Star resorts in the Dominican Republic.
    • The Dominican Republic is a safe investment with opportunity for profit because:
      • it is far from fully-developed
      • property prices are already seeing huge growth
    • In 2007 Foreign Direct Investment in the Dominican Republic increased in total by 16.3% including an increase in Real Estate by 120% and in tourism by 58.1%.
    • The Government has introduced a number of incentives to increase the pace and progress of development in the tourist industry. These include:
      • hotel facilities, resorts and/or hotel complexes;
      • construction and/or operation of tourist infrastructures, such as aquariums, restaurants, golf courses, sports facilities, and any other that may qualify as a tourist activity
  • 46. Two Rivers Beach Resort
    • Situated on the stunning Amber Coast of the Dominican Republic next to the renowned Playa Dorada Golf Club the resort is just 20 minutes from the Gregorio Luperon International Airport at Puerto Plata.
    • The Two Rivers Beach Resort is destined to become one of the Dominican Republic’s most luxurious, family-orientated 5 star resorts offering state-of-the-art facilities including a world class spa and is ideal for tourists who are seeking a holiday that combines relaxation with the option for plenty of excursions and activities.
    • The resort will open in Summer 2011.
    • The Trader Vic’s bar & restaurant will open in Summer 2009.
  • 47. Two Rivers Beach Resort – Properties Available
    • Studios & Apartments
    • Studio with balcony 45 sq m / 484 sq ft
    • Studio Suite with balcony 63.9 sq m / 687.8 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony 76.8 sq m / 826.7 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony 105.8 sq m / 1138.8 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with wrap balcony 124 sq m / 1334.7sq ft
    • 3 bedroom 2 bathroom penthouse suite with roof
    • terrace & jacuzzi 409.7 sq m / 4410 sq ft
    • Villas
    • Bali Villa 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 137.5 sq m / 1480 sq ft
    • Bali Villa 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 137.5 sq m / 1480 sq ft
    • Bali Villa 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 165 sq m / 1776 sq ft
    • Bali Villa 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 165 sq m / 1776 sq ft
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  • 49. Two Rivers Beach Resort – Properties Available
    • Villas cont
    • Penang villa 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 235 sq m / 2530 sq ft
    • Penang villa 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 285 sq m / 3068 sq ft
    • Thai villa 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sundeck, jacuzzi & pool 350 sq m /3767 sq ft
    • Thai villa 5 bedroom 5 bathroom with sundeck, jacuzzi & pool 400 sq m / 4306 sq ft
    • Thai villa 6 bedroom 6 bathroom with sundeck, jacuzzi & pool 450 sq m / 4844 sq ft
    • The Island Sanctuary
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom spa villa with private grounds & infinity pool 325 sq m / 3500 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 2 bathroom spa villa with private grounds & infinity pool 464.5 sq m / 5000 sq ft
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  • 51. Las Canas Beach Resort
    • Las Canas will be a luxury 5 Star resort situated on the Dominican Republic’s north coast along a white sand beach bordered by lush, tropical forest of coconut palms, mahogany, cedar, wild olive and muskwood trees. Thatched water bungalows will be positioned just offshore and beautiful villas will lie along the riverside and beachfront enjoying the stunning panoramas offered by this idyllic location. The golf course will be interspersed with villas affording vistas over the greens and fairways to the magnificent landscape beyond.
    • Built to the highest specification the resort will offer world class facilities including a signature golf course, The Island Sanctuary Spa and sports academy.
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  • 53. Las Canas Beach Resort – Properties Available
    • Studios & Apartments
    • Studio with balcony 45 sq m / 484 sq ft
    • Studio Suite with balcony 63.9 sq m / 687.8 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony 76.8 sq m / 826.7 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony 105.8 sq m / 1138.8 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with wrap balcony 124 sq m / 1334.7sq ft
    • 3 bedroom 2 bathroom penthouse suite with roof
    • terrace & jacuzzi 409.7 sq m / 4410 sq ft
    • Cabanas & Plantation House
    • Cabana 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & pool 79 sq m / 850 sq ft
    • Cabana superior 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & pool 83.6 sq m /
    • Cabana 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & pool 129 sq m / 1388 sq ft
    • Plantation house 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & pool 155.3 sq m / 1672 sq ft
    • Plantation house 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & pool 191.2 sq m
    • Plantation house 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sun deck & pool 227.4 sq m
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  • 55. Las Canas Beach Resort – Properties Available
    • Villas
    • Bali Villa 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 137.5 sq m / 1480 sq ft
    • Bali Villa 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 137.5 sq m / 1480 sq ft
    • Bali Villa 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 165 sq m / 1776 sq ft
    • Bali Garden Villa 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 165 sq m / 1776 sq ft
    • Penang villa 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 235 sq m / 2530 sq ft
    • Penang villa 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sun deck & jacuzzi 285 sq m / 3068 sq ft
    • Water Bungalow
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & plunge pool 139.4 sq m / 1500 sq ft
    • River Bungalow
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & plunge pool 139.4 sq m / 1500 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & plunge pool 167.2 sq m / 1800 sq ft
    • The Island Sanctuary
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom spa villa with private grounds & infinity pool 325 sq m / 3500 sq ft
    • 2 bedroom 2 bathroom spa villa with private grounds & infinity pool 464.5 sq m / 5000 sq ft
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  • 57. St Lucia – Key Facts
    • Population 170,650
    • Capital Castries
    • Area 616 sq km / 238 sq mi; 43 km / 27 mi long 23 km / 14 mi wide
    • Geography A volcanic island with 158 km of coastline, dominated by high peaks and rain forests. The highest peak is Mount Gimie – 958m. Famous for the twin peaks on the southwestern coast - Gros Piton and Petit Piton. The island is divided into 11 quarters - Anse la Raye, Canaries, Castries, Choiseul, Dennery, Forest, Gros Islet, Laborie, Micoud, Soufriere, Vieux Fort. The island has 5 administrative parishes – Charlotte, St Andrew, St David, St George, St Patrick
    • Time zone GMT -4
    • Language Official language is English; the local dialect is French Patois
    • Currency Eastern Caribbean dollar EC$ (fixed to the US$); US$ are widely accepted
    • Airport Local airport George F.L. Charles Airport in Castries Hewanorra International Airport located on the southern tip of the island
    • Flight times 8 hours 45 minutes from London - BA and Virgin fly from Gatwick; Virgin fly from Manchester; 4 hours from New York - American Airlines
  • 58. St Lucia – Key Facts
    • Climate Tropical climate with little seasonal temperature variation - average temperature 27°c; average daily sunshine 8 - 9 hours; seasonal rainfall - June to December
    • Location St Lucia is the second largest of the Windward Islands and part of the Lesser Antilles, with the Caribbean Sea on the west coast and the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast
    • Government St Lucia is an ex-British colony and has been an independent state in the Commonwealth since February 1979; Governor General - Pearlette Louisy; Prime Minister - Stephenson King
    • Economy In 2005 GDP grew by 5.1%. Tourism and banana production are the main sources of income for St Lucia; the tourist industry is the biggest employer. The World Bank has recently placed St Lucia in the top 30 countries in the world to invest making St Lucia the only Caricom country to make the top 30
    • Tourism St Lucia is considered to be the most romantic destination in the Caribbean and attracts a large number of visitors each year. In 2005 tourist visitors totalled over 700,000 mainly from the US and UK and tourism accounted for more than 48% of St Lucia’s GDP. High season – mid Dec to mid April
  • 59. St Lucia – An Excellent Investment Opportunity
    • St Lucia is an increasingly popular holiday destination that is also one of the most accessible. In 2007 hotel occupancy was 69.7% meaning that there is excellent rental potential for properties. The total number of visitors increased by 19.4% between 2002 and 2007. In the period January to June 2008 stopover arrivals were up by 9.1%, with visitors predominantly from the USA (40%) and Europe (32.3%) and Canada (10.2%). Visitors from Canada were up by 46.9% year on year. In 2007 the total expenditure by visitors was $808.3 million.
    • The St. Lucian Government sees expansion of tourism as a key objective and has allocated an extra 148% funding to the tourism industry between 2004 and 2008, with an average increase of 27.7% per year. The allocation for the tourism sector in 2008/9 was $53.6 million. St Lucia has been granted 'Approved Travel Destination Status' (ADS) by the Chinese Government and is currently developing strategic alliances with airlines and travel agents to bring. Chinese tourists to the island.
    • Several new signature golf courses are being constructed which will make St Lucia a major golf destination and boost tourism. From 2009 Virgin Atlantic will increase its non-stop flights from the UK to a daily service.
    • The real estate sector in St Lucia is booming, in 2007 it grew by 7.6%. Property prices are still more reasonable than on other islands in the Caribbean and are 40-50% lower than on Barbados. They have increased by around 40% per annum for the last 2 years, and are projected to continue to rise for the next 5 years. Land prices on the northern tip have doubled over the last three years and are expected to double again in the next two years.
    • As a volcanic island there is limited land suitable to build on so it will never be overdeveloped and will not have an oversupply of stock. The long term effect of this is that property prices will hold their value.
    • The World Bank has recently placed St Lucia in the top 30 countries in the world to invest, making St Lucia the only Caribbean country to make the top 30, ahead of Barbados and Antigua. The property market is expanding with investors coming from Germany, America and Canada.
  • 60. The Marquis Estate
    • The Marquis Estate is situated on the stunning northeast coast of St Lucia just 25 minutes from the George F.L. Charles Airport in Castries. Originally the site of an 18th century sugar mill and more recently a banana plantation the estate occupies a breathtaking 500 acre site in a wide lush, tropical valley that sweeps down to one of the most beautiful beaches in St Lucia, the Marquis Bay.
    • The Marquis Estate is destined to be the finest luxury resort in the Caribbean and will include a Gary Player Signature Golf Course, a marina, world class spa, equestrian centre and water park.
  • 61. Marquis Estate - Properties Available
    • Cabanas & Villas
    • Marquis Villa semi detached 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with sun deck & pool
    • Marquis Villa semi detached 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & pool
    • Marquis Villa detached 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with sun deck & pool
    • Marquis Villa detached 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with sun deck & pool
    • Marquis Villa detached 4 bedroom 4 bathroom with sun deck & pool
    • Studios & Apartments
    • Hotel Suite with balcony
    • 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with balcony
    • 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with wrap balcony
  • 62. Example of 100% Finance
    • 1st floor Studio Apartment at Las Canas Beach Resort - Completion 2012
    • Purchase Price £100,000
    • Day 1 Reservation fee = £ 1,000
    • Day 45 30% deposit = £29,000
    • Stage Payments 25% on completion of the foundations = £25,000
    • 25% on completion of the shell = £25,000
    • 15% on completion of the finished works = £15,000
    • Final Payment 5% on legal completion = £ 5,000
  • 63. Example of 100% Finance
    • Funding the 30% deposit
    • The investor raises a loan to pay the 30% deposit and Harlequin will pay the monthly loan repayments until completion
    • e.g. an interest-only loan with an interest rate of 6% for 36 months.
    • Loan repayments approx £150 per month @ 6% = £150 x 36 months = £5,400
    • This amount will be added to the final account at completion.
  • 64. Example of 100% Finance
    • Funding the stage payments
    • Harlequin will pay the stage payments until completion.
    • The investor will be charged interest @ 8.75% = approx £5,000
    • This amount will be added to the final account at completion.
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    • Final account at completion:
    • purchase price + loan repayments + stage payment interest
    • £100,000 + £5,400 + £5,000
    • = £110,400
    • The original purchase price of the property is 40-50% below market value so market value at completion = £170,000
    • The investor is provided with a mortgage for 70% of the market value at completion = £119,000
    • The mortgage will more than cover the final account at completion.
    Example of 100% Finance
  • 66. Example of Rental Income
    • 1st floor Studio Apartment at Las Canas Beach Resort - Completion 2012
    • Purchase price = £100,000
    • Year 1 10% rental guarantee = £10,000
    • Year 2 10% rental guarantee = £10,000
    • Year 3 + 50% net room rate share
    • Based on 85% occupancy at room rate of £225 per night
    • Minus maintenance = £100
    • 310 nights (85%) x £100 = £31,000 p.a.
    • Approx yield = 31%
    • Net rental profit after mortgage approx = £21,000 p.a.
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    • Invest in your future
    • Invest in a piece of paradise