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A Place In The Sun

From Costa Rican exclusivity to Mediterranean hideaways, and to some fascinating opportunities in the Caribbean – warmer climes offer a host of real-estate options

Casa de la Palma, Costa Rica
Cerulean Villa, Anguilla Photo: Christie's International Real Estate
Castle St. Croix, US Virgin Islands Photo: Christie's International Real Estate
Rural manor house, Mallorca Photo: Chesterton International
Èze Villa and Estate, Côte d’Azur Photo: Chestertons International
Cove Spring House, Barbados Photo: Chestertons Barbados
Villa Ker, St Barts Photo: Christie's Real Estate
Estate in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro Photo: Christie's Real Estate

Casa de la Palma, Costa Rica. The prime spot in the exclusive Four Seasons Private Residences Prieta Bay enclave on Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo, Casa de la Palma is the only five-bedroom estate home among the 20 residences. With spectacular ocean views, outdoor showers, an infinity pool, a media room and library, it also benefits from exclusive access to the renowned facilities of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, accessible via a hidden pathway. Available through


Cerulean Villa, Anguilla. Once commanding 250,000 USD-per-week rentals, this magnificent oceanfront property, sited on Barnes Bay, features indoor-outdoor living spaces shaped by renowned New York designer Scott Salvator, high-tech amenities and at its heart a 15m infinity pool – all a short boat ride from the shopping and nightlife of St. Maarten. Available through


Castle St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean, this mountaintop estate offers 360-degree views along with the six-bedroom castle, built in the late 1980s by a Bulgarian countess. The 41ha of land encompass the mountainside down to a private pier for arrivals by sea. Available through


Rural Manor House, Mallorca. At the northern tip of the beautiful Balearic island, this magnificent manor and its surrounds ooze elegance. A five-bedroom main house, plus guesthouse that sleeps three and a three-bedroom house for staff, give ample space for larger groups. Stone floors and oak characterise the buildings, while other amenities include a swimming pool, tennis court and chapel. Available through


Èze Villa and Estate, Côte d’Azur. A resplendent 600sq m villa is just the start of the amenities of this 5ha property situated amid gorgeous scenery in the Côte d’Azur town of Èze. A football pitch, open-air theatre, skateboard track, tennis court and helipad all feature, while a separate guest house provides accommodation to ensure plenty of people can stay around to enjoy them. Available through


Cove Spring House, Barbados. A ten-bedroom, ten-bathroom mansion with a storied celebrity past, Cove Spring House makes the most of its beautiful setting on the island’s platinum coast with a design for outside living that encompasses wide verandas, expansive patios and a waterfall Jacuzzi spa. Available through


Villa Ker, St. Barths. With stunning views over Gouverneur Bay across to St. Kitts & Nevis, yet discreetly hidden amid the verdant hills of St. Barths, the colonial-styled villa of this beautiful development also boasts its own sauna and fitness rooms. Available through


Estate in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro. With two private beaches and land spanning 170 hectares, all set within a gated community on the edge of a rainforest, the crown jewel of this exceptional estate is an 11-bedroom Jorge Elias-designed main residence. Available through

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