Buccament Bay is becoming the most talked about place in the Caribbean, a luxury five star resort with outstanding facilities which I got to experience myself. The new resort on the little island of St Vincent has exceptional facilities for the active traveller; these include a Liverpool FC Soccer School, a Pat Cash Tennis Academy, a performing arts centre with classes led by West End professionals, fitness centre and a spa. Scenes from one of my favourite movies, Pirates of the Caribbean were shot nearby.
I flew from London to Barbados, and then jumped on a 25 minute connecting flight to the beautiful volcanic island of St Vincent. Buccament Bay has a beautiful large white sandy beach; the white sand was imported from Guyana as the natural colour of most beaches here is black. Even though an artificial beach, it was stunning to look at and I was so happy to have arrived at this dream destination.
I checked myself into my luxury villa which was very elegant with a vast living room, walk in wardrobe, beautiful bathroom, plunge pool, free Wi-Fi throughout the whole resort, a slick coffee machine and a fridge full of complimentary drinks. As a bonus my villa was right on the beach, I really couldn’t ask for more! I decided to explore the resort and visited HQ, a deli which serves fresh smoothies, juices, Italian ice-cream, crepes, sandwiches, pastries and teas. Even though I’m very health conscious, I’m also a big believer in having things in moderation especially when you do lots of exercise and I couldn’t resist the ice-cream which was delicious. There were more flavours than days of the week and the caramel was divine.
That evening I watched the sunset go down whilst going for dinner at the Bay Beach Club which is à la carte dining. The restaurant is situated at the other end of the beach and they had a live band playing really good music. I was really impressed by the food which for an all-inclusive resort is beyond excellent; they had everything you could want and more on the menu. The fish and steak were very good and the chocolate soufflé was delicious, I don’t normally eat desert but I had to try this one!
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Approximately 50,000 British nationals now permanently reside in Portugal and
many more have chosen to buy a second home in the country. Portugal ranks among the top three countries chosen by us Brits, along with France and Spain.
Portugal is very safe and, in particular, safer than Britain. It has an exceptionally low crime rate: Lisbon was judged the safest capital in the EU in a survey by the UN and Gallup (London was judged the most dangerous).
The choice of landscapes is endless; from mountains and vineyards in the north to sandy beaches on the southern shores of the Algarve. For years this southern coast has been one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations and is the place of choice for most British second homes. However, the shores of the Atlantic, north of Lisbon on the 'Silver Coast', are now attracting an enormous amount of attention amongst buyers looking for more rural retreats away from the tourist hubs of the Algarve - at more realistic prices.
Portugal has many enchanting religious festivals, pilgrimages, carnivals and fairs. In fact, given Portuguese friendliness, you will find yourself part of these festivals as you are carried along by the warmth and enthusiasm of the crowds - sometimes literally!
Most people are also attracted by the relaxed and unstressed way of life in Portugal and the culinary delights are legendary... and affordable. Overall, there are countless reasons that have influenced people's decision to buy property in Portugal.
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Harlequin Hotels & Resorts specialises in creating first class hotels and resorts in
some of the best locations in the Caribbean. The essence of the Harlequin brand is that its hotels and resorts will redefine luxury in the Caribbean to create a world class destination experience offering something for everyone.
Harlequin Hotels & Resorts is creating luxury all-inclusive resorts in St Vincent & The Grenadines, Barbados, St Lucia and the Dominican Republic. The first resort, Buccament Bay Resort, opened in August 2010 on the island of St Vincent.
Its new brand, H Hotels, is a luxury boutique hotel collection and the first
hotel, H Barbados, is due to open in 2013 along with a H Hotel in St Lucia.
The resorts and hotels will provide accommodation that is being built and furnished
to the highest standards. Each resort will offer a unique range of amenities; the Harlequin Sports Academy will include a Liverpool Football Club Soccer School and Pat Cash Tennis Academy; a collection of new concept bars & restaurants will offer an eclectic array of food and dining experiences from around the world with a choice of cuisine ranging from fine dining to casual eating, as well as the legendary Trader Vic's; the Harlequin Performing Arts Academy; the Alaia Spa with treatments by ESPA; Indigo Dive & Water sports; the Marquis Estate in St Lucia will have a Gary Player Signature Golf Course in addition to the world’s first Gary Player Hotel as well as Player designed villas.
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New schemes allowing pension investors to invest in holiday properties via share ownership in companies that own the holiday lets have been described as “toxic”with some self-invested personal pension (Sipp) administrators refusing to allow these assets to be held.
Currently, investors are not permitted to hold direct investments in holiday lets or cottages within a Sipp, as these bricks-and-mortar assets are considered residential, rather than commercial property – and only commercial property is an authorised pension investment.
Holding these shares in Sipps enables investors to benefit from dividends and tax-free growth but many Sipp administrators remain nervous about these schemes – largely due to concerns that the underlying assets could be regarded by HM Revenue & Customs as residential property, and as such expose a Sipp to a large tax charge.
The current regulations state that no single shareholder in the company owning the holiday lets is allowed to hold 10 per cent or more of the share capital, or the voting rights, of the company this proves very difficult for the Sipp administrators to monitor and as such in many cases the administrators refuse to accept the shares into the Sipp but the ones that do are potentially putting the Sipp at risk if they don’t closely monitor the investment.
Another area the Sipp trustees have to consider is ensuring that the member remains detached from the asset, they should not gain any rights to stay at, or use, the holiday complex through having made that investment but a Sipp member is still able to book and stay at the resort on a normal commercial booking basis.
So the warning is if you flout the spirit of the rules then don’t be surprised if the Revenue at some point disallow your investment and you are faced with a large tax bill.
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Wedgwood Museum collection to be sold to pay for company pensions.
At the dawn of the industrial revolution in Britain one of the first global brands created was that of Wedgwood china. Founded in 1759 by potter Josiah Wedgwood, it set standards that others were unable to match. A set of Wedgwood china became the mark of distinction for any aristocratic home and, more importantly, any home of the rapidly emerging middle classes.
At the dawn of de-regulated capitalism, in the 1980's, Wedgwood was acquired by the Waterford crystal company. Not for the first time or the last in this era, the management cultures of the two companies were fatally mismatched, the company went bust in 2008.
At the dawn of the post-crash phase of bail-out capitalism Wedgwood was acquired by a New York private equity firm, KPS Capital Partners. Most of its remaining 1,500 workers were laid off and manufacturing moved to China.
Now, there are reports that to plug a hole in the Waterford Wedgwood pension fund, the Wedgwood Museum, which houses a collection of the company's best work, is to be closed and the china and other artifacts to be sold. This follows a legal ruling by Britain's High Court that the objects are assets of the company.
£129 million pounds is the shortfall ($203.5 million). The collection is thought to be worth around £18million, according to The Daily Telegraph, considerably less than what the average Russian oligarch spends on a mediocre painting at Sotheby's or Christie's auctions these days.
Martin Levy, a London art dealer told The Guardian, "A small gain for the pensioners will be a long-term loss for the country – no more than a pyrrhic victory."
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The latest video showing the amazing 5* Buccament Bay resort.
Buccament Bay Resort is a brand new 5 star destination in the Caribbean from
Harlequin Hotels & Resorts.
This all inclusive luxury beach hotel is located on the stunning Caribbean island of St Vincent, surrounded by lush green mountains and rainforest with a beautiful white sand beach. Buccament Bay Resort is the perfect holiday destination for all the family, offering a variety of activities to cater for all interests, including the Liverpool Football Club Soccer School, Pat Cash Tennis Academy, the Harlequin Performing Arts Academy, and The Spa with treatments by ESPA.
With Trader Vics joining the list of amenities being offered at Buccament Bay Resort and the addition of Harlequin Air to transport clients from Barbados or St Lucia Harlequin Hotels and Resorts are really redefining Luxury in the Caribbean.
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* Holiday price quoted does not include cost of flights only all inclusive accommodation for 7 days.
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