Buying a home in Barbados is similar to buying a home in other places, in that there are a few steps you need to go through. It usually goes something like this: view the home and make an offer via the agent hire an attorney and make an official offer if accepted, get a… Read More
We’re getting out of sequence again, but after slating the bank’s efficiency last time, it’s only fair to turn the spotlight in the other direction for a while. Like any property purchase, buying a home in Barbados requires a lot of paperwork. And if the buyer is living in a different place from the seller… Read More
If you’re in the Caribbean, you might sail regularly. Here are some tips for keeping your boat in good condition. Your boat is your pride and joy, but it takes a lot of abuse too! It’s hard to give it a good clean, but once a year it’s good practice to lift it out of… Read More
Congratulations on 47 years of Independence.
Last time, we talked about the visit to the bank to set up the account. Before we continue the Jays’ story in chronological order, let’s fast forward a bit. In fact, let’s fast forward about five months – because that’s how long it took for the cheque book to arrive from the bank about a… Read More
You can’t get very far doing business in Barbados without a bank account. That was the next step for the Jays. Still feeling bruised from the three hour account opening process around nine years ago, I accompanied Mr Jay to the bank to get the ball rolling. Bank Location One of the key decisions to… Read More
For some, coconut water is an acquired taste – I happen to love it. You can find coconut water sellers all over the island, mostly along the ABC Highway. But nothing beats drinking coconut water from your own tree. Here’s our very first coconut, which fell off the tree two days ago.
When you’re thinking about moving to Barbados, one of the big decisions you have to make is what kind of lifestyle and community to choose. Here are some of the options. 1. Gated Communities in Barbados A gated community is exactly what the name suggests – a community where you need to punch in a… Read More
Last time, I mentioned that the Jays had found the property they wanted. But before they did, they had to go through the internal conversation that many have with themselves before making such a move. Should You Live on the Beach in Barbados? Let’s face it, the ideal of moving to the Caribbean involves a… Read More
This is part two of our series on the Jays’ move to Barbados. Finding property in Barbados is both easier and harder than it is in the UK. It’s easier, in the sense that although there are dozens of estate agents, most of the property available is listed on the CaribList site, which makes it… Read More