These five properties all offer new owners a taste of luxury in the sun.

Caribbean idyll: Tortola, $2.5 million (£1.59 million) (pictured above)
This traditional Caribbean house is positioned to take advantage of the magnificent westerly and northerly views of the islands of St John and Jost Van Dyke. The open-plan layout makes the most of sea breezes and expansive terraces offer lots of outside entertaining options.

Coral Hill House, Smuggler’s Cove Beach
3 bedrooms, studio, infinity pool
Savills (020–7016 3740)

 

caribbean properties for saleExtraordinary views: Tortola, $7.775 million (£4.96 million)
Sitting on Long Bay’s hilltop, overlooking one of the island’s most famous beaches, Celestial House has a wraparound verandah and an infinity-edge swimming pool. It’s a 15-minute drive from the West End Ferry Dock for passage to other islands and the international airport.

Celestial House, Long Bay
5 bedrooms, pool, Jacuzzi
BVI Sotheby’s International Realty (00 1 284 494 5700)

 

caribbean properties for saleContemporary Caribbean: Grand Cayman, $1.89 million (£1.2 million)
This modern development stretches from George Town harbour to Seven Mile beach and so is within walking distance of the action but is close to the beach. The apartment has professional appliances, an infinity- edge pool and parking.

Oceana Villas, George Town
Savills (020–7016 3740)

 

caribbean properties for saleContemporary Caribbean: Barbados, $3.995 million (£2.55 million)
This 8,000sq ft villa overlooks the fairway at Royal Westmoreland. It’s almost entirely surrounded by a sun deck and has an entertainment room, gym, study and koi pond.

Sundeck, Westmoreland
Chestertons International (020–3040 8210)

 

Caribbean properties for saleContemporary Caribbean: St Barths, €4.95 million
This brand-new, three-bedroom villa is perched on a hillside. The beach below is just a short stroll away, although the currents are too strong for swimming.

Villa Wide View, Toiny
St Barth Properties (00 1 508 570 4481)

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