Welcome to paradise, where colonial splendour meets up-and-coming contemporary by the deep-blue sea.
Le Gallerie, Soufriere Bay, St Lucia, $4.9 million (£4.05m)
Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, infinity-edge pool
Perched 300ft above the glittering Carib- bean in two acres of tropical gardens, Le Gallerie enjoys views of the Pitons from its 30ft infinity-edge pool and shaded verandahs, as well as direct access to the beach via a private path.
Sotheby’s (00 1 758 452 0280)
Turtle Tail Estate, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, $25 million (£20.65m)
Seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 41⁄2 acres, private peninsula
This new estate encompasses 1,400ft of water frontage with a 90ft private dock for yacht mooring. There’s a five-bedroom house and a two-bedroom guest cottage, plus a gym, garage, wine cellar and tennis court.
Sotheby’s (00 1 649 231 0707)
Flomarine, Mustique, St Vincent and the Grenadines, $12.5 million (£10.33m)
Four bedrooms, balcony, freshwater swimming pool
This hillside villa on the private island of Mustique has colonial-style sun decks, verandahs and a gazebo, en-suite bedrooms and views over tropical gardens and the freshwater swimming pool.
Knight Frank (020–7861 1553)
Casa Hamacas, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, $1.15 million (£950,000)
Five bedrooms, infinity-edge pool
This contemporary five-bedroom house, built just two years ago, is in the private, gated, mountainside community of Pacific Marlin and boasts panoramic ocean views. Although technically in Central America, Nicaragua has a Caribbean coast and enjoys a tropical climate.
Sotheby’s (00 505 8770 0778)
L’Anse Aux Epines House, Grenada, $6.9 million (£5.7m)
Seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, private beach, three moorings, two guest houses
This colonial estate house comes with two small guest houses, a large swimming pool and a plunge pool, just under two acres of completely private gardens, a deep- water dock that could double as a helicopter pad (subject to work), three private moorings and a small private beach.
Savills (020–7016 3740)
Ocean Club Estates, Paradise Island, Bahamas, $7 million (£5.78m)
Six bedrooms, six bathrooms, swimming pool, two one-bedroom guesthouses
This spectacular ocean-front house in a private residential community with a famed golf course, covers 7,500sq ft and has a kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and teak floors throughout.
Knight Frank (00 1 242 362 4211)