St Lucia More Attractive To The British As New Flights Start

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Good news for both overseas property buyers and holidaymakers considering the Caribbean Island of St Lucia .

From 27th March 2011 British Airways started daily flights from Gatwick to St Lucia, increasing their schedule from five times per week. The new flights are welcomed by property developers and second home owners at developments such as The Landings, a luxury marina development in the north of the island where 70% of their buyers have been British to date.

St Lucia, part of the Windward Islands chain in the West Indies is a long standing holiday favorite for the British. In the last five years there has been numerous new developments of homes for second home ownership with attractive tax incentives, as well as new facilities and services that support a luxury lifestyle reflecting its ‘barefoot luxury’ reputation. The new flights will enable the many British home owners to have greater access and flexibility in reaching their homes, as well as boosting opportunities for renting them out to holiday makers.

Ollie Gobat, who was born on St Lucia, and is Sales Director at The Landings, St Lucia says: “The increased airlift is very welcome and makes a big difference to both the tourist and the real estate markets. An island can only develop these sectors with strong airlift and this shows the increased popularity of St Lucia as a holiday destination and place for a second or even third home. The allure of St Lucia’s incomparable natural beauty and friendliness has led to this increased demand and we see it continuing to grow.”

The Landings is an ultra luxury development of homes overlooking its own private marina near Rodney Bay, which is in the popular north west of the island. New facilities that have opened recently close to The Landings include a new casino (the first for the island), a multi-million pound shopping mall with designer and duty free shops, multi screen cinema and new bars and restaurants at the nearby Rodney Bay marina.

In addition to the harbour, the extensive amenities on site include a beachfront club lounge and restaurant with beautiful views over the bay plus a fine dining restaurant overlooking the marina – ‘The Palms’, several pools, tennis courts, concierge services and shops.The Landings provide water sports facilities including sail boats, wind surfers, kayaks and snorkeling equipment for use.

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