Travel restrictions

Eased travel restrictions draw home buyers to Shangri-La

Although the impact of the latest variants of Covid can and will be debated, it is evident that the travel restrictions that have accompanied the pandemic have been eased. Yanks traveling to the British Virgin Islands, Hawaii or Mexico no longer have to deal with as many strict travel restrictions there and back.

This gives potential US home buyers the leeway to start looking for that perfect international vacation home, from Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands to the Big Island of Hawaii and Loreto, Mexico.

For example, with the lifting of travel regulations in the Virgin Islands, some are looking for a home in Oil Nut Bay, located east of Virgin Gorda in the highly sought-after North Sound region of the BVI. Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the area offers homes and land ranging from $2.95 to $39.5 million. A private beach club, wellness center, tennis courts, two helipads, and equipment for kayaking and snorkeling are some of the upscale amenities.

“The Covid pandemic has changed life as we know it around the world and will have lasting effects, many of which will be permanent,” says David V. Johnson, president of Victor International and developer of Oil Nut Bay.

“What we’ve learned is that people can live and work from home anywhere in the world, which makes people realize that they can actually live in a place like Oil Nut Bay. . . Although isolated, we have seamless connectivity with the rest of the world.

“Residents can carry out full-time activities on Zoom and stream Netflix while being with family and friends, or simply stop to hang out on the beach, kayak or kitesurf, while enjoying ideal temperatures from 80 to 82 degrees 10 months a year. ”

Along the Kona Coast

Among Hawaii’s most private and sprawling club properties is Hokuli’a, an upscale residential corner located along Hawaii’s iconic Kona Coast. There, the shoreline gradually rises from sea level to an elevation of over 1,250 feet.

With the opening of phase two of the Nalu Kai real estate, 20 exclusive beachfront plots have been unveiled with direct ocean access and striking views. Along with the ability to relax and explore over 1,200 wild acres, owners can hike trails, paddle canoes, nature watch, and try their clubwork on a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Phase two features a handful of the most requested plots in the exclusive enclave. Their price ranges from around $4.25 to $7.5 million.

“Hokuli’a offers authentic Hawaiian living the way it was meant to be, away from the island’s densely populated resort bubbles,” says Carrie Nicholson of Hawaii Life, the exclusive listing agent, located at the Club at Hokuli’a. has. “It’s a special place with a great sense of community, and the central Kona Coast location encourages exploration of all that the island of Hawaii has to offer. The expansive grounds, coupled with unparalleled amenities and effortless, sustainable living, put Hokul’a in a class of its own.”

Baja Rising

Pleasant year-round weather and a less crowded setting are why some consider Loreto in Mexico to be one of the hidden gems of the Baja Peninsula. Villa del Palmar on the Islands of Loreto is a popular luxury getaway located by the Sea of ​​Cortez and surrounded by the Sierra Mountains.

Considered Baja’s burgeoning haven for recreation, enlightenment and ecotourism, with Baja-influenced real estate available, the destination includes the extraordinary TPC Danzante Bay Golf Course, offering a quartet of golfing options. restaurants, five swimming pools and some golf courses. most memorable holes. As for pricing, available plots start at $375,000 and completed homes at $1.5 million.