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Picture yourself on a white sand beach surrounded by rolling green hills, staring out at warm, aqua Caribbean water – from your living room.

You can own a home at Roatan’s Bella Bay Estates, a Masterplanned, net-zero community designed by award-winning Calgary architect Dan Jenkins. The development offers 100% ownership on titled land with the option of entering your home into a revenue-generating rental pool.

28 prebuilt homes along the beach are now selling and construction continues on Phase One. Offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria are now telling the Bella Bay story to western Canada.

Bella Bay Estates is a Caribbean retirement and vacation investment property on the island of Roatan, and offers feature condos, a hotel, villas and tropical cottages, along with a spa, pools, restaturant and about 80,000 square feet of commercial space. Bella Bay Estates owners also have the option to enter their home into a revenue-generating rental pool.

Dedicated to life at the beach, Bella Bay Estates is selling 100% ownership of titled land in its community of white-sand beachfront homes. This masterplanned, net zero village is on the western Caribbean island of Roatan, which boasts some of the world’s best diving, crystal clear blue waters and a warm, tropical Caribbean climate.

Bella Bay offers three types of properties, each with a unique personality, character, and fit for your lifestyle:

White Sand Villas
Each building contains four spacious two-bedroom oceanfront homes. Features include hand-made Caribbean wood shutters, and verandas inspired by Florida’s Key West designs.

South Beach Condos
These beachfront buildings contain four one and two-bedroom homes and feature curved white stucco walls, expansive windows and a progressive design, making them Bella Bay Estates focal point.

Cabana Beach Homes
These upscale private homes consist of two living areas connected by a breezeway. Each home features two master bedrooms, a private courtyard with lush landscaping, and panoramic ocean views.

Bella Bay is a Caribbean real estate investment opportunity

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TCI are a little-known territory floating on the Caribbean. This chain of white sand cays and islands have escaped the large real estate developments and hordes of tourists, making the territory a pleasant place to reside. Turks and Caicos living is the Caribbean at its best.

But trying to figure out how to move to TCI is often bewildering.

Here are a few points to think about

Turks and Caicos immigration documentation
In order to become a foreign expat of TCI you need to acquire one of the following documents granted by the Department of Immigration:

  • Temporary Residence Certificate
  • Work Permit
  • Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC).

Temporary Residence Certificates can be renewed each year for $1000; these do not permit you to work. If you want to work in the islands, you’ll need to acquire a Work Permit, which can set you back more than $5000 annually. Making an investment in real estate or a business in which you are not working, may qualify for a PRC. The minimum investment required is $500,000 on Providenciales and $125,000 on our other islands.

Electricity
Power is provided by PPC power company on Provo, North, Middle, and South Caicos. On Provo residents pay 28 cents per kilowatt hour for residential use plus a fuel surcharge, as well as hookup fees.

Cable TV
The main provider in the islands is WIV Cable TV. The connection charge ranges from between $100 and $500, plus $50 a month for the subscription.

Internet
Lime and Express High Speed Internet both have several service levels available at varying costs. Installation is approximately $150.00 and basic service starts at around $40.00 a month.

Importing Your Personal Goods
When moving to TCI for the first time a person may import personal effects (goods) free of duties. These goods must be intended solely for your personal use

Owning a car on Provo
There are three new car dealerships on Provo; If you import a motor vehicle (new or used) you will pay a duty rate based on the engine size.

Schools on Turks and Caicos
The British West Indies Collegiate is the only private secondary school on Providenciales with a current enrollment of over 100 students offering classes from year 6 up.

Bringing a pet to Turks and Caicos
For information you should contact TCI Environmental Health Department Veterinary and Animal Control Unit.

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Mardi Gras is the perfect winter Caribbean events

January 18, 2012

If you’searching for things to do in the Caribbean, but are afraid January is going to be too quiet, never fear! Mardi Gras is in full swing. From January until April, in villages and towns all over the Caribbean host Mardis Gras, a festival that mixes delicious food, uniquely local music and local crafts, plenty […]

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Hotel in Turks and Caicos

July 15, 2011

Resorts in the Turks and Caicos (TCI) offer easy access to tourist amenities as well as the beautiful pristine nature of the islands. These islands are an archipelago of 8 larger islands that are a geographical continuation of the Bahamas, but form an independent political entity that is a British Overseas Territory. There are two […]

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Why choose Caribbean real estate?

June 17, 2011

Two island chains make up the Turks and Caicos, which are separated by the Caicos Passage from the Bahamas. Eight main islands and 20 smaller islands are surrounded by 130 miles of tranquil beaches that are perfect for swimming. Home to one of the largest coral reefs in the world, the Islands are safe and […]

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Caribbean Wikipedia articles

June 15, 2011

Wikipedia is a great place to get started learning about the Caribbean. Here’s a general Wikipedia article about the region. Turks and Caicos has a great Wikipedia entry that can be found here. The Wikipedia article about St Lucia does a great job explaining the different quarters of the island.  St Martin’s Wikipedia article can […]

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History of the Turks and Caicos

June 15, 2011

The two Caribbean island chains that make up the Turks and Caicos Islands are just under 100 kilometers from Miami and the US mainland. The Caicos Passage separates this Commonwealth country from the Bahamas island chain. The Arawak people and then the Carib were the first indigenous inhabitants of the Turks and Caicos, and reached […]

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Facts about the Turks and Caicos

May 26, 2011

Turks and Caicos consists of more than forty small islands ten are inhabited by a small full-time population of 30,000 residents. English is the spoken language The US dollar is the official currency There are plenty of ATMs in different locations around the islands (the inhabited parts at least!) Travelers checks are accepted at restaurants, […]

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