In the words of CEO & international real estate developer, Beth Clifford: “The next big thing is always on the mind of any strategist, but what comes after that? Identifying the next next is the difference between following the standard and setting it.”
In August of 2017, Forbes named Belize second of “Nine International Areas Real Estate Investors Should Give a Look,” citing reasons including its economy growing at 20% annually and compelling tax incentives (think: no capital gains tax). In 2016, U.S. News & World Report declared Belize to be a “Top Retirement Spot” thanks to the country’s generous QRP program that offers residency at just 45 years old. Also in 2016, Belize made the Huffington Post list of the Top 5 Overseas Property Markets, calling it “developed enough to be comfortable but not so developed as to be packaged.”
Mahogany Bay Village
For an international luxury lifestyle in a spot full of adventure and character, just take a hop across the pond — the Caribbean, that is — to the
newly debuted New Urbanism resort and residential community of Mahogany Bay Village on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Mahogany Bay Village is the first of its kind in the country, featuring a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel opening in late 2017, a Coastal Living Community of exclusive private residences, and a retail town center with shopping, dining, and all the upscale amenities expected of a 4-star resort and master-planned village. Mahogany Bay Village encompasses 60+ acres of waterfront cottages and villas, all handcrafted with sustainably-harvested local lumber, and built along a sea canal system brimming with tropical landscaping and green spaces throughout.
Beth Clifford and her seasoned international development team chose Belize after many years of research and deliberate timing to fill market niches and maximize investor ROI. For those looking to diversify internationally in a conveniently-located English-speaking paradise with full foreigner ownership rights, Belize needs to be on your radar.
Mahogany Bay Village is home to The Bay Club, featuring a 72,000 gallon saltwater pool with outdoor bar, private cabanas, and al fresco spa services. Just adjacent lies the property’s grandest structure, The Great House, which has garnered lots of attention for being not only the largest wooden structure in the country but a gorgeous modern example of the British Colonial architecture that’s rooted in Belize. The Great House is home to the Curio by Hilton hotel lobby, two restaurants, three bars, a ballroom, and dozens of smaller conference and event spaces. There’s even a private bride’s quarters overlooking the bay! The Marina at Mahogany Bay provides day-use facilities and open water access to the Caribbean Sea within five minutes. For residents with a boat, there are options for a private boat slip available for most properties.
Mahogany Bay’s Beach Club is nestled within an untouched white sand beach on a picturesque aquamarine bay located on the west side of Ambergris Caye — so exclusive it’s available only by boat. The Beach Club offers fantastic food & beverage options, rentals of paddleboards and kayaks, yoga classes, a rooftop sundeck, and overwater hammocks and beds ideal for watching the sunsets on the island’s undeveloped leeward coast. Transportation between the village and the Beach Club is available daily on the hour.
Belize, formerly British Honduras until 1981, lies just two hours from Miami and boasts a rare paradise of unthinkable beauty. Belize and its 200 cayes are protected by the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, and within the reef the shallow water ranges from clear turquoise green to deep azure blue. Belize is known for world-class diving, as Jacques Costeau was one of the first to discover and document the natural masterpiece of Belize’s Blue Hole. Other Belizean pastimes include fly-fishing, kitesurfing, and exploration of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Not to mention Belize’s extraordinary historic Mayan ruins, and even underground rivers through ancient Mayan burial sites! Belize is a place where you can keep discovering for years.
Visit us in Belize to learn about how you can benefit from the surge in tourism, in a real estate market that is still in its infancy. Make the Caribbean a bigger part of your life than just a week’s vacation.
What if you could own luxury real estate that generates nightly rental income? What if you could use your tropical getaway part-time to create memories of a lifetime for you and your family? Better yet, have you ever imagined relocating to a warm spot in the Caribbean to live up your retirement years?
Mahogany Bay Village in south San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, provides everything from customizable residences for a full-time lifestyle to fully turnkey experience requiring little to no day-to-day responsibility from the owner.
If you are looking for a whole new lifestyle, or simply a smart vacation home in paradise, join us on a weekend of discovery in Belize.