Colonial style: Springcourt, Christchurch, Barbados
Price: from £240,000
They say: An exclusive development of one- to three-bedroom units built recently on Barbados’s southwest coast.
We say: This secluded, colonial-style resort is near popular Rockley Bay. Interiors are simple but spacious and there are good communal facilities.
Haussmann housing: Montpellier, France
They say: Renovated, three-bedroom apartment with study and airy living room in a Haussmann-style building.
We say: Stylish and roomy property with original 19th-century marble fireplaces and parquet flooring. Located in the heart of one of France’s nicest cities.
Prestigious Palma: Anchorage, Mallorca
They say: This two-bed townhouse in a prestigious community near Palma has sea views and access to a private beach.
We say: Mallorca hasn’t lost its sheen and these attractive properties are sought after by buyers wanting an exclusive, clubby atmosphere.