Could You Frequent A Country Like This?

If you love going away, either as a family or alone, you may be considering buying or renting a holiday home. It makes sense; why spend a fortune on accommodation each time? This is also the ideal way to get the most from your flights. You won't have to worry about leaving after a week or two; you can stay as long as you like. You could either go down the timeshare route, pay for a house upfront, or opt for a temporary rental to see how a holiday home suits.

Whichever path you choose, it’s crucial you take time deciding which destination you’d like to frequent. Most families have their favorite holiday spots, so these should be top of your list. But, there are some other crucial considerations to take before buying. As you’re going to spend a lot of time here, consider how quickly you could settle. Think, too, about property costs, and cultural issues such as language barriers.

Sound like a lot to take in? It is, which is why we’re going to look at some of the destinations which could suit your needs. Obviously, these will vary for everyone. But, this list should at least give you some idea of what to look for.


Spain is an obvious hotspot for holiday homes. If you choose the right area, you can be sure to enjoy the sun no matter what time of year. Costa Del Sol, for example, can enjoy days of 18-degree heat at the height of November. Admittedly, that isn’t always the case. For the most part, though, you'll be in for warm temperatures.

Another plus point with buying here is that the tourist industry is thriving. You would have no trouble renting out a holiday home if you buy it upfront. Plus, the majority of Spanish locals know at least some basic English. This can make things much easier to start. That said, when you holiday in the same place each time you go away, you should soon pick up on the language!


Singapore is another area worth your attention. If you rent house in Singapore, you can enjoy a whole new culture without communication issues because English is one of the official languages here. This could be a massive help during the deliberation stages, and during proceeding vacations.

You can be sure that you won’t get bored here, no matter how many times you visit. There's a multitude of things to experience. There are various museums, including the Singapore Art Museum and Mint Museum of Toys. There are also fantastic family activities to keep the kids happy, such as a Kidzania, the 81,000 square feet kid-sized city. A holiday home here is sure to keep the suit everyone.


In keeping with the idea of English as an official language, you might want to add England to your list. It may not be what you had in mind when you first thought of investing in a holiday home, but it could serve your needs. Though relatively small, England has a lot to boast of. There are the rolling Cotswold Hills and historic sites like Stonehenge.

That said, this certainly isn’t the place for fun in the sun. During the winter months, this destination is usually down around the 3-degree mark. Even summer here isn’t that hot, with weather rarely reaching above 22 degrees. If you aren’t one for the sun, however, this is the location to head to. Or, even if you just fancy a quiet retreat in the country, England has got you covered.


By stark contrast, you could head to the white sand beaches of a Caribbean Island such as Barbados. If you thought Spain was good for all year round sun, Barbados has got you covered with an average of 32 degrees, no matter what time of year you visit. Even better, there are no restrictions on outsiders buying property, other than a requirement to inform the Bank of Barbados.

The main attraction here are the beaches. If relaxing holidays by the sea are your idea of fun, this may well be the place to invest. Plus, you’ll be close to fantastic sites such as Animal Flower Cove, where you can enjoy open caves and amazing sea life. It may not be the ideal destination if you want to keep the kids amused, but romantic escapes don’t get much better.


Of course, there’s nothing to say that your holiday home has to be in another country. You could stay right here in the U.S. with a getaway in our very own sunshine state - Florida. There are plenty of reasons to keep things close to home. When you don’t have to worry about flights, you can head away on a much more regular basis. Plus, anywhere that boasts a title of ‘Sunshine State’ promises to be a pretty safe bet when it comes to weather. Some years, the weather here stays above 35 degrees, making this an even warmer bet than Barbados. Who would’ve thought?

This is also the ideal destination to pick if you have kids to consider. Hopping on a flight more than once or twice a year can be pretty traumatic for them. By comparison, a quick car journey down to Florida will be much easier to bear. Not to mention that this destination comes complete with the ever-iconic Disneyland. Being able to head for a weekend here whenever you fancy is sure to impress.

So, there you have it. A few selections to suit different needs. If none of these sounds like they would fit your lifestyle, sit down and consider what you’re after. It may be that sunshine is your priority, or that your kids come first. Write out a list, then find all the countries which would suit your needs. Then, start to narrow it down by looking into things like house prices, and cultural differences. In no time, you should have a second home you can call your own.



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