Where to Buy a Beachfront House in 2024

Places in the World to Buy a Beach House in 2024
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As popular destinations like Bali or Mexico become increasingly overpriced, savvy investors and beach lovers alike are seeking alternative locales that offer the charm, beauty, and investment potential without the hefty price tag. This year, there are several under-the-radar destinations that not only promise serene beachfront living but also present compelling reasons for investment, thanks to their growing popularity, unique offerings, and relatively lower property prices. 

Previous beachfront investment destinations we have highlighted included Bali, Mexico and Mauritius, and this year, we are once again taking a global approach to great properties on offer. Here are some places in the world where you can buy a beach house this year, including notable ocean-front projects in each destination.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, is quickly becoming an internationally coveted destination for tourists. It is renowned for its pristine white sand beaches, rich cultural heritage and vibrant marine life. The white sands of Nungwi and Kendwa beaches on the island’s northern shores offer spectacular sunrises, sunsets and crystal-clear waters, ranking them amongst some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Zanzibar’s coral reefs are some of the last in the world that are still teeming with life, making Zanzibar a premier destination for snorkeling and diving. The Mnemba Atoll, off the northeast coast, is particularly famous for its clear waters and diverse marine species, including turtles and dolphins.

Zanzibar is an extremely compelling investment destination, having witnessed significant economic growth in recent years fueled by its increasing popularity as a tourist destination. The government’s support for foreign investment, with initiatives aimed at improving infrastructure and ensuring political stability, has made the investment climate increasingly attractive. This is further fueled by the planned opening of a Four Seasons resort on the island and the island’s hosting of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Both of these events will serve as demand drivers and will result in an influx of investment as well as international attention over the coming years.

By investing in a beach house in Zanzibar this year, you’re not only securing a property in a location of unmatched natural beauty but also tapping into a market with strong growth potential at the perfect time.

Sandbank Villas offers an exclusive opportunity to own a piece of this tropical paradise. The intimate beachfront development encompasses just 20 designer villas with direct, uninterrupted views of the ocean and the iconic sandbanks. The project is amongst the most luxurious ones on the island, with each villa featuring a private beach walkway, ocean-front pool, floor-to-ceiling windows, and designer finishes. Owners can also enjoy their private cinema room, and access shared amenities, including a premium gym. The developer additionally provides property management and rental program services, allowing owners to earn hassle-free income from the property at times when they are not there. 

Where to Buy a Beachfront House in 2024

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Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Cyprus is a mosaic of golden sands, stunning landscapes and archaeological wonders from ancient times. The island’s resilient economy, bolstered by a growing tourism sector and strategic investment incentives like the Cyprus Investment Programme, offers enticing opportunities. This, coupled with competitive property prices, positions Cyprus as an ideal destination for those looking to invest in a holiday home or explore the economic benefits of residency in a locale rich with history, natural beauty, and modern amenities.

Pafilia Developers are developing The Beachside Villas in Cyprus, which boasts a prime beachfront setting with 28 villas, merging modern living with the natural beauty of a protected area. Just a stone’s throw from Polis and the stunning Akamas Peninsula, these homes—available with 2 and 3 bedrooms—are a testament to refined simplicity, combining private exclusivity with a direct connection to the sandy shores and the Mediterranean’s azure waters. Designed to maximize views of the sparkling sea and the endless sky, the development emphasizes outdoor living spaces that capture the Mediterranean spirit.

Where to Buy a Beachfront House in 2024

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Brazil’s expansive and diverse coastline, stretching from the lush Amazonas in the north to the vibrant Rio Grande do Sul in the south, presents a myriad of investment opportunities, particularly in its beachfront properties. Its dynamic economy, the largest in Latin America and the eighth worldwide coupled with a 134% spike in Foreign Direct Investment, positions Brazil as a global leader in attracting investment. This economic strength, enhanced by robust tourism that significantly boosts GDP, makes regions like Fortaleza attractive for their high rental yields, cultural heritage, and spectacular beaches. Brazil’s legal framework also supports foreign ownership, enticing international investors with its blend of vibrant urban life and tranquil coastal retreats, which offer both a unique lifestyle and strong financial rewards.

The Coral project offers a great opportunity to experience an exclusive beachfront lifestyle in Northeast Brazil. It offers luxury villas, featuring modern designs with options ranging from two to six bedrooms. Each villa includes large windows and natural finishes and is designed to maximize the beauty of natural light, creating a tranquil and luxurious living space against the vibrant backdrop of Brazil’s abundant flora and fauna. Investment opportunities range from land plots to apartments and villas.

Where to Buy a Beachfront House in 2024

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Key Takeaway

Each location presents an opportunity to experience the luxury of beachfront living while capitalizing on the growing demand for beautiful and serene second-home destinations. Investing in these areas not only secures a sanctuary away from the bustle of everyday life but also promises substantial growth potential, driven by tourism, economic resilience, and exclusive real estate projects like Sandbank Villas.

Published by: Nelly Chavez

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