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HAMILTON – Bermuda tops the charts of a world list of 20 premium islands for investment in real estate according to Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management. The island has the highest concentration of property ownership by the super-rich – those with more than US$30 million outside the United States.  Housebuyers are prepared to pay a premium for a piece of the rock – the survey confirms that the price of a typical four-bedroom home in Bermuda is US$4 million – more than double the cost of a similar home in The Bahamas, which also makes the top five in the list. Of the US$56 trillion pool of wealth held by the world’s super-rich families, 25% of their investment portfolio is dedicated to real estate – much of which is return-generating for families and high net worth individuals.

Gleneagles Resort in the heart of Perthshire in Scotland is the only place in Scotland to have three Top 100 championship inland courses. Want to stay and play? Then check out their gorgeous two and three-bed luxury cottages at Glenmore (with spa baths big enough for four). www.gleneagles.com

With a territory larger than Greenland and a landmass half the size of Corsica, the islands of French Polynesia have become lodged in our collective resort consciousness (big words!) as the embodiment of island paradise. Visit: www.luxuryrealestate.com for a swoon at the Four Seasons Private Residences Bora Bora.

The stunning five-star beachfront resort of St Peters Bay in Barbados is the first luxury development located on the scenic stretch of the St Peter coast known as the Barbados Riviera. The early bird as they say….so watch this space! www.stpetersbaybarbados.com

Fancy a slice of tropical paradise? The Sanctuary Belize is the world’s only 5 star eco-residential resort, nestled within a 14,000 acre private wildlife sanctuary complete with rivers, rainforest and waterfalls. www.sanctuarybelize.com

Located in Outremont, one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in Montreal - Chateau Maplewood’s haute-gamme luxury residences boast unobstructed views of the city, the hills of the Laurentian Mountains and Mont Royal. Homeowners have a pick ‘n mix of luxury amenities at their disposal from 24-hour concierge, and sea-water spa and pool, to a private wine cellar with vintage tasting room. The ultimate in decadent ‘bolt-ons’ however, has to be the estate’s breathtakingly beautiful private chapel for the exclusive use of homeowners. www.chateaumaplewood.com

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