About Living In Seychelles
by Maurice Bloom
(Costa Blanca, Spain)
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Thank you for your wonderful site which I intend spending much time to study.Louis' reply continued - Part 2:
Did you read my reply yesterday? You can read part 1, Retiring in Seychelles
Let's continue... Although you must have already realized that Costa Blanca of Spain cannot compare with Seychelles - it does not even come close - my advice is that you should consider putting some of your investment out of reach of any one single government - so a good case to leave a sizeable portion of your investment in Spain or elsewhere as you contemplate a move to, and investment in, the Seychelles.
You may be wondering now: Which side I'm on? Well, I'm on the side of Seychelles of course (I love it and even in the darkest days of its history I wouldn't trade it for the world) but my first duty is to my readers - that's you! I try to tell it like it is - I call a spade a spade.
I do hope your second visit and stay will be as good as, or even better than, the first and that you'll heed the advice and cautions you'll find here and elsewhere on this site. You know, Seychelles is a great place to live, while very few people find out which is good for those who do - it doesn't get overcrowded.
Those who discover it and try it out for size cannot bring themselves to leave. It's like they're under a spell - The magic of Seychelles always wins - all the time. I'll bet that soon you too will be calling Seychelles, home! :). Now go enjoy it but before you commit to the move, since you talked about your recent health condition, may I suggest that you pay a visit to Victoria Hospital on your arrival here and...
Ask questions about the facilities and services available. Take a guided tour of the hospital and check out that any service or emergency procedures, that you may require, are available on site and of high enough quality. You see, because of its small size and the high cost of certain medical equipment and procedures many such services are not available in Seychelles. "Ah!" you say...
Absolutely! Tell them why you want to know. You may have to hint at making a donation for you to be given a guided tour though. After all they do have more important things to do at the hospital.
What to do then if something critically important to maintaining your health is unavailable locally? If you're still set on moving to Seychelles you could consider making a generous donation or, even better, funding a piece of critically important medical equipment or services, for Victoria Hospital, that one day could be used to save your own life in an emergency. In so doing, you will be helping others as well as yourself. :)
Talking about transportation locally, I would suggest you purchase a used car instead if you intend staying 6 months or more. Yes a car is most essential on Mahe
islands, and even if you stay on Eden Island
, you are, to all intents and purposes, in Victoria, so you'll need a car there too for use off the island. You know, without a car I personally feel naked!
An Interesting Investment Opportunity
Since you say you wish to invest in an interesting enterprise and now that I've answered your other questions, would you be interested in part ownership of a small exclusive hotel development project on one of the most charming islands of Seychelles as an investment? I'm referring to La Digue
Island. You can read more about it here...
The proposal is for you to partner with the owners of around 20 acres of beachfront property - not just any beachfront property but the most sought-after piece of real estate in the whole of Seychelles. If this sounds a little hyped up, it's not meant to be, but how else can you talk about the absolute best beach of Seychelles? And I love beaches. :).
For a preview of what you'd be buying into, you can go to this page, the best beaches of Seychelles
. There you'll discover the amazing vista that awaits visitors and guests of this yet-to-be-planned upmarket accommodation. The investor, that's you if you are invited, would preferably be involved all the way from the pre-design consulting and the approval of the plans to directing of the completed project but you could also take a backseat approach with your investment. It's all up to you really...
I believe the property owners want something fitting and exclusive probably for the rich and famous - perhaps a super villa, fit for a king rather than, or maybe, a small exclusive hotel. Hey we are talking about the best in Seychelles, and definitely one of the best beaches in the world. So it has to be some super special top-end facility / accommodation. Any villa here would be the most expensive and the most exclusive with all the bells and whistles.
This property is worth several million dollars perhaps tens of millions in its present undeveloped state and it's not for me to speculate as it is not for sale. The owners will never part with it, come hell or high water. Yes, no amount of money can buy this gem of a property that's been a priceless family heirloom for generations.
But you can be invited to join in as a partner in this project. The property owner is looking for only one partner (person or company) to fund this project. And I can introduce you confidentially to the owners who are already in the hospitality business. To put matters in perspective your own required investment in this project, should you go for it, would be at least several million USD.
Hey, this is not an offer - not yet, just some more info on a possible investment opportunity in the Seychelles. You can check out others during your next stay. But this one is not available anywhere else, so you'll have to get back to me through this site if you think it may be right for you. And if you haven't already done so, you should visit the best beach in Seychelles
Now go enjoy it...
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