There is a net-web-inter-thing belief that browsers love lists, top you-pick-the-number lists and where do I fit in lists. The digital marketing experts tell us that this is the way to get peoples’ attention. So we have a Top Five Who You Might Be In the Eyes of Locals If You Were On Vacation In the Caribbean List.
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The final accommodation choice in our slightly arbitrary categorization is the private villa. This is a very popular choice and one that represents a small industry on the island. Booking agencies, property managers, exterminators, landscapers and trades people depend on the private villa rental business to put food on their tables. And people with cash to invest, who enjoy vacationing on the island, often buy or build new villas. They come to stay a few weeks and then rent the villa out for rest of the year, employing the above mentioned island citizens to oversee their investments. While attractive as this sort of investment sounds it is not without its issues including tales of final construction costs that can be double the original estimates. Remember, everything that comes to an island comes by boat or plane. Shipping costs can be exorbitant and most of the remaining building lots can be precarious.
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