We wanted to see quite how much you could get for your money though in a well known holiday paradise - and what better place to look than the Caribbean.

Let’s start small - with a budget of around £150,000 what could you get close to Canary Wharf on Rightmove?

Budget

This first floor studio flat in Vanbrugh Park Road West, Blackheath

  • Price: £180,000
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Floorspace: 257sq ft

And for around the same amount in the Dominican Republic - where the temperature rarely drops below 20C.

A new-build beach front condo in Samana located within a resort featuring several pools, gym, beach club, beach front restaurant and bar, Zen gardens and secure parking.

  • Price: £154,247
  • Bedrooms: 2-3
  • Floorspace 1,521sq ft

Mid-range

If you’ve got a little more cash to splash how about these two properties below -what could you get with closer to half a million pounds?

Only one stop from Canary Wharf, you’ll find this three floor family home in Melville Court , Surrey Quays with four double bedrooms, two reception rooms, three bathrooms, a private garden and a garage.

  • Price: £600,000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Space 1,166sq ft

This ocean view home in Vieux Fort , St Lucia, overlooking Savannes Bay, with private swimming pool, large roof deck and all bedrooms come with en suites.

  • Price: £544,974
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Floorspace 3,800sq ft