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?
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
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