Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dear Reader,

Doug and Marcia describe this location as: “absolutely amazing” and “fabulous.” They give it an A+ rating and say it’s got everything they were looking for in a retirement home.

Kia says it’s the perfect mix for her and her husband. He likes to play golf. She’s more into yoga on the beach and being creative. She didn’t think she’d find anywhere to suit them both, but this place fits the bill.

Paul K. says it’s a “five-star opportunity” and then adds: “I wish I had more money because I’d buy more!”

They’re all talking about a top-notch community on Mexico’s Caribbean coast called Tao. I agree with the five-star and A+ ratings. In fact, I’ll add one of my own: Tao’s got what I consider a triple-A location rating.

Let’s break that down.

First, it’s located on a Caribbean coast. This coast regularly wins best beach awards. You have to see them to believe just how incredible they are—postcard-perfect, powder-soft sand lapped by warm turquoise seas.

It’s the Caribbean without the hassle. It’s a short hop to this coast from across North America thanks to dozens of direct flight connections. Once you arrive, you travel on a network of modern highways. You can shop in big-box stores, play golf on a dozen courses, catch a movie, or enjoy the vibrant nightlife on offer.

Second, Tao is set inside a five-star resort. That gives owners in Tao a top-notch setting. The resort has landscaped grounds, underground utilities, and paved streets. It boasts a long sweep of white-sand beach, a spa, restaurants, cafes and bars, and a 27-hole golf course.

Owners like having all these amenities on their doorstep. And so do the folks who will rent your Tao home when you’re not using it yourself.

As an added sweetener, owners and their guests can access the resort’s amenities at a discount. For $65, you can buy a day pass that gives all-inclusive access to the resort’s amenities…the pools, the beach club, the gym, and all you can eat and drink in the resort’s restaurants and bars.

You also get discounts on spa treatments and green fees. Owners and their guests pay a $65 “regular” rate for golf cart and green fees and only $45 for the twilight rate. The discounts are a nice bonus for owners. And they appeal to renters on vacation, too.

Third, the Tao community offers some extra benefits. You get what you’d expect in a private community—the usual swimming pool and social area. There’s another level with a non-profit foundation you can join to help local Mayan communities. That’s important for owners who like to give something back. But Tao goes up a notch even from that. Owners get access to the jewel in Tao’s crown: the Tao Wellness Center.

This unique feature is the focus of the community for Tao owners and their guests. They come here to stay fit in the well-equipped gym or swim in the lap pool.

They can get a juice or smoothie at the juice bar, check their emails in the lobby area, and check the bulletin board for the latest community news. The Center runs regular yoga and tai chi classes that are free to owners. Workshops on offer include Spanish, art and crafts, healthy eating, traditional cooking, and mind and body wellness.

Tripadvisor guests rate the Wellness Center as 4.5/5 stars. The top ratings describe it as “gorgeous,” “Zen,” and “truly inspired.”

That’s exactly what the developer had in mind when he created the Center. He wanted a community that would challenge and inspire owners. That’s exactly what he delivered.

And he delivered on his other goal, too—homes with a million-dollar look and feel at an affordable price.

Right now, you can buy a home in Tao from as low as a $219,000 entry point. That gets you a two-bed, two-bath luxury condo with an open-plan layout and sleek finishes. For condos with a good view in a premium location within Tao, you should expect to pay from $241,275.

And with developer finance, you can buy with a manageable down payment, monthly payments of $800, and some balloon payments along the way.

Tao scores highly whether you’re looking for a vacation, retirement, or second home overseas. But don’t take my word for it. Come and see it for yourself on a Tao discovery tour.

For only $180 per person, you get three nights and four days in this Caribbean slice of paradise. The price includes airport pick-up, three night’s all-inclusive accommodation, full tours, and the chance to see the best units on offer at Tao.

It’s an unbeatable price. You couldn’t get this rate if you tried booking it yourself. Spaces are strictly limited, so go here now to get more details and lock down your spot.

Margaret Summerfield

Chill Weekends




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