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Q: Seeking Campus' for Seniors/ the Elderly in the Caribbean Region ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Seeking Campus' for Seniors/ the Elderly in the Caribbean Region
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: brudenell-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 03 Nov 2002 10:07 PST
Expires: 03 Dec 2002 10:07 PST
Question ID: 97363
I am trying to locate addresses, names and contact numbers of Campuses
for Seniors/ the Elderly that may be located on the islands of the
Caribbean. A tip will be provided for information on similar projects
in other tropical regions around the world.

Request for Question Clarification by larre-ga on 03 Nov 2002 10:50 PST
Campus may be interpreted in both the educational sense, or as a
senior community model. Could you tell us which definition you are

If you are seeking senior community options in the Caribbean, some
preferences would be useful. For instance, language preferences,
desirable level of ammenities (posh, comfortable, modest), and desired
level of care available directly on those campuses.


Clarification of Question by brudenell-ga on 03 Nov 2002 11:33 PST
I am seeking senior community options in the Caribbean that would
accommodate retirees from English speaking Europe and North America
ie. Canada and the United States

Clarification of Question by brudenell-ga on 03 Nov 2002 11:35 PST
With respect to ammenities I am looking for medium to upscale
ammenities with and without care options.
Subject: Re: Seeking Campus' for Seniors/ the Elderly in the Caribbean Region
Answered By: peggy_bill-ga on 05 Nov 2002 13:18 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello brudenell,

After looking for a while at all the options that are available for
living in a retirement community in the Caribbean, I am convinced that
it would be a lovely choice.  I have looked around and I have found
some retirement communities on Caribbean islands, some on the mainland
of the Caribbean, and some others in other tropical locations.  I hope
this is what you were looking for.  There really aren’t that many of
them online.

Caribbean Islands:

Isla Sotarte
1-800-390-8818 or e-mail

Palmetto Ridge: A 96 acre retirement development
P.O. BOX 19087
HOUSTON, TX. 77224-9087
BUS. (281) 497-7797 •

Puerto Rico
Villa Sana:  A retirement community that is in the works.

Amber Isle, Belize

Not on an Island:

Costa Rica
Lomas De Carrara Resort Community
Plaza Colonial Suite 3-7
Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
 (from USA call 011 (506) 228-5848)

Belize Development on the Bay of Chetumal


Valle Escondido: The Premiere Retirement Haven
Offices on the main street of Boquete, Panama
Email: Tel: (507) 720-2695

Altos de Maria  
Panama City Offices:  Calle 1era Los Angeles, casa L-18, Ciudad de
Email: Tel: 507.260.0290

Additional Tropical Senior Communities

Sri Lanka:
Serene Resorts Limited:  Ceylinco Life Center
134 Galle Road, Colombo - 03, Sri Lanka
Tel (94) (1) 436729/ Email :


La Casa The Melville
Constitución 99 Col. Centro CP 82000
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
From US 52 669 4419315

This site might have some future potential
Sanlex Group

Lake Chapala <>

A book that you might be interested in getting:

“Your Guide to Retiring to Mexico, Costa Rica, and Beyond: Finding the
Good Life on a Fixed Income,” by Shelley Emling.  Avery Publishing
You can get it from Powell Books at

Keywords Used: 
retirement communities tropics

Caribbean Retirement communities

tropics senior OR retirement "retirement community "

antilles OR jamaica OR hispaniola OR porturinc OR haiti OR montego
"retirement community "

I hope this helps.  Please let me know if you need more information.

Request for Answer Clarification by brudenell-ga on 05 Nov 2002 15:18 PST
Thank you  peggy_bill-ga

Now you can see why I turned to Google Answers for assistance! 

Which of the retirement communities sites convinced you that living in
the Caribbean would be a lovely choice? Which would you choose? What
geographical location do you reside in (to give perspective to your
answer). I know these are extra questions but I am curious about which
ones impressed you the most.

Thanks again for your work

Best Regards


Clarification of Answer by peggy_bill-ga on 05 Nov 2002 16:29 PST
Dear brudenell,

At the moment, I live in Colorado.  A beautiful state, but nowhere
near the ocean.  I used to live in the Southeast US, and spent a good
bit of time at the beach, and have travelled to the tropical US, i.e.
the southern Keys and Puerto Rico.  I definately appreciate the
tropical atmosphere, and can really see how it has potential for

I found a lot of retirement communities in the U.S.  There are quite a
few in Florida.  However, the really serious advantage the Caribbean
and other areas south of the U.S. have is the lower cost of living.  A
US income can go can go much farther.

I don't know when  you intend to retire, but it appears that there is
a trend in this market.  I think that more and more communities for
U.S. retirees are going to develop.

I would like to address the question which areas interested me most,
but I will have to get back to you on that.  But, I did want to post
this first.

Glad I found iformation that was useful for you.

Clarification of Answer by peggy_bill-ga on 06 Nov 2002 08:10 PST
Part of my choice has to do with the quality of information available
on the web.  That isn't necessarily the best way to judge a retirment
community.  But, it is infomation.  I think this is the begining of a
web presence for retirement communities.  I suspect there will be a
lot more web information a year or two from now.

Of the Retirement communities on the islands, I think that PALMETTO
{} has its act together best.  At
least, its web page addresses more issues.  It is clear that they are
catering to North American retirees.  It's web site mentions some
important amenities, such as medical facilities.

The Amber Isle retirement community intriqued me.  But, I could never
actually view the web page.  I think they must have some serious
website problems.  I don't know if they will get it fixed anytime
soon.  But, the descriptions that I found made me want to see what
they had...but, I never could.

In general, it seems there are more communities available on the
Caribbean mainland.  They looked pretty nice.  Looking back through
the list, I thought they all looked pretty nice.  I liked all the
natural areas and parks that they mention in the Caribbean area.

I do think this is a growing industry.  And, I think that more and
more are going to be popping up.

Thank you so much for the tip.  And, it has been a pleasure working
with you.

Request for Answer Clarification by brudenell-ga on 08 Nov 2002 14:16 PST
Thanks for the summary.

Hope we work together again!
brudenell-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $25.00
I realize that this was tough to answer and I truly appreciate the research.

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