Tamarindo Beach & Ocean Estates is a must-see for home buyers. 

Vacation home seekers and retirees should put Tamarindo Beach & Ocean Estates on their radar. This beachfront community, located on the Central Pacific coast of Nicaragua approximately 30 minutes from the colonial city of Leon, has plans for 100 residential oceanfront and riverfront homes.

For the past few years, Tamarindo’s owner and developer, Nica Projects, has invested heavily in the property’s infrastructure—from telecommunications to water to access roads. Most recently, the firm selected Mantica Architectos as the lead architect. Upon purchasing a homesite in Tamarindo, owners will engage directly with the architect to create their dream retreat.

Tamarindo’s design and vision is to create a pedestrian-friendly and active community. From an ocean boardwalk with grass to multiple walkways and bike paths, Tamarindo will offer multiple opportunities for the active resident or visitor. The planned community will offer multiple amenities and services, including a hotel with 16 suites, a restaurant, a pool, a weight room, a lounging area, a poolside bar, and a gift shop. The Red Snapper fishing lodge on the estuary with an attached marina will house fishing facilities, while a nature reserve area is also incorporated into the landscape plan. Homesites are currently available for purchase and are priced from $70,000 to $120,000 per oceanfront lot; each site comprises roughly a quarter acre. nicaprojects.com.

 Oh La Laluna

Located on the dramatic southwest coastline of Grenada, Laluna is a private island paradise on 25 acres of prime waterfront land and comprises 16 one- and two-bedroom suites with plunge pools. On-site amenities include an Italian restaurant, a spa, and a beachfront yoga pavilion. In June 2013, completion is expected of phase one of the new Laluna Estate, which will consist of four- and five-bedroom villas. Villa owners will have full access to Laluna’s services and amenities, including its concierge. A 12-meter berth is included in villa prices, with an option to upgrade to a larger berth. Prices start at $2 million. laluna.com. 

For Shore

Asbury Partners has unveiled development plans for a luxury townhome community, VIVE, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. VIVE will feature 28 luxury townhomes designed to blend the finest traditions of the Jersey Shore with smart contemporary urban living. The development will feature luxury two- and three-bedroom townhomes ranging from approximately 1,700 to 2,200 square feet, with all models boasting private entrances, personal two-car garages, and water views. The dramatic oversized windows, classic balconies, and elegant rooftop terraces in each model maximize stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Wesley Lake. Asbury Partners is also investing more than a half million dollars in street, landscape, and curbside improvements, beginning a process to give the waterfront district the look and feel of a master-planned community. For pricing, visit viveasburypark.com.