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Thai me up

Nirvana, Koh Chang, Thailand
Price: £275,000
Agent: Investments Worldwide
Tel: 020-7788 7446

They say: Traditional-style detached villas with one to four bedrooms, either on the beach or fronting lushgardens. Interiors are spacious and properties are sold furnished.

We say: Attractively located resort on 1.5km of beautiful beach and bordered by tropical rainforest. Not as glitzy as other Thai locations, this developing island also has a large area of national park.

Southern comfort

Cipriani Club Residences, Florida, United States
Price: from £500,000
Agent: Quintessentially Estates
Tel: 0845 224 3658

They say: Elegant property on Miami's South Beach offers luxury residences and top leisure and business amenities.

We say: Bound to get lots of attention as it involves the entrepreneur Giuseppe Cipriani and Renaut F1 team boss Flavio Briatore. But with more than 250 suites and apartments, it may lack intimacy.

Molto bello

Villa Rancale, Umbria, Italy
Price: from £225,560
Agent: Ultissimo Limited
Web: www.ultissimo.com

They say: Eight newly restored homes, within a 30-minute drive of Perugia. Located on a large estate, each villa has a private garden and use of a large swimming pool and tennis court.

We say: Renovated wood-beamed cottages with either two or three bedrooms. The interior styling is stunning, as is the surrounding countryside.

Slope off

Mala Farmhouse, Risan, Montenegro
Price: £149,200
Agent: Montenegro Prospects
Tel: 01753 831 182

They say: An opportunity to buy 2,000sq m of land with ruins and a habitable farmhouse, 45 minutes from Dubrovnik. Plans for development of the property into several apartments with leisure facilities are included.

We say: A stunning development proposition, though planning permission is still being sought. The estate, in a lovely location, could be restored without consent.

Murcia me

Casa MaLLorca, Lorca, Spain
Price: from £248,500
Agent: Casas de Lorca
Tel: 0844 734 8057

They say: Stunning four-bedroom, three-bathroom villa with bright, airy interiors and a high vantage point that offers stunning views of surrounding mountains and countryside.

We say: This quirky-looking home is part of a small rural development offering good value near Lorca. The lovely, historic town in rural Murcia has easy access to beautiful countryside and is half-an-hour from the coast.

First resort

Pyramisa Hotel, Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt
Price: from £39,950
Agent: GEM Estates
Tel: 0800 731 8494

They say: Established resort on the shores of the Red Sea, with studios and suites, and access to restaurants and leisure facilities.

We say: Buy-to-let concept in which you own a suite and the operator rents it out for you, giving you eight weeks' annual use. A low-maintenance holiday home investment.