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Super rich count cost of Mexico storm

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 01:04

The Mexican resort of Costa Careyes, site of some of the world's most exclusive holiday homes, counts the cost of Hurricane Patricia's visit. Paul Chapman reports.

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It may not look its best after a visit a few days ago by Hurricane Patricia but this is Costa Careyes, home to some of the world's most exclusive holiday homes. The Mexican playground of the rich and famous has been ravaged by the storm's 266 kilometre-per-hour winds. The 20 or so guests staying at the time were evacuated before Patricia hit. This was the resort whose beach hosted the wedding of Seal to Heidi Klum a decade ago. Despite the multi-million dollar price tag on the villas, prospective owners here have to comply with a list of eccentric rules imposed by the developer. They include 'living in the present'. Wearing branded clothing and being flash with money are also frowned upon. The resort's head of security says the site, shrouded from prying eyes by a thick wall of foliage until the storm hit, will take at least a year to recover. Until then the likes of Bill Gates, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cindy Crawford will have to look for an alternative playground.

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Super rich count cost of Mexico storm

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 01:04