Dreaming of sandy shores and emerald waters? Looking for another place of languid leisure? Do you want to expand your business across continents?
Quench your thirst for both work and play when you explore the opportunities in the captivating islands of the Caribbean.
Indulge your Caribbean dreams by obtaining an Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment. These twin island nations have been home to the world’s privileged for eons. From ultra high net worth entrepreneurs to the royal set, many people from all around the world have been drawn to the laid-back elegance of these island gems.
With Antigua and Barbuda’s year-round tropical climate, this independent member of the Commonwealth plays host to a roster of celebrities and prominent figures. With 100,000 locals offering warm hospitality, it is no wonder that famous entertainers, fashion designers, politicians, and other illustrious personalities have decided to call these islands home.
Passport to Privileges
The privileged set truly enjoys many perquisites.
One of the sweetest deals to be had from having a second citizenship in this country is the sheer delight of being in your own tropical paradise. Since the government announced its citizenship by investment program in 2013, a lot of smart investors and world wanderers have opted for the flexible citizenship and stress-free lifestyle of Antigua and Barbuda.
That is one of the reasons the twin islands have experienced even more growth in the real estate sector. Luxurious properties have been built by the world’s elite in Antigua since the 1950s and now there are more people than ever drawn to the tropical shores of Antigua. Thanks to the direct air access to major cities in North America and Europe, as well as being a world-renowned yachting centre, the desire to settle here has been high.
If you’d like to explore the possibilities of living in this utopian island, here are three Caribbean real estate properties you should look into:
1. Tamarind Hills
This popular resort enjoys a prime location on Antigua’s west coast, and is a luxury Caribbean hotspot and mecca for vacationers looking for perfect white sand beaches.
Acclaimed architects Lane Pettigrew and Rob Denning have introduced retractable walls of glass leading out to infinity-edge pools, private terraces and enchanting gazebos. As a result, homeowners will enjoy stunning views of the nearby areas. These properties are the fastest selling CIP-approved development to date with sales almost completed annual returns ranging from 2% to 4%. A boardwalk connects the two idyllic beaches and amenities under construction include a beach restaurant, resort pools, tennis courts, and kids’ club.
2. Nonsuch Bay Resort
Nonsuch Bay is a private resort located on one of the island’s most exclusive bays in the southeast corner of Antigua. Comprised of apartments, beach cottages, and villas, it has been operational since 2010 and continues to offer high-end residences for its sophisticated clientele.
A new phase will include 188 Marina residences with a 600-square-foot suite complete with its own private plunge pool. There will also be a helicopter pad, a fine dining restaurant, café and delicatessen, and boutiques.
3. Villa Serena
Experience serenity at this villa designed by one of the world’s luxury residence and resort architects, Graham Applin. It is one of the three ultra-luxury retreats to be completed by European villa vacation specialists World of Indulgence.
Sitting on the tranquil east coast of Antigua, this beautiful villa comes with an in-house staff that delivers personalized service. World-class amenities surround you, including one of the region’s top kitesurfing centres.
The villa houses a cinema and play room, among other modern amenities and facilities.
Binge on Benefits
Holders of an Antigua and Barbuda passport obtained through investing in government-approved real estate properties stand to receive plenty of benefits. Being accorded dual citizenship (that can be extended to eligible family members), they are able to jet off to over 130 countries without the hassle of gathering all kinds of visas.
With utmost confidentiality, second passport holders also get to enjoy tax advantages should they decide to become permanent residents. There are no capital gains or inheritance taxes levied, as well as no tax for income generated outside of the country. This gives more business leeway and expands the network for entrepreneurial pursuits. With these advantages and perks, wouldn’t you want to own a piece of incredible real estate in the Caribbean?