Pristine white sand, turquoise waters, and a balmy breeze gently lulling you to sleep under the shade of swaying palm trees.
Do you picture yourself in this setting? Would you like this vision to be as real as it gets? Would you like to own your own slice of heaven on earth?
Turn your Caribbean dreams into reality. When you invest in a second passport through any of the Caribbean citizenship programs, you get a chance not only to savor the little luxuries of life, you also gift yourself and your family another option to best celebrate life.
By investing in Caribbean real estate, people of privilege can live as citizens of these island nations in the charming Caribbean. Prestige, power, fame, and fortune have brought many celebrities, luminaries, and even royalty onto the glittering shores of this tropical paradise.
The Caribbean has long lured many a wandering soul into its arms as well as the carefree spirit of adventurers from all corners of the globe. Not only that, enterprising minds and intrepid entrepreneurs have also seen the promise of glory and gold within the majestic isles.
“Pretty” may be an understatement, though, when describing the luxurious properties on offer in the island nations of the Caribbean. From exclusive gated communities to five-star hotels and residences, one could not help but be amazed with the sheer beauty of the properties.
Here are some of the top properties that one should definitely not let go of:
1. Park Hyatt St. Kitts®
Park Hyatt St. Kitts® is the first ever Park Hyatt in the Caribbean. An approved project under the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP), this five-star hotel is located in the picturesque landscape of Banana Bay within the famed Christophe Harbour resort community.
Awarded by CNN Travel as the No. 1 New Hotel and Resort in the Caribbean, a US$215,000 investment can provide you access to the unrivaled hospitality experience only Park Hyatt St. Kitts can offer.
As a shareholder, you can look forward to a projected 2 to 6 per cent annual income yield from the outset. In addition to the security of affiliating with a globally recognized brand and reputable international developer, you also get preferential rates and access to exclusive clubs around the world.
2. Nelson’s Retreat
Nestled in the midst of the international yachting mecca in the English Harbour of Antigua, Nelson’s Retreat is an exclusive Apart-Hotel that offers you a breathtaking view of Nelson’s Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Just within walking distance from some of the best beaches, top-notch restaurants, and other exciting amenities, it is also a short water taxi ride from the private dock to the nautical paradise that is Galleon Beach.
This apartment hotel features five-star furnishings and fittings befitting your exacting standards. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors afford homeowners incredible harbor and mountain views. There are also two swimming pools, sport amenities like paddleboards, as well as a 24-hour concierge service. All these and more are in store for those who would want to invest in a value-laden property.
3. Four Seasons Estates
Just a stone’s throw away from one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Four Seasons Resort Estates’ Pinney’s Beach is the perfect location for a home away from home. Sitting in between the lush green lawns of Robert Trent Jones II golf course and the water features of the south border of the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, this property is nothing short of spectacular.
Comprising three and four-bedroom villas, you can experience luxury Caribbean living at its best. With elegant and contemporary interiors and chic, architect-designed homes that have their own pool and landscaped gardens.
With one-tenth or one-quarter of an ownership share, you already get access to some of the most spacious freestanding villas this side of the globe.
A Bounty of Benefits
No wonder ultra-high net worth individuals and well-to-do families see the value in securing a second citizenship in Caribbean island nations of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, St. Lucia and Grenada. Aside from being granted citizenship by investment in as little as 90 days with little to no residency requirements, there are also other advantages that affluent people cannot ignore.
Through the purchase of a luxury property, a donation to the government, or in Antigua and Barbuda , a business investment, well-heeled and well-informed people appreciate the advantages that a second passport brings.
With an established history of protecting the privacy of its citizens, these island nations have international banks and a highly developed financial sector that can be relied on when it comes to preserving and growing one’s international wealth.
At the same time, business opportunities also abound as entrepreneurs can travel freely – visa-free – to more than 150 jurisdictions worldwide. This translates to a wider network of business contacts, increasing and forging relationships with the international business community.
So, better start looking up and getting instant online freight quotes, call your Caribbean citizenship advisory firm, and organize your trip to any of the aforementioned properties before someone else snatches them away.
Kal Kennard is a Partner at Citizens International, a white-glove specialist firm offering private client services necessary for citizenship investment into the Caribbean. Based in the Caribbean for the past 15 years, she is an experienced consultant who works directly with many professional partners and advises clients worldwide.