Welcome to property investment in Antigua & Barbuda
05 November 2018
With year-round sunshine, 365 pristine beaches and favourable personal tax structures, the two-island nation of Antigua & Barbuda is an attractive destination for individuals seeking a powerful second passport.
Antigua & Barbuda offers a number of routes to citizenship via its Citizenship-by-Investment Programme (CIP), with one of the most popular requiring an investment of $100,000 or as little as $200,000 into approved real estate.
The property route to citizenship isn’t the most affordable, but it gives applicants the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of living life in the Caribbean - whether it be on holiday or as a permanent resident.
Antigua is an extremely attractive destination for property investors. The market has been buoyed by the success of the CIP, and rental incomes are high as tourism booms. The island is one of the most easily accessible in the Caribbean, with regular direct flights from the USA, Canada and Europe.
Exceptional residential properties
Property in the islands is varied, from grand colonial villas to beachfront condo developments. Christopher Willis, Latitude’s Managing Director in the Caribbean, has spent the last five years guiding clients through the Antigua CIP application process, finding many property hotspots along the way:
“Antigua is a small but perfectly formed Caribbean island, with countless beautiful spots to purchase property. But if you’re looking for brilliant location, facilities and atmosphere all rolled into one, you can’t beat Tamarind Hills or Nonsuch Bay.”
Nestled between two stunning beaches, Tamarind Hills sits on a bluff overlooking the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The two beaches are connected by a boardwalk and lead to a private beach club. The luxury development is only a short drive away from the Jolly Harbour marina and its plethora of restaurants, shops and bars.
From luxury villas with infinity-edge pools and private terraces to one-bedroom boutique suites, there is something for everyone's taste. All residences have private pools, European-style kitchens and bathrooms and large outdoor living spaces. They also offer property management services to ensure hassle-free ownership.
A fine example of the living spaces at Tamarind Hills
Surrounded by the ocean on three sides and set against a backdrop of lush green hills, Nonsuch Bay is a stunning location. The peninsula which protects the bay offers breathtaking views over the barrier reef.
Property in Nonsuch Bay includes luxury beachfront condos and beautifully appointed 3 & 4 bedroom private houses. The surrounding area is quiet, perfect for those wanting privacy and relaxation. For those investors who would prefer to design and build their own dream home, plenty of prime land is still available. They also offer one-bedroom suites tied to the hotel for those looking to earn rental income.
Benefits of Antigua & Barbuda’s CIP
The opportunity to experience the Caribbean lifestyle isn’t the only benefit of acquiring citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda. Additional benefits include:
Travel visa-free to 149 nations
Antigua & Barbuda citizens can travel visa-free to approximately 149 countries, including countries of the European Schengen Area, the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Favourable personal taxation schemes
Antigua & Barbuda operates an attractive personal tax regime with no capital gains or inheritance taxes. They recently abolished personal income taxes, relying instead on corporation and sales tax.
Low presence requirements
Applicants only need to spend five days in Antigua & Barbuda within the first five years of the passport being issued, providing the freedom to stay for as long or as little as they desire.
Start your journey today
If Antigua & Barbuda's property investment options sound attractive, contact Christopher Willis using our contact form and we’ll be happy to discuss making your citizenship dreams a reality.
All imagery courtesy of www.tamarind-hills.com