There are a lot of islands in the Caribbean and they fall into 4 flavours mostly and then they are all of course unique. The 5 flavours in no particular order are English, French, Spanish, U.S. and Dutch.
If you were to pick 2 English islands you might take the Turks and Caicos and Antigua, 2 French- Guadeloupe and St Martin. US islands like the United States Virgin Islands or the dry Dutch ABC’s Aruba Bonaire and Curacao and the Latin countries who speak Spanish like Dominican Republic and Cuba.
That broad clarification is going to impact greatly your property buying decision. You will maybe already have some idea of a favourite island. Some represent great value as they may be deficient in infrastructure and have little tourism others are politically unique and we all watch Cuba intently. Others are too exclusive and expensive representing exclusivity like St Barts or the Turks and Caicos. Many islands have a great mix but there is one clear winner for me, Antigua. Buying property in Antigua is straightforward but it pays to have the experience of perhaps the best realtors on the island Luxury Property and Villas in Antigua. Make sure you call Antigua Estates!
Oh to just cruise around on a boat the whole of the Caribbean, well for some they do for a while but many settle for an island.
Antigua has a lot going for it. A stable government modelled on the British Westminster system. A tourism industry and the island infrastructure are being heavily invested in (New Antigua Airport and Port) while at the same time the growth is controlled and measured. There are no ugly developments. You can find property at the lower end (under $300k USD) and plots of land ready to home your dream home. The properties go all the way up into million-dollar luxury beachside and ocean view villas you might expect in a bond film. Antigua is also well served by airlines from Canada the USA and Europe.
Luxury Locations in Antigua
Galley Bay Heights- a top postcode!
If you are high end looking for a luxury villa then you might like to enquire about Galley Bay Heights where Giorgio Armani the Fashion Designer lives. Out looking westwards across the Caribbean turquoise sea there are luxury villas in this most exclusive of areas.
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Pearns Point – a luxury peninsula
Located close to Jolly Harbour in the south west is Pearns Point a truly spectacular spear of land jutting into the turquoise and inviting waters of Antigua.
“The epitome of slow-paced luxury and a draw-card for the discreet, discerning and harbingers of taste, Pearns Point offers authentic Caribbean living infused with a distinctive British sensibility. Immersed in a bounty of nature, this exclusive sanctuary and retreat will inhabit a beautiful peninsula on Antigua’s west coast, notable for its breathtaking vistas across private white-sand beaches and turquoise waters to the islands of Montserrat, Redonda, St Kitts and Nevis. Quite simply, it is where unparalleled privacy, seclusion and seduction converge.
” – source http://www.pearnspoint.com/discover/
Pearns Point Video
Located right in the heart of the English Harbour Area (A historic point of interest for Antigua and the West Indies) is Windward Estates. If you find pigeon beach then you are almost there. Development is in the early stages, beachfront property and ocean views and having the logistical benefit of being so close to English Harbour and Falmouth.
Construction In Windward Estates
Don’t discount Jolly Harbour – there are certainly million pound villas for sale here many on spectacular beachfront real estate! There is such a great vibe around the place with infrastructure such as tennis courts, golf and the marina of course. Property here can get as low as $250k USD for the decently sized finger villas like this Antigua Property.
Image sources credit : Antigua Estates Jolly Harbour Antigua
If you know where better than Antigua then please let me know in the comments, give life to this article about Caribbean property.