Owning a second home in the Caribbean is definitely a smart idea since the region is the perfect place for your yearly holidays or quick getaways. With numerous stunning beaches, various natural and human-made attractions, and quick access to other beautiful islands, it is the ideal place for all your family vacations.
Buying a property in the Caribbean is now easier and more straightforward, especially if you choose the right country. Several nations in this region offer Citizenship by Investment Programs or CIPs which allows foreigners interested in owning a second home here to become legal citizens.
For families, buying a property in the Caribbean through a citizenship by investment program offers several advantages. Aside from owning a second or holiday home in one of the most coveted parts of the world, you and your loved ones get to have a second passport as well.
The most popular CIPs in the Caribbean include the Dominica, Grenada, and Antigua and Barbuda citizenship programs.
Where to Buy a Home in the Caribbean That’s Perfect for Families
Purchasing a property in the Caribbean that is ideal for your family can pose some challenges. With dozens of countries to choose from, it can be difficult to select the perfect place for you and your loved ones.
Focusing your search on the family-friendly islands in the Caribbean can help you make the right decision and investment.
Below are the four best family-friendly countries in the Caribbean that can be the perfect location for your second or holiday home:
1. Antigua and Barbuda
With 365 beaches to boast of, Antigua and Barbuda has the most number of coastal areas perfect for swimming and other water activities that will delight children of all ages.
Antigua and Barbuda is a safe and peaceful country with a stable political system and economy. Moreover, English is widely spoken here, which means you and your children won’t encounter any language barrier or need to learn a new dialect to communicate with the locals.
Aside from its popular beaches, such as Dickenson Bay, Half Moon Bay, and Pigeon Point Beach, there are plenty of attractions that the whole family will love visiting over and over again in Antigua and Barbuda. These include Stingray City, Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights, and Wallings Nature Reserve.
Some of the most sought-after places to buy a property in this country are English Harbour, Dickenson Bay, Galley Bay, Hodges Bay, and Jolly Harbour.
As mentioned, Antigua and Barbuda has a citizenship by investment program. If you purchase a government-approved property, you and your family can also get a passport issued by this country.
The Caribbean’s Nature Isle also has plenty to offer families. As such, it is one of the best places to buy a second home in this part of the world.
English is the official language in Dominica. However, Dominican Creole and French are also spoken here.
Dominica has a low cost of living and crime rate. Because of this, the island is safe for people of all ages and everyone can enjoy a laid back lifestyle here whether you are staying here temporarily or permanently.
Some of the best family-friendly attractions in this country are Mero Beach, Champagne Beach, Indian River, Wacky Rollers Adventure Park, and Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
Popular locations to buy a property in Dominica include Portsmouth, Soufriere, Salisbury, and neighbourhoods around Roseau.
Like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica also has a citizenship by investment program. You can own a second home here and have the opportunity to become citizens of this country together with your family.
The Isle of Spice is another great country for families and is thus worth owning property in.
Grenada is a peaceful and idyllic Caribbean country. It is also known for its natural beauty and friendly locals. The cost of living here is relatively low as well.
Grand Anse Beach, Annandale Falls, Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, Fort Frederick, and Morne Rouge are some of the most popular family-friendly attractions in Grenada.
Grenada’s most sought-after property locations include St George’s, Carriacou, Grand Anse, and Lance aux Epines.
Grenada also has a citizenship by investment program, which means you and your family can own passports issued by this country if you purchase a government-approved property.
4. St. Kitts and Nevis
The tropical paradise of St. Kitts and Nevis boasts dazzling beaches, rocky coastlines, and exquisite coral reefs. The country is also known for its lush rainforests, charming towns, and friendly locals.
Due to these features, St. Kitts and Nevis is another country in the Caribbean where you should consider owning a second home.
Some of the places you and your family will enjoy visiting here are Cockleshell Beach, Botanical Garden of Nevis, Brimstone Hill, Clay Villa Plantation House and Gardens, and Port Zante.
Christophe Harbour, Frigate Bay, Kittitian Hill, and Saint Anne Sandy Point are some of the most recommended spots to buy a home in this Caribbean country.
St. Kitts and Nevis also offers the CIP to foreigners. By investing in the right property, you and your family can also become legal citizens of this country.
Whether you want a regular or luxury property in the Caribbean, if you wish to secure a home that suits your family and to have access to other benefits, invest in a house, villa, or apartment in one of these countries for your loved ones.
Abire Mansoor is a Director and Licensed Agent at Citizens International, a white-glove specialist firm offering private client services necessary for citizenship, residency and investment into the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. Based in her home country of Antigua & Barbuda, she is an experienced consultant who works directly with many professional partners and advises clients worldwide.