These Antigua holiday homes come with visa-free residency
Antigua‘s property market is looking more promising after recent storms, according to Homes and Property. This is mostly due to the Citizenship for Investment Programme (CIP) introduced by the island’s government in 2013 to encourage inward investment.
The South Coast is ideal for those looking for chic bars. Tamarind Hills is close to Antigua’s most fancy beach bars, such as Sheer Rocks and Jackie O’s. Starting £330,000, you can find anything from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom villas with pools and sea views.
Meanwhile, the East Coast is ideal for families. It is located 45 minutes from the airport and the capital, St John’s. An all-inclusive sailing resort that’s popular with families is selling through the CIP flats that have one to five bedrooms, townhouses and detached villas, starting £310,000.
Those who want to enjoy the best view of the sunset should head to the West Coast. Jolly Harbour is the largest residential marina in the Caribbean. Prices here vary. Compact two-bedroom waterfront townhouses start at £213,000, while a renovated three-bedroom property with private dock is £772,000.
The elite usually prefers the North Coast. The most prestigious resort, Jumba Bay, a Rosewood Resort on a 300-acre private island, is only 10 minutes away from the airport.
“Around five properties change hands each year and homes are constantly updated and even rebuilt,” Sales director Andrew Robson said. Prices range from £6.2 million for a three-bedroom home to £22 million for an eight-suite property with a tennis court and a croquet pitch.