Navigating the Waters of Caribbean Real Estate
Many factors make the Caribbean an enticing option for those looking to buy property in paradise.
With proximity to the mainland, incredibly mild year-round temperatures, and stunning natural beauty, the West Indies offer a bevy of reasons to encourage serious buyers, regardless of whether they are looking for a vacation home, a second residence, or simply a great investment. Add to the mix a romantic history and the area’s current rejuvenation, and purchasing real estate in the Caribbean becomes hard to resist.
But knowing how to navigate the numerous possibilities could make the difference between finding a desirable location and getting stuck with someplace disappointing. With more than 700 islands, myriad local cultural attitudes, and almost as many residential options as fish in the sea, even the savviest investor might feel reluctant to take the next step.
Fortunately, a renaissance in resort development has led to the creation of new alternatives like Christophe Harbour.
Located between Antigua and St. Maarten in the heart of the eastern Caribbean on St. Kitts, Christophe Harbour features unparalleled beauty, upscale amenities, and cutting-edge facilities. Backed by the acclaimed developer Buddy Darby—who is known for his success at Kiawah Island, S. C., and Doonbeg, Ireland—the private island community melds a relaxed Caribbean sensibility with grand real estate, a distinctive collection of amenities unmatched in the region, and a world-class superyacht harbor. The Caribbean’s first Park Hyatt hotel is set to open later this year. This coupled with the newly opened marina, creates an enticing destination for lifestyle investors.
Christophe Harbour’s residential enclaves offer a diverse selection of premier Caribbean ownership opportunities that include oceanfront, hillside, and harborside homesites, turnkey villas, and custom estate homes. Investors can choose from a carefully considered collection of existing home plans, create their home with the help of a design review board, or steer their floating home into a private superyacht marina berth. Expert advice from the design review board and the slow-growth, build-value-over-time mentality of this family-owned company should be key factors to help put buyers at ease.
Christophe Harbour is also approved under the Citizenship by Investment Program, which makes investors and their families eligible for many outstanding benefits including visa-free travel to more than 120 countries. This program is one of the oldest, most established of its kind in the world.
The appealing aspects of Christophe Harbour make an investment in the Caribbean seem more advisable than ever.