• Average asking price $1,507,380
  • % + or - average Caribbean property price -47%
  • Property price range $315,000 - $12,000,000
  • Average price per sq ft $612
  • Annual tourist arrivals 247,320
  • % change in annual tourist arrivals -6.74%

Overview – The Antigua Real Estate Market

Famed for its 365 beaches and crystal clear seas, Antigua & Barbuda is the epitome of the Caribbean dream. Antigua also offers attractive tax benefits, good international access and a stable political system.

With such a strong range of investor benefits on offer, the country has developed a well established real estate market. Its luxury beachfront homes and condos have attracted some of the world’s most celebrated music stars, fashion designers and business leaders from Eric Clapton to Giorgio Armani.

The country’s real estate market has been boosted by the opening of a new airport terminal in August 2015 which has made the island more accessible than ever, as well as an influx of investment stimulated by Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment program which offers full citizenship in exchange for an investment in property.

Recent announcements include a cluster of new hotels in a recently created Special Economic Zone on the north-eastern coast of Antigua, a US $250 million hotel project on neighboring sister island Barbuda to be developed in association with Hollywood film star Robert De Niro and a new Rosewood resort at Honeymoon Bay.

 

Search our Antigua Real Estate Listings

As specialists in luxury Caribbean property, we can introduce you to a wide selection of the finest residential property, land for sale and commercial real estate in Antigua.

Our agents on island offer unrivaled local insight into the market and the most desirable investment opportunities.

To discover your perfect property in Antigua, search our Antigua real estate listings.

 

Areas

Barbuda

Discover Barbuda – Read our Guide to Barbuda Real Estate.

Dickenson Bay

Discover Dickenson Bay – Read our Guide to Dickenson Bay Real Estate.

English Harbour

Discover English Harbour – Read our Guide to English Harbour Real Estate.

Galley Bay

Discover Galley Bay – Read our Guide to Galley Bay Real Estate.

Hodges Bay

Discover Hodges Bay – Read our Guide to Hodges Bay Real Estate.

Jolly Harbour

Discover Jolly Harbour – Read our Guide to Jolly Harbour Real Estate.

Nonsuch Bay

Discover Nonsuch Bay – Read our Guide to Nonsuch Bay Real Estate.

Runaway Beach

Discover Runaway Beach – Read our Guide to Runaway Beach Real Estate.

Willoughby Bay

Discover Willoughby Bay – Read our Guide to Willoughby Bay Real Estate.

 

Buying Property in Antigua

Foreign buyers can acquire Antigua real estate relatively simply, but buyers should be aware of the fees involved in purchasing homes for sale in Antigua, as follows:

  1. Legal fees: We would recommend you instruct a reputable lawyer to assist with the purchasing process. Legal fees typically amount to 1-2% of the purchase price.
  2. Alien Landholding License fee: All foreign buyers acquiring real estate in Antigua must apply for an Alien Landholding License.The application cost for an Alien Landholding License is 5% of the property’s value and can take four months to be approved.
  3. Stamp Duty: Buyers are also required to pay a 2.5% government transfer tax to complete the property purchase.

 

Mortgages in Antigua

Looking for financing to fund the purchase of property in the Caribbean?

Contrary to popular misconception, it is possible for foreign nationals looking to invest in Antigua real estate to apply for a mortgage.

Our partner – a very well respected international financial organization – offers mortgages for qualifying non-residents buying, building or improving a second home in Antigua.

For more information, see our page on: Caribbean mortgages.

 

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program

Antigua & Barbuda operates a Citizenship by Investment Program which offers qualified investors the opportunity to obtain full citizenship of Antigua & Barbuda in exchange for a significant contribution to the nation’s finances, either through a financial contribution to a government fund or via an investment in an approved real estate project.

Read more: Antigua Citizenship by Investment.

 

Antigua – Land for Sale

Purchasing a lot of land provides you with a blank canvas and the opportunity to build your dream home in Antigua.

Whether you are looking for beachfront land or a centrally located plot, we offer various lots of land for sale in Antigua.

For larger parcels of land for commercial development, please see our commercial real estate listings.

 

Saving on Your Purchase

You could save money when investing in Antigua real estate by using a foreign exchange expert to get the best rate for your property purchase. We have partnered with Halo Financial, a specialist in foreign exchange, to help you get the best exchange rates when making one-off or regular international payments for a property purchase in Antigua. To see how you could save money, read more: Foreign Exchange.

 

Getting There – Flights to Antigua

There are regular direct flights to Antigua’s V.C. Bird Airport from North America and Europe.

American, Continental, Delta and US Airways fly from various American cities and JetBlue recently launched new non-stop flights from New York JFK to Antigua.

Air Canada also operates direct flights from Toronto.

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and BMI operate direct flights from the UK to Antigua.

The island is also served by various regional airlines, including Liat, Caribbean Airlines interCaribbean Airways and Seaborne Airlines.

 

Getting There – Barbuda

To get to Barbuda, you can either travel by plane, helicopter or ferry.

Flights to Barbuda

To travel to Barbuda by air, there are flights to Barbuda operated by Fly Montserrat.

Flights depart from Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport and arrive at Barbuda Codrington Airport.

Flight time from Antigua to Barbuda is approximately 20 minutes.

Helicopter

It is also possible to travel from Antigua to Barbuda by helicopter.

Various companies operate helicopter charter services between the islands.

Ferry

For those with a bit more time on their hands, it is possible to travel from Antigua to Barbuda by ferry.

The Barbuda Express operates an Antigua Barbuda ferry service which operates a 6 day per week service from St John’s Harbour in Antigua to Barbuda.

Journey time on the high speed ferry is approximately 90 minutes.

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Fast facts

  • Population 80,161
  • Capital St John's
  • Language English
  • Currency East Caribbean Dollar
  • Time zone GMT-4 | ET