Overview – The St Kitts & Nevis Real Estate Market
With golden sand beaches set against a dramatic backdrop of spectacular rainforest covered mountains, St Kitts and neighbouring sister island Nevis are blessed with a truly spectacular landscape. Thanks to a successful Citizenship by Investment Program, St Kitts & Nevis is enjoying economic growth and has flourishing real estate and high end tourism sectors, with luxury houses, apartments, condos and hotel suites for sale. Depending on the development, both whole ownership and fractional ownership options are available.
Launched many years ahead of similar programs in Antigua, Dominica and Grenada, the St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program is the longest running and most well established program of its kind in the world. Launched in 1984, the program offers eligible applicants full citizenship for life of the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis in exchange for a minimum investment of $400,000 USD in real estate on either St Kitts or Nevis or, alternatively, a $250,000 USD contribution to the nation’s economy. Benefits of citizenship of St Kitts & Nevis include freedom from direct taxation (see below) and a passport offering visa-free access to 120+ countries including the UK, EU Schengen zone, Canada, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
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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 St Kitts & Nevis.
Our agents in the islands can offer unrivaled local insight into the market and the most desirable investment opportunities.
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Areas – St Kitts
Discover St Kitts – Read our Guide to St Kitts Real Estate.
Discover Christophe Harbour – Read our Guide to Christophe Harbour Real Estate.
Discover Frigate Bay – Read our Guide to Frigate Bay Real Estate.
Discover Kittitian Hill – Read our Guide to Kittitian Hill Real Estate.
Areas – Nevis
Discover Nevis – Read our Guide to Nevis Real Estate.
Four Seasons Nevis
Discover Four Seasons Nevis – Read our Guide to Four Seasons Nevis Real Estate.
Buying Property in St Kitts & Nevis
Foreign nationals can purchase real estate in St Kitts & Nevis but, except in certain areas of Frigate Bay, require an Alien Land Holding License to own property.
Once you have made an offer on a property and that offer has been accepted, we recommend you engage a local attorney to review the Purchase and Sale Agreement. Upon signing you will need to pay a 10-15% deposit and the balance upon completion.
If required, an Alien Landholding License costs 10% of the purchase price. The seller is responsible for paying stamp duty.
There is an annual property tax of 0.2% of the market value of the property.
Through the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program, foreign nationals can apply for full citizenship for life in exchange for a minimum investment of $400,000 USD in designated real estate. Benefits include freedom from direct taxation and a passport offering visa-free access to 120+ countries. Contact us for details and eligible property.
Mortgages in St Kitts & Nevis
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 St Kitts & Nevis 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 St Kitts & Nevis.
For more information, see our page on: Caribbean mortgages.
St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program
St Kitts and Nevis operates a Citizenship by Investment Program which offers qualified investors the opportunity to obtain full citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis 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: St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment.
St Kitts and Nevis – Land for Sale
Purchasing a lot of land provides you with a blank canvas and the opportunity to build your dream home in St Kitts and Nevis.
Whether you are looking for beachfront land or a centrally located plot, we offer various lots of land for sale in St Kitts and Nevis.
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 St Kitts and Nevis 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 St Kitts & Nevis. To see how you could save money, read more: Foreign Exchange.
From the USA, there are direct flights to St Kitts from various cities, including Atlanta (Delta), Miami, New York and San Juan (American Airlines) and Charlotte (US Airways).
Air Canada operates seasonal flights from Toronto to St Kitts.
From Europe, BA operates direct flights from London Gatwick.
LIAT operates flights from the Caribbean, including Antigua, San Juan, St Martin and St Thomas.
It is also possible to fly to St Kitts and Nevis by private jet. The YU Lounge makes travelling to and from the country as pleasurable as possible, with hotel transfers via luxury vehicles, streamlined customs and immigration processing and a welcoming customer lounge located adjacent to the main terminal building at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.
To get to Nevis there are direct flights from San Juan, St Maarten or Antigua. Alternatively fly to St Kitts and take the ferry to Nevis.
London to St Kitts: 9 hours 55 mins
Miami to St Kitts: 3 hours 5 mins
New York to St Kitts: 7 hours 7 mins
Toronto to St Kitts: 7 hours 22 mins
St Kitts to Nevis – by sea: 45 minutes