Overview – The St Vincent & the Grenadines Real Estate Market
With pristine beaches, turquoise sea and lush, green mountains, the 32 unspoilt islands of the Grenadines have long been a favourite of royalty and well known personalities, most famously Princess Margaret, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan.
While St Vincent is well known for its green landscape, waterfalls and volcanic black sands, the beaches of the Grenadines are platinum white and the warm sea offers some of the best diving and sailing in the Caribbean.
Less crowded than some of their Caribbean neighbors, the islands of St Vincent & the Grenadines have developed a relatively small property market. While small in size, the market more than makes up for it in the devotion of its fans. Areas of particular interest to international buyers include Bequia, Canouan, Mayreau, Mustique and Union Island.
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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 Vincent & the Grenadines.
Our agents on island can offer unrivaled local insight into the market and the most desirable investment opportunities.
To discover your perfect property in St Vincent & the Grenadines, search our St Vincent & the Grenadines real estate listings.
Discover Bequia – Read our Guide to Bequia Real Estate.
Discover Canouan – Read our Guide to Canouan Real Estate.
Discover Mayreau – Read our Guide to Mayreau Real Estate.
Discover other islands in the Grenadines – Read our Guide to real estate in other islands in the Grenadines.
Discover Palm Island – Read our Guide to Palm Island Real Estate.
Discover St Vincent – Read our Guide to St Vincent Real Estate.
Discover Union Island – Read our Guide to Union Island Real Estate.
Buying Property in St Vincent & the Grenadines
There are no restrictions on foreign nationals purchasing real estate in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Prior to purchasing a property in the Grenadines (except for Canouan and Mustique), non-nationals are required to apply for an Alien Land Holding License, which costs from EC $10,000 to $105,000, depending on the property value. You will need to pay a deposit of 10% upon exchanging contracts, and the balance of the payment once the License has been awarded.
Buyers are required to pay 5% stamp duty, plus legal fees which typically amount to 1-2% of the purchase price.
There is also a low annual property tax.
Non-residents can apply for permanent residency.
Mortgages in St Vincent & the Grenadines
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 Vincent & the Grenadines 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 Vincent & the Grenadines.
For more information, see our page on: Caribbean mortgages.
St Vincent and the Grenadines – Land for Sale
Purchasing a lot of land provides you with a blank canvas and the opportunity to build your dream home in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Whether you are looking for beachfront land or a centrally located plot, we offer various lots of land for sale in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
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 Vincent & the Grenadines 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 Vincent & the Grenadines. To see how you could save money, read more: Foreign Exchange.
Getting to St Vincent & the Grenadines
There are no direct flights to the Grenadines from the USA, Canada or Europe.
From North America or Europe, fly to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, San Juan or St Lucia and transfer to St Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan or Union Island via regional carriers LIAT, SVG Air or Mustique Airways.
St Vincent’s recently opened Argyle International Airport has made the archipelago more accessible than ever.
Barbados to St Vincent: 40 mins
Puerto Rico to St Vincent: 2 hours 20 mins
St Lucia to St Vincent: 20 mins