With some of the best beaches in the world, views of nearby neighboring islands which are impossibly beautiful and outstandingly clear and warm waters perfect for sailing and diving, the Leeward Islands are some of the most popular destinations for investors purchasing property for sale in the Caribbean.
This group of islands in the northeastern Caribbean Sea which stretches from the Virgin Islands in the north down to Guadeloupe in the south offers a wide selection of incredible homes for sale, from affordable to luxury.
Despite their close proximity to one another, each destination and its real estate market is unique.
From tiny and tranquil, under-the-radar Montserrat and Saba to buzzy and popular Antigua and St Maarten, each of the island nations making up the Leewards Islands has a unique appeal to overseas property buyers.
Here we explore what draws buyers to the Leeward Islands and showcase our pick of some of the best homes for sale in each destination.
BVI – US $325,000
If you love sailing and island hopping, you’ll love the British Virgin Islands. Comprising 60 islands scattered like jewels in turquoise waters, the BVI is just breathtaking. Soaring green carpeted mountains, pristine beaches and views of neighboring islands come together to make this one of the most beautiful destinations in the region. Any sailing enthusiast needs a base from which to set off. This apartment in Tobacco Wharf, Road Town could be just the ticket. It overlooks the beach and the harbour and is just 5 minutes walk from the Moorings and Village Cay Marina.
Read the details: Apartment for sale in Tobacco Wharf, Road Town, Tortola
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Montserrat – US $595,000
Searching for peace and tranquility? The small island of Montserrat is one of the most serene islands in the Caribbean. Quiet, uncrowded and just perfect for relaxation. The Woodlands area on the west coast is the most sought after residential area on the island and this home boasts a prime position overlooking Woodlands Beach. Pamper yourself in privacy at this wonderful beach house.
Read the details: Beachfront home for sale, Woodlands Beach, Montserrat
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Saba – US $750,000
First settled by Europeans in the 17th Century, the tiny island of Saba has a long history featuring naval captains and swashbuckling pirates. Over 200 years the island changed hands between the Dutch, Spanish, French and English. Today Saba is a special municipality of the Netherlands (and one of the Caribbean’s top diving destinations) but its colonial legacy lives on its unique architecture. This home is a prime example – A charming 19th Century cottage built for a sea captain that retains many of the original features such as a stone hearth in the kitchen.
Read the details: Cottage for sale in Windwardside, Saba
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St Kitts & Nevis – US $770,000
The charming island of Nevis is synonymous with old world charm. Authentic and unspoiled, the landscape is dotted with historical buildings. Better still, the island is safe and secure, friendly and welcoming. Truly one of the gems of the Caribbean. This home in Golden Rock Estate is typical of homes for sale in Nevis. With traditional English country house-style details, spacious verandas, a pool surrounded by tropical gardens and a hidden gazebo, the home exudes unassuming luxury.
Read the details: Home for sale in Golden Rock Estate, Nevis
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Anguilla – US $865,000
It is often said that the best things come in small packages. In the case of Anguilla, this is certainly true. Spanning just 35 square miles with a population of under 15,000, this tiny island is one of the gems of the Leeward Islands. Despite its small size, the island is rich in world-class beaches, some of the best hotels in the Caribbean, a golf course and great selection of restaurants and cafes. You can see why the island is incredibly popular with affluent and discerning buyers from around the world. Luxury homes here often come with asking prices in the millions. Despite its relatively modestly price tag, this home offers sensational, multi-million dollar views taking in the neighboring islands of St Martin, Saba and Sandy Isle.
Read the details: Home for sale in Sandy Ground, Anguilla
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US Virgin Islands – US $1,799,000
While only a hop, skip and jump from the mainland USA, the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands is a world away. A haven of nature, roughly half the island is covered by a protected national park. Tropical birds, turtles, dolphins and many many more species inhabit the island and its waters. Amidst this haven is this wonderful luxury home. Huge windows and a spacious pool terrace overlooking Fish Bay make the most of the magical setting.
Read the details: Home for sale in Fish Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands
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Antigua – US $2,995,000
With 365 beaches Antigua offers a new beach to discover every day of the year. It is also the setting for the largest man-made marina in the Eastern Caribbean – Jolly Harbour. This property offers access to both of Antigua’s major draws. To one side, the beach which is just steps away. To the other, a wooden dock and marine mooring fitted with a customized boat lift for an approximately 50 foot catamaran providing access to the water for boating and sailing. What better base to have to take full advantage of Antigua’s twin benefits?
Read the details: Beachfront villa for sale in Jolly Harbour, Antigua
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St Maarten – US $3,950,000
Half French, half Dutch, the island of St Maarten (St Martin) is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Caribbean. It is also one of the most vibrant and dynamic with its lively bars and restaurants, clubs and casinos, boutiques and marinas. Situated in close proximity to the action but far enough removed to enjoy privacy and seclusion on the French side of the island is this beach house. The property fronts directly on to celebrated Baie Longue Beach in exclusive Terres Basses – a location that is hard to beat.
Read the details: Beach house for sale in Terres Basses, St Martin
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St Barts – US $14,850,000
Hollywood stars, royals and business leaders all love it – where else but St Barts. Chic, glamorous and stylish, this French Caribbean island is unlike any other in the region. The homes for sale in St Barts are also in a league of their own. Wrapped in glass, this home offers sensational sea views combined with elegant Caribbean interiors that ooze contemporary luxury.
Read the details: Villa for sale, Anse des Cayes, St Barts
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Finding Your Perfect Property in the Leeward Islands
So, whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage in Saba or an opulent villa in St Barts, there are plenty of options to consider from across the Leeward Islands.
For details on all these homes plus many others, contact 7th Heaven Properties, the Luxury Caribbean Property Specialist.
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