Caribbean Property – Investing in Paradise?

Caribbean real estateWhen many people think about Caribbean property, images of sandy white beaches and lush tropical greenery may spring to mind. However, it is not just these pleasant images which make Caribbean property so appealing. There are many Caribbean property opportunities available which are tailored for investment and anticipated to generate substantial profits for astute investors.

For a Caribbean property to be tailored for investment, there are two important principles which must be followed.

  • Firstly, setup costs must be minimized to allow investment opportunities to be a viable option to most investors. Also, the less your setup costs are in comparison to profit, the higher your return on investment will be.
  • Secondly, profit must be maximized. To maximize profit on your Caribbean property, there are several factors which must be given due care and consideration.

For example, many investors would require that their Caribbean property be fully managed to provide a healthy rental income. Therefore a management agency or company would ideally be setup to maximize rental occupancy, room rate charged and to fully manage the day-to-day running of the Caribbean property and surrounding land/site.

A favorable way for this to be setup is to buy a Caribbean property within a hotel or resort which is run by a well known and respected operator. This added brand name can greatly benefit the rental potential of your Caribbean property from day one.

Capital growth is also an important aspect to consider. Investors ideally need to conduct research to ensure that they are buying a Caribbean property which will experience sufficient demand for rental and for re-sale. This ongoing demand will ensure that property values will continue to increase and generate a substantial capital profit if and when the investor wishes to sell their Caribbean property.

There are many tax breaks to benefit from on your chosen Caribbean property. On some islands, there are no capital gains or inheritance tax to pay, making buying a Caribbean property a very attractive proposition compared to buying in other countries.

With due care and consideration, investors will be able to buy a Caribbean property which should adhere to all the above aspects and prove to be a profitable long term investment.

This guest post was written by Dan Chamberlain. If you have any questions or responses to this article, please post a comment below.

100 thoughts on “Caribbean Property – Investing in Paradise?”

  1. I’ve been to Carribean on numerous occassions and I always see these people at the airport trying to entice you to join their sales pitch to buy a timeshare. I’m sure in the future, there will be more and more of these people asking you to join them to buy a condotel.

    Great post.

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  2. Time share has a bad name amongst most discerning Caribbean propert buyers however fractional ownership is a complete diffrent ball game.This method of buying a luxury Caribbean property is on the increase unlike timeshare you actually own the property your name along with you co owners is on the deeds

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  4. Investing in Caribbean is a very tempting offer but shouldn’t the investor be informed about the different aspect of investing in caribbean what are the ins and our of investing there. People who are really interested should at least do some research read good book written by a real estate expert. one such expert I read http://www.deangraziosi.com/ was surly very help full. I am sure these things at the end make you more wiser and help you make a good investment.

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  7. Looks nice and all, but I wonder how useful it is to have a vacation property that you can’t get to without boarding a plane. I owned a vacation property in Florida for several years, but it never seemed to make sense to own something that I only spent one month a year enjoying. All that was fine when the markets were accelerating and the appreciation offset the costs of ownership, but what about now? I’d rather purchase a vacation home somewhere within a couple hours drive of my house. At least then I can drive home if the weather stinks!

  8. David,

    I think you have missed the point of this investment.
    As it is foremost an Investment and not a holiday property.
    As an investment this provides a guaranteed yield for the first two years and then moves into a profit share with the hotel company that manage the site.
    It is a commercial opportunity with the added bonus of taking 30 days free use a year.
    There are residential units on site that can be used entirely for your own use.
    For more information i suggest you visit our website at http://www.freshinvest.co.uk.

  9. Correct Dennis, although on some of our Caribbean properties the developer has reached an agreement with the Government to try to alleviate some of the taxes that you must pay.
    For example, in the dominican republic there are exemptions on Capital Gains, Income and Property Purchase taxes for ten years.

  10. There is a new website which has just come on line this week which is focused on investing in businesses for sale and/or commercial real estate in the Caribbean, http://www.BizCarib.com. They have a soft launch now as they are gathering listings for the website. Check it out, http://www.BizCarib.com. It is very professional and the best I’ve see for the Caribbean.

  11. Ah, how nice it would be to own some Caribbean real estate so that every time the Australian cricket team toured the Windies I could go on a fact finding tour and take in the cricket with the excuse that I was working

  12. What a unique examination. Tourism region always has great attraction. According to my experience, when I developed real estate project in Bali anything is far more expensive than other region. So the property should be offered internationally rather than targeted local segment. It’s rather complicated because of high standard requirement but the return must be higher too.

  13. The caribbean is a never ending showroom for foreign investment. Every day hundreds of huge cruise ships arrive from which tourists disembark, with strong acquisitive power and with enthusiasm to place their capital in emerging real estate markets.
    At the time of thinking about retirement, The caribbean is one of the most attractive destinations, because of a large amount of land with panoramic views, land prices considerably lower than others locations with an equal setting, an unrivaled location, and an excellent infrastructure.

  14. Hi, I am new to this, but I am planning on buying in the Caribbean, specifically the US Virgin Islands. I found this website called waterislandlots.com which advertises custom-built homes for $600K or less… does this sound realistic? Has anyone used this company before? Thanks!

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