THE ISLANDS OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Dividing the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean, St. Kitts and Nevis is a dual island federation nation covered with some of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean, lushly-covered mountains, beautiful sugar plantations and international gourmet cuisine.
With direct flights available from London, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte and many others, getting to St. Kitts and Nevis is very accessible from North America and Europe. You’ll arrive at Robert L. Bradshaw airport in Bassettere, which is well equipped with both commercial and private air terminals. Situated at the southern edge of the capital city of Basseterre, the aiport provides convenient access to most any destination on the island within 20 minutes.
St Kitts is the larger island, home to the cruise terminal in Port Zante and Frigate Bay, boasting a lively mix of resorts, restaurants, and bars. Heading towards Nevis on the Southeastern Peninsula, you’ll quickly find the pace to slow as you’ll be forced to take in the breathtaking scenery. The road south divides the island along the major ridge, with the mountain dropping off in both directions, providing sweeping views of the vast Atlantic on the left and the calm Caribbean to the right, and picturesque Nevis in full view across the Narrows. The Southeastern Peninsula includes several world-class developments, a brand new super yacht Marina with 300+ft slips available, and some of the most pristine beaches in the world.
Just a 10-15 minute water taxi ride across the Narrows and you’ll arrive on Nevis – which is as charming of a setting as you’ll find in the Caribbean. From its iconic beach bars and secluded mountain estates, Nevis offers a tranquil and luxurious lifestyle. With views back towards St. Kitts, you’ll enjoy sweeping sunrises and sunsets, and the beautiful lights of Basseterre at night.
Beyond its natural beauty, and island lifestyle, St. Kitts and Nevis is also an important government center for the Eastern Caribbean, serving as the headquarters of the Eastern Caribbean Banking Commission – the monetary authority for the region. With rich history and roots in both English and French culture, St. Kitts became part of the UK in 1967, before becoming a fully independent Federation in 1983.
After gaining its full independence, St. Kitts and Nevis launched the first Citizenship by Investment program in the Caribbean, which is still available today, providing numerous pathways to citizenship for real estate buyers on the island.
We hope you will join us and discover that St. Kitts & Nevis are truly luxurious Caribbean sanctuaries that you are looking for.
Your next move can be next level with our Buyers Guide
We know you have a lot to consider when buying property in the Caribbean, and we are here to guide you through the process. This buyer's guide provides insight to some of the most frequently asked questions. Start here for a more in-depth look into island life.
Buying property in St. Kitts & Nevis requires either an alien landholding license or an application for citizenship in the Federation, which is most often achieved by buying a qualifying real estate property that is designated for Citizenship by Investment.
Citizenship in St. Kitts and Nevis offers a number of important benefits:
- Lifetime citizenship (full rights of the UK and other Commonwealth countries)
- Ability to travel to 157 country destinations in the world
- Dual citizenship benefits (allows you to keep other citizenships)
- Additional citizenship for your family members (fees apply)
- Tax free – no income, inheritance, or wealth tax
- Fast application process – can be as little as 3 months
- Citizenship can be passed down to future generations by descent
Alien Landholding License
Purchasing property without citizenship will require an Alien Land Holding License. This requires the services of an attorney, who will guide you through the process. When purchasing property via an Alien Land Holding License, a minimum requirement of 10 to 15% of the purchase price is required as a down-payment deposit, which will be credited to the purchase price at closing
Please contact us if you would like more information on this option. For detail on the pathway to Citizenship by Investment in St. Kitts and Nevis, please click here.
Banking, Currency & Mortgages
The currency of St. Kitts and Nevis is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, which is also the currency of all members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. The EC Dollar has been pegged to the US Dollar at US$1 = EC$2.70 since 1976.
It is very common for people to utilize the local banks of St Kitts & Nevis, however it is not required. It is important to note that banks report and disclose funds to Europe. The banks of St. Kitts and Nevis will not conceal any information. It is also possible to open a bank account denominated in US dollars.
Foreign buyers are also eligible to obtain mortgages on the island if desired to purchase luxury real estate in the Caribbean Islands of St. Kitts & Nevis.
When you first arrive in St. Kitts & Nevis you will immediately notice the pristine infrastructure. All utilities and power lines are underground, improving reliability and providing unabated views. Perimeter roads around the islands are in immaculate condition. The Government has steadily invested to the development and maintenance of the striking island infrastructure, ensuring you can enjoy the comfort of home while on island.