Explore Caribbean Resort and Retirement Communities
If you want to retire in style, find sunny second-home destination or relocate to a tropical paradise, check out the premier Caribbean communities in the Bahamas, Belize, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. In addition to year-round sunny weather, you'll discover a carefree Caribbean lifestyle that's both luxurious and affordable.
Why choose a Caribbean resort or retirement community?
First, the mild Caribbean climate is warm during the winter months and cooled by sea breezes in summer. In other words, it's perfect anytime for boating, fishing, golf and other outdoor recreations. Second, Caribbean countries have great international airports, meaning that they're just a short flight from major U.S. hubs. Third, both real-estate prices and costs of living are low in many upscale Caribbean resort and retirement communities. Finally, new hi-speed Internet services will keep you connected to your family, friends and business back home.
What are the benefits of living in a luxurious Caribbean community?
- The Bahamas. The sun-drenched island nation of The Bahamas is just 50 miles from the Florida coast at its closest point and has no restrictions property purchases by Americans. Even more importantly for many, there are no income, capital gains or inheritance taxes in The Bahamas. Beautiful Paradise Island and the New Providence area near the lively capital city of Nassau are just two of many popular Bahamian destinations.
- Belize. With more than 170 miles of balmy and pristine Caribbean shoreline, Belize welcomes new residents ages 45+ with its unique Qualified Retirement Persons Program that exempts from taxes all income from outside the country. As a former British colony, Belize has a tradition of strong private property rights protections; in addition, U.S. currency is accepted everywhere and English is it's official national language.
- The Dominican Republic. Already the Caribbean's most popular tourist destination, the Dominican Republic is also home to new oceanfront communities on its north, east and south coasts. All are close to one of the county's seven international airports and feature golf, sailing and windsurfing among their year-round recreational activities. Private health-care costs are low and the first $162,500 of assessed property value is exempt from taxes.
- Mexico. The Riviera Maya on the Mexican Caribbean coast features dazzling white-sand beaches that attract visitors from around the world all year long. Not surprisingly, it's also home to an impressive variety of new condominium and single-family residential communities. World-class medical services are available for a fraction of the U.S. cost, property taxes and home owner fees are low, and living costs that include fresh produce and seafood are very reasonable.
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Belize is as romantic and charming as it sounds. And, Ambergris Caye, is indeed the cream of the crop. The island is considered the #1 tourist and retirement destination in Belize and is one of the top retirement destinations in all of the Caribbean and Central America .
While Belize feels like that dreamy place you could never actually live, buying in Belize has never been more affordable, or more accessible.
The land title system in Belize is very similar to that of the UK, USA or Canada. There are no restrictions on foreign land ownership, and
there are plenty of English speaking lawyers ready to help you with your property purchase.
There is no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax, and property taxes are a fraction of what they are in Canada or USA.
Asset protection through creation of IBC (International Business Company) is very similar to the British Virgin Islands or The Bahamas. You may open an offshore bank account effectively protecting your assets from Tax Authorities and litigation.
And, Belize has an excellent retiree program. Under Belize’s Qualified Retired Persons program, buyers over 45 are eligible for tax benefits, including exemptions on retirement income. When moving to Belize, qualified retirees can import motor vehicles, boats, aircraft, and personal effects, duty free. For details visit www.belizeretirement.org or call 1 (832) 848-2812.
Lucero is a luxury retirement and residential community located in the beautiful highlands along Panama’s Pacific coast. If you’re seeking a more natural lifestyle in a tropical setting with premier amenities, Lucero could be your destination of choice.
The private Lucero Golf & Country Club features the region’s only championship golf course, a spectacular layout by designer Michael Poellot with ocean and mountain views from the bent grass fairways and greens. Additional Lucero clubhouse amenities include fine dining at the Seasons Restaurant, an outdoor deck with lounge surrounding the infinity pool, and a tennis center with clay courts.
Lucero homesites with sweeping views range from half an acre up to 2.4 acres in size. Single-family homes, duplex villas and spacious condominiums are also available. If you want to explore the Lucero lifestyle first, new riverside and fairway villas, as well as unique luxury treehouses, are now offered as rentals with upscale conveniences like high-speed Internet connections.
Best of all for those who want a greener lifestyle, the entire Lucero community has been designed to the highest environmental standards. Minimal tree removal, rainwater collection for irrigation and rooftop solar panels are all part of Lucero’s natural plan. The surrounding countryside is home to traditional farms that produce fruits, vegetables and the area’s signature coffee beans, while the adjacent Amistad National Park is a 500,000-acre protected tropical wilderness with hot springs and world-class hiking trails.
Request more information below and you’ll be taking your first steps on an adventure of a lifetime at Lucero.
Serenity Beach Resort is located 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour, Abaco in the Bahamas. Serenity Beach is a master-planned luxury resort and residential community featuring private residences, luxury boutique hotels, multiple restaurants, and bars across 120 pristine acres. With almost 3,000 ft of beach frontage on a sugar-white sand bay that is 2 miles long. Dining can be enjoyed beachside at the grill or ridge-top in the clubhouse with our executive chef. All of your activities are hosted by the guides and Serenity Beach team to include Bonefishing, Sailing, Island Hopping, Sunset cruises, Deep-Sea Fishing, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Swimming with Nurse Sharks, Feeding the swimming pigs, and Nature Hikes.
The Riviera Maya is a dream vacation for many people, but for Anah Tulum owners, it’s an everyday reality. Sitting on nearly 5 acres of Mayan jungle abutting the sparkling Caribbean Sea, Anah Tulum Bahia Principe is a beautiful resort-style gated community that will sweep you away to paradise.
Located within the Bahia Principe Hotel & Residential Complex, Anah Tulum offers exclusivity and security in a luxurious and elegant atmosphere, allowing you to enjoy resort living at its best.
The townhomes that make up the Anah Tulum community are carefully designed for existing in harmony with their surroundings. Picture windows, sliding glass doors, patios, and plunge pools allow Mother Nature to be the incredible backdrop to life in the luxury townhomes. Inside, the modern design, with marble finishes and spacious rooms, takes advantage of the abundant natural light.
Being an owner at Anah Tulum comes with the services and infrastructure of the Bahia Principe Hotel & Residential Complex. In addition to a vacation rental program, an on-call doctor, and free transportation throughout the larger complex, residents can utilize all the amenities available to resort guests. A nearly mile-long beach, multiple pools and gyms, facilities for tennis, basketball, and soccer, and 27 holes of golf designed by Robert Trent Jones II will keep you outdoors and active. Over a dozen international restaurants and twenty bars provide plenty of options when you feel like indulging.
Just over an hour south of Cancun International Airport, living in Anah Tulum provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the stunning Riviera Maya with the convenience of luxury resort living. With fewer than a dozen townhomes left, be bold and take advantage of our special offer, exclusively for the ideal-LIVING community.
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After doing your homework, plan a trip to your chosen Caribbean destination and take advantage of the great Discovery Packages that are available. Then you'll be taking the first steps on your journey of a lifetime to your new Caribbean home.