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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Request more information with a click below and you'll be connected Caribbean community experts. You can ask about specific community locations and amenities, as well as passport/visa requirements, medical insurance coverage and rules about property purchases in the exciting Caribbean nations that interest you the most.
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.