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St Lucia – a beautiful island famed for the iconic, majestic Pitons with a flourishing tourism sector, growing real estate market and some of the most beautiful homes for sale in the Caribbean.

 

Saint Lucia

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Purchasing or selling property in Saint Lucia requires an extensive amount of research, planning and preparation. You will need to connect with the right professionals who can guide you through to a successful property transfer in Saint Lucia.

Buying property in Saint Lucia, whether it’s land, a serviced apartment or a house, can offer good value for money in comparison to prices in the US. and Canada. Prices in some areas have risen dramatically in recent years and care should be taken in assessing a property’s true value.

 

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If you’re considering the purchase of property in Saint Lucia, you will need to undertake extensive research, choose your location and property with care, ensure that you hire the right professionals, and that the letter of the law is followed in relation the legal transfer of ownership.

Property values in Saint Lucia tend to increase over the long term, as they do in most places, but in many places (with notable exceptions in popular cities and coastal areas) not as significantly as prices have risen in the US and Europe in the last few years. The relative value and appeal of land and property in Saint Lucia comes down to the three key factors: location, local infrastructure (roads, airports, services) and local amenities.

Foreigners have successfully purchased land and property in Saint Lucia. With the right approach and plenty of homework, there is no reason why you should not become one of them if you want to.

 

Mexican Law: Property Ownership

Mexican Law provides for private ownership of land by foreigners, and its law is very specific about the way in which land rights should be transferred from seller to buyer, and also what type of lands are not eligible for public ownership. A Notary Public (see below) will guide you through the details of these, but generally:

Property may be purchased and owned outright for residential use by foreign nationals outside of the 100km restricted land border zone, or outside of the 50km coastal zone;
Inside of the restricted border/coastal zones, foreign nationals may own land through a fidecomiso (a trust) which is set up through a bank and provides for ownership of the land and property in all but name.
The Mexican Constitution previously banned foreign nationals from owning property that was within the restricted border zones. This old law was intended to protect Mexican soil from foreign invasion.

Fideicomiso: Land Trusts

Because the Constitution cannot be altered in this respect, the Government introduced a system of land trusts, so that foreign nationals could invest in property inside of the ‘restricted’ zones. So now, if you as a foreigner want to buy a dream home with a Pacific beach view, you can, except that it will be by means of a trust, set up through one of the main banks in Mexico.

The trust holds the deeds to the property, and you and/or other named persons which you specify are sole beneficiaries to the trust (and therefore, the property). You have full rights to do whatever you like with your property: it can be developed (in accordance with local planning regulations), rented, leased, sold, or given away. In other words, you own the property in all but name.

The trust enables you to name a beneficiary upon your death, and you do not need to have a Mexican Will in order for your wishes in regard to the trust to be executed. You do not have to be resident in Mexico to own property here, so there is no need to qualify for resident status under immigration laws in order to have a property investment in Mexico.

Mexican Law on property ownership is comprehensive and provides protection for the seller and the buyer in all property transactions, provided that the law is followed, and you ensure that all necessary documentation is present and that the procedures are adhered to. Your Notary Public in Mexico is an important person in this process, and he/she will guide you.

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Real Estate Developments in Mexico

One of the easiest ways to invest in Mexican real estate is through a Real Estate Development project. Real Estate Developments are managed by companies who buy large parcels of land, obtain all of the necessary permits, connect up principal utilities such as water, electric, and telephone and sell either plots of land and/or houses, condos, etc.

Property developments in Mexico are modeled on property developments in other countries: developers acquire a large tract of land and the necessary permissions to build on it. Then they create a residential community, often incorporating local amenities and leisure facilities into the design.

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Saint Lucia

Activities & Adventures

Activities for a Healthy Lifestyle

Your new life in Saint Lucia is sure to consist of plenty of new activites, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking an exciting couples’ excursion, such as zip-lining through the jungle or setting sail on catamaran. Isn’t it time to make the most out of your new life?

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing

Beaches

Saint Lucia is blessed with an abundance of beautiful beaches, many of which are blissfully devoid of people. You can literally have the best Saint Lucia beaches all to yourself!

Swimming

And of course, there is no better way to enjoy the late afternoon than by taking in a breathtaking sunset accompanied by the crashing waves.

Sunbathing

Saint Lucia with her lush jungle atmosphere and mountain backdrop, you can explore colonial landmarks and spend you days spotting giant manta rays on one of the area’s pristine beaches.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Saint Lucia. Romantic weddings on a sugar sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful islands in the world is the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.

Bachelor/ette

Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, Saint Lucia is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.

Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance and ambience, and Saint Lucia is the perfect honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Saint Lucia has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing

SUP

Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the marine environment in Saint Lucia. Easy to learn and great way to have fun in the hidden coves and bays of Saint Lucia.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventure paddling a short distance off the coast home to wildlife, including dolphins, turtles and whales. Glide along the Roseau River and bask in the mystical serenade by the various wildlife.

Sailing

Sea breezes and the most beautiful beaches in the world. Saint Lucia is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving

Snorkel

Saint Lucia’s warm waters and coral reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. Spotting whales and dolphins makes for a fun filled day.

Scuba

Diving in Saint Lucia offers a large variety of dive spots for divers of all skill levels. See rays, sharks, sea turtles, colorful fish and corals up close. Saint Lucia’s crystal clear waters invite you to come back again and again.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake

Fishing

Saint Lucia is considered one of the best big game fishing destinations in the Caribbean. Deep sea fishing on Saint Lucia can begin just 20 minutes after sailing begins, when the drop-off allows sea depths to reach over 2,000 feet.

Deep Sea

Attraction for anglers heading to Saint Lucia is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.

Shore

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Family

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences

Golf

There are two golf courses on St. Lucia: one at the Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort & Spa and one at the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club located at Cap Estates on the northern end of the island.

Golfing

Surrounded by beautiful natural wonders, the golf courses of Saint Lucia will keep golf fanatics who cannot imagine a vacation spent without any time on the green, happy to learn that there is plenty of golf to choose from on Saint Lucia.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

The famous beaches of the region are perfect for your ride on horseback, breathe in the sea breeze and experience the incredible sunset. A sunset ride makes for some unforgettable memories.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, create the perfect setting for an off-road adventure. Drive your own ATV through jungles full of surprises and new experiences and adventures.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Saint Lucia as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.

Retire

Many consider Saint Lucia for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle

Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Saint Lucia has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Opportunities for real estate investment exist in Saint Lucia for condos, homes and other beachfront and ocean view properties. With increasing prices, good investments are available in the region.

Beach Houses

Villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Saint Lucia has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.

Culture

Experience the Culture

Culture

Saint Lucia’s history is a rich tapestry. For hundreds of years, the island has been a melting pot of cultures; in many ways, it was a gateway to the New World.  The island has a strong sense of heritage and cultural identity that locals vigorously celebrate to this day.

Culture

Saint Lucia was first known as “Louanalao” by the Arawak Indians in 200 AD, meaning “Island of the Iguanas,” and then “Hewanorra,” in 800 AD when the Carib Indians arrived and assimilated their culture into Saint Lucia.

Cuisine

Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Saint Lucia is well known for its varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street food to exquisite culinary delights paired with regional beverages, beer and rum with long histories and international reputations.

Rum

Saint Lucia like many other Caribbean islands, is dotted with rum distilleries, and you’d be remiss if you left without a taste of this easy-to-drink specialty. There are handful of distilleries to choose from.

 

Beer

Piton (beer) is a Pilsner beer brand from the island of Saint Lucia, brewed by Windward & Leeward Brewing Limited, which is owned by Heineken. The beer was named for the Gros Piton and Petit Piton mountains on the island. It was first brewed on October 7, 1992

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort

Resorts

Saint Lucia’s resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.

Resorts

With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Saint Lucia is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a rum tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Special Trips, Tours & Events: Saint Lucia

Taste of the Carribbean 

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Romance

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Activities

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Beach Time

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