Grenada Real Estate: Where Tropical Beauty Meets Investment Potential​

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Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Grenada beckons with its idyllic beaches, lush rainforests, and a vibrant cultural tapestry. Beyond its natural beauty and welcoming community, Grenada – the Spice Isle of the Caribbean – has emerged as a captivating destination for real estate investment.  

In this article, we embark on a journey to explore the burgeoning world of Grenada real estate, where both individuals seeking a slice of Caribbean paradise and shrewd investors are discovering a remarkable blend of serenity, opportunity, and profitability. From stunning beachfront villas to lush hillside retreats, Grenada offers a wealth of options, each telling its unique story in the enchanting narrative of island life. 

Why purchase Grenada real estate?

There are several excellent reasons to purchase real estate in Grenada:

Grenada is a beautiful Caribbean island boasting picturesque beaches, delicious cuisine, friendly people, and a vibrant culture

Grenada has a thriving real estate market where you can find a variety of properties at a range of prices

Grenada is well-connected to the rest of the world, enabling international travel by air and sea

Grenada offers a beneficial tax environment, including favorable tax policies and exemptions

Grenada is a safe country that offers political and economic stability, as well as a welcoming population. 

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Market History and Overview

Following the pandemic and resumed international travel, Grenada (along with other popular tourist destinations) has seen an excellent rebound in tourism in the last year or so. Tourism makes up a significant portion of the country’s economy and is a great factor in Grenada’s real estate performance.

Grenada’s main island is divided into six parishes: St Mark, St Patrick, St John, St Andrew, St George, and St David, plus Carriacou and Petite Martinique. St George (the capital city), St David, and St Andrew, in particular, are popular locations for real estate transactions. The nation’s capital city is a bustling and sought-after destination for both locals and tourists, thanks to its picturesque setting, rich cultural history, and variety of dining and entertainment options. The city offers plenty to do, from hiking and swimming to snorkeling and scuba diving. It’s even the port-of-call for cruise lines from across the globe. 

Grenada has long been known among tourists and investors as a prime destination for luxury tourism. This reputation is reflected in the growing demand for luxury properties and increased interest from high-net-worth individuals looking to purchase high-end properties in the country. Properties such as high-end condominiums and luxury villas are included in this demand for a number of reasons. They offer exceptional views of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, are located in ideal settings such as gated communities or resorts, and offer high levels of privacy and security to their inhabitants. 

St David has a great number of planned developments – Westerhall Point, Calivigny Gardens, and Point Marquis, to name a few – aimed at generating high value and appreciation. There are also existing developments available at a much lower cost than those in St George. There is also a selection of approved real estate projects available in places such as Grand Anse Beach and Lance aux Epines. These are highly sought-after areas, and the projects include condominiums, resorts, and villas. 

Finally, as has become the trend worldwide, particularly among countries with thriving tourism industries, Grenada places a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability. This is reflected in the design and construction of many new real estate projects, which includes designing buildings to be as energy-efficient as possible, the use of energy-efficient building materials, and the incorporation of renewable energy sources such as solar power. This commitment to eco-friendliness aligns with the global trend towards sustainable and responsible living. 

Best areas to look

There are many stunning areas to look for properties in Grenada. The best area for you will depend on factors including your budget and the purpose of the property. The capital, St George’s, is popular among expats. Morne Rouge, Grand Anse Beach, BBC Beach, and St George’s University are located here, with the latter attended by many international students. You’ll find more expensive properties are located in the capital St George’s, Gouyave, Grenville, and St David.  

Carriacou is a good location if you desire a more tranquil environment while still having the option to buy luxury beach houses and waterfront properties. Grand Anse, Morne Rouge, and Lance aux Pines are also popular locations among buyers.

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Property Prices in Grenada

In Grenada, real estate listings will show you a variety of property options ranging from private luxury villas and all-inclusive hotels to boutique resorts and apartments with stunning views. Of course, the cost will depend not only on the type of property, but its size and location within Grenada. According to Numbeo, the average price per square meter to purchase an apartment in Grenada ranges between $1,400.49 and $66,375.80.  

If you prefer to buy land and build your own dream home, you’ll find that the average building costs on the island range between $75 and $325 per square meter. Of course, this will depend on the location in Grenada, the type of construction and finishing, and whether you want to include aspects such as a driveway, swimming pool, fencing, etc.  

Another avenue to consider is foreclosure homes for sale in Grenada. These properties are often sold at quite affordable prices, usually by the bank. This could be a great option if you’re working with a budget or would like to find a cheap property that you can fix up and use as a second home, rental property, or resell for a profit. 

Real estate maintenance and management

A further consideration is the cost of real estate services and property management services you may want to use. A great attraction for real estate investors is the fact that Grenada has a thriving tourism industry, providing ample opportunity for real estate rentals to generate a profitable income. 

Property owners in Grenada pay an annual tax of 0.5 percent, a rate that reduces to 0.2 percent if the purchase was part of the citizenship by investment program. When using a property management service, you can pay up to 40 percent of the rental income in commission fees for services, including finding tenants, maintaining and repairing the property, and insurance. 

Buying Grenada Property

There are two ways to purchase real estate in Grenada, both of which we will outline below. 

Option 1

Buying real estate as a foreigner

Any foreigner looking to buy Grenada real estate must obtain an Alien Landholding License to do so, whether purchasing residential or commercial properties. The cost of the license amounts to ten percent of the price of the property.

Option 2

Buying real estate as part of the citizenship by investment program

The Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program allows foreign investors to purchase pre-approved real estate and obtain a Grenada passport in return. The program offers two options under the real estate route: 

  • Invest a minimum of $350,000 as a sole investor in pre-approved real estate 
  • Invest a minimum of $220,000 as part of a joint investment in government-approved tourist accommodations 

The investment must be held for at least five years before it can be resold. Under this option, the investor is not required to obtain the Alien Landholding License to be able to purchase real estate in Grenada.  

Purchasing process

The purchasing process will differ depending on whether you make a real estate investment as part of the citizenship by investment program or not. As a foreigner purchasing real estate, the process is as follows: 

  1. Search property listings (independently or with the help of a real estate agent), choose your ideal property, and make an offer. 
  2. Once the seller accepts your offer, their lawyer will draw up a sales agreement. 
  3. You, the buyer, will pay a ten percent deposit, which will be held in escrow. 
  4. Your lawyer will finalize the paperwork to complete the transfer of the property. 
  5. You will make the final property payment and pay the necessary taxes and fees. 

When purchasing real estate as part of the citizenship by investment (CBI) program, the process is as follows: 

  1. Work with an Authorized Agent, such as Global Citizen Solutions, to complete the relevant application forms and collect the necessary supporting documents. 
  2. We will submit the application on your behalf to the Grenada CBI Committee. 
  3. The CBI Committee will conduct a due diligence background check. Successful applicants will be notified that their application is ‘approved in principle’ and must pay the necessary fees. 
  4. The real estate must be purchased for the qualifying amount. 
  5. You must submit proof of purchase to the Committee. 
  6. The Committee will issue final approval, your certificate of registration, and your passport. 

Transaction costs

Buying property in Grenada comes with a selection of taxes and transaction costs, as outlined below: 

  • Alien Landholding License: Ten percent  
  • Legal fees: One percent to two percent 
  • Stamp duty: One percent 
  • Property Transfer Tax: Ten percent

If you apply to the CBI program, you will need to pay the following additional program fees: 

  • Application fee: $1,500 per person 
  • Due diligence fee: $5,000 for each family member aged 17 and above 
  • Government fee: $50,000 for a family of up to four 
  • Interview fee: $1,000 per person aged 17 and above 
  • Processing fee: $500 per person younger than 18 and $1,500 per person aged 18 and above 

Should I purchase Grenada real estate?

Buying property in the Caribbean is an exciting venture. The decision to purchase real estate in Grenada is ultimately up to you and your individual circumstances. However, there is no denying that Grenada is an ideal location for anyone looking to retire, own a second home or vacation home, start a new life with their family, or diversify their asset portfolios through investment.  

The island is picturesque and offers a variety of iconic sites, natural environments, and activities that attract visitors from all over. Grenada also offers a favorable tax environment where you can benefit from no tax on worldwide income or assets, and no income tax, capital gains tax, or inheritance tax. Add to this the island’s thriving tourism sector and booming real estate market, and you have the perfect conditions to make your real estate investment. 

Whether investing as part of the citizenship by investment program or not, Grenada real estate has options to suit every need, from approved projects to luxury resorts, villas, condos, and apartments. 

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Global Citizen Solutions: Who We Are and How We Can Help You

Global Citizen Solutions is a boutique investment migration consultancy firm focused on finding the right residency or citizenship by investment program for individuals wishing to secure their future and become global citizens. 

At Global Citizen Solutions, we have a team of local lawyers and real estate experts working directly with the developers, so we can provide you with valuable guidance on which of these properties are the most advantageous and reliable options. We are also corporate members of the Investment Migration Council, with local expertise in the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program. 

Get in touch with one of our experts and book a free 30-minute consultation today to discuss Grenada real estate. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Grenada Real Estate

Yes, foreigners can buy land or property in Grenada. To do so, you must obtain an Alien Landholding License, the cost of which amounts to ten percent of the property’s value.
You can obtain a Grenada passport by becoming a citizen. You can do this by applying to the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program and making a qualifying investment in the country. The minimum investment amount is $150,000 for the National Transformation Fund, $220,000 for real estate shares, and $350,000 as a sole owner of real estate.

There are a number of excellent places in Grenada where you can purchase real estate. Some of the best locations include St George’s – the capital city, Carriacou, Grande Anse, and Lance aux Epines. You will find a range of property types to suit your needs, be it a vacation villa, a second home, or a property you intend to rent out. Using real estate services can help you access exclusive real estate listings and streamline the process of finding your ideal property.

In Grenada, you will find a great variety of property types for sale to suit your individual needs. Examples include apartments, condominiums, duplexes, houses, townhouses, and villas. You can also find beachfront properties, luxury homes, real estate with spectacular views, or even land on which you can build your dream home.
The cost of a home in Grenada will depend on the type and size of the property, its location (such as a residential neighborhood or tourist hotspot), and any amenities it may have (such as beachfront access). Generally speaking, prices can range anywhere from $160,000 to $7,000,000. The overall cost of the transaction will also include fees such as the cost of an Alien Landholding License – when purchasing real estate as a foreigner, transfer tax, legal fees, etc.
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