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January 25, 2021

Approved by Saint Lucia’s citizenship by investment programme, The Alpina Saint Lucia Hotel and Alpina Square offer investors the opportunity to acquire real estate – hotel rooms, serviced apartments or offices – in Saint Lucia, delivering not just an attractive ROI but Saint Lucian citizenship and passport.

Both of these government-approved real estate projects under Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment programme, The Alpina Saint Lucia Hotel and Alpina Square, will be located, once constructed, in the largely underdeveloped southern part of Saint Lucia, and just five minutes (2km) from the Hewanorra International Airport, which is currently undergoing a major re-development.

This accessibility to the airport, coupled with the location’s easy access to main tourist attractions such as the Pitons (Saint Lucia’s UNESCO World Heritage site), the Botanical Gardens and the historic town of Soufriere, makes investment in either property a very attractive proposition considering its high value commercial and hospitality address.

For an investment of US$300,000, the minimum investment threshold under the Caribbean nation’s citizenship by investment programme, in either property, to be held for a minimum of five years, international applicants can secure citizenship and passport of Saint Lucia for themselves and their family.

Saint Lucia alpina square hotel

Hotel rooms, serviced apartments and office space

Forming part of the Site A of the Pearl of the Caribbean Integrated Resort Development, which includes an international-standard Thoroughbred horse racing track that’s already in operation (managed by the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club), the hotel is managed by the Alpina Management AG and will further comprise of a hospitality school providing hospitality training to support the tourism of Saint Lucia.

In addition to the hospitality school, the hotel will feature 231 rooms and 17 units of serviced apartments, open for investment, along with a coffee house, all-day dining restaurant, ethnic restaurants, bar, business centre, health centre and spa, gym, swimming pool and terrace, and retail outlets.

The adjacent-sitting Alpina Square is set to feature 34 high-quality Small Office/Home Office units, all investable, along with premium retail space, a spa, gym and fitness centre, restaurants, bars and event space.

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme

Launched in 2016, Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment program is the newest of the five CBI programmes offered in the Caribbean. It is also one of the cheapest, with a minimum outlay of just $100,000, and is one of the most straightforward in terms of ease and speed of passport processing.

In addition to offering the cheapest financial outlay for single applicants, St Lucia’s CBI programme is currently offering the most affordable second passport option for families, with its temporary special Covid-19 offer (a reduction of $40,000), which has recently been extended and will run until the end of 2021.

This offer gives potential investors the chance to purchase a non-interest-bearing government bond for just $250,000 (that is half the original price of its usual bond investment) for a single applicant with $30,000 added on as an admin fee. Applicants can add dependents to the application for the exact same price, though number of years will increase with each add-on.

The average time for processing a St Lucia second passport is three months and the process of application for St Lucia’s CIP is known to be transparent and thorough. A further positive of St Lucia’s citizen investment programme is that there is no need for applicants to reside in or travel to the island during the application processing.

A second passport from St Lucia gives individuals free access to more than 146 countries, including the UK, Schengen area, EU, South America and Singapore.

St Lucia’s programme delivers five investment options, the most of any other country. As a location, St Lucia not only offers a very relaxing lifestyle, it also boasts the best economy in the Caribbean.

To find out more about the Saint Lucia CBI Programme, read our country profile by clicking here