Moving to Antigua

 

If you’ve made the decision to come and experience life on the beautiful island of Antigua or are in the process of making that decision, our guide to relocating and living in Antigua is designed to answer some of your most important questions. Whether, you are here on a short-term contract or looking to make Antigua your permanent home we have compiled some handy tips and advice to help you along your way.

Choosing Where to Live

This will be dependent upon various factors such as whether you have children or where you are working.  Whether you want peace and quiet or to be within easy reach of local amenities.  Getting the location right is imperative in ensuring your future happiness in your chosen property.  While the secluded villa in the hills with its magnificent views and lush surroundings may cause you to fall head over heels in love; A bumpy twenty minutes drive to the nearest supermarket for a forgotten pint of milk may dampen the romance three months down the line.   The best thing to do is spend quality time in any prospective area to see if it really meets with all your requirements and to gain a true feel of your surroundings.  Take time to explore different areas to ascertain what represents real value for money locally.  By looking at a range of different properties in different areas you will be much better placed to make a comparison.

English Harbour, located at the southern tip of the island is a thriving community and boating center.  Its advantages are its range of amenities, family friendly location, and picturesque surroundings. It is approximately a 30-minute drive from the capital St Johns.
 
Jolly Harbour, is a gated community with a wide range of amenities all within easy reach.  On the southwest of the island it is approximately 20 minutes drive from St Johns.  The community benefits from its own generator and water supply and security service. To the north are the communities of Crosbies, Hodges Bay and Cedar Grove.  These are more like suburbs and tend to have detached homes with spacious grounds and although the immediate area may be less buzzing than the southern areas you are within close proximity to Dickenson Bay and some of the islands finest restaurants.  It is also very close to some of the islands best schools the capital St Johns and the larger supermarkets and shopping centers and the new Caribbean Cinema complex.
 
Most importantly when making your decision choose a reputable and highly professional Realtor or Rental Specialist such as Luxury Locations and our sister company Villa Management Ltd. We can ensure the transition from prospective buyer to owner is as smooth a process as can be.  Should you be looking for a rental home our impressive portfolio of island wide properties can help you find the perfect place for long and short-term stays.
 
The electrical voltage, varies from 110 volts to 220 volts depending where on the island you stay and American type 2 pin sockets are generally prevalent.