Since its inception in 1993, Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has enjoyed much success. It recently ranked as the best CBI Programme in the world for the fourth year running by the CBI Index, which is published by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Magazine.

Dominica has one of the most prosperous economies in the Caribbean, thanks to the country’s highly respected CBI Programme. The Programme allows investors and their families to contribute to a government fund or pre-approved real estate on the island in exchange for citizenship and more notably, a second passport. Much of the Programmes’ outstanding reputation is owed to its strict due diligence process and the intense vetting of potential investors.

For those who meet Dominica’s citizenship requirements, the idyllic Caribbean island offers one of the best standards of living in the region. Dominica is politically and economically stable, with a low crime rate and rich investment opportunity. Nicknamed the “Nature Island”, it is also one of the most beautiful places on earth, with a pristine coastline, acres of unspoiled tropical rainforest, incredible marine biodiversity, and several natural hot springs thanks to its volcanic origin.

CBI programmes generate foreign investment through capital and real estate investments, in exchange for citizenship and a second passport for investors and their families. A Dominican passport comes with a vast range of benefits including visa-free travel to around 140 countries and territories, the ability to pass on citizenship to future generations, access to improved health care facilities and greater educational opportunities, the right to live and work in the country and the right to hold dual citizenship.

Under the real estate option, applicants are required to purchase a government-approved property. This must be held for at least three years with a minimum investment of USD 200,000 as well as applicable government fees, which are the following:

When opting to invest in pre-approved real estate on the island, there are several government-approved real estate projects from which to choose, these include:

Anichi Resort & Spa

Currently under construction, this luxury boutique and all-inclusive hotel situated on Dominica’s picturesque Picard Beach is branded by the Autograph Collection. It is owned by Marriott International and was listed among the top ten most anticipated Caribbean hotels for 2019 by Forbes.  

Bois Cotlette

Nestled in a valley within the active Morne Plat Pays volcanic complex, Bois Cotlette is one of the oldest surviving estates in Dominica. The area is famous for its cocoa, coffee and other eco-friendly products.

Jungle Bay Villas 

An eco-friendly resort with 120 premium class villas, with plans to build a yoga studio and a healthy food restaurant in the complex.

Cabrits Resort Kempinski

Opening its doors in October 2019, the resort is located near Portsmouth, and surrounded by Cabrits National Park, offering sublime views of the tropical forest, as well as the sea. It was also the first Dominican real estate project to be approved under the Citizenship by Investment Programme.

Grande Anse Timbo’s Boutique Hotel

Timbo’s is a chic Dominican hotel brand with an appealing international flavour. Grande Anse is poised to develop another winner under the Timbo’s brand, namely Timbo’s Downtown – Timbo’s Seaside. This is a luxury boutique hotel in the city of Roseau.

Sanctuary Rainforest Eco Resort and Spa

Situated in the rainforest of Morne Trois Pitons National Park, it features luxurious eco-villas, private balcony jacuzzis and swimming pools. Built after Hurricane Maria devastated the country, the resort has been structurally designed to withstand earthquakes and Category 5 hurricane-force wind.

Tranquility Beach Dominica

Tranquility Beach is a prestigious, environmentally conscious residential resort with first-class accommodation and contemporary architecture which upon completion will comprise of one and two-bedroom condominium suites, studio suites, and one, two and three-bedroom villas. It will also feature amenities like a spa, fine dining restaurant, and a large swimming pool.

Secret Bay Residences 

An eco-friendly 6-star rainforest resort that has already received several awards, including the title of the Best ‘Green’ Hotel in the Caribbean 2016. Villas and bungalows here are perfect for the lovers of quiet, peaceful and luxurious vacations.