Guide to Living in the Caribbean

4/16/2016
Megan
If you are new or moving to Caribbean, then you may have probably realized how rich and diverse the Caribbeann culture is. The cost of living in Caribbean is low no matter what part of the island you are. The good news about getting adjusted to life in Caribbean is that you're never alone.Most of the people who live here are natives; therefore, you are surrounded by thousands who know exactly what life in Saint Lucia feels like.Besides, you can get all new resident information by contacting the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce in Castries and Caribbean Tourist Board which is consistent throughout all communities in Caribbean.

Some of the big bonuses to living in Caribbean are the big property and personal income tax breaks that you can enjoy.You can establish your residency in Caribbean by applying for citizenship through Caribbean’s Citizenship by Investment programme options if your net-worth is minimum USD$ 3, 000,000.00 or buying property in Caribbean. As a non-national you would need to get an Aliens Land Holding license.

Various licenses, forms and permits are also necessary for boats with engines bigger the 75 horse power, large crowd events, burning of rubbish, vehicles and selling of liquor.The cost of these are standard and would normally change by the government of Caribbean.www.govt.lc offers specific information about all licenses to operate in Saint Lucia. There are many other important links and resources to other agencies that can help in relocating individuals or businesses. You can also visit our home guide directory for agencies.

You must always get the right insurance for your Caribbean real estate property & belongings while living in Caribbean.The recent slate of hurricanes over the last couple of years has inspired Caribbean’s Meteorologist Office to advise individuals on this important aspect of Caribbean living. There are many insurance companies and agents who can advise you on what insurance package that is best for you.

Ensure that you call or visit the Caribbean Ministry of Education website http://education.govt.lc/to find out available schools in your area and how they rate.In fact, it’s always a wise idea to select your property in close proximity to your preferred school especially if you expect to start a family in Caribbean. Each secondary school in Caribbean are different and offers different CXC programs.

Sparsely showers are part of life in Caribbean as you can expect rain at any time during the raining season.Caribbean's weather is Rainy and Sunny and persons looking to relocate to Caribbean should be aware of thist.Knowing and being prepared for Caribbean's lovely weather will make moving to St.Lucia easier.Be sure to ask the MET office or your neighbors how they prepare for hurricanes. Persons are generally alerted by local radio and television stations if Caribbean is expecting a tropical storm. Make sure that you have supplies on hand throughout the year. The local authorities (Meteorologist Office) will inform you about what you must have on hand, what should you expect, and who and how to contact for help as well as available shelters in your community.

Now that you are living in Caribbean, you should expect to see a lot more of your family and friends coming to Saint Lucia.Visiting the Caribbean will become a yearly vacation for most of them.The Caribbean has many sites and attraction that you can take them to. A bucket list or tours would be Soufriere Experience tour, Gros Piton tour, Sulphur springs park in the Caribbean only walk-in volcano.It also wouldn't hurt to collect some brochures from the Caribbean Tourist Board, so you have a mini-library of resources at your fingertips for full day trips and all the exciting attractions.Remember Caribbean relies on tourism as its main revenue stream to sustain the economy.Therefore the Caribbean Tourist Board invest heavily to ensure that Caribbean is one of the top vacation spots in the Caribbean.Ensure that you keep any welcome packages you receive from Realty Caribbean – Caribbean Real Estate agency or Caribbean Realtors association at your fingertips for visitors should they decide to purchase property in Caribbean.

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