Whether you’re seeking another stream of income through real estate, or just tempted to drop everything and build a new life in paradise, owning a property abroad could be a permanent cure to your wanderlust woes. As any fan of Renovation Island can tell you, it takes a lot of work—on a luxurious budget—but the result is an investment that will return everything you put into it.
If you haven’t heard of Renovation Island, this HGTV show follows the life of Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, a design duo who travel to the Bahamas with their family to renovate a resort dating back to the 1960s. With the renovation behind them, the Baeumlers launched the popular Caerula Mar Club. Vacationers are flocking to the hotel’s clubhouse suites and exclusive oceanfront villas in a remote area of South Andros.
Now, with the season four premiere date approaching July 24th, we thought it would only be right to share the best locations for purchasing a resort, in case you’d like to follow suit. Opening a resort on a tropical island isn’t a quick turnkey situation; you’ll need to learn the residency requirements, choose the proper placement, and consider how much work needs to be done to the property. But if the Baeumlers are any indication, that it is not an impossible feat. This list includes resorts you can buy from the Cayman Islands to Jamaica; browse them and see if your perfect getaway awaits! Just imagine: you, the sun beaming on your face, and the sound of ocean waves rushing in your ears.
Oceanfront Lodge, Grenada
Featuring four accommodation options (three villas and one apartment), this Grenada getaway is located on a beach in the north of the island. It can be yours for $940,000, including full kitchens, balconies, gardens, pools, and ample room for guests to lounge.
Make way to a private island that is home to a fully operational, all-inclusive resort! For $3.5 million, you won’t have to lift a finger renovating this six waterfront cabana property, totaling 43,560 ft². The island is remote but includes a tiki bar, restaurant, and buoys for catamarans and sailboats.
Cabarate, Dominican Republic
Sure to entice guests, this 807 ft² resort is a short walk away from one of the most popular beaches in the Dominican Republic. While staying in one of six bungalows (each including a kitchenette), visitors can enjoy the private swimming pool, bar, and restaurant worry-free. The resort is currently on sale for $659,000.
Cat Island, Bahamas
Live a day in the life of the Baeumlers with a huge slice of paradise in the Bahamas. The property is on sale for $11,490,000! When you’ve finished picking your jaw up from the floor, you’ll be pleased to know that not an inch of the 914,760 ft² resort is wasted. Five minutes away from the New Bight Airport, the property has 23 bedrooms available for booking.
West Bay, Cayman Islands
A scenic bed and breakfast away from all of the noise? Sign us up! This $4,210,845 11-room property includes a pool, hot tub, outdoor dining, and private kitchens for guests. You can leave the property to explore fine dining opportunities, shopping, and visit the award-winning Seven Mile Beach.
Situated in the hills of Port Antonio, Portland, this 11-bedroom property is full of potential—and can be yours for $2,970,00. The grounds are spacious at 304,920 ft², and offer picturesque views of the Blue Mountains. There is a terrace restaurant, gazebo, kitchen, spa, bar, and pool—everything you need and more during a trip to Jamaica!