Located just 250 meters from the incandescent waters of the Caribbean Sea, Passion Village will fill something of a niche, being both high quality homes but at more affordable rates than many of their deluxe counterparts. Phase one will comprise 18 apartments and 9 villas with a bar-restaurant and communal pool, while the second phase will consist in 22 apartments and 20 villas. Both will be low density, gated with 24-hour security, and have back-up electricity generators.
Valley Church was chosen for the project as its renowned beach has long been a favorite haunt for the couple.“It’s one of the few beaches with trees for shade and you have a very clear turquoise water,” Susanna says.
Homes can be bought completed or off-plan. In the latter case, modifications can be made according to individual preference or to make the property disability-friendly. Optional extras include a plunge pool and sundeck.“
A lot of people want a private pool; others such as Italians use the swimming pool area to socialize, especially if they have children,” Susanna says.
The bar-restaurant will be open to the wider community, with a daily changing menu featuring Italian and international fare.
Passion Village offers another major incentive to investors in that it falls within the government’s Citizenship by Investment Program. Buyers will have the option to apply for Antiguan passport – without sacrificing their current citizenship – enabling them to spend as much time as they want each year in their new home. They will also be exempt from a number of local taxes, including personal income, net worth, gift tax and estate duty.
“It might say something like ‘carpe diem’ – ‘catch the moment’,” Amos says. It seems a suiting accolade for a pair whose drive, energy and enthusiasm to pursue their vision is on the cusp of becoming an auspicious reality.