British Virgin Islands Real Estate
Knight Frank’s representatives in the British Virgin Islands, were established in 1965, and are one of the longest standing and most experienced agencies in the British Virgin Islands. This chain of 50+ islands offers amazing beauty and diversity within a secure environment – not to mention some of the best sailing in the world.
As part of our international team, Knight Frank offers expert service in guiding buyers through the entire purchase process in the British Virgin Islands.
"Since the global recession the BVI’s luxury market has followed a cyclical trend. Activity and prices have strengthened, albeit marginally, in the winter months with any gains then wiped out by slower summer months. 2013, however, saw activity strengthen with sales volumes increasing year-on-year."
Christian de Meillac, Senior Negotiator
Buying Property in the British Virgin Islands
Our experience in the Caribbean region has shown that the British Virgin Islands continue to attract the lifestyle buyer, active business professionals and investors. With the main focus on Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Oil Nut Bay, there is still great interest in surrounding areas such as Guana Island, Necker Island, Peter Island, Biras Creek, Valley Trunk Bay, Little Thatch, Buck Island and Norman Island.
Tortola holds the Capital of Road Town and is the financial hub of the BVI, whereas Virgin Gorda offers some of the world’s best sailing and fishing.
The BVI has the benefit of a low population and a rising standard of living. The GDP per capita ranks the BVI third in the Caribbean basin behind only Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
Compared with competitive destinations, the BVI has a low crime rate with practically no serious crime. Security is increasingly a factor in the investment equation.
In 2003 the airport runway was extended to allow the American Eagle Super ATR (70 seats) to fly into the BVI which considerably eased congestion for the 300,000 passengers expected in 2004. There are also smaller airports based at Virgin Gorda and Anegada. Most travellers connect to the BVI through Puerto Rico (from the US) and Antigua (from Europe).
The BVI is recognised as an unspoilt group of islands attracting the discerning traveller. The latest statistics indicate a growing tourism industry with tourist arrivals generally increasing over the past five years while remaining unspoilt.
Why Use Us
Knight Frank's International Residential department works closely with the team in the British Virgin Islands, providing the highest possible level of service to those seeking to invest in or sell luxury residential property on these idyllic islands.
Combining their knowledge of the international market with our representatives' unparalleled local knowledge, our specialists ensure that clients have access to a full range of services, while creating a comfortable, informed environment to make the buying or selling process as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
No matter how large or small your mandate - whether looking to buy an oceanfront villa or sell a holiday apartment in a purpose-built development - our London office will be happy to assist you.