Quotes about pursuing the life that you want are many – especially when you check out social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest. There’s a constant barrage of encouraging words to live the life that you have always dreamed of because time here on Earth is fleeting.
Indeed, you only get one life, so, make it as fulfilling as you can.
There are a number of ways you can do that and one of them is by living in a different country. Being in a country of your choice provides a new set of opportunities and you can discover more of the wonderful things life truly has to offer while there.
Typically, moving overseas means abandoning your country of origin, but this is no longer the case; at least, not always. If you are from a country that allows for dual citizenship, you can enjoy the best of two worlds. You can split your life between two nations, and manage this strategically to serve your advantage.
And when it comes to countries where you can get a second citizenship, among the best options are Caribbean nations such as Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and St. Kitts. and Nevis. These Caribbean nations offer a more laid-back lifestyle ideal for families and retirees. Likewise, for business-minded folks, second citizenship to any of these nations offers various opportunities for wealth growth.
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5 Things to Love About Living in the Caribbean
Apart from the “chill” lifestyle and the fresh opportunities to generate income, living in the Caribbean offers a set of other advantages.
1. More friends
A lot of expats in the Caribbean can attest to the social advantages of island living. Everybody knows and cares for everybody else. Simple morning greetings exchanged with neighbours can easily lead to hours of delightful conversation culminating in an enriching lunch meal in their home or yours.
The Caribbean is perfect for people who seek solace in nature but also delight in the warm company of their friends. The easy friendship you can strike with the locals can bring more joy to your life.
2. Better health
Studies reveal that frequent exposure to sunshine can do wonders for your health. It can help regulate sleeping patterns and stimulate the release of immunity-boosting hormones.
Likewise, the more humid weather can aid the body’s natural detoxification process. You will sweat more and this means that a lot of toxins that aggravate health woes such as joint pains and respiratory sensitivity will be dispelled from the body.
Lastly, the happiness you can derive from living in a tropical paradise and having more social connections can increase your body’s natural painkillers and health boosters — endorphins and serotonin.
3. Good quality health care
You do not have to worry so much about getting primary health care in the Caribbean if you are considered a citizen. Plus, you can also take advantage of special provisions such as free or discounted treatments and routine checkups, especially if you are a retiree, or you hold a professional position in a well-established company based in the country.
4. Generally safer environment
In Antigua, for example, the crime rate is low. This may be in stark contrast to the situation in the country where you are originally from. Here, you can worry less about your personal (as well as your family’s) safety and your investments. You can have more self-satisfying pursuits because you do not feel threatened. You can have more hobbies and even start a new business.
5. Colourful festivities
The Caribbean region has always been known for its many festivals that are people-driven instead of money-driven. Not a huge amount of money is spent on celebrations unlike in the UK and the US. The festivals are mostly about the people and the islands.
That is one of the chief reasons why thousands of tourists troop here every year to partake in the frivolity. They know that the event is all about having fun with each other. Therefore, there’s nothing intimidating about it.
Living in a country where such grand celebrations are a part of the culture encourages many to “be involved,” which can have a major positive impact on how they approach and value life and community.
How to Get a Second Citizenship in a Caribbean Nation?
So, is living in a sunshine paradise with congenial locals the good life you have always wanted?
You can turn this dream into a reality by applying for a second citizenship by investment. There are specialist firms to aid you in the process. Seek their expertise.
In no time, you can gain the right of calling the Caribbean nation of your choice your own home sweet home.
Bio: Kal Kennard is a Partner at Citizens International, a white-glove specialist firm offering private client services necessary for citizenship investment into the Caribbean. Based in the Caribbean for the past 15 years, she is an experienced consultant who works directly with many professional partners and advises clients worldwide.