nelson's retreat

Today’s travellers, across multiple generations, are increasingly searching for a connection to the locale and unique customizable experiences. The demand for independent hotels and self-catering accommodation continues to grow as a result.

Nelson’s Retreat apart-hotel comprises 26 spacious studio apartments inspired by their incredible waterfront location, each constructed to bring more natural light, sound and texture inside, inviting the calm of the water and million-dollar views over the historic Nelson’s Dockyard into our living spaces.

• 26 ultra-modern whole ownership apartments

• Antigua’s first “smart” hotel

unique harbour views

pools, terraces, lounge, gymnasium

In addition to the impeccably designed indoor/outdoor living spaces, owners and guests will enjoy two south-facing sun terraces and pools, a relaxing lounge and gym, all surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. The 24-hour concierge can organize an array of services ranging from a water-taxi pick-up at the Nelson’s Retreat private dock for the short ride over to Galleon Beach, to a decadent excursion to neighbouring islands such as St. Barth’s via plane or helicopter charter, or simply organize in-room dining or advise where the best funk bank on the island is playing. The in-room iPad will receive real-time updates on what to do, where to go and with whom on any given day or evening.

You’ll never be more connected to the chic south coast of Antigua than when you stay at Nelson’s Retreat.


One of the most exciting elements of Nelson’s Retreat Apart-Hotel is its exclusive location in English Harbour, an international yachting mecca and luxury Caribbean hotspot. Each of the 26 hotel apartments has views over the harbour overlooking the UNESCO world heritage site Nelson’s Dockyard, and within walking distance of 30 restaurants, beaches and other amenities as well and a short water taxi ride from the private dock to Galleon Beach.


Each of the 26 hotel apartments ranges in size from 400 to 550 sq. ft. (38 to 51 sq. m.)

What is a “smart” hotel?

Nelson’s Retreat is a ‘Smart Hotel’, a new generation property designed to offer immersive travel experiences in a design-led, high-tech, boutique property. This means free WiFi, 1-minute check-in, community spaces, and easily accessed insider knowledge and experiences, all in Antigua’s top location – at the heart of the celebrated English Harbour community.

Owners and guests will enjoy the attention to detail in a clean, fresh, organic hotel which will include advanced solar power, online check-in, in-room yoga mats and wellness features, artisanal artwork and accent pieces, and service that offers a real sense of integration into Antigua’s fun-filled south coast.


As an owner of a Nelson’s Retreat apartment a wide range amenities and activities are available to you including:

• Five-star contemporary finishes and fittings
• Kitchen and private terrace with harbour views
• Two communal pools
• Floor-to-ceiling glass doors with south-east-facing harbour and mountain views
• 24-hour butler and concierge services
• A state-of-the-art gym
• Lobby lounge for coffee and juices
• On-demand local restaurant delivery and concierge smart app
• Minutes to shops, beaches, restaurants, bars and other amenities

Example Floor Plan


Ownership Benefits

• Approved project under the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program
• Whole ownership freehold title
• 2 – 8% return on investment
• Construction due to complete October 2018

Developer & Operator

The development team is headed by Elmsbridge Property International and Blueprint Development. Both have extensive experience in the Caribbean in building and operations. A full bio is available upon request.

Price Range

Prices start at US $438,200

Purchase & Citizenship Snapshot

Example Quote for one-bedroom villa  (Single Applicant)

Property Cost
$ 451,200
Closing Costs
$ 4,382
Property Tax (2.5%)
$ 11,280
Government Application Fees
$ 50,000
Government Due Diligence Fees
$ 7,500
$ 524,308


Please note: Total price varies depending  on number of applicants. Citizens International Legal Fees are not shown here and are subject to market jurisdiction standards. Escrow Fees (approximately 1%) are not shown and the above is also subject to additional fees and/or changes. Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to verify any statement, description or other comment within this property information, any purchasers must make their own enquiries and satisfy themselves. All information written here is subject to change.

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