Sometimes you go to a Caribbean island and wish you didn’t have to leave. (Or perhaps in your case it’s all the time). These are the kind of islands you know you could live on permanently or already do. More and more, that’s a decision people from all around the world are making — particularly when it comes to retirement. There are a number of islands across the Caribbean that are great for spending your retirement — and we’ve brought you our top recommendations, looking at factors like standard of living, affordability, healthcare, financial incentives, security and arts and culture. So perhaps next time you’ll pack your bags, head to the airport, and never return.
This Dutch Caribbean island has just under 17,000 people, but it’s home to great food, European infrastructure and, more importantly, it’s outside of the Hurricane Belt. It’s a place to pursue your passions, from gastronomy to art to windsurfing, with some of the friendliest people anywhere in the Caribbean. It also boasts very competitive real estate pricing by Caribbean standards.