Why Nigerian HNIs Must Invest in Grenada’s Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort


The Nigerian HNI community, despite its vast resources, is restricted by the limitations of the Nigerian passport with regards to global travel. Until Now, in a world fast becoming a global village, there are still many important markets that remain out of reach – even to Nigerian High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs).

The travelling culture of the Nigerian citizen is limited by the visa-free reach of the Nigeria passport, which grants access to only 54 visa-free destinations, many of whom are other African countries like Ethiopia and account for a small combined 2.1 per cent of the world’s GDP.

This modest number falls short next to that of West-African neighbours Ghana, Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire, and does not include high-level destinations like Europe, USA, China and Singapore destinations at the forefront of global development in technology, business, construction, medicine among others.

The most appealing of the benefits of investing in Grenadian citizenship through the Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort remains the staggering access it provides to the world. Where the Nigerian passport limits an individual to 54 visa-free destinations and only 2.1 per cent of the world GDP, a pairing of the Nigerian passport with the Grenadian passport provides access to 163 visa-free destinations worldwide, including the United Kingdom, European Union Schengen Zone, Russia and China; translating to a much improved 58.7 per cent of the world’s GDP, sufficient for ambitious HNWIs who aspire for influence that transcends borders.

This provided access also comes with the added benefit of Grenada being an E-2 visa country with the United States. This grants approved E-2 visa applicants the eligibility to start a business and live in the United States with their family. This benefit comes with a processing time of two months.

Heralded by Forbes as one of the most anticipated resort openings in the world, the recognised value of Kimpton Kawana Bay caused the development to receive 57 per cent of all CBI real estate applications in Grenada for the year 2020—according to the Managing Director of Kimpton Kawana Bay, Tom Scott.

The Bay is located on one of the world’s most appealing beaches, the Grand Anse beach—voted by CNN and Condé Nast Traveller as one of the world’s best beaches—, with magnificent views over the Caribbean Sea.

The hotel will feature an infinity-edge pool, state-of-the-art gym and spa facilities, world-class fine dining restaurant, roof-top and beach bar, lounge with terrace, and water sports facilities, which will not fall short of its promise to be a valuable and financially sound real estate investment. The Kimpton Kawana Bay resort is the newest 5-Star luxury resort in Grenada and the country’s most elite Citizenship by investment project. The Bay is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2022.

Upon completion, the resort will come under the management of the boutique operator Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel chains. The freehold condominiums are priced from US$220,000, comprising title-deeded one-bedroom suites and studios and include up to two weeks of free usage. In addition to these benefits, the property invested in is included in the hotel’s rental pool, earning an annual return on your behalf via Kimpton. Investors can choose to disinvest after five years and recoup their initial property investment whilst retaining lifetime citizenship.

By sowing the single seed of this investment in one could stand to reap an entire tree of benefits. And this benefit takes the literal form of one’s family tree, with provisions being made to allow for the main investor to include their spouse, dependent children, unmarried siblings, parents and grandparents under one family application. This makes the investment inclusive of larger family sizes, whose members, upon acquiring citizenship will be granted access to top schools and provided a 90% tuition discount at Grenada’s St. George’s University—the world’s largest offshore American accredited medical school. With a stable democratic government, the citizenship programme ensures consistent regulations that have no negative impact on the acquired citizenship status. This citizenship once acquired, comes with permanence and will stand to be benefited from for a lifetime.

Investing in Grenada CBI comes as a quick and straightforward process, taking as little as two to three months to process. Upon investment, citizenship comes with a number of benefits relating to visa-free travel extending to over 140 countries, tax exemptions from worldwide income, gift, inheritance, wealth or capital gains taxes and access to a world-class educational institution.

For the African HNI looking to make a global impact and improve the ease of conducting business across continents, and in the hearts of countries leading the charge globally, the Kimpton Kawana Bay resort presents a unique opportunity too good to pass up.