Robert De Niro has been interested in Antigua & Barbuda for quite some time! In 2014 the Prime Minister even appointed him as the special economic envoy of the twin-island nation in the eastern Caribbean.
The appointment came after De Niro signed a memorandum of agreement in 2014 for a US $250 million hotel investment in Barbuda. It was said that De Niro and an Australian businessman James Packer would help renovate and expand a former five-star luxury resort that closed many years ago. However, it took some time for Barbuda to bounce back from hurricane Irma and of course not shortly after the Pandemic hit the entire world. The hotel hasn’t started building, however, De Niro recently opened a NOBU restaurant in Barbuda with a local chef.
PM Gaston Browne expects that De Niro and his investments will attract more investments from American celebrities to Antigua & Barbuda. Since Nobu has opened, there has been a lot of hype, everyone wants to eat there! You can get there by helicopter, private charter, private plane, ferry or local plane. If you are a seafood lover, this is the spot for you! You will have stunning rippling blues to view as your pallet is filled with seafood delight. The sunsets are to die for and you practically have a pristine beach all to yourself on a most dreamy and tranquil island that allows you to detach from the business of life.
Antigua & Barbuda have long boasted political and economic stability, and the islands currently witness a significant boost in investment and travel. This Caribbean paradise gem is a well-managed business hub, and benefits from a low-tax structure that offers investments free from personal income-, capital gains-, inheritance- and wealth tax. The government also provides strong economic incentives for foreign investors and has positioned the country for further growth by targeting emerging markets and diversifying its economy.
We are excited for the new possibilities Antigua & Barbuda could gain through De Niro’s restaurant and future endeavours! NOBU has already put us in a special spot with certain celebrities visiting and bringing awareness of good investment opportunities to the islands.
How do I begin the process and get a bespoke quote for myself and my family?
If you’d like to speak to us, please either send us a webchat (click the icon bottom right of this page), email or book in for a video consultation easily in our partner calendar. We find video conferencing to be the most efficient use of your time to ascertain the best program for you and your family. We encourage you to take advantage of it since your first consultation is free of charge.