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Spanish Wells is a small community with a big heart. This picture pretty village is the centrepiece of St George's Cay, which is located off the northern tip of the Eleuthera mainland. Eleuthera (Greek for "freedom") lies in the Central Bahamas and Spanish Wells, as the island is referred to, is one of her satellite cays. Tiny Spanish Wells is about two miles long and a half mile wide and has a population of approximately 1,500. It is joined to another small cay, Russell Island, by bridge.
If you are looking for a house or villa on a beautiful tropical island of warm-hearted people, then you don’t need to search any further. Man-O-War Cay in the Abaco group of islands is probably as close to a utopia as you will get. Located in the northern Bahamas approximately four miles north of Marsh Harbour on the Abaco mainland, this ribbon of an island stretches a mere two and a half miles and showcases gorgeous vistas of the calm shallows on one side and the moody Atlantic Ocean on the other.
Harbour Island real estate is almost as celebrated as the crystal clear turquoise sea surrounding the Bahamas. If you own a home, villa or condo on Harbour Island, you are probably counted among the most envied people in the world. Mind you, not everyone is cut out for life on a tiny stretch of land where extraordinary beauty may be tempered by a slow island pace and internet downtime. On the other hand, it is exactly these perks and quirks that have lured some of the world's most prominent business tycoons to invest in second homes and property on Harbour Island.
If Location is the mantra of Bahamas real estate, then the gated community of Sandyport on western New Providence in the Bahamas gets top marks. Sandyport is located just off the shore road about three miles from Nassau International Airport and six miles from downtown Nassau. To the west, the shore road is studded with beautiful white sand beaches, homes and condos and a sprinkling of restaurants. The Cable Beach resort area and more homes lie to the east.
Old Fort Bay is not just another beautiful gated community in the Bahamas. It arguably has the most beautiful beach on the island of New Providence and is steeped in character and history. Lush tropical foliage offers a natural shield of privacy to the beautiful homes that grace Old Fort Bay. Old Fort Bay real estate is premium and the homeowners comprise a blend of successful Bahamians and persons from abroad. Old Fort Bay hugs the pristine western shore of New Providence outside the city of Nassau. Another superb enclave, Lyford Cay, is located just to the west.
Framed by lush foliage and sun kissed white sand beaches, Lyford Cay is located on the western tip of New Providence. The gated enclave hosts some of the most beautiful homes, villas and condos in the world. Lyford Cay real estate is highly coveted - it is recognised as the most exclusive property in the Bahamas. From opulent mansions to more "humble" luxury holiday retreats, this play area for the rich and famous has been home to international business tycoons, film stars and novelists for decades.
The Berry Islands are located in the northern Bahamas and comprise about 30 islands with Great Harbour being the most well-known. Chub Cay is also popular. The Berry Islands comprise approximately 12 square miles of landmass. Great Harbour Cay real estate in the Berry Islands group in the Bahamas has been in demand by anglers and beachcombers since Carey Grant was an idol.
Ocean Club Estates on Paradise Island offers the ultimate address in luxury real estate in the Bahamas. Located on the eastern end of Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates has a total of 121 home sites, most of which have beautiful - in many cases magnificent - homes with guest cottages, villas and condos.
The pretty red and white striped light house at Hope Town on Elbow Cay is an important landmark in the Abaco chain of islands where second home ownership and real estate are the mainstays of the economy. Built in 1864, the Hope Town light house supports the last manually-operated light powered by kerosene in the world. Lovingly maintained, it is symbolic of the community spirit that binds the people of this Abaco island and makes living here so special.