By the Caribbean Journal staff
Two resorts (and a private island) have been listed for sale in The Bahamas — and they’re all on up-and-coming Cat Island.
Nassau-based real estate brokerage firm Engel & Volkers Bahamas has listed the three properties for sale, including the Fernandez Bay Village, the Greenwood Beach Resort and the private-island Hawks Nest Cay at the island’s southwestern tip.
Fernandez Bay and Greenwood have each been family run for decades, while the 40-acre Hawks Nest Cay is a vacant island with one mile of linear waterfront.
The concurrent listings of these properties could potentially be transformative for the island, home to miles of untouched beaches, some very cool history and the highest point in The Bahamas, among other features.
The island has increasingly been on the radar of in-the-know travelers in recent years, drawn to the undiscovered charm of the Out Islands of The Bahamas.
It will soon get another boost when Silver Airways launches its new service from Fort Lauderdale to Cat Island in February.
“The Bahamas is perfectly positioned for the changes that are taking place internationally and these properties on Cat Island check all the boxes, including; niche market experiences, the layout of the resorts cater to both the hotel customer and the vacation rental market, the trend is larger vacation homes for families and groups of friends and these resorts offer a ‘rent the entire property’ opportunity,” said Colin Lightbourn, license partner and real estate advisor for Engel and Volkers. “Collectively the properties can also fill a void on the island by creating new amenities and experiences for each other.”
While they have been listed at the same time, all three properties are listed separately.
They’re collectively priced under $6 million, according to the company.