Bahamas Private Island Chain to be Sold at Auction

By Paul Joseph

The Big Grand Cay Archipelago Estate, an ultra-exclusive chain of private islands in The Bahamas, is to go under the hammer next month in an online auction.

Located in a small group of cays known as The Grand Cays, in the northwestern Abaco Chain of Cays, the archipelago spans over 277 acres and includes Big Grand Cay, Bakers Cay, Sandy Cay, Mermaid Cay, Rat (Seahorse) Cay, Spongers Cay, Felix Cay, an unnamed cay and three small rocks.

Big Grand Cay features a 4-bedroom and 5-bathroom vacation home with saltwater swimming pool, expansive decks overlooking tropical beaches, a deep-water dock, an ocean villa, inland villa and caretaker’s quarters.

The exclusive private estate has hosted many notable guests down the years including President Richard Nixon and his family.

The archipelago is being sold by CBRE Auction Services in cooperation with HG Christie Ltd, one of the most renowned real estate companies in The Bahamas.

“The Big Grand Cay Archipelago is an extremely rare offering, not only in The Bahamas, but anywhere.” urges John Christie, CEO of HG Christie.

“The potential of this captivating estate holding is endless. It is a tremendous opportunity, in a world-class location, where owners have the opportunity to create an incomparable private retreat, or take advantage of the easy access to top fishing grounds, coral reefs PLUS offer the exclusive appeal of private island relaxation for the ultimate resort destination.”

Located a quick boat ride from Walker’s Cay, a famous fishing destination in itself, the Big Grand Cay Archipelago Estate offers tropical coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and ocean scuba diving in deep blue waters teeming with sport fish such as blue marlin, wahoo, grouper, dolphin, snapper and more.

The online auction will be held on May 14, with a suggested opening bid of $1.95 million.

By Paul Joseph