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This site is all about San Salvador, a little island in the Bahamas.

south tip of San Salvador Bahamas
San Salvador Bahamas

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About 180 miles south-east of Nassau, San Salvador is roughly 12 miles long and 5 miles wide. The most well know fact about this island is that Christopher Columbus discovered San Salvador in 1492.

San Salvador Columbus land fall park
San Salvador Columbus land fall park

We have maybe 1200 people living here year around and in average 400 guests per week in Club Med. (they never leave the club)

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Other than that San Salvador has maybe 30 more tourists per week living in rental homes or condos and the Riding Rock hotel which is famous for diving or the Guanahani resort that is famous for kite surfing and 30 something families visiting during the year that own property on San Salvador or people come on their boat and spend time here in San Salvador. There is also the Gerace research centre which host students from the US for a few weeks at the time.

San Salvador Bahamas
San Salvador Bahamas

So, with only a hand full of people you can probably already imagine that the beautiful beaches of the Island are not only breathtaking beautiful but also deserted. You can walk for hours and not see another soul. People coming on vacation to San Salvador usually seek the peace and quiet and the beauty of the crystal clear turquoise and aqua waters. They go diving or fishing or swimming or snorkeling or boating but basically every activity involves the water.

San Salvador Bahamas
San Salvador Bahamas

We have a few restaurants on the island and a few bars and a festival once in a while and some beautiful sites to see but San Salvador is not your typical tourist destination. This island is all about relaxing and letting go and seeing the incredible beauty this Island has to offer.

Bahamas water and beach
Bahamas water and beach

Some people call San Salvador the “Hidden gem of the Bahamas”, I like to refer to it as “The forgotten Island” (there is a book with this title) but most locals call it “The Rock” because it really is a rock sticking out of the water.

Bahamas, mother nature
Bahamas, mother nature

Life here in San Salvador never seems to change, it feels as if time stands still. No rush, no stress, no drama, no crime, only friendly people that help each other. If you have a car and drive around the Island you have to keep your window open so you can greet each car that passes by. (if you know the people or not doesn’t matter)

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Going shopping for milk usually takes me a few hours because I have to stop at Stanley’s bar for a drink or soda, then I talk to Edna for a little bit (Stanley’s mother) and before I leave some other people that I know show up and you have a little chat and once I am on the road again I might run into a neighbor and exchange some words and at the grocery store I always meet people that I know and we joke around a little and and and. Life is different here !!!

San Salvador Bahamas
San Salvador Bahamas

Please check out the picture section and read some of my posts/ stories to get a better understanding of this very special place. Hope you enjoy all the information about San Salvador.

Conch dinner on San Salvador Bahamas

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Boat rescue on San Salvador Bahamas

Buying real estate in San Salvador Bahamas

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Grouper video on San Salvador bahamas

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Riding rock marina on San Salvador Bahamas

 

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San Salvador Bahamas, storm is comming.

Looks like San Salvador here in the Bahamas is going to get some serious rain and wind over the weekend.

Storm conning in over the Bahamas and San Salvador
Storm conning in over the Bahamas and San Salvador

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Beachfront / oceanfront pool home for sale in the Bahamas on San Salvador

Fabulous beachfront / oceanfront home with 3 pools and 2 jacuzzis and 1 rooftop hot tub for sale in the Bahamas on the Island of San Salvador. This is one of a kind real estate in the Bahamas.

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

This is the back of the home, It has more than 600 feet of beautiful waterfront right on the ocean. It sits high on the cliffs with untouched beaches and coves just below. This house is for sale at a price of $2,900,000      Please scroll all the way down to see a drone video of the property.

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

This is the back of the home, It has more than 600 feet of beautiful waterfront right on the ocean. It sits high on the cliffs with untouched beaches and coves just below.

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

The front of the house is nicely landscaped with grass, palm trees, bougainvillea, aloe vera plans and other native shrubs and trees.

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

Natural light everywhere in the home. Built with lots of windows and walls of sliding doors.

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

This beachfront home also features a “green house”

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

a commercial grade kitchen

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

a prep and storage back kitchen

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

a walk in cooler room

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

Huge dinning area with incredible water views

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

six  bedrooms and six and a half bath

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

formal livingroom

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

office, laundry area, pool bar, game room, outside dining area, lounge area, 3 car garage, 2 carports and much much more.

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

This home has more than 6000 air-conditioned square feet and about 15,ooo under roof. To sum it all up, the house is amazing but more importantly, the location is out of this world beautiful. Overlooking the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Bahamas. On the west coast of the Island of San Salvador in Sandy Point a  Columbus Landings 4 subdivision. It is only 20 minutes away from the international airport, restaurant, shopping and the famous Club Med “Columbus Isle” Daily fight to San Salvador from Nassau Bahamas and weekly fight from Canada, France and Florida.

Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

The house sits on 4 lots and there is plenty of room to add a tennis court, guest suits, whatever your heart desires. The property could also be converted into a luxury hotel / resort.

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Facing west you will get a beautiful sunset very night. This house here in the Bahamas is for sale at a price of $2,900,000IMG_1820 IMG_1847

Since a picture is worth 1000 words,below are just some more pics to give you a better idea.

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San Salvador Bahamas
San Salvador Bahamas
San Salvador Bahamas
San Salvador Bahamas

 

San Salvador Bahamas
San Salvador Bahamas
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

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Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador
Direct beachfront home for sale in the Bahamas near Columbus Isle on San Salvador

Bahamas San Salvador

There are many homes for sale in the Bahamas but I promise, you will not find another house that can compare to this one.

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San Salvador home for sale on the tip of the Island

Where have you ever seen a house that has views onto the sunrise in the morning and also the sunset in the evening? Usually you have to pick either one of these views. NOT this time !!!  oceanfront home for sale on San Salvador Bahamas (1)

The home sit in a very unique location on the southern tip of the Island of San Salvador in the Bahamas.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

It is built on two lots covering and acre and a half and hovers about 25 feet above ocean level on a solid rock foundation.

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The views are incredible, with a panoramic view of the ocean of over 230 degrees. Look to your east and you see French Bay with it’s beautiful rock and cliff formations.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

Look to the west and see the incredible beach of Sandy Point

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

and look straight out and you will be amazed by the crystal clear blue waters of the Bahamas.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

On both sides of the rock formation, there are sandy beaches which provide easy access for swimming, snorkeling and shore diving. These waters contain numerous coral heads, coral formations, swim troughs etc that provide for fantastic snorkeling and diving experiences.  Not to mention the abundant sea life.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

The home has about 1500 square feet on the living level with consist of  2 bedrooms, 2 bath and an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living room. High Ceilings. On the lower level it has a storage room, laundry room and oversized garage.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

This San Salvador Island home is pretty much self reliant in that it has a solar/wind/battery system plus connection to the island electrical grid and a whole house generator.( The solar system provides enough electricity that the island electricity is use rarely) It also has a UV water filtration system and 8000 gallon of rain water storage.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

I have to say it again, the location is one of a kind and the home has walls of windows to soak up the views and let in lots of natural light and nearly constant  beautiful sea breezes. The views are absolutely stunning !!!

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

And if you enjoy fishing, San Salvador here in the Bahamas will fulfill your wildest expectations, with some of the best Wahoo fishing in the world, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Jack, Bone fish, Marlin, Snapper etc. And of course lots of conch and lobster, where the tail is measured in pounds not in ounces. Do I need to say more ? Only on San Salvador here in the beautiful Bahamas. The asking price is $399,000

 

Vacation home for sale on San Salvador Bahamas

This beautiful home is located in Snow Bay, a subdivision of Columbus Landings on the Island of San Salvador in the Bahamas. San Salvador Bahamas, Rocky Boiman house for sale (5)

The property features over 200 feet of direct beachfront, overlooking the crystal clear ocean waters with all its blue, green and turquoise colors.Beach in Snow Bay San Salvador Bahamas

Miles of untouched sandy white beaches and colorful sunrises are just waiting for you to enjoy them.San Salvador bahamas, Sandy point beachesAway from the hustle and bustle of big cities this little peaceful Island of San Salvador offers a great escape for people that are looking for seclusion and can appreciate the beauty of the Bahamas and its people.The Islands of the Bahamas, San Salvador (5)

The house is one of the newest homes on the Island of San Salvador here in the Bahamas and probably the sturdiest, highest quality construction.Rocky Boiman Home in the Bahamas(22) Rocky Boiman Home in the Bahamas(26) It was built in 2008 as a vacation retreat for a famous NFL player. This oversized two bedroom two bath home has a split floor plan. The kitchen, dining and living area are the center of the home. Each room has incredible water views and lots of natural light. Rocky Boiman Home in the Bahamas(20)The enormous covered wraparound porch offers so much outside living space that you have room for all the activities that fit your lifestyle. You can create a lounge area, a BBQ area, a play area for your kids, an outside kitchen or bar and on goes the list.  This house is very special and designed for Island living in the Bahamas. Asking price is $699,900San Salvador, bahamas waters

Here are a few words directly from the owner                                                                                                   of this awesome home on San Salvador Bahamas.

 

I knew I loved San Sal the moment we first landed on the island and began to tour the place.  However when I came across Snow Bay I knew I had found one of the truly remarkably beautiful places in the world.  I had to have my home right there.  The shallow turquoise waters provide almost a gigantic private swimming pool.  The shallow waters and the cays provide a natural buffer from strong winds and bad weather .

We built our ocean side home strong and sturdy.  Poles anchor the house into the ground and the fiberglass roof provides no worry of damage from strong winds.  The strength of this home was put on display last year during Hurricane Joaquin.  While much of the Island was devastated and homes destroyed, our home was left with little more than some chipped paint off the walls.  You need a strong home to battle mother nature out there.  This is the one.

The house is set up very open and simple: a large living room/kitchen with two virtually identical bedrooms on either side (each with full baths).  The real gem of the house though is the deck, fully circling the house, that provides an outside feel while still being covered from the sun and rain.

I have personally planted 20 or so palm trees on the lot…one towers 10 feet or so in height, others of varying heights, all which when mature will create a stunning landscape on the property.  House has a 2.5 car garage.  House runs on solar power and backup propane generator.  Other amenities include:

– Eight newly purchased Deka gel solar batteries…these should last at least another 15 years

– Newly painted deck one year ago

– newly painted and sealed roof one year ago

– high dollar propane generator

– All furniture, decorations, dishwater, etc will be sold with the house minus clothes and personal pictures

 

This home is literally turn-key.

 

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Bahamas, San Salvador visit Stanley’s Bar

Stanley’s Bar is an icon in the Bahamas on the Island of San Salvador. If you ever visit the Island you have to go for a drink a Stanley’s, even if you do nothing else.This little bar gives you a great feeling for the Bahamian people, the Island and the way they live on San Salvador.
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Stanley’s is open every day from about 7 am to 7 pm. The bar is located in Sugar Loaf, about 7 minutes south of San Sal airport. It sit right on Queens highway, next to Kenny the wood-carver. (which will be another post)

Most tourist drive by, not even knowing that they just missed an awesome place. Yes, there is a sign but since the little bar is in a corner and cars are always parked on that corner, you will focus on the street and miss the bar. There is no official parking lot but then again, we are in the Bahamas, on San Salvador, you can pretty much park anywhere other than in the middle of the street.  Sometimes the door is closed and the place looks deserted from the outside  but  don’t worry, just pull the door and walk right in.

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Stanley’s bar is tiny but so cosy, when you have 4 people at the bar counter and 4 people sitting on chairs, the bar is full and unusually crowed. Sometimes when the weather is not too hot or cold here in the Bahamas, people take their drinks outside and sit on the front steps.

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Stanley runs this bar for more than … years now and he is the sweetest and friendliest bar tender you can find anywhere. He knows all his clients, knows what they drink and greets everybody with a warm welcome. I had only been to the bar once but month later when I visited the Island again, he gave me a big hug and with a huge smile on his face he said “Welcome back to San Salvador Anne”  .

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Every one on the Island knows Stanley and his bar, everybody stops by for a beer once in a while and a lot of stories get told and created in this bar. People just hang or play domino or back gammon (on the one table in the bar) or you take your drink outside and go over to Edna (Stanley;s mother) and sit on her doorsteps chit chatting for a while, surrounded by a cat and some chicken and children playing. But, be careful, if Edna starts telling you her stories you might stay much longer than you anticipated, time just flies by listing to her.

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Enough said about Stanley’s bar here in the Bahamas on San Salvador, no words or pictures can describe it.

Trust me, if you have not seen Stanley’s Bar you have not seen San Salvador. If it was up to me, it would be a national historic site ! Check out the  San Salvador Video