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All about San Salvador in the Bahamas

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

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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.

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Riding rock marina on San Salvador Bahamas

 

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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

Waterfront / Oceanfront / Beachfront land for sale in San Salvador Bahamas

Huge direct oceanfront lot for sale. Property is located on Marshal track, San Salvador Bahamas. If you are looking for a perfect beachfront lot with amazing views onto crystal clear waters and a sandy beach, this piece of property might be your dream. It has 100 feet on the ocean and is over 200 feet deep.

The land is situated on the west coast of San Salvador Bahamas you will be able to see the beautiful sunsets every night. This part of the Island has water and electiricity, phone and internet access. Only 10 minutes away from town, the marina, Club Med and the airport, the location is perfect and the lot is big enough to build a waterfront estate if you wanted to.

Please check out some of my blog posts to get a better feeling for the island of San Salvador here in the Bahamas. There are some other ocean / beachfront lots for sale on the Island but I truly believe that this one is the most attractive waterfront lot.

You have some shallow rock formation which I think is the perfect natural seawall but you also have a beautiful beach and unspoiled sand. I spend hours on the beach and will not see one single person ! This piece of land is very secluded but at the same time close to shops and restaurants.

Where in the world can you buy oceanfront lots for this price???

As of October 2015 American Airlines has biweekly flights from Miami directly to San Salvador. so, within an hour or so your could be at your oceanfront dream home.

 

 

Listing by McCarroll Real Estate

 

Airport San Salvador Bahamas

San Salvador International Airport gets an upgrade
Transport and Aviation Minister the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin led a delegation to San Salvador on Tuesday morning to tour the San Salvador International Airport as it undergoes an expansion and structural upgrades after the terminal suffered structural damage during the passage of Joaquin.

“It would not be unfair to say that San Salvador is getting a new airport” said the Transport and Aviation Minister, obviously pleased with the progress made to date.

With increased airlift to the island from France, Canada and the United States, Minister Hanna-Martin is confident that an enhanced airport, the gateway, will definitely enhance the island’s tourism product.

“An enhanced airport that more properly facilitates people to this island I think will enhance the (tourism) product” she said.

Having commenced on the 12th January, the $1.2 million airport expansion and upgrades are being carried out by World Construction and Development Company.

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Home, small resort for sale in the Bahamas, San Salvador

Home, small resort for sale in the Bahamas, San Salvador

House, Resort for sale on San Salvador Bahamas. Direct beachfront home
House, Resort for sale on San Salvador Bahamas. Direct beachfront home

Definitely the most unique property here in the Bahamas on the island of San Salvador !!!
You will not find anything comparable for sale in the Bahamas and I am talking design, material, construction, location and on it goes. This compound is out of this world, YES I mean it.

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Very difficult to describe this one of a kind complex / house. It reflects a mixture of elegant Italian design with the beautiful beachfront settings of a secluded Bahamian Island.

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You will not find anything like this again. It is perfectly suited as a single family home or vacation paradise or would be awesome for a kite surf, fishing or diving resort, maybe a luxury yoga retreat or spiritual get away or hotel. Sooooo many possibilities with this incredibly beautiful piece of real estate.

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Situated on the south east site of San Salvador this property isn’t just waterfront, it is direct beachfront. The view onto the ocean and High Key could not be more breathtaking !!! The crystal clear water has every color between aqua blue and turquoise, and the long beach offers beautiful white sand.
In real estate we often use the words “diamond in the rough” Well, this one is the opposite, it is the most polish diamond you have ever seen.

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Not only is the Island of San Salvador here in the Bahamas very special and different but this incredibly gorgeous one of a kind complex is the icing on the cake.

So, if you are in the market to buy a luxury property, single of multiple family home in the Bahamas you might have just found your dream piece of real estate. The asking price is $5,250,000

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San Salvador Bahamas, the island of discovery, San Salvador is the best kept secret in the Bahamas and one of the “true family islands”.
Surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and a virgin coastline, San Salvador offers an idyllic
lifestyle with perfect year round weather.
San Salvador is well-known for its world-class diving and some of the best deep sea fishing in the region with World deep sea fishing tournaments held every year.

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Guanahani Beach Club is a luxury and exclusive Resort tucked away on the southeast coast of San Salvador, 30 minute drive from the airport, right on the gorgeous white powdery sandy beach of Snow Bay.
SNOW BAY ( a subdivision on San Salvador / Columbus Landings) stretching for approximately 1.5 miles is nestled between the tranquil ecological paradise of Pigeon Creek to its south, small secluded cays to its east, and one of the most unique bays in all of the Bahamas. On its private beach one can find total seclusion, with no commercial constructions happening ever as the area is residential and not zoned for commercial.

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The few homes that do exist are owned by second home owners visiting only a few times out of the year, leaving the beach for guests at Guanahani on San Salvador virtually alone in their own private piece of paradise.
The 7.150 square foot property sits on 2 lots (1 lot beachfront Square feet 20.895 and 1 lot in the back Square feet 12.647) totaling 33.542 square feet and hosts a maximum of 10 guests.

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The resort comprises
of 4 villas (3 one bedroom villa and 1 -two bedroom villa), 1 restaurant – bar with a very spacious Patio, currently used as lounge area. The resort is built with the finest materials all imported from Italy with its structures all being hurricane proof. All buildings are made with solid REINFORCED concrete, with cement roofs and solid full wood-double glass fixtures.

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All the hardware is in MARINE stainless-steel
(A-316, not rust warranty). Water and electricity are produced by Guanahani’s independent power source operated by a solar and photovoltaic system that sits on the back lot eliminating all noise pollution.
The back lot still offers the possibility of adding other buildings.

The villas are simple and elegant with particular attention being given to the choice of the materials used. These would include bleached oak and teak wooden flooring, crisp white walls, teak furniture, full wood louvered shutters, solid wood-double glass French doors and windows to create a sophisticated ambience but at the same time comfortable. All the materials and furniture, windows doors shutters are imported from Italy.

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With white as the dominant color it is not only a question of taste but also a deliberate choice to be in harmony with the breathtaking colors of sea and the nature in the background. Each villa has a pleasant veranda perfect for enjoying the breakfast or reading.

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The Resort is surrounded by green palm trees and red Bougainvillea creating a magical contrast between the white color of the buildings and the kaleidoscopic colors of sea in the background.
Additionally the resort comprises a Sport Center fully equipped with Kiteboarding equipment, catamaran, kayaks, boat equipped with 25HP engine.

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Guanahani Beach Club here on San Salvador in the Bahamas is a turn on key business.
Guanahani Beach Club, because of the way it is designed, is also ideal as vacation house with each Villa being a small private area and the main restaurant the perfect social area for the family or guests visiting.

Guanahani Beach Club is under the BAHAMAS HOTELS ENCOURAGEMENTS ACT and the benefits are:
– Customs duties exemption on building material, furniture etc…..
– Property tax exemption for 10 years (starting from 2010) and extendable for other 10 years.

Moreover:
Companies, in the Bahamas, are not subjected to any income tax and accounting books are not required.
Please note:
Possibility of building the fifth beachfront villa (project already approved).
Other buildings can be built on the back lot.