Rum Cay Real Estate

The island is a real “sleeping beauty.”

Rum Cay is a scenic refuge and considered one of the best-kept secrets within the region. It is renowned for historical ruins, rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast, and abundant marine life – perfect for nature lovers and landlubbers as well. Click to show/hide more information about Rum Cay.

This tiny Bahamian jewel, located 28 miles southwest of San Salvador, is just nine miles long and five miles wide. Christopher Columbus reportedly made his second stop here during his voyage to the New World.

The island once had five distinct settlements or towns and a population of around 529 in 1901. Most of them lived in Port Nelson on the southern coast, the largest town at the time. Today, only Port Nelson is inhabited, a picturesque village surrounded by coconut trees and home to approximately 100 residents.

In common with other islands of The Bahamas, Rum Cay has experienced a series of booms and busts over the years. Pineapple, salt, and sisal have all been important industries, but competition and natural disasters, such as the 1926 hurricane, have all taken their toll, and today tourism is the main source of employment.

Rum Cay has always attracted divers, snorkelers and fishermen, because of the sparkling, clear blue waters surrounding the island and the many colorful reefs in the area. There is something for every kind of traveler to do and you'll find world-class amenities, such as a marina, restaurant, and accommodations, at the Rum Cay Club.

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25 Acres Near Port Nelson Rum Cay BS

MLS Number 41750

  • Land
  • Acreage 25

This 25 acre tract is located just east of the Port Nelson settlement on Rum Cay. The property has over 958 of beautiful oceanfront with some elevated cliff-top views as well as 2512 linear feet of frontage in the Port Nelson salt flats providing shallow water dockage and access to fly fishing flats. The salt pond also has an opening through sand banks out to the ocean. On either side of the property is government crown land which is unlikely to be developed and provides a natural buffer. Access to Rum Cay is by a 4500 foot runway or by boat at the Sumner Point Marina. This is a great opportunity to develop a small project or have a quiet and beautiful private retreat. The sellers will entertain offers.

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