San Salvador Real Estate

Four monuments mark the spot where Columbus came ashore here.

The island is home to many monuments, ruins, and shipwreck sites that directly reflect its rich history. It has miles of pristine and secluded beaches and a crystal-clear sea that gives divers visibility of up to 150 feet. Sparkling lakes cover the interior of the island and many relics of Loyalist days can be found here. Christopher Columbus made his first landfall on San Salvador Island during his historic voyage to the New World. Four separate monuments mark the exact spot where he came ashore on October 12, 1492. However, it is generally accepted that he landed at Long Bay, where a big stone cross now stands. Click to show/hide more information about San Salvador Island.

Called Guanahani by the Lucayan Indians, the island was renamed San Salvador by Columbus, meaning Holy Saviour. Years later, the British pirate, Captain John (also known as George) Watlings took over the island and renamed it Watling's Island after himself. However, by 1925, the name San Salvador had been restored and the island bears it proudly to this day.

San Salvador, 63 square miles in size, is 40 miles southeast of Port Howe, Cat Island, and 22 miles northeast of Rum Cay. It is now known to be the exposed peak of a submerged mountain which has a depth of 15,000 feet to the ocean floor. The land is full of undulating hills, beautiful beaches, numerous saltwater lagoons, and dangerous reefs and shoals that surround the greater part of the island.

The island has a population of some 1,000 persons who are the descendants of the slaves brought by the Loyalists. Cockburn Town (pronounced Co-burn), the main settlement and the capital, is home to a large white-washed Catholic Church and an interesting museum filled with historical artifacts dating back to Lucayan Indian days. The other major towns are United Estates and Fortune Hill. The Great Lake connects all the principal settlements, as it stretches the entire length of the island at 10 miles long, two miles wide, and 16 feet at its deepest point.

San Salvador had cotton plantations and a successful cattle-rearing industry in the past. Today, though the islanders engage in tourism as their mainstay, the pace of life here has changed little over the centuries and San Salvador remains the ultimate escape. San Salvadorans provide supplemental tourism services to the island's attractions, including fishing, diving, sailing, handicrafts, and guided tours.

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The Bohemian San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSThe Bohemian

Price$3,900,000

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MLS Number 42600

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathroom 8
  • Square Feet 15,000
  • Acreage 2.3

For this incredible home on the Island of San Salvador in the Bahamas I should just let the pictures speak for themselves!!! Most beautiful, incredible, stunning oceanfront property you can imagine. Over 600 feet of direct oceanfront. 3 pools, 2 jacuzzis, rooftop hot tub, 3 car garage, carports, green house, 8 bedrooms, 8 1/2 bath rooms, office, formal living room, pool bar / game room, commercial kitchen and dining area, walk in wine cooler and and and, too much to list it all. 6,000 sf. air conditioned and 15,000 under roof. This gorgeous property sit on the west coast of the island in Sandy Point, about a 20 minute drive south of the airport. Right now it is used as a single family home but could be converted into a hotel / resort. There is enough land left to built many more guest suites or tennis court on the property. Call agent; can offer overnight package to potential buyer.

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Snow Bay Beach

Snow Bay Beach Resort San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSSnow Bay Beach Resort

Price$2,950,000

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MLS Number 45004

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 5,000
  • Acreage 1.84

A stunning turnkey beachfront estate nestled on the southeast end of San Salvador just steps away from Snow Bay National Park and designed for luxury, relaxation, peace, and tranquility. Comprised of 4 villas, three of which offer direct ocean views offers over 5,000 sq. ft. of eco-friendly living space spread out over a 1.84 acres. Snow Bay's creative site plan allows for the option to operate a stunning boutique resort, which Snow Bay is already licensed for, or enjoy as a secluded family escape. Constructed with insulated concrete forms (ICF) for strength, longevity and energy efficiency, all villas are modern in design with concrete roofs, stone exteriors and have cool ceramic tiling throughout. The sea view villas also feature impact-resistant sliding glass doors treating guests to panoramic views of the ocean and pulling in the trade winds which flow consistently and steadily over San Salvador November through May making the island a dream destination for sailing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing. Snow Bay's sleek modern design combined with the rustic island charm of San Salvador

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High Cay,san Salvador San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSHigh Cay,san Salvador

Price$2,495,000

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MLS Number 44067

  • Residential
  • Acreage 31.46

High Cay was given its name precisely for the reason that it has High Elevations up to 60 feet above sea level. The Ocean side has beautiful white Cliffs that were so high they were the first sighting of land in the New World by Christopher Columbus! With the occurrence of Hurricane Dorian's 2019 storm damage in Abaco and Grand Bahama, what was revealed is that elevation is the most important factor in determining how much damage a property would sustain, which makes High Cay one of the best islands in the Bahamas for long term protection of any homes, cottages and infrastructure that you might create on the island. High Cay is a peaceful and secluded private island located just off the southeast coast of San Salvador, and is surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters forming a wonderful protected area between the beaches of San Salvador and High Cay - an ideal playground for water-sports including kite-boarding, sailing or jet skiing. High Cay boasts three beautiful beaches and is one of a few private islands in The Bahamas that has both high elevations and wonderful beaches.

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Polaris Bay San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSPolaris Bay

Price$1,800,000

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MLS Number 43342

  • Land
  • Acreage 9.03

With over 2,000 ft of incredible beachfront property with easy main road access to the entire parcel this property this 9.034 acre Property is ideal for a subdivision of a number of prime beach front lots. The property could also be used as an estate property with a prime location for a stunning home on the point. The Property has more road frontage than beach frontage giving suer easy access to all parts of the property and a section to the road frontage that does not have beach frontage would be ideal for a park or a service area for an estate. This amazing parcel of land simply must be seen to be appreciated.

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Serendipity

San Salvador San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSSan Salvador

Price$875,000

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MLS Number 43137

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 3,320
  • Acreage 1.1

Over an acre in size, Serendipity is a self contained, off the grid estate located on the pristine Snow Bay beach named for its famed white sand, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, High, Middle and Low Cay. This is an ideal playground for water-sports including kite-boarding, snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing or just walking along this spectacular miles-long beach.A total of 10,000 sq. ft., the main floor living showcases a custom hand carved wall unit from Bali housing a 50 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, and wireless internet. The gourmet kitchen has updated modern appliances as well as a 14 ft. custom table to accommodate all of your family, friends and guests.On the second level you will find 2 grand master suites with king-sized beds, luxurious linens, hand carved vanities, artisan mirrors, beautiful glass tiles, a walk in shower and tub, 4 more bedroom suites complete with teak floors and a game room. A spectacular balcony spans the length of the house and captures panoramic views of the southeast coast of San Salvador.

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Columbus Landing San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSColumbus Landing

Price$850,000

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MLS Number 44525

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,220
  • Acreage 0.8

San Salvador is a peaceful and secluded off the beaten track southern Bahamian Island where Christopher Columbus made landfall and described the beauty as like day and night compared to anything he had seen before. This property is an exclusive hideaway that offers an unparalleled oceanfront home, stunning views and magnificent ocean breezes as well as potential investment opportunity through vacation rental income. A total of 35,000 sq. ft. with 400 ft. of gorgeous private white sand beachfront, it has its own paddles tennis court, separate 2 car garage and full backup generator.The spacious 3,200 sq. ft. ultra-modern home has an airy open concept, is fully furnished and features 12 - 14 ft. ceilings, full length hurricane impact windows showcasing the aqua marine ocean steps beyond the patio deck. The fully modern kitchen on the ground floor features white wood cabinetry, modern stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and washer & dryer.The master bedroom suite takes up all of the 1,500 sq. ft. second floor and continues the open concept flow.

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Edgecombe Tract,parcel B San Salvador BS

MLS Number 46636

  • Land
  • Acreage 39.13

39.130 undeveloped acres with views over the sea and Great Lake! The property has a gentle rise on which to take advantage of the most spectacular views! Retreat to the serenity of your private compound, just a quick walk across the lazy Queen's "Highway" to a white sandy beach. San Salvador boasts fine resorts and an active airport despite it's remote location. This area is popular for divers, boaters and explorers! Power is on the property, shopping is within a short distance. Edgecombe Tract Parcel C is beachfront and also for sale at $600,000. Buy the 2 parcels and build a resort with a quaint golf cart ride the private beach front!

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Edgecombe Tract Parcel C San Salvador BS

MLS Number 46638

  • Land
  • Acreage 5.8

Enjoy your own piece of Paradise! 5.799 acres on the beach with over 350 feet of beachfront. Perfect for your own island retreat or build a small resort on this quaint island with a very active airport. Stick to yourselves or take advantage of other resorts on this beautiful, remote island. Deep water surrounds make this ideal for larger boats and activities such as diving. The island itself is protected by a reef, making the beaches sandy and beautiful. Parcel B, over 39 acres backing onto a lake is also for sale Ref. VS10713.

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Columbus Landings #4 San Salvador BS

MLS Number 43689

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 700
  • Acreage 0.29

Brand New Ocean View two story house, built in 2020, across the street from the beach in Columbus # 4 , Block# 24 on Lot #4. Downstairs is the garage, workshop, storage and utility room. Upstairs has the bedroom, bath, kitchen, living room and dining room. It is 25 minutes from the airport, shops, hotels and Cockburn Town. Make your offer today and live in this historic place, with ocean views in The Bahamas.

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Parcel of Land

San Salvador Island San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSSan Salvador Island

Price$298,000

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MLS Number 45848

  • Land
  • Acreage 1.61

This rectangular parcel of land consists of 5 multi family lots, altogether 1,6 acres. The two largest lots are beachfront. They are located in Snow Bay, one of the most pristine beaches in all of San Salvador at the southeastern side of the island. The zoning for all of these lots are either duplexes or triplexes and fourplexes. You can build 14 dwellings on these lots. This area doesn't have power yet, so one has to live off the grid with generators and solar power. There is a road going between the lots, but it is not very busy. At the far end of Snow Bay is the entrance to Pigeon Creek, a thin lake that is perfect for canoeing or kayaking. San Salvador is a beautiful 12 miles long and 6 miles wide island, rich in history; from the first discovery by Christopher Columbus to the plantation era. There are lots of interesting spots on the island with breathtaking scenery. With its many inland lakes stretching from south to north, San Salvador is truly a stunningly beautiful island. The snorkeling and diving is spectacular.

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San Salvador Large Lot San Salvador BS

MLS Number 44087

  • Land
  • Acreage 0.51

Breathtaking, Captivating, Impeccable & Beautiful beach front property on San Salvador! This half an acre lot is 22,074 square feet and it is minutes away from Club Med, doctors offices, restaurants, historical sites and much more. This awesome beach front property can be yours!

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Columbus Landings San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSColumbus Landings

Price$65,000

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MLS Number 43101

  • Land
  • Acreage 0.72

This affordable Multi-Family lot is West of French Bay Dock, with great snorkelling right of shore. 3-5 minute's walk from Lookout Tower and Watling's Castle. 15-20 minute's drive from Cockburn Town , Airport , Shops, Gas Station, Hotels, Bars, BPT, BTC, Restaurants and Marinas.

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