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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San Salvador San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSSan Salvador

Price$2,950,000

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MLS Number 40996

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 5,300
  • Acreage 1.84

San Salvador- Must See New Unique Beachfront Boutique Hotel.Priced below reproduction costs and a solid property and commercial investment, Snow Bay Beach resort is located on 1.84 acres of land just steps away from the beautiful snow white sandy beach on the east coast of San Salvador.This amazing new four building property can be used as a small Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast or Home Estate with a beach side main villa, two sea view guest villas, built with ICF - insulated concrete forms for strength, longevity and energy efficiency.Completely off the grid with freedom from electricity and water bills, the solar system is an economical sustainable energy system which represents a bench mark within the Bahamas comprising 72 ground mounted solar panels with a back-up water cooled generator.Two water wells and a reverse osmosis system supply sufficient water for all villa use and landscape irrigation. The entire length of all three sea view buildings are protected with a massive concrete retainer wall against hurricane surges.

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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 40259

  • 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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Columbus Landings San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSColumbus Landings

Price$825,000

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MLS Number 39341

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 2,200
  • Acreage 1.07

This newly renovated home located directly on Snow Bay Beach, San Salvador is turn key, completely off the electrical grid and would be ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. If you love swimming, diving, fishing, kitesurfing, relaxing on a quiet secluded beach, or all of the above, then this is the home for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy the unspoiled nature, non stop breezes, the crystal clear ocean and watch the dolphins and turtles swim by. The property produces its own power through a state of the art solar system and also has a back up generator. The mainhouse is in very good condition and the interior of the apartment needs to be completed. This property is being sold well under construction costs. Contact our office today regarding this beachfront investment opportunity.

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Sandcliff Avenue San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSSandcliff Avenue

Price$650,000

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MLS Number 40109

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 2,764
  • Acreage 1.61

Beachfront home on 3 lots and 2 miles of beach, 200 ft. belonging to the property on a total of 1.61 acres amidst the tranquil surrounding of nature with modern infrastructure available. No one can build next to you. In close proximity to the necessary conveniences for everyday life. The beach is all yours straight up to the tip of Sandy Point. This beach villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in an open floor plan setting where the kitchen, living room and dining room all flow together with views of the beach from every angle. There is also a large garage, paint room, housing for a boat, an over ground room for furniture and an underground room for additional storage. There is a storage room in the house attached to a workshop that can be converted into a large bedroom to make a third. Also, there is a large well of 21 feet for brackish water, a fresh rainwater tank for the garden which is ran by drip system, a 16Kw brand new Generac generator and a 16 foot Boston Whaler. A seawall was constructed with poured concrete over pilings and ribbed metal facing for extreme weather protection.

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Columbus Landings 3 San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSColumbus Landings 3

Price$250,000

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MLS Number 41083

  • Land
  • Acreage 3.5

This large property in historic Columbus Landings, San Salvador is your perfect opportunity to build the resort or retreat of your choice. At 3.5 acres with almost 400ft of prime oceanfront and nearby park facilities, the undeveloped property sits on a perfect location and is a blank canvass for your construction dreams. It is also zoned for hotel development. San Salvador is known as the landfall of Christopher Columbus in 1492. The island's rich history, pristine beaches and virgin land make this property an opportune purchase. Call today.

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