Bahamas private island goes on sale for $19.5 million
(CNN) — What’s better than having your own luxury resort in the Bahamas? Owning your own private island in the Bahamas.
Little Ragged Island, also known as St Andrew’s, is the largest private island currently for sale in the Caribbean paradise.
We’re talking 730 acres of rolling forested hills and pristine white beaches, surrounded by warm blue ocean. It is, to be frank, a deep-pocketed developer’s dream.
This isolated wonderland is connected to the rest of the world by a 10-minute boat ride to nearby Ragged Island, where a private airstrip awaits. But if you prefer to arrive by superyacht — because that’s just the kind of high-living baller you are — there’s also deep water access for large ships.
There are freshwater ponds, snorkeling and sailing opportunities, excellent flats for fishing, and you can also chill on the beach and watch flamingos.
Grouper, snapper, barracuda, tuna and kingfish swim the reefs, while the woods are rich in lignum vitae trees, known for their medicinal properties.
If you prefer to climb a hill and survey with satisfaction the full richness of your domain, the elevation rises from sea level to 40 feet (just over 12 meters).
As for development opportunities, there’s enough space to build a boutique resort with 18-hole golf course, or if you’re an evil criminal mastermind, you could create a really high-end Bond villain lair.
To join in the bidding, you need to stump up a $100,000 deposit, and while there’s no reserve price, it’s listed at $19.5 million, so you can expect the action to start from there.
“We have received a great amount of interest in the auction so far, which is expected for this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity,” Laura Brady, co-founder and CEO of Concierge Auctions, tells CNN Travel. “We are confident that the Concierge Auctions platform will bring an unmatched reach to global buyers throughout the auction process.”
Private virtual viewings are available online. Bidding opens March 26, 2021 and closes March 31.
Tamara Hardingham-Gill contributed to this report.
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