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Private Island Whale Cay – The Bahamas

Whale Cay, Berry Islands, The Bahamas
  • US$29,000,000


  • 5
  • Bedrooms
  • 6
  • Bathrooms
  • Land, Private Island, Villa
  • Property Type


One Caribbean Estates proudly presents private island for Sale in Bahamas. Discover the unparalleled beauty and potential of Whale Cay, an extraordinary private island spanning 711 acres of pristine landscapes, this idyllic retreat is a prime canvas for exclusive residential development, with approximately 644 acres still available for acquisition.

Situated in the central Northern Bahamas between the Bahama Banks and the tongue of the ocean, Whale Cay is a coveted destination for fishing and boating enthusiasts. Boasting exceptional proximity to Florida and just 30 miles north of Nassau, this island paradise is easily accessible by boat, seaplane, or the 4,000-foot airstrip. Chub Cay, a mere 6 and 1/2 miles to the west, stands as the main port of entry, offering customs, immigration, marina facilities, restaurants, fuel, and supplies.

Natural Waterway and Marina Potential: On the northern side of Whale Cay lies a two-and-a-half-mile-long natural waterway, approximately 25 feet wide. With a depth of one and a half to four feet at mean tide, this waterway presents an incredible opportunity for dredging, creating an excellent anchorage and marina for boats. The open ends ensure constant water movement, adding to the allure of maritime possibilities.

Residential Development Opportunities: Whale Cay is divided into two phases for residential development. Phase 1, along the southern coastline, features a meticulously plotted and surveyed subdivision comprising 155 lots, most of which boast one-acre sizes and ocean frontage. Developed by a previous owner in the mid-seventies, 55 lots have been sold, and some now showcase single-family residences.

This island is not just a canvas for future luxury living but also holds a rich history. Built between the 1930s and 1970s by the renowned English writer Marion Carstairs, several structures grace the island, including The Great House, Guest Cottage, Music Room, Staff Dormitory, Museum, an island chapel, and lighthouse. While many have succumbed to the passage of time, these structures all offer a unique opportunity for restoration and preservation.

Whale Cay is equipped with private diesel generators providing electricity to the Great House and surrounding buildings. Each structure boasts its rainwater catchment cistern, totalling an impressive 800,000 gallons across 42 catchment tanks. Well water is readily available, and private septic tanks efficiently manage sewerage disposal. Communication is facilitated through satellite or cellular phones. Much of the infrastructure would require restoration and updating.

Whale Cay invites visionaries and discerning investors to seize the opportunity to shape a tropical paradise, with a fabled history into an unparalleled residential resort and marina enclave, combining natural beauty, historic charm, and modern luxury.

Thank you for exploring this luxury Barbados property listed on One Caribbean Estates. One Caribbean Estates is the leading Barbados real estate firm serving the niche luxury property market along the island’s famed West Coast and in other key areas across this beautiful Caribbean island. Our portfolio features beachfront villas, modern condominiums, and stunning homes within prestigious locations such as the Sandy Lane Estate, Port St. Charles Marina, Canouan Estate Resort & Villas, Sugar Hill Tennis Resort, Royal Westmoreland Golf Community, and more.

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  • State/county Berry Islands
  • Country Bahamas

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