Cable Beach is another real estate hotspot. Located in the bustling area of New Providence Island, just 10 minutes driving distance from the newly renovated Lynden Pindling International Airport, and a 15-minute drive to the prime shopping district of downtown Nassau, Cable Beach is popular among Bahamian people and visitors alike.
Cable Beach, which got its name because this is where the first submarine cable link to Florida was made in The Bahamas, serves up the longest stretch of sand on the Island at four miles long. But there’s more to Cable Beach than just soft sand.
With its close proximity to downtown, some of the best shopping in the Caribbean is just minutes away.
The historic Bay St in downtown Nassau offers a range of top-quality products, including the world’s best-known designer brands, duty-free bargains (prices on many items are a third less than you would pay in the US), and service (sales staff in the shops along Bay St are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful). Visitors can also check out the world-famous Straw Market.
Originally a locals’ market, this historic landmark is now devoted to touristy bric-a-brac. If you are in the market for some souvenirs, this is the place to come. Not a shopper? Not a worry. The historic buildings on either side of downtown, combined with intriguing side streets and cul-de-sacs and interesting little restaurants where you can rest your feet, enjoy a tasty lunch or a cold beer and an afternoon downtown is never a miss.
And for night hawks, the area also serves up some fun nightlife. Not only does the area provides an wide variety of restaurants, shops, grocers and entertainment, but gamers can play their cards right at the Crystal Palace Casino – the Caribbean’s second largest casino! This adrenalin-pumping pastime comes complete with classic table games, more than 400 slot machines and big-screen TVs so nobody has to miss the big game while they’re off betting on a good time.
The Baha Mar Cable Beach will soon be home to another great attraction – the Baha Mar.
The only project big enough to overshadow the Atlantis mega-resort – Baha Mar is a $2 billion project partly owned by Harrah’s Entertainment and managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. The huge new destination resort, which will arise on 1,000 acres on Cable Beach, will include a series of Starwood branded hotels, including a W, St. Regis, Westin, and Sheraton.
Grandiose plans for Baha Mar feature:
- hotels with a mix of Colonial, European and African architecture and a total of 3,000 hotel rooms
- an expansive “water boulevard”
- a 50-foot circular waterfall
- at least two spas
- an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus championship golf course
- 200,000 square feet of meeting space
- 3,000 feet of beachfront
- chef-branded restaurants
- a retail village
- entertainment venues
But it won’t just be a place to play – the Baha Mar will also open its doors to residents lucky enough to call the luxury development home. No matter where they’re from, owners at Baha Mar will have the opportunity to apply for Permanent Residence status in The Bahamas, a Sovereign Nation, which allows owners access to private banking services in The Bahamas.
Exclusive members of The Baha Mar Residence Club will enjoy preferential access to all that is Baha Mar. The Club offers owners flexibility in how they use their residence, manage rental opportunities when desired and gives owners access to exclusive worldwide travel opportunities.
And, for those who don’t want to live in the Bahamas year-round, owners may elect to participate in Baha Mar’s Rental Program and enjoy up to 90 days of personal use per annum. The rental program is managed through The Residence Club, which tracks the owner’s account activity and issues statements. The club coordinates with hotel central reservation systems and third party channels to maximize frequency and rates for owner residence rentals.
Living in Cable Beach While other parts of the Bahamas are known for their elite gated communities, Cable Beach has more of a laid-back vibe. This is where ocean-front condos, beach homes or cottage-style abodes can be had just steps away from the sand and surf.
Cable Beach is home to an array of quaint communities that any Bahamian or visitor would be happy to call home. For instance, Caprice is a Cable Beach community comprised of 15 stand-alone oceanfront townhome condominiums. Each condo is offers stellar views of the Atlantic Ocean and breathtaking sunsets.
In addition, Cable Beach Manor is a unique beachfront complex situated on 150 feet of one of the best beaches in Nassau. The property, which resides on 1.3 acres of lush gardens and includes an inviting pool, is a historical two-storey oceanfront building with 16 units. Buyers have a selection of styles to choose from including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Rich in history, once a small resort hotel, this building was constructed with poured concrete in 1940.
For those who like the security of gated communities, Bayroc Exclusive Beach Residences prides itself on luxury, privacy and ease. Located in the heart of Cable Beach, Bayroc consists of four separate buildings offering 55 luxurious condominiums, two swimming pools, pavilion, BBQ and entertainment area.
Not everyone wants to live in a condo and in Cable Beach, they don’t have to.
Single-family homes, that don’t compromise on luxury, can be found in areas such as West Bay Street. Colonial-style homes can be had fitted with all the necessities of prestigious island living including lush properties, patios facing the sea, private garden and sparkling pools.