Real Estate an Astronaut Calls the “Most Beautiful Place From Space”
From his star-struck perch aboard the International Space Station in 2015, NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly christened the waters surrounding Great Exuma in the Bahamas to be, “The most beautiful place from space.” When Kelly arrived home after his year orbiting the earth, Great Exuma was one of the first places he traveled to with his daughter, so they could both view the island’s beauty first-hand.
Roker Point Estates is a 58-acre residential development and marina positioned on Great Exuma’s northwest end. This elevated setting is poised to become the Bahamas’ most attractive new real estate opportunity. Roker Point’s unique hurricane proof interior boat basins, magnificent ocean views, and location close to championship golf, restaurants, and island hopping make it an ideal luxury getaway.
Adding to Roker Point’s remarkable amenities are the tax advantages of owning a Bahamas residence. In addition to the financial incentives that make Great Exuma a sound real estate decision, the Roker Point Estates team has designed and implemented a bounty of architectural, engineering, landscape, and nautical conveniences on this prime residential and boating outpost.
Yachters Dreamscape | Roker Point features an inland manmade boat harbor that offers a safe haven from major storms. The land on both sides of this nine-acre basin is elevated and protects the anchored boats in the community. The artfully carved canals leading to and from the Roker Point Harbour are considered an engineering marvel.
Of Roker Points Estates 91 lots, 60 are adjacent to the harbor where buyers have the option to not only build their dream home, but also own their boat dock. There are also 30 homesites directly on the beach. These buyers will be able to moor their boat at either Roker Point Marina or the neighboring Emerald Bay Marina.
Roker Point Estates offers 5,000 linear feet of available boat slips. The development is one of the few places in the Bahamas in which buyers can own not only the real estate underneath their home, but also their boat dock and seabed as well.
Luxury homes in Exuma can rent for up to $10,000 per week. In addition to purchasing an individual lot, there is also the option of purchasing the entire Roker Point Estates project in bulk. A bulk purchase would include the marina basin and harbour basin.
Water Like You’ve Never Seen | Astronaut Kelly isn’t the only one gushing about Exuma’s extraordinary water color. Two movies from the Pirates of the Caribbean series were filmed in and around Great Exuma, Little Exuma, and the Exuma Cays. Johnny Depp even bought an island here after filming.
In James Bond’s Thunderball, the underwater Grotto scene was shot in Great Exuma’s waters. This site is now a favorite destination for snorkelers from around the world. The Grotto was also featured in the movie Splash starring Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah.
World Class Golf | The Greg Norman-designed Sandals Emerald Bay 18-hole golf course is just five minutes from the Roker Point Estates. In 2014, the World Golf Awards named Sandals Emerald Bay’s 7,000-yard layout the Bahamas Best Golf Course. With seven dramatic ocean holes, Emerald Bay plays host to a Web.com tour event each January.
Convenient Airfare | American, Delta, United, Air Canada, BahamasAir, and Silver Airways all have regular direct flights to Exuma International Airport. Great Exuma is just a 75-minute flight from Miami.
Island Hopping from Great Exuma | The Exuma Cays has been called the playground for the rich and famous. High profile private islands in the Exuma Cays include David Copperfield’s Musha Cay, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s 20-acre Goat Cay, and Director Tyler Perry’s White Bay Cay.
The premier watering hole for island hoppers is the legendary Staniel Cay Yacht Club. This 2-mile long Bahamian Village dates to 1956, and the Yacht Club’s 18 slips accommodate skiffs to mega-yachts.
Tax Advantages | Roker Point home buyers enjoy the most complete form of real estate ownership. A fee simple buyer is given title to the property, seabed, and any improvements on the land into perpetuity.
In the Bahamas, foreigners can indeed own the land outright. With real estate ownership in The Bahamas, buyers can also obtain Permanent Residency Status. With this, bank accounts can be opened in the Bahamas, and there is no income tax incurred on this revenue.
Wake Up to Turquoise in Great Exuma | Thanks to Roker Point Estates, you don’t have to be an astronaut, or a famous magician, or a country western star to wake up each morning to Great Exuma’s fabulous water colors. Roker Point Representative Sharon Dunn said it best, “From 200 miles in space, Astronaut Scott Kelly called Exuma the most beautiful place on Earth. Imagine what our Roker Point homeowners will see when they wake up to these turquoise Exuma waters right outside their front door.”