With its moniker “sleeping beauty”, Rum Cay is known as one of the best kept secrets in The Bahamas. Praised for its magnificent coral reefs, historical ruins, dramatic vistas and sandy beaches, Rum Cay in the Bahamas attracts visitors from all over the world with their abundance of marine life and turquoise waters.
On Rum Cay, you’ll find five distinct settlements, however, Port Nelson is the only inhabited village on the island. Lying in just 30 feet of water off the island and known as the underwater museum of the Bahamas is the wreck of the 101-gun HMS Conqueror, built in 1861.
This small, sparsely populated island lies just 20 miles southwest of San Salvador and was given its name in memory of a wreck with a cargo of rum that washed ashore. Its original name by Columbus was called Santa Maria de la Conception.
At Sumner Point in Rum Cay, there is a new 4500 foot paved runway and serviced marina. Currently, only a handful of rental homes and a market can be found at Rum Cay. The resort property is known as “The North Shore” and is the most stunning real estate options on the island with the half moon bay at Port Boyd and the offshore cay Liberty Rock offering beautiful beachfront properties. There is over 2900 feet of beachfront shoreline for residents to enjoy, perfect for resort villas or cottages.
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