ONE OF THE LARGEST PRIVATELY-HELD BAHAMIAN ISLANDS HEADS TO AUCTION
Updated: Apr 5
If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to a desert island then this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity could be for you. St. Andrew’s, also known as Little Ragged Island, the southernmost and largest private island in the Bahamas is heading to auction – and it has no reserve!
This stunning mass of land, measuring 730± acres, features miles of pristine sandy beaches and warm, quiet waters, is currently listed for $19.5 million, but will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder when bidding commences on March 26–31st via digital marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com.
“As our largest private island sale since Innocence Island, this immaculate 730-acre island is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it opportunity,” stated Chad Roffers, Chairman of Concierge Auctions. “Matching sellers of one-of-a-kind properties with the most capable buyers on the planet has been core to what we do every day, and this private paradise is a perfectly poised property that allows bidders to name their own price. There’s no other opportunity quite like this one.”
St. Andrew’s offers a blank canvas of rolling hills and calm warm waters awaiting boundless opportunities for development. Be it a picturesque residential settlement, an expansive tropical estate with miles of private beaches to wander, or a boutique resort with more than enough acreage left to add an entire 18-hole golf course. Surrounded by azure ocean waters and fringed with pristine white sand beaches, elevations vary from sea level to a hilly 40 feet. The eastern side of the island features deep water access, perfect for large ships to pull up, which creates a prime construction opportunity.
Additional features include 730± acres of undeveloped land; miles of pristine white sand beaches; crystal waters for first-class sailing, snorkeling, and other water activities; world-class bone-fishing; a plethora of grouper, snapper, barracuda, tuna, and kingfish in the waters surrounding the island; and lignum vitae trees and fresh spring drinking water on the island—all just a ten-minute boat ride from Duncan Town, a small settlement with a robust solar farm and airport, and easily accessible by plane from Nassau, Cuba, and Miami or by private jet.
St. Andrew's accurately represents nature at its most undisturbed. It sits at the southernmost end of the Ragged Island chain, a 100-mile string of islets that beg to be explored. Quiet and serene, it presents a haven for avid fishermen with unparalleled flats. Vivid reefs and warm waters dot the island’s sandy beachfront. Sailing and snorkeling are favored local activities, or watch for wild pink flamingos in the shallow water off the beaches along the chain. Access from Long Island in the Bahamas is quick and easy via boat ride or charter flight to Duncan Town Airport.