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You Could Soon Own a Piece of a Private Island in the Bahamas, Accessible by Boat, Seaplane, or Helicopter

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Owning a private island is typically reserved for a lucky few. But Montage Hotels & Resorts is making it possible for a few more with the opening of a private island resort complete with homesites.

The brand's first-ever Caribbean private island retreat, Montage Cay, is a 53-acre resort and residential community set to debut in The Abacos Islands in the Bahamas in 2023. While there will be 50 all-suite accommodations for guests, the hospitality company is making a limited collection of real estate available for purchase starting at $3.9 million.

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Scattered among the island's seven white sand beaches, there will be several homesites available within private enclaves adjacent to the resort. Owners can choose from two-to-four bedroom custom Villa Residences or an Estate Home with four-to-six bedrooms. Each features a contemporary design focused on indoor-outdoor family living and incredible water views. Of course, since the homes are yet to be built, you have a say in the final layout and design, making each home truly unique.

And they included amenities make it an easy transition from home to island life. Owners enjoy a dedicated residential staff looking after your residence whether you are at home or away. Plus, you have preferred access to a 46-slip deep-water marina, Resident beach lounge, signature dining options, seven white sand beaches, customized recreational and wellness programs, Montage's Paintbox children's club, and the Spa Montage.

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Though everything is crafted to make you feel remote, the island is conveniently located less than one mile off Marsh Harbor's coast. Owners can enjoy a private arrival by boat, seaplane, or helicopter, as well as a short 10-minute boat ride from Marsh Harbour.

As Tina Necrason, executive vice president of residential for Montage International, put it simply to Departures, "The Residences at Montage Cay present buyers with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a part of a private island sanctuary in the Abacos."

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