Getting to a point in life where you can afford to own a second home is no small feat. Unless you received a big inheritance or you hit the lottery, you’ve likely dedicated years of hard work to get where you are.
And that journey comes with a lot of sacrifice to your health, energy, and overall well-being. Even if you make efforts to take care of yourself, the stress and demands of daily life will take their toll on anyone.
Something our residents at Schooner Bay love is how they get to have a place where they can relax, recharge, and rejuvenate.
"As they say, 'health is wealth' – and that’s something that played a major role in the design of our master-planned community. After all, what’s the point in sacrificing years of your life to accumulate wealth if you’re not healthy enough to enjoy it?" -Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development
Considering the amenities we provide, the unique qualities of our location, and the overall lifestyle of living in paradise – we’ve narrowed it down to 5 reasons that owning a home in Schooner Bay leads to a healthier, stress-free life.
1. Access to Fresh, Healthy Food
The food in the Bahamas is incredibly delicious and healthy. That's because farm-to-table and sea-to-table are the norm here.
Local farms provide the freshest-tasting produce you've ever had, rich in vitamins and minerals. And if you like fishing, you can even source your dinner with your own hands.
At the Blackfly Lodge in Schooner Bay, they host fishing excursions where the staff will prepare all of the fish you catch and send it over to the Cabana grill for you to enjoy later that day with your family.
2. A Wide Variety of Ways to Break a Sweat
Schooner Bay is the ideal place to stay fit and active. If you're going to break a sweat, it's a lot more fun in an island paradise.
And you can enjoy miles of immaculate beaches and coastline hiking trails to walk off the calories from dining at the amazing restaurants and bars throughout the islands.
3. Relieve Stress on Island Time
Daily planners, meetings, traffic – all of the stresses of daily life disappear as time comes to a screeching halt in the Bahamas. Welcome to island time.
Things move at a friendlier pace here, just the way we like it.
You're free to go about your day as you please, whether that's hopping from island to island, chasing the biggest catch in one of our secret fishing holes, or simply lounging around on the beach.
4. The Opportunity to Put the Screens Down
Several studies conducted over the last few years suggest that technology is linked to fatigue, stress, and depression in young adults – those who use technology most. And researchers believe adults of all ages are not immune to these effects.
Perhaps that’s why you feel a growing urge to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. Social media and virtual reality will never replace the stunning views of ocean sunsets and the feeling of sand in your toes... in real life!
Schooner Bay offers a chance to escape technology and enjoy authentic moments with your loved ones in a place that's better than the internet.
5. An Abundance of Vitamin D
It's estimated that Vitamin D deficiency affects over 1 billion people worldwide, which can result in depression, high blood pressure, weight gain, and a wide variety of other negative health issues.
The best source of vitamin D is sunlight – something most of us no longer get enough of because we spend our days inside office buildings.
When you're in the Bahamas, you'll enjoy the renewed energy and vigor that comes from natural sunlight because all of the best activities are outdoors. Plus, it makes it easy to stay outside when the weather forecast is the same every day – 100% chance of perfect!
If you want to experience the rejuvenation of living in the Bahamas firsthand, we encourage you to visit us for a long weekend relaxation and epic outdoor adventures.