By the time you’re in a position to own a vacation home, you’ve likely come a long way in your career. Contrary to popular belief, most people who achieve financial success did not inherit their money or win the lottery.
Quite the opposite, many of the same residents who pull up to their home in Schooner Bay on their beautiful yacht will tell you that their life started from humble beginnings.
And a common theme amongst our rags-to-riches residents is a drive to give their kids (and grandkids) a life they couldn’t have.
Fortunately, Schooner Bay and the rest of The Bahamas have activities for everyone to enjoy, young and old! More importantly, they provide a life that most kids would dream of living.
Experiences That Expand Their Horizons
Experiences, more than tangible items, are what we end up remembering the most.
Some of our most fond childhood memories are family road trips, weekend getaways, and holiday celebrations.
One reason why The Bahamas is regarded as one of the best places to own a vacation home is that it provides an experience you can't get in U.S. -- or anywhere else in the world for that matter.
And it all starts with the Bahamian culture.
Friendly Bahamian Culture
The Bahamas has some of the friendliest and welcoming people in the world, and it's one of the safest places in the Caribbean.
Unfortunately, a lot of other island destinations with beautiful beaches are located in countries where most people don't feel comfortable leaving the tourist destinations. In The Bahamas, you can immerse yourself in the local culture without worrying about the safety of your family.
Amazing Bahamian Food
You can't really experience a culture until you've involved all five senses, including taste!
The food is so fresh and full of flavor in The Bahamas that it satisfies even the pickiest of eaters. Don't worry, we have amazing burgers and other American foods if your picky little eater refuses to try seafood.
Speaking of seafood... you've heard of farm-to-table -- here we do ocean-to-table, and it's as amazing as it sounds! Plus, you can even catch what you eat if you're up for a fishing excursion.
Unforgettable Family Excursions
Speaking of fishing excursions, did you know that The Bahamas is the boating and fishing capital of the world?
And that's only scratching the surface on the incredible excursions families can enjoy here, such as:
- Snorkeling along reefs
- Diving in underwater caves and shipwrecks
- Boat tours and island-hopping through the 700+ islands
We also have great surfing, sailing, hiking trails, world-class golf courses, and much more.
Despite the unmatched diversity of fish and wide variety of birds we have, The Bahamas doesn't get the recognition it deserves for having exotic wildlife. However, there is one animal we're known for that exclusively calls The Bahamas home...
The swimming pigs!
There are plenty of islands where your kids can swim with dolphins and sharks, pet stingrays, and play with turtles, but where else can they do all that and swim with pigs? In fact, most kids don't even believe the swimming pigs exist until they see the strong little swimmers in person.
The Schooner Bay Lifestyle
Beyond the experiences you get to enjoy in The Bahamas, we have a lifestyle that provides luxury without being stuffy. Everyone here finds common ground in one thing -- they love island-living.
"For our residents, the greatest luxury in their lifestyle is time. The ability to spend uninterrupted time with loved ones and to live in an environment where time moves at a slower pace are benefits that exceed the beautiful beaches and luxurious homes -- but those are great too!" -Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development
At some point in life, everyone has fantasized about living in paradise -- whatever "paradise" means to them.
For the families that live in Schooner Bay, it means enjoying a balance between luxury living and authentic island-living.
Your kids will get to enjoy a home that's as beautiful as its surroundings, built with the highest quality and attention to detail. Don't be surprised if they want to move here full-time!
The pristine beaches in The Bahamas are second-to-none. The water ranges from crystal-clear to turquoise and the sand comes in magnificent shades of pink and white.
The Bahamas is one of the few places with beaches so beautiful that they actually live up to kids' imaginations. We practically keep the postcard industry alive with our beaches!
Let Your Kids Experience Schooner Bay Firsthand
If you'd like to see if Schooner Bay is a great fit for your family, we invite you to come visit us for a 4-day, 3-night Discovery Stay.
You'll get to explore Abaco, check out our homes and community, and choose from a selection of epic excursions that the entire family can enjoy.
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