Owners of 54 three- and four-bedroom waterfront residential villas will enjoy VIP access to illa Bimini Resort, a five-star boutique hospitality property inspired by the finest exotic holiday destinations worldwide. Featuring the first overwater bungalow-style hotel suites in The Bahamas as well as a suite of thoughtfully curated lifestyle amenities, illa Resort sets a new standard of sophistication in Bimini.
It is the crystal-clear waters you expect plus a level of tranquility beyond imagination. It is fingertip-close access to wild dolphins and colorful coral reefs brought together with contemporary tropical architecture. It is where authenticity meets pure pleasure.
With clean lines, masterfully crafted details, and natural materials that reference the island vernacular, illa Bimini Resort & Residences has been designed by Oppenheim Architecture to offer an environment of casual luxury and effortless sophistication. Impeccable services and thoughtfully curated amenities bring focus and attention to the experience of living in the moment.
Just a 20-minute flight from Miami, north of the hustle of Bimini’s Bailey Town, a slender ribbon of land leads to Rockwell Island, a place designed in every way for discerning travelers seeking a different kind of destination. One defined by tranquility and ease, genuine elegance and raw natural beauty. With the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Bimini Bay to the east, and a waterway between, every one of illa’s residential villas on Rockwell Island offers panoramic water views along with a rare and precious level of privacy.
The Bahamas, a Commonwealth nation, is among the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean and has a long history of political stability. This former British colony gained independence in 1973 and enjoys strong diplomatic relationships with the United Kingdom and the United States. Its economy is based primarily on offshore finance, ship registry, and tourism.
As part of the government’s efforts to foster high-end tourism and vacation homeownership, foreign investors enjoy a number of incentives, including the ability to buy property in The Bahamas without restrictions; take ownership is in fee-simple title. Residence permits are granted for investments of USD $500,000 or more, and real property is exempt from taxes for 20 years. In addition, citizens and resident aliens pay no taxes on personal income, inheritance, gifts, or capital gains.
Over the past two decades, Island Developers has been at the forefront of premiere residential, hospitality, marine, and aviation development in The Bahamas. With a track record that includes the construction of more than 400 luxury residences, a 350-key hotel, a 15,000 square foot casino, and a 240-slip marina – the largest in The Bahamas, and one of the largest in the Caribbean – Island Developers is a boutique development and construction company distinguished by their deep experience with complex properties in remote island locations.
Their expertise extends to critical infrastructure that provides the necessary foundation for and optimal operation of properties, including utilities, all civil-related work (water, sewer, paving, telecommunications, fiber optics, and network installation) channel construction, runways, airport terminals, international shipping and port facilities (ISPF) zones and operations. Long-standing relationships with local government officials and detailed understanding of policies and regulations enable Island Developers to move projects from concept to completion efficiently and effectively.
Co-founding partners Alejandro Capo and Rafael Reyes are now expanding on the company’s portfolio of exceptional properties with the creation of illa, a new concept in ultra-luxury residential and hospitality properties for the world’s most desirable holiday and weekend getaway locations. Designed to offer serene escapes where guests and owners can disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with their spirit, family, and friends, illa properties will be distinguished by world-class architecture and interior design inspired by their locale.
There are numerous direct, non-stop flights to The Bahamas from major cities along the Eastern Seaboard as well as major Midwestern and Southern cities including Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Houston, and Dallas Fort Worth.
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