• For Sale
  • Price Available Upon Request 
  • Land Size: 92,347 ft2
    Worldbid Auction - Bids are being accepted today thru May 7th, NOON, the auction date. Sellers may sell the property anytime prior to the auction date of May 7th, 2019. Pre Auction offers are accepted with std contingencies. This is a Sealed Bid auction.

    Ambergris Cay (also known as Big Ambergris Cay) is an exquisite private Island located on the remote south-eastern edge of the Caicos Islands archipelago in the Turks and Caicos. The island has a land mass of about 1000 acres (404hectares). The closest populated island to Ambergris Cay is South Caicos, which is found about 14 miles to the north.

    Ambergris Cay is lightly developed, and supports luxury vacation homes, an airport, and the all-inclusive and upscale Ambergris Cay Resort, which offers beautiful villa accommodations with impeccable service, dining, and amenities. The resort features a low-density design, with the restaurant, spa, and other facilities hidden across the flowing coastline on the west side of the island. Small roads connect the island, and silent golf carts are the main means of
    transport.

    The Ambergris Cays are named after the valuable deposits of whale ambergris that would wash up on the beaches. This waxy substance is regurgitated by sperm whales and is prized as a fixative tor perfume and cosmetic products.

    Little Ambergris Cay

    A counterpart to Ambergris Cay is the nearby wetland island of Little Ambergris Cay, which is part of the Little Ambergris Cay and Fish Cays Nature Reserve. The uninhabited cay is found a mile (I6km) to the west of its inhabited namesake, and is the largest completely protected island or cay in the Turks and Caicos.

    Little Ambergris Cay is a unique and important habitat for a spectrum of bird and marine life. The cay is roughly the same size as Greater Ambergris Cay, yet consists of very low elevation sand bars, beaches, and mangrove estuaries. Little Ambergris Cay is located on the lee side of the larger island, and is surrounded by very shallow water and sand banks.

    History of Ambergris Cay

    Prior to its recent development as a luxury island retreat. Ambergris Cay has never really had much going on. The island was privately owned since 1811, and didn't see much permanent settlement past a few sisal plantations and some stations that catered to the whaling and ambergris industries. As was the case with many agricultural and industry attempts in the Turks and Caicos, sisal planting never was a significant success and eventually died out, and the island was largely abandoned for much of the 1900s.

    As is the case with many of the islands in the Turks and Caicos, there's evidence of settlement by the pre-Columbian Taino peoples on Ambergris Cay.

    Turks and Caicos Sporting Club

    Started m 1995, the Turks and Caicos Sporting Club had plans to develop Grater Ambergris Cay into an exclusive private luxury residential island. Included in the plans were 600 residential home sites, an airstrip, sea port, restaurant and a spa.

    Much of the infrastructure had been put in place by the mid-2000s.

    Terrain and Environment

    Ambergris Cay offers a very picturesque range of terrains and vegetation. Being located on the eastern edge of the Caicos Banks, there’s a breath-taking contrast between the deep blue water of the Turk's Islands Passage to the east of the cay, and the shallow and vibrant turquoise waters to the west.

    Ambergris Cay is highly-important as a reserve for several endangered species, some of which are only found in the Turks and Caicos.

    Like many of the windward islands in the Turks and Caicos, much of Ambergris Cay consists of rolling dunes and bluffs of semi-lithified limestone and sand. There are many small benches hidden between the dunes and coastal cliffs, which offer widely varying atmospheres.

    Much of the vegetation on Ambergris Cay is either stunted tropical dry forest that's common to the Turks and Caicos, or light coastal plant on the windward coasts. The highest point on Ambergris Cay is 96 feet (29m).

    Two natural icons of the Turks and Caicos thrive on Big Ambergris Cay: the Turks and Caicos Islands rock iguana, and the Turks head cacti.

    Getting to Ambergris Cay

    As an isolated private island, there are no scheduled domestic flights or ferries between Ambergris Cay and any other island in the Turks and Caicos.

    The Turks and Caicos Collection operates two aircraft to shuttle guests from a private FBO on Providenciales to Ambergris Cay. The island has an airport (ICAO:MBAC) a 5700 foot (1737m) surfaced runway, and one of the nicest airport terminals in the country.

    At this time, Turks and Caicos Collection only arranges transport for guests and owners staying on the island, or those interested in purchasing real estate.

    Ever dreamed of escaping to a privately-owned island in the Caribbean? Incredibly, there's a widely unknown, hidden gem in the southeastern portion of the Turks & Caicos island chain. Called Ambergris Cay, it is a private island that offers such an exclusive and private experience for its guests that few people even know it exists.

    Getting There

    The challenge for most private islands around the world is getting to them—it can sometimes take a whole day to get to a private island in the Caribbean even from the East Coast of the U.S. But at Ambergris Cay, it couldn’t be easier. Unlike most other private islands around the world, Ambergris Cay has its own airport with a 5,700-foot-long runway.

    The Offering

    Lot - Block 20502 Parcel 119

    This oceanfront lot is 2.12 Acers of beach front land located on Columbus Beach and enjoys beautiful sunset over the Caicos Banks. The lot is with close proximately to the Resort and Spa as well Calico Jacks Pavillia and tennis facility.

    Lot – Block 20502 Parcel 198

    This lot comprises 0.40 Acers located in the interior of the Island and enjoy close proximately to Calico Jack Restaurant & Bar.

    Phillip A Misick Agent
    Robert Doherty Premiere Estates Auction Company
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