Living the Bahamas Life, Whatever Your Budget

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own place in the sun but think you can’t afford it, you have to check out Bahamas Life on HGTV.

Image courtesy of Bahamas Life

Each episode of the half-hour show follows an individual or couple as they view real estate in their price range on the Bahamian island of their choice, before selecting and making an offer on the property that best suits their needs.

Created by a Canadian production company, Bahamas Life is now in its -second season, and of this season’s 14 episodes, Green Turtle Cay is featured in three. Another six episodes take place in other parts of Abaco.

Two of the Green Turtle Cay episodes (Time to Make The Abacos Home and Beach Bum Dreams in Green Turtle Cay) have already aired, but HGTV does re-run them, so check your listings. The third one — Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More — airs tomorrow, Sunday, November 25th. Again, check your local TV listings for the time.  

Tomorrow’s episode will feature a couple, Vicky and Joe, who are looking to retire on the cay. As part of shooting their episode, they visited the Albert Lowe Museum, and I gave them a tour.

They were sworn to secrecy and couldn’t divulge which house they had chosen, so I’m looking forward to the show to find out which property they bought.

Image courtesy of Bahamas Life

One of the things I love about Bahamas Life is that it features buyers with a wide range of budgets, and properties priced anywhere from  $200,000 to $1 million or more. It demonstrates that there really is a vacation property in the Bahamas for virtually every budget. 

Another thing I’ve found fascinating is just how negotiable prices are. On one episode of Bahamas Life, for example, a house was listed for $1.1 million, but sold for $850k. In another case, the property was listed in the high $600,000s, but the final sale price was about $510,000! 

I’ll write more in a future post about the nuts and bolts of buying property in the Bahamas. In the meantime, welcome to the cay, Pam and Ed, Robert and Trina, and Vicky and Joe. We look forward to getting to know you!

  7 comments for “Living the Bahamas Life, Whatever Your Budget

  1. Pam Mobley
    November 25, 2018 at 8:47 am

    It was such an honor to be involved in this endeavor. Everyone we worked with was absolutely wonderful! We are committed to this community and will do what we can to support it.

    • November 25, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Hi, Pam. We’re so happy to have you as part of the community. Hope our paths will cross on the cay one day soon!


  2. Dave and Wendy
    December 4, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Hi Amanda. Saw your cameo on the show in the museum. We are really enjoying the shows, especially to ones filmed on GTC and Elbow. It’s fun seeing all the familiar places and faces and figuring out exactly where the homes are. We sure hope no on buys our favorite place, which will remain a secret.

    Dave and Wendy

  3. Trina Sasine
    March 14, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Amanda! I’m sorry I have never seen this post until now. Thank you for your warm welcome. We are so privileged to be a part of this wonderful community and have so enjoyed getting to know everyone over the last few months. Sorry it took Dorian to do it but none the less so thankful for a chance to meet everyone.

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