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Lime Cay

Lime cay is a privately owned Caribbean island that is currently for sale. It is situated in the Pearl Cays about 3 miles off mainland Nicaragua. Imagine living like Robinson Crusoe on a desert island but now add in a bit of luxury and this is what you can have on Lime Cay.

It takes about one and a half hours to get to the island by boat from Bluefields, the main town on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. From Bluefields it is a one ...

Lime cay is a privately owned Caribbean island that is currently for sale. It is situated in the Pearl Cays about 3 miles off mainland Nicaragua. Imagine living like Robinson Crusoe on a desert island but now add in a bit of luxury and this is what you can have on Lime Cay.

It takes about one and a half hours to get to the island by boat from Bluefields, the main town on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. From Bluefields it is a one hour flight to Managua the capital. La Costena flies this route 2-3 times a day. It is also possible to land a helicopter on the island, and helicopters can be chartered from Managua, Bluefields and Corn Island.

The island is 9.5 acres in size and is surrounded by white sandy beaches. The northern most part of the island has a mangrove forest and the rest of the island is covered in coconut palms and many other types of vegetation. There are many Noni bushes on the island which bear fruit year round. The fruit of the Noni, and tea made from the leaves, are reputed to have curative properties. There is a freshwater well on the island which provides plenty of water throughout the year, although rain water can also be collected for drinking.

The island is protected from high seas by surrounding reefs and outlying islands. The sand itself is stabilised due to the sea grass that grows in the shallow water around the island which prevents erosion and keeps the sand from being washed away. The sea grass also plays an important role in the ecology of the island as the endangered hawksbill turtles favour this habitat and live year round in the area, laying their eggs on the island's beaches from May - August. Shallow water surrounds the island to a distance of about 300 meters most of the way around, after that there are channels which carve their way through the 18 or so islands that make up the Pearl Cays to a depth of about 18 meters.

There are 3 buildings on the island. A main house on the beach, a small house in the middle of the island and a caretakers cottage also overlooking the beach. The main house is 27m x 9m (88ft x 29ft) with concrete foundations and wooden construction. It has 4 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, a large kitchen and a living room and open outdoor living area. It also has a large patio and swimming pool. A generator provides power and there is running water throughout the house, with a large septic tank set away from the house for collection of waste.

The small house in the middle of the island is a large open plan building, with concrete foundations and breeze block construction. The caretakers cottage is a simple habitation made from wood. There is also a pier which leads from the main house to the sea which is about 30 meters long.

There is currently some maintenance needed to the buildings on the island, this could either be undertaken prior to a sale by the current owner, or could be taken into consideration in the sale price, allowing for new owners to do the work themselves. All photos show the house in its best condition.

There is a caretaker who lives on the island, with his wife and child. He takes care of the grounds and makes sure the property is secure. He is well liked and respected in the area and also knows all the best fishing spots! One of the islands close by is run by a lobster fishery, so it is also possible to get very fresh lobster for good prices.

The island would suit a wide variety of owners. From someone looking for a peaceful, tranquil holiday home, giving them complete privacy, to someone looking to start a business and open up a small intimate hotel. Although this is a relatively remove area, it is one of the most beautiful spots in Nicaragua and tourism is now growing.

The title to the island is freehold, otherwise known as fee simple. The property is entered in the registry at Bluefields and the owner holds the title deeds to the entire island. These title deeds date back to 1905 when the property was first registered and there is a documented history of ownership available for the island.






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