Frequently Asked Questions
Is the land really mine?
Yes - as soon as we receive your registration and you sign the Contract we will confirm you as Beneficial Owner of a particular plot of land on the Island Harbour Beach Estate on Little Exuma Island. The period of ownership has been limited to 10 years to ensure that there will be no tax or insurance liabilities for you as the owner.
Do I need to pay taxes or upkeep?
No. MoonEstates has paid all relevant taxes on the land for your 10 year period of ownership.
Can I build on the land?
While the land is yours, it is to be preserved in its natural state for the local wildlife to enjoy so you cannot build on the land or change it in any way.
Can the land be inherited or passed on to someone else?
Yes - you just need to inform Moon Estates of the changes, and for a small charge we can re-issue the ownership documents for your particular plot.
Can I own the land if I am under 18?
Yes. We can make someone who is under 18 the Beneficial Owner of the land, but the Contract must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Can I visit the land?
Yes, you can. However please note that the land has not been developed in any way - individual plots are not marked out (because that would spoil the estate) and the estate can only be accessed by a 4x4 vehicle. There are no facilities on the estate at present.
What does the estate look like and what lives there?
The land is currently scrub and brush, with a variety of trees. There are only 13 native land mammals in the whole of the Bahamas, most of those being bats, but there are a number of reptiles like iguanas and snakes on the island.
How near is the estate to the beach?
The nearest beach is the spectacular Tropic of Cancer beach which is just a few minutes drive away, with beautiful white sand and crystal clear shallow waters - ideal for swimming, diving, snorkelling etc.