This lovely Resort & Spa was formerly a private vacation home for the world-famous Jamaican music legend, Bob Marley, and his wife and family: for sale


This lovely Resort & Spa was formerly a private vacation home for the world-famous Jamaican music legend, Bob Marley, and his wife and family

Nassau, Bahamas

NEGOTIABLE

9 500 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Beach Resort
Bedrooms: 16
Bathrooms: 16
Showers: 16
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed


WELCOME TO OUR RESORT & SPA

CABLE BEACH NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Welcome to our home away from home. Marley Resort & Spa is a luxury boutique resort and spa located on Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas. Our luxurious 16 themed suites blend the warmth of Marley history with ultimate comfort and convenience. We invite you to visit what was once the Marley Family private haven and where the service is unparalleled. Amid Nassau's atmosphere of relaxed and artful living, Marley Resort & Spa is a true haven for travelers. Spanning past and present, its accommodations and amenities are as beautiful and unusual as its setting.

Rita Marley

We are happy to say, The Legend Lives at the Marley Resort & Spa. We invite you to come and experience this nostalgic, mystical piece of paradise we once called home. Come embrace the feeling of One Love and One Heart in only One Place.

Bob Marley

Rooms and Suites

Each room in the Marley Resort & Spa is inspired by music and memories. As you enter through the hand-carved door, each room reflects the family's Afro-Caribbean heritage, with distressed hardwood floors, Moroccan rugs, mahogany furniture and brightly-colored mosaic tiles. These elements, combined with feng shui design and rainfall showers ensure a relaxing sensory experience.

HONEYMOON SUITE

One Love is a true lover's nest with captivating décor, in-room whirlpool tub and stunning ocean views.

The One Love Honeymoon Suite is a true lover's nest with captivating décor, wide plank floors, and seductive amenities including an in-room whirlpool tub made for two. This romantic One Love suite offers couples a customized King size bed, large separate dining area, couple's shower with two rainfall showerheads, bidet, double sinks and a balcony with breathtaking ocean view. Love is truly defined in this elegant suite.

Each Guest Suite includes the Following Luxury Amenities:

  • Internet Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Iron and Ironing Boards
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Aromatherapy Bath Amenities

The Garden Rooms include one queen bed with a beautiful view of the courtyard that looks out onto a luscious garden.

Each Garden Room includes the Following Luxury Amenities:

  • Internet Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Iron and Ironing Boards
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Aromatherapy Bath Amenities

The Garden Suites are furnished with a luxurious king-size bed, a sofa lounge area or mini-bar, and courtyard view overlooking beautiful Gardens.

Each Guest Suite includes the Following Luxury Amenities:

  • Internet Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Iron and Ironing Boards
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Aromatherapy Bath Amenities

These Master Suites feature a king-size bed, dining area, mini-bar or lounge area, and beautiful Ocean Views.

  • Internet Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Iron and Ironing Boards
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Aromatherapy Bath Amenities

 

This gorgeous Garden Suite Double, named “Lively Up Yourself”, features two full size beds, desk, gorgeous wide plank floors, lounge area with mini-bar and dining area. Bathroom includes a riverbath whirlpool tub, double sinks and a separate shower. Each Guest Suite Double includes the Following Luxury Amenities:

  • Internet Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Iron and Ironing Boards
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Aromatherapy Bath Amenities

The Legend is a two-room, luxurious suite designed with the King in mind, featuring an impressive King size bed, private desk, wide plank floors and a separate living room with a 42" flat-screen television. Relaxing on your private balcony is one way to appreciate a panoramic oceanfront view. Enjoy a sumptuous bathroom, which features a whirlpool tub, double sinks and a separate shower. This suite includes the Following Luxury Amenities:

  • Internet Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Iron and Ironing Boards
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Aromatherapy Bath Amenities

OUR RESORT AMENITIES

Our luxury rooms and suites are designed to meet your every need. Natural Mystic Spa is just what you need to start your day. Choose from a menu of exhilarating island excursions to feed your explorative soul. Swim with the dolphins or scuba dive to explore the deep blues. Whether snorkeling the warm Caribbean waters or lounging by our private, free-form pools, you will find yourself immersed in pure paradise bliss.

Relax and Soak up the Sun

Spend the afternoons revitalizing in the sun by our two free-form pools. Directly overlooking the beautiful ocean waters of Cable Beach

Simmer Down Restaurant

Wake up to the sound of ocean waves and the scents of delicacies prepared by local chefs. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast daily.

Stir it Up Bar

An open-air private oasis in the heart of Cable Beach, Stir It Up is a uniquely-designed music bar. Come enjoy creative cocktails, delicious bar appetizers and live music.

Natural Mystic Spa

Be one with yourself and nature. Journey through this natural mystic of mind, body and soul, while renewing all your senses.

Bob Marley Music Gallery

Get up close and personal with Bob and the Marley family as you browse through our Gallery, filled with original pieces of memorabilia on loan from the Marley’s themselves.

WEDDING PACKAGES

One Love, One Heart... Let's Get Together...

Together is a beautiful place to be and Marley Resort and Spa is the perfect location for your Bahamas destination wedding. With breathtaking views of turquoise waters and a lush tropical garden, Our 16 room Oceanfront Resort is the ideal place for your dream island wedding.

ROYAL RITA

  • Up to 15 Guests
  • Garden or Pool Side Ceremony
  • 3 Day/2 Night stay in our Royal Rita Suite
  • Daily In-Room Breakfast
  • Round Trip Airport Pick Up for Bride & Groom
  • Champagne Toast for Bride & Groom
  • Catering Options

LEGEND

  • Up to 25 Guests
  • Garden or Pool Side Ceremony Space
  • 3 Day/2 Night stay in our Legend Suite
  • Daily In-Room Breakfast
  • Round Trip Airport Pick Up for Bride & Groom
  • Champagne Toast for Bride & Groom
  • Seating for up to 25 Guests
  • Catering Options

ONE LOVE

  • Up to 50 Guests
  • Garden Ceremony Space
  • 3 Day/2 Night stay in our Honeymoon Suite
  • Daily In-Room Breakfast
  • Round Trip Airport Pick Up for Bride & Groom
  • Champagne Toast for Bride & Groom
  • Seating for up to 50 Guests
  • Wedding Cake
  • Catering Options

Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau is the capital and largest city of The Bahamas. With a population of 274,400 as of 2016, or just over 70% of the entire population of the Bahamas (≈391,000), Nassau is commonly defined as a primate city, dwarfing all other towns in the country. It is the centre of commerce, education, law, administration and media of the country.

Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of the city center of Nassau, and has daily flights to major cities in Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the United States. The city is located on the island of New Providence, which functions much like a business district.

Nassau is the site of the House of Assembly and various judicial departments and was considered historically to be a stronghold of pirates.[4] The city was named in honour of William III of England, Prince of Orange-Nassau.

Nassau's modern growth began in the late eighteenth century, with the influx of thousands of Loyalists and their slaves to the Bahamas following the American War of Independence. Many of them settled in Nassau (then and still the commerce capital of the Bahamas) and eventually came to outnumber the original inhabitants.

As the population of Nassau grew, so did its populated areas. Today the city dominates the entire island and its satellite, Paradise Island. However, until the post-Second World War era, the outer suburbs scarcely existed. Most of New Providence was uncultivated bush until Loyalists were resettled there following the American Revolutionary War; they established several plantations, such as Clifton and Tusculum. Slaves were imported as labour.

After the British abolished the international slave trade in 1807, they resettled thousands of Africans liberated from slave ships by the Royal Navy on New Providence (at Adelaide Village and Gambier Village), along with other islands such as Grand Bahama, Exuma, Abaco and Inagua. In addition, slaves freed from American ships, such as the Creole case in 1841, were allowed to settle there. The largest concentration of Africans historically lived in the "Over-the-Hill" suburbs of Grants Town and Bain Town to the south of the city of Nassau, while most of the inhabitants of European descent lived on the island's northern coastal ridges.





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The property's lush gardens and oceanfront location provided a respite for the Marley children to balance with life in the mountains of Jamaica.

A Home Away From Home

When Rita first inquired about the property, a staff member of the previous owner warned that the house would never be sold to a Black person. Staying true to her strong character, this warning did not sway her. In 1982, Rita purchased the home, and for 16 years Rita and their children spent holidays and summer vacations together in Nassau. In 2004, they planned to renovate the home for the growing family, but once the process started, Rita decided that this retreat should be a home away from home for everyone.

Rita Marley played a pivotal role in remodeling the home into a resort for all to enjoy. Her passion for mind, body and soul preservation gave birth to the Natural Mystic Spa and its focus on holistic renewal. Mrs. Marley's Afro-Caribbean aesthetic helped shape the room designs and adherence to feng shui. Daughters Stephanie and Cedella sourced the hand-carved furnishings, exotic fabrics, art, and dramatic carpets from Africa and the Caribbean, recreating the style of the original home.

Easy Skankin'

Easy Skankin' (a Jamaican phrase used to describe the dancing associated with reggae music) was the room for specially invited guests.

The rooms in the main house were occupied by the Marley children: Sharon, Ziggy and Cedella stayed in the annex of rooms (Misty Morning and Mellow Mood) above what is now the Natural Mystic Spa, while the younger ones bunked in the main house overlooking the interior terrace (Positive Vibration and Lively Up Yourself). Rita's room, now the Royal Rita suite, remains most like the original: comfortable and elegant. Easy Skankin' (a Jamaican phrase used to describe the dancing associated with reggae music) was the room for specially invited guests.

The historic music gallery was once the dining room that connected to the kitchen, then manned by "Mama Lur" (Lurline Pile), who whipped up Jamaican favorites like Ackee and Salt Fish breakfast for the family. She was the signature Jamaican cook at Simmer Down, the restaurant at Marley Resort & Spa.

"We always ate together," says Stephanie Marley, daughter of Bob Marley. "The kids would all gather on the terrace. There was always music and laughter in this house, and we do everything to ensure that carries on."

Relaxation & Renewal

The Natural Mystic Spa occupies a cozy nook in the west wing of the main house with signature service rooms and herbal baths.

A haven for relaxation and renewal, the Natural Mystic Spa occupies a cosy nook in the west wing of the main house with signature service rooms and herbal baths. We provide a warm greeting along with signature massages, and a respectful return to traditional healing and care.

In 2007, the Marley's built an extension to house the garden rooms and suites, as well as the Marley Boutique. Before the renovation, that area was a plant nursery and garden tended to by "Nana" Rita herself.

Marley Resort & Spa's lion logo relates to many facets of Marley's life. The lion is an important symbol used in the Rastafari religion, relating to Emperor Haile Selassie and the Lion of Judah, and has carried over to reggae music and culture. Throughout the Legend's career, the lion was referenced frequently in album art and lyrics. "Nana" Rita, the matriarch of the family and an astrological Leo, is also honoured by the presence of the lioness sculpture that adorns the property.

A true Haven for Travellers

Spanning past and present, its accommodations and amenities are as beautiful and unusual as its setting.

The music, the history and the way of life celebrated by the Marley family is woven into every aspect of the Marley Resort & Spa, and their influence continues in the mystical energy of the resort today.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Skype: cliff.jacobs

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