Historians think the name “Bahamas” could have come from the Taino language spoken by the area’s First Peoples. The theory is that their ba ha ma meant “big upper middle land.”

The other suggestion, and our preferred explanation, is that the name is from the Spanish baja mar, meaning “shallow water.” We have that shallow water to thank for The Bahamas’ exquisite colour. Sunlight travels through the crystal clear sea, offering visibility to more than 200 feet. It reflects off the white coral sand below and results in this unique palette that has captivated visitors since humankind’s first encounter with these islands. Take it from famed astronaut Chris Hadfield, who has seen views from space that few of us will ever glimpse— views of this entire blue planet. He said, “The most beautiful to me are The Bahamas, the vast glowing reefs of every shade of blue that exists.”


At One Ocean, getting away from it all means living central to all the good things in life, at the heart of Nassau’s most envied address. The Bahamas’ best-loved beaches are within a walk. Directly across the street is the sophisticated refinement of One&Only Ocean Club resort. And just down the road you’ll find Atlantis’s heady collection of restaurants, boutiques, bars, and casinos. 

Suites ranging from 2,376 square feet to 4,689 square feeting, starting at $995,000 USD.

For more pricing and floor plans, please contact: matt@thesmithestate.com

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