The family of reggae music icon Bob Marley has placed the Marley Resort and Spa – a luxury boutique resort and spa on Cable Beach in Nassau, Bahamas – on the market for almost $10 million. 

The 21-bedroom property is listed on the website of real estate agent Gavin Christie at $9.5 million.

Christie told Guardian Business that the Marley family became open to selling the resort last year.

Unfortunately, the property has come on the market as the world faces a global and economic crisis.  Christie thinks it is too early to tell if the property will be a difficult sell in these times.

“We hope the banks don’t go on the defensive,” he said. “That won’t be good for the local economy.”

Christie said there was an initial buyer who began the process of attaining the funds to purchase the resort last year, but the deal fell through.

He added the resort is a great opportunity for a buyer interested in a boutique property that has the potential for expansion.

“The properties surrounding the Marley Resort are being put on the market, expanding the opportunities to grow the resort’s acreage.”

About Marley Resort & Spa

The Marley Resort & Spa was formally a private vacation home for the Marley family.

Bob and Rita Marley discovered this former governor’s mansion on a visit to Nassau, while they were recovering from an assassination attempt in Jamaica back in 1976.

“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 statement on the website reads.