Discover Cacique | Solomon’s Lighthouse
As the last vestiges of daylight fade, the rocky shoreline grows darker until black against the orange-kissed sky. On the eastern point of New Providence, Solomon’s lighthouse stands boldly as it bids the day farewell.
Unlike the other beacons in our Bahamian Lighthouse Series, Solomon’s Lighthouse has never shone a light. It was built purely as a whimsical residence and not as a navigational aid. Inspired by a love of lighthouses, and everything that they represent, Mr Fane Solomon dreamed up a home in the clouds, a perch on a limestone pedestal with watery views fit for a king. For us at Cacique, the leading DMC in The Bahamas, Solomon’s Lighthouse is the perfect capstone in our Lighthouse Series as it represents the transformation of dreams into reality, which is at the very core of what we do. We salute you Mr Solomon, as a visionary who looked beyond the horizon and just imagined the possibilities…
An Elevated Bahamian Roost.
There’s no doubt that our predecessors chose the eastern periphery of Nassau for both the favoring summery breezes that blow from the east and the unobstructed, boundless views of the Bahamian archipelago beyond. Long before the gated communities of today, Nassau’s Eastern Road was where the who’s who built their lives. Dating back to the early 1950s, Solomon’s Lighthouse was never operational; it was constructed as a capricious seaside abode, five floors complete with kitchen and two bedrooms, crowned by an eagle’s nest with front row seats to the comings and goings of Nassau’s bustling Harbour.
Lighthouse with A Pool. And Why Not?
If you can dream up a lighthouse as a residence, then why not add a pool? Conceived by the distinguished British classical architect, Alireza Sagharchi, a longtime favorite of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Solomon’s Lighthouse has seen some more “dreamscaping” over the past five years, specifically the amalgamation of the neighbouring seafront lot to include a British colonial style Main House and 90ft horizon pool, reached from the landmark lighthouse by a stone-clad bridge. “We are such stuff as dreams are made of” said the magician Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Tea in the crow’s nest darling or chilled Rosé by the pool?
The Bahamas | A fine Host
In keeping with the colourful tapestry of our physical environment, history and culture, The Bahamas, as an event destination, offers a plethora of unique venues and spaces. From cutting-edge convention centers of Atlantis and Baha Mar, to intimate retreats such as HopeTown Harbour Lodge, The Cove Eleuthera, and the more avant-garde creative spaces of The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, The D’Aguilar Foundation, or The Current at Baha Mar, The Bahamas really is the hostess with the mostest.
As a company that lives by the tagline JUST IMAGINE, we are specialists in the fine art of “dreamscaping,” pirding ourselves on bridging the gap between a client’s vision and the apparent logistical limitations. As Solomon’s Lighthouse goes to show, and T.R Lawrence famously said “All men dream, but not equally.”
Discover Cacique | Historic Experiences
At Cacique, we love to tell stories about the characters and places that coloured the rich tapestry of our Bahamian history. For more information on historic experiences with Cacique International or to arrange a tour of one of our remarkable Bahamian lighthouses, please feel free to contact us.
Looking forward to the next story! ;)SMS