The Perfect Boating Lifestyle
Barry Pike • Palm Cay • The Bahamas
“I wanted to live on an island–somewhere that was laid-
back and tropical. I wanted to ;nd the nicest place I could
for a reasonable amount of money. I’ve been going to the
Bahamas for over 50 years now, and I absolutely fell in love
with Palm Cay,” says Barry Pike of Toronto. “;e property is
impeccable at all times.”
At the young age of 68, Barry has the life most people can
only dream of. He lives in Palm Cay about eight months of the
year, spends June through Labor Day at his private island com-
pound in Toronto, and travels the rest of the year with his ;ance.
Barry and his ;ancé plan to get married in March 2018 on Palm
Although Barry plans to keep his Toronto compound where
he entertains his children and grandchildren, he plans to spend
the majority of his retirement life in the relaxing Bahamas as
a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Barry is at
the point of trying to simplify and enjoy his life as he has now
achieved permanent residency status in the Bahamas.
Barry started a printing company in Toronto in 1987 with six
employees and grew that business to the third largest printing
at one time. One of the secrets to his success was to treat oth-
ers with respect and operate with integrity. He continues those
;is very intriguing and vivacious man is now known as “the
mayor of Palm Cay.” Barry enjoys the social nature of Palm Cay.
Also a hobby builder, he is always working on his 4500-sq.-;.
home just 100 yards from the water (Barry combined three
units into one) and his lucrative rental property in Palm Cay.
When he’s not building, he’s out on his boat ;shing. He has a
54’ Hattaras and a 43’ Blackwater that sit in the marina at Palm
Cay. Barry ;shes every chance he gets and has even won a few
;shing tournaments, catching a 200-pound wahoo at one point.
Mahi, grouper, tuna, and wahoo are plentiful when in season.
Barry’s been scuba diving for 30 years, so the Bahamas are the
perfect place to include diving into his lifestyle. He’s also an avid
Barry says the Palm Cay is about the perfect boating lifestyle. Palm Cay even has a boat (along with a captain) to rent for
the day for those who are staying on the property. He says, “All
of the management sta; at Palm Cay are very nice.” He feels very
safe and secure in this gated community.
One of the best things about the capital and largest city of
Nassau is the relative ease to travel there, with direct ;ights from
most major U.S. cities. It’s also only an hour ;ight from Toronto.
Barry Pike has de;nitely found his “ideal life” in the Bahamas.
For information on visiting Palm Cay or other communities
in the Bahamas, visit ideal-LIVING.com.