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Get to know Albany

When James Bond rose out of the sea in 2006’s Casino Royale, he did it in front of Albany House, the pink mansion that serves as the eponymous centerpiece of Albany, a 600-acre luxury community. The resort village is on New Providence Island, 15 minutes away from the Nassau airport. It also has the largest superyacht marina in the Bahamas, making it perfect for arrival by air or by sea. Created by investors including financier Joe Lewis, golfers Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and singer Justin Timberlake, Albany opened in 2010. Albany isn’t just a vacation destination—rather, it’s meant to be a complete neighborhood where you can live, work, and play. Obviously, the recreational facilities are superb, with an Els-designed 18-hole course and amazing pools. But there’s also a financial center and a world-class recording studio, so you can live and work year-round in paradise.

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Living in The Bahamas

Composed of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets, The Bahamas has an island for every mood. The calm, warm, jewel-colored waters of the surrounding Atlantic Ocean define the ebb and flow of life here and Bahamians wake up knowing they live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. New Providence Island, home to the capital of Nassau, is the economic and commercial center of Bahamian life and just an hour’s flight away from Miami. There are multiple residential communities here that vary in style, ranging from the decorous pastel charms of Lyford Cay to the extravagant mansions of Albany, as well as multiple luxury high-rises. The islands of the Bahamas stretch for more than 500 miles and as you move farther south, the Out (or Family) Islands become less and less populated, many without a single human inhabitant. Others, like Eleuthera and Harbour Island, are pockets of sophisticated seclusion, while the Exumas, a chain of 365 islands, offer peaceful privacy and pristine beaches.