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Get to know Old Fort Bay

Old Fort Bay is a waterfront community on New Providence Island, just to the east of Lyford Cay. Unusually, Old Fort Bay has a series of canals that wind through the entire neighborhood, so that almost every house is on the water, whether it’s the ocean or a canal. And on the ocean side, there’s Old Fort Beach, which many consider to be one of the best beaches on the island. There’s a mix of architecture within Old Fort Bay, with houses ranging from Caribbean-style villas with shingle roofs to Georgian mansions. Most residents mingle at Old Fort Bay Club, which was originally, well, an old fort, and which lends its name to the development. Built in the 1700s to defend against pirates, the building has been renovated with a pool, tennis courts, and fine dining, while retaining much of its old Bahama charm.

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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.