Old Fort Bay is a waterfront community in The Bahamas nestled along the northern shore of New Providence. Built for the young at heart, it is located just east of the exclusive community of Lyford Cay. The historic “Old Fort” which dates back to the time of Pirates in the late 1700’s, has been lovingly restored as the centre of community life. Old Fort Bay combines Old Bahamian Island living with the latest in community planning and design with a beach club, marina, canal systems and parks.
Even as the world seems to be shrinking, there are still travel surprises for those willing to look, and Old Fort Bay is definitely one of them. It is right on your doorstep, just 90 miles from South Florida or a few hours by air from New York and many other major U.S. cities. The Commonwealth of the Bahamas consist of dozens of undiscovered gems known as the “Family Islands”. All rich in African and West Indian traditions, unexplored sites and an unhurried pace that calms even the most agitated soul.
Ranging from tiny coral-ringed cays to larger locales with exotic names such as Abaco, Eleuthera, the Exumas and Rose Island, the string of Family Islands are the relatively undiscovered moods of the Bahamas’ many cultural personalities. The Archipelago of Islands is as diverse as the annual high-pitched street celebrations of “Junkanoo”, a music carnival and the high-minded Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). Set amid stunning natural beauty and miles of fine sandy beaches, these pristine far-flung islands are attracting sophisticated foreign entrepreneurs daily.
They are building upscale residential communities with luxurious amenities from Scottish-style golf courses to European spas. The fervour to populate the Family Islands with permanent residents is spearheading a Bahamian renaissance that is spreading to centers such as Nassau, where the Bay Street Downtown Port is undergoing a major revitalization. “It shows you the confidence investors have in the government, in the Bahamas,” says Financial Services and Investment Minister Vincent Peet. “We are very excited about the trend.”
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