As one of the world’s most sought-after destinations, The Bahamas has always attracted the rich and famous. Many celebrities own luxury properties in the Bahamas or even private islands, where they can enjoy the luxurious Bahamas lifestyle in privacy.
Luxury property specialist Engel & Völkers Bahamas highlights some of the celebrities who have homes in the area and what they think of living in the Bahamas.
Actor: Johnny Depp
Owns private island Little Hall’s Pond Cap
Johnny Depp bought the Exuma island in 2004 after filming for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The 45-acre island has six beaches. He told Vanity Fair, “I don’t think I’d ever seen any place so pure and beautiful. You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It’s instant freedom.” Source
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Singer: Lenny Kravitz
House and recording studio on Eleuthera
As a child, Lenny Kravitz visited Nassau each summer. That continued into adulthood, but by then the rock star had discovered Eleuthera in the Out Islands/Family Islands. He arrived after midnight and when he woke up the next morning, he realised he had arrived home – and has never left. “When you go to a family island, you’re going into a whole other world…you’re going deeper, getting the real character of the Bahamas. That is the real cultural experience. I feel like my most authentic self here. Everything makes sense. It’s where my mother’s family is from, and I’ve called it home for a while. There’s a connection to my roots and a community that I am part of. I can be me.” Source
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Singers/producers: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Private Island and house, L’île d’Anges, Exuma
The country music married couple bought the idyllic 20-acre island in 2003 and moved into their new house – a series of eight pavilions – in 2012. “We’ve been all over the world, and we really wanted to create a special place we couldn’t find anywhere else. Every time we land the plane and walk onto the beach and head up to the house, we turn to each other and say, ‘This is the best place in the world.” Source
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Actor: Sir Sean Connery
Houses at Nassau and Lyford Cay
The James Bond movie star has lived in the Bahamas for around 30 years. The 1960s Thunderball movie was filmed in the islands, along with scenes in the Spy Who Loved Me, Never Say Never Again and Casino Royale. Sir Sean was asked by the Herald news outlet where home is. “Here, in the Bahamas,” he replied. Local inspirational speaker Spence Finlayson is among those inspired by the actor. Lyford Cay is one of the world’s wealthiest and most exclusive neighborhoods and a favourite of international property buyers. Lyford Cay, which is 1.4km-long, is on the north-west coast of New Providence Island. The classic ‘old-style’ 1100-acre community features around 450 luxury homes, many in the British Colonial style, including premiere plots by the ocean, canal and golf course. Source
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Golfer: Tiger Woods
Co-founder Albany Resort
Golf pro, Tiger Woods, is one of the creators of the Albany Resort Community in the Bahamas, Albany features incredible surroundings, architecture, sporting amenities, and service. As you might expect, there is an acclaimed 18-hole championship course, a marina with 71-berths, a superb spa, and wellness center, and luxury villas and condo/townhouses overlooking the marina and golf course. Round-the-clock concierge services are offered. Source
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