This is an exclusive residential area of over a square mile (over 400 hectares) and over 16 km from downtown Nassau. It was built in the 1950s by the Canadian industrialist E. P. Taylor. The club complex now comprises more than 300 parcels of land and is secured by a high wall. There the richest of the rich have their mansions. Average monthly net incomes are at least $1 million, and land prices range between $1 million and $30 million. The area, which is strongly secured around the clock, can only be accessed with a personal invitation, which is very rare. The golf course is not open to the public.
The shopping center, on the other hand, is located directly outside the entrance gates and can therefore be visited by anyone. Other facilities include a church, hospital, post office, 800 meters of beautiful private beach, a school, 12 tennis courts and a marina with a yacht club. There is also a second residential area of the same style directly northeast: Old Fort Bay, along with a shopping center that's accessible to the public.
Get in Edit
By car Edit
Lyford Cay can be reached from Nassau on West Bay Road. The distance from Nassau, Rawson Square to Lyford Cay is 13 miles. The coastal road is well paved throughout.
Get around Edit
Gas stations Edit
- Lyford Cay Golf Club, ☏ . Private 18-hole course, par 72, 6,610 yards.
- Lyford Cay Club Marina, ☏ , fax: .
- Lyford Cay Drop Off.
Lyford Cay Shopping Centre Edit
- Bamboo Bamboo, ☏ .
- Chambers House and Garden, ☏ . M - Sa 9AM - 5PM.
- City Markets, ☏ , fax: .
- Lyford Cay Gallery, ☏ .
- Morley For Men, ☏ , fax: .
- Princess Street Gallery, ☏ . M - F 10AM - 4PM.
Stay healthy Edit
- Lyford Cay Hospital / Bahamas Heart Institute, ☏ , , fax: .
- Royal Bank of Canada, Lyford Cay Shopping Centre, ☏ , fax: .
- Lyford Cay Police Station, ☏ .