Old Fort Bay is an extraordinary waterfront community in The Bahamas nestled along the northern shore of New Providence Island just east of Lyford Cay. Anchored by the historic Old Fort which dates back to the late 1700s and has been lovingly restored as the center 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.
The marvelously romantic history of the Old Fort is evident to members from the minute they turn the corner that leads to the club. Giant, flaming poinciana trees line the drive and a 19th-century cannon greets visitors on the front lawn. The building has the majesty of the fort it once was and the spirit of conviviality and informality of the home that the Cutting family created in the 1920s.
The Old Fort Club sits mightily on the top of the ridge overlooking what most say is the prettiest beach in Nassau. The water’s dozen or so colors of blue and green can hardly be described.
Nowadays, children climb on the many cannons and play pirates amid the wonderful cliffs and caves. Members arrive early to walk the pristine beach and to read the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, which are delivered daily at the crack of dawn. They enjoy espresso made the “right” way and the freshest, most modern lunch and dinner menus on the island.