Located on New Providence Island, Albany is a luxury resort community like no other. Developed by the Tavistock Group, with Tiger Woods and Ernie Els as major investors, it encompasses 600 oceanfront acres and is the epitome of casual elegance. Tranquil and family-friendly, it has an off-the-beaten-path feel, but is actually less than a 10-minute drive from the Lynden Pindling International Airport, with downtown Nassau only around 45 minutes away.
With a master plan designed by famed New Urbanist planner Andrés Duany, Albany will have around 350 residences. These range from villas to custom homes that are on the golf course, right on the beach, or just a short walk away. Equestrian ranchettes are also available as are marina residences.
Albany’s amenities include a championship golf course, state-of-the-art marina, several pool complexes, a racquet complex, a wide range of dining options, and more. At its heart is the elegant colonial-style Albany House, which along with some of the resort’s other areas, served as a location for the James Bond film Casino Royale.
Albany’s 18-hole, 7,400-yard course, which is the first one Ernie Els has ever designed in The Bahamas, is a distinctive blend of links and desert-style elements, making it a refreshing change from most other courses in the region. Its marina, which features a floating concrete dock system, can accommodate 71 vessels that are up to 90 metres (300 ft.) long. The community also has a fitness centre, full-service spa and salon, and an equestrian program.