Discover Old Fort Bay Club: Past & Present

Old Fort Bay is an exclusive beachfront community on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. The community surrounds the Old Fort Bay Club, which has a rich history dating back to the 1700s. Learn about the club's history over the centuries, and discover what makes this spectacular communtiy so special below!

Old Fort Beach

The History of Old Fort Bay Club

Old Fort Bay Club initially began as a fort constructed by the British to keep order in the area. In the 1700s, the Crown concerned itself with protecting the Bahamas from pirates and privateers, and so the fort was developed.

During the 1800s the fort was used as a plantantion house for all the sisal growing in the area, and in the 1920s the building fell into the hands of James Cox Brady, who won it in a card game. After Brady's death, his widow remarried and she and her husband filled the property with treasures they collected from their world travels. After the widow's death, the Old Fort was left empty until 2002.

Old Fort Bay Today

After decades of sitting empty, Old Fort Bay Club was restored to its original glory, with the preservation of historic features. The surrounding gardens and the silk cotton tree outside the club were also revitalized, bringing a new sense of life back to the property.

Today, members wake up early to walk along the white sandy beach, then enjoy an espresso while they read the newspaper at the club. Children play amongst the old cannons and caves, pretending to be pirates, and families enjoy the sparkling waters of one of the best beaches on New Providence.

Amenities at Old Fort Bay Club

Members at Old Fort Bay Club enjoy delectable lunch and dinner menus at the restaurant, which is recognized island-wide for its delicious and modern fare, fresh produce, and wonderful service with a staff who will remember not only your name, but also your drink order.

The club features a complete fitness center with state of the art equipment, as well as satellite radio and flat screen TVs to entertain you while you work out. Families can enjoy time together at the swimming pool, and special events are held at the club's Pavilion, which has a rooftop garden offering stunning views.

Today the Old Fort Bay community is home to locals and foreigners alike, with big name residents such as Shania Twain and Shakira enjoying the private, quiet and secure neighbourhood. Perfect for boaters, the canal front lots offer the chance to have you boat at the bottom of your yard, allowing you the opportunity to easily make the most of the gorgeous Bahamian waters!

Old Fort Gate

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