Lyford Cay is a private gated community located on the western tip of New Providence Island, Bahamas. Lyford Cay is named after Captain William Lyford Jr., a mariner of note in Colonial and Revolutionary times, and is built on a 448-acre grant he received for his services as a Loyalist in the American Revolution. Captain Lyford also received a 92-acre grant on Cat Island, Bahamas for playing a key role in Andrew Deveaux’s raid of mid-April 1783 that drove the Spanish from Nassau.
Considered one of the world's wealthiest and most exclusive neighborhoods, the Lyford Cay Club was built during the latter part of the 1950s by prominent Canadian businessman Edward Plunkett Taylor, who bought the land in 1954 from Bahamian developer Sir Harold Christie. In December 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy stayed at E. P. Taylor's home in Lyford Cay while he held talks with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.  
Club members, most of whom hail from Britain, Canada, Cuba, France, Greece, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United States, can use a par-72 golf course, twelve tennis courts, a full-service marina, dining facilities, a post office, a private international school, and a mile-long private beach.
- Louis Bacon, hedge fund businessman
- Nicholas F. Brady, the former Secretary of Treasury
- the Bacardi family
- Sean Connery, actor
- Samantha Gregory, a Manhattan socialite
- Paul Hallingby, Jr., managing director emeritus of Bear Sterns & Company
- R. Couri Hay, a Couristan carpet heir and the society editor of Palm Beach magazine and Hamptons magazine
- Mark Holowesko, CEO and President of Templeton Capital Advisors, Ltd.
- Heidi Horten, Austrian businesswoman
- Viktor Kozeny, Czech fugitive financier
- Joseph Lewis, British businessman
- George P. Livanos, Greek shipping tycoon
- George S. Livanos, Greek shipping tycoon
- Sean Mulryan, Irish property developer
- Sandra McConnell - Avon heiress
- Peter Nygard, Canadian fashion executive
- Dr. Sir Tony O'Reilly, Irish media tycoon and his wife Chryss Goulandris, Lady O'Reilly, a horse breeder and shipping heiress
- Corey Hart, Canadian Singer/Songwriter.
- Henry Ford II, son of Edsel Ford, grandson of Henry Ford, former president of the Ford Motor Company
- Arthur Hailey, author
- Aga Khan IV, leader of the Ismaili Muslim grouping
- George Huntington Hartford II American businessman, heir to the A&P supermarket fortune.
- Charles Lazarus - founder of Toys "R" Us
- Robert Mosbacher, Oilman, Secretary of Commerce, Yachtsman and wife, Michele (Mica) Mosbacher,
- Stavros Niarchos, Greek shipping magnate
- Nicholas Nuttall, baronet, heir to construction fortune
- Vincent O'Brien, racehorse trainer
- William S. "Bill" Paley, Jr., son of William S. Paley and Babe Paley
- Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
- Edward Samuel Rogers - CEO of Rogers Communications Inc.
- Tony Ryan, Irish aviation tycoon
- Sir John Templeton, investor and philanthropist
In popular culture
- In Mad Men: "The Jet Set" (season 2, episode 12), Joy (one of a group of wealthy nomads whom Don Draper meets in California), invites Don to accompany the group to Lyford Cay, then Capri.
- In The Nanny Diaries, Mrs. X and her son spend the holidays in Lyford Cay.
- Several films in the James Bond franchise, most notably Thunderball (1965), have been filmed in and around Lyford Cay.
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