Lyford Cay

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Lyford Cay is a private gated community located on the western tip of New Providence Island in The Bahamas. The 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.

Character[edit]

Considered one of the world's wealthiest and most exclusive neighborhoods, the Lyford Cay Club was built during the latter part of the 1950s[1] by prominent Canadian businessman Edward Plunkett Taylor, who bought the land in 1954 from Bahamian developer Sir Harold Christie.[2][3][4] 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. [1] [2]

Facilities[edit]

Club members, most of whom hail from Britain, Canada, Cuba, France, Greece, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United States,[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

Former residents[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • In Mad Men: "The Jet Set" (season 2, episode 11), 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.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Crowds in the Sun - TIME". Time. January 19, 1962.
  4. ^ "The Man with Many Eyes - TIME". Time. February 8, 1963.
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  8. ^ "News - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  9. ^ College of the Holy Cross | Holy Cross Magazine
  10. ^ "Lyford Cay resident Kozeny indicted for fraud". The Nassau Guardian. Archived from the original on 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2008-02-22.]
  11. ^ "Souvenir King becomes Britain's Newest Millionaire". Independent. 13 April 1996.
  12. ^ Mitchell, Kevin (26 August 2007). "Jol bruised by boardroom blunders". Guardian. London.
  13. ^ "Money". Telegraph. London.
  14. ^ "Media Top 100 2004". Guardian. London. 12 July 2004.
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  17. ^ Mica Mosbacher
  18. ^ "Sir Nicholas Nuttall, Bt". Telegraph. London.]
  19. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (July 9, 2008). "John Templeton, Investor, Dies at 95 - Obituary (Obit)". The New York Times.]

Coordinates: 25°02′N 77°34′W / 25.033°N 77.567°W / 25.033; -77.567