Albany, a Tropic Year-Round Getaway in the Bahamas

Albany, the Bahamas
Albany, the Bahamas. Courtesy BIG

Have you been counting down the days until spring? Had enough of the cold weather and snow this year? Well, there’s nothing like a little fun in the sun and warm weather to cure a case of the winter blues. Whether you like to indulge in world-class golf, sailing or relaxing by the pool with a cocktail in hand, Albany, a luxurious tropical retreat located in the Bahamas, has it all.

Albany is a resort community set on 600 acres of oceanfront. This amazing property is considered the ultimate yachtsman’s retreat. Albany offers a state-of-the-art mega-yacht marina, Ernie Els championship golf course, luxury boutique hotel, magnificent fitness center, spa and salon, an adult pool and bar, family water park, movie theater, racquet center, equestrian center, water sports facilities, kids’ clubhouse and a variety of restaurants.

“Since 2006, Albany has welcomed 150 families from 17 countries to become a part of our resort community,” said Christopher Anand, Albany’s managing partner. “We have focused on New York and South Florida as core markets for New Valley,” said Howard Lorber, President and CEO of New Valley, Chairman of Douglas Elliman and longtime resident of the Hamptons. “But after spending time at Albany and seeing what they’ve already established there, I was convinced we had to form a partnership. We are excited to create these very special homes together with the new Marina Residences designed by BIG.”

Situated in front of the lifestyle plaza at the center of Albany, the new building named for its unique design, Honeycomb by BIG, will offer the ultimate in luxury living with a variety of floor plans from 2-bedroom residences to 7-bedroom penthouses, each with zero-entry pools overlooking Albany’s world-class marina with spectacular panoramic views of the ocean. The building also offers stunning views of the Ernie Els-designed 18-hole, links-style championship golf course.

The marina offers 71 slips in addition to floating concrete docks that can accommodate boats from 50 feet in length up to 300-foot mega-yachts. This new addition is truly a boating enthusiasts dream.

“Our design is driven by an effort to maximize the enjoyment of the abundant natural qualities of Albany in The Bahamas: the landscape, the sea and the sun,” said Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG. “We were challenged to create one-of-a-kind, luxury residences with breathtaking views and terrace pools. Our honeycomb façade functionally supports the pools making them sink into the terrace floor and provides spectacular sight lines while maintaining privacy for each residence. Drawing inspiration from its coastal setting, the hexagonal design evokes the natural geometries you find in certain coral formations or honeycombs.”

“The Honeycomb design with swimming pools on every terrace is the most unique feature. Designed by world-renowned architects—(BIG) and part of the 600-acre brainchild of Joe Lewis and Tiger Woods is the Bahamas’ most exclusive residential community and home to the only deep water, mega yacht marina in the Caribbean,” shared Horacio LeDon, President, Florida; Senior Managing Director, New York Douglas Elliman Real Estate Development Marketing.

Albany has also recently announced plans to develop the Albany Wellness Center, Albany Medical Center and the Albany Financial Center, which will offer residents turnkey office solutions. With these new additions, Albany offers a live, work, play environment unlike any other in The Bahamas.

“The 600 acres that is Albany in The Bahamas, is one of the most unique developments in the world, given its proximity to the U.S., its access to airlift, its waterfront views and the total lifestyle amenity package,” said Howard Lorber.
Investing in a vacation property is a luxury, but something the entire family can enjoy. Maybe it’s time to consider where your next real estate investment should be? Perhaps you just may decide to escape the cold of winter and enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas. The Hamptons will be waiting for you when the weather gets warmer.

Honeycomb is scheduled to break ground this summer and open in the first half of 2016. For more information about Albany, please visit or call 1-888-909-7001 or email [email protected].
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