10 Facts About Paradise Island


Paradise Island is an island in The Bahamas formerly known as Hog Island.

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Paradise Island is connected to the island of New Providence by two bridges that cross Nassau Harbour.

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Paradise Island hired the Palm Beach architect John Volk and built the Ocean Club, Cafe Martinique, Hurricane Hole, the Golf Course, among other island landmarks.

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Paradise Island acquired and installed the Cloisters, a 14th-century French Augustinian monastery originally purchased in Montrejeau and dismantled by William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s.

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Paradise Island hired Gary Player to be the golf pro and Pancho Gonzales to be the tennis pro.

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Paradise Island hired the staff from Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc to work off season at the Ocean Club.

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Paradise Island had the fireworks for the opening party flown in from the South of France.

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Paradise Island had a flag and Paradise Beach was featured on Bahamian three-dollar notes in 1966.

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Paradise Island was purchased in the 1980s for $79 million, then sold to Merv Griffin for $400 million.

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Paradise Island Lighthouse, constructed 1817 at the western tip of the island.

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