World's Most Opulent Villas

Need a vacation rental with a Michelin-starred chef, a
private recording studio or a Porsche in the garage? These over-the-top villas
deliver.

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Nandana, Grand Bahama Island

Sequestered behind ornately carved wooden doors
(rescued from a 250-year-old Javanese temple), the 20,000-square-foot Nandana
evokes a Balinese teak palace—with a few exceptions. One is its location, on
five private acres of Bahamian beachfront on Grand Bahama’s Pine Cay; another
is the 120-foot-long infinity pool that anchors five luxurious suites,
including one styled like an air-conditioned safari tent. Yet another is the
fleet of go-go gadgets that comes with the property, including four
top-of-the-line Yamaha FX Wave Runners (capable of reaching 70 mph), two golf
carts, two Suzuki all terrain vehicles, a customized Land Rover Defender and a
deep-sea fishing yacht with a captain. The only downside: You might have to
bring your own Learjet for the private airfield. nandanavilla.com