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Villa Nandana

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Villa Nandana

Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Take an island in the Bahamas, plant an uber-luxury ¬Asian-style beach estate there, and then give it an Indian name -- Nandana -- that means “paradise” in Sanskrit. The result: a 5-bedroom complex of 6 buildings with staff starting at $5,500 a night. Live large by spending your days bone fishing, shark diving, deep-sea fishing, rolling over sand dunes on an ATV or swimming with dolphins. Pay for it with a visit to the nearby casino, Mr. Bond.