Visit the lavish home of Bahamian entrepreneur Havard Cooper, who went from penniless to self-proclaimed prince of Grand Bahama by bringing fast food franchises to the island. Cooper built his castle in the 1980s, its blue-and-white exterior like something from a children’s book, and today it dominates the southern skyline, perched atop the island’s highest point. The castle sits on 46 acres and the grounds include an orange grove and a mausoleum where Cooper’s wife is interred.
Though the castle is a private residence and the current home of the elderly Havard Cooper, tours of the castle and grounds are available if booked in advance. They last about 45 minutes and offer the chance to explore grounds, inside the foyer and enjoy the ocean view from the balcony.