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It's not just because of the beautiful beaches and proximity to Miami that makes the Bahamas a haven for the stars. The island has one of the largest registers of celebrity residents due primarily to its tax-free status. It's also one of the top offshore banking centres in the world. The star of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise, Johnny Depp, owns his own little island in the Bahamas, as do other celebs like Sean Connery and Lenny Kravitz. It's here where Tiger Woods also fled after being shamed in a sex scandal in the winter of 2009.

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