Musha Cay Private Island
Musha Cay and the islands of Copperfield Bay, located in the quiet Exuma chain in the Bahamas, is perhaps the most luxurious and most private island resort in the world. Not only is the whole 150-acre island reserved for one party at a time, the neighboring islands have been acquired by Musha Cay’s owner and have been kept totally uninhabited. Further, the waters around Musha Cay are strictly out of bounds for outsiders. As a result, the guests of Musha Cay and the islands of Copperfield Bay can go several days without seeing or hearing any boats or any other human life. The nearest populated island is over ten miles away.
Musha Cay and the islands of Copperfield Bay are still quite new. The resort welcomed its first guests in February, 2001 and was quickly discovered by travel cognoscente and by individuals who want (or require) total seclusion and privacy, as well as the highest standards of accommodation and service. Musha Cay’s staff of 30-plus is prepared to cater to guests’ every whim and, perhaps more importantly, to anticipate those needs before they are voiced.
Being the host of a Musha Cay and the islands of Copperfield Bay gathering enables one to invite 23 of his or her most valued friends or family. For a special event such as a fortieth birthday or a 25th wedding anniversary, or to celebrate a special achievement or windfall, Musha Cay is without equal.
There are five sumptuous but comfortable guest residences on Musha Cay, each with its own private beach, and each with spacious living and dining areas. Not only is the island itself secluded, each of these five residences provides remarkable privacy.
Musha Cay and the islands of Copperfield Bay is located in the southern Bahamas, in the Exuma chain of islands, about 85 miles southeast of Nassau. Less than three hours from New York and about 40 minutes from Miami, it is conveniently reached by private jet or commercial flights. After arrival at Mosstown Airport, Georgetown, the Exumas, it is just a ten-minute flight to the resort on Musha Cay’s own twin otter. Musha Cay and the islands of Copperfield Bay has its own helicopter pad.
Musha Cay and the islands of Copperfield Bay’s five guest houses are designed in a charming Bahamian style, and each is painted in its own cheerful, tropical colors. High Point, the grandest, is fittingly on the crest of Musha Cay’s highest point. A 10,000 square-foot manor house, it boasts a soaring living and dining pavilion, two grand bedrooms fit for a master, expansive gardens, outdoor fireplace for romantic evenings, and a steam room. Pier House and Blue Point are also two-bedroom houses, more intimate in feeling. Both have wrap-around mahogany porches and their own private beaches.
There are endless things to do (or not to do) on Musha Cay and the islands of Copperfield Bay, many of them centering on watersports: snorkeling, scuba diving, skimming the transluscent waters in sailboats, runabouts or wave runners, and fishing (both deep-sea and flats fishing). Richard Ellis, a native Exumian, knows the fishing waters better than the back of his hand; it is not unusual for guests who have never fished before to come back with 10-15 fish in one short afternoon of fishing. There is tennis on a championship lighted court and a state-of-the-art exercise room right on the beach. The pathways winding around the island provide walking and hiking options.
Rates are all-inclusive, including all meals, wines, liquors and unlimited usage of all island amenities. The only other charges are for any special requests and a 5% service charge, which covers Bahamian room tax and staff gratuities. International telephone service will be billed separately. Four night minimum. Rates are subject to change. Note: There is a no-cash tipping policy at Musha Cay.
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