“Hidden among the Out Islands of the Exumas, in the Bahamas, eleven private islands — not just one — are yours to explore, and the only other guests are selected by you. Over 700 acres of lush natural beauty belong to you and 24 of your guests alone. Musha Cay is privacy redefined. There are five spectacular guest houses– each with its own private beach. Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay- endless amenities and adventures that you can experience nowhere else on earth.” Shall we go on or let all of the above soak in and whet your appetite for a trip to this decadent slice of Bahamian paradise.
The man behind the magic of this escape is none other than David Copperfield who bought the property as a private retreat and then opened it up to guests. We know his reputation for doing things on a grand scale and now he’s pulling back the veil on his magnificent set of private islands and allowing everyone to experience a vacation that is a favorite getaway for the uber-wealthy from around the world who want a 100% private, paparazzi-free, island escape that can be totally tailored to their concept of a dream vacation. We have heard of them providing some pretty obscure requests. Levitating pirates? Already done! Treasure hunts? Done and done! Swimming in Thunderball Grotto a-la James Bond? Done! The words, “Your wish is our command.”, have never felt more true than here in paradise. They are known for the staff creating each guest experience from the ground up, turning it into a getaway dream come true custom tailored to each stay. From food to the activities to the experiences, every aspect is tailored to the guests’ preference.
Thankfully unscathed by the recent storm that devastated neighbors to the north, this is situated in the Southern Bahamas, Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay embodies the ultimate private island escape experience and all that ncompasses. Dreams on these islands are brought to life by legendary illusionist David Copperfield, and this tropical retreat is available for exclusive rental only. Dream-like experiences for up to 24 guests of your selecting, or as few as two of you, can you envision spending your holiday time here? Comprised of 700 lush acres on 11 islands with 40 secluded sugar sand beaches, Musha Cay offers utmost privacy with bespoke holidays customized to each guest’s request. Looking for unprecedented and unspoiled? You find them intertwined here.
Location And Climate
(All the important details you’ll need to get here.) Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay are a world apart, but they are not hard to get to, for those who know how to find them. In fact, they are only 90 minutes by air from Miami. Non-stop commercial flights, as well as the private jets or charters used by many guests, land at Georgetown Airport on the island of Great Exuma and from there, it is a 20-minute flight or a 45 minute scenic boat ride — which will be seamlessly arranged — to Musha Cay. Spring and summer temperatures average a high of 82º and a low of 77º. Fall and winter temperatures average 81º and a low of 70º. With sea breezes and clear blue water at your feet, you’re never far from the perfect way to cool down or heat up. This is paradise, afterall.
Musha Cay Accommodations
A total of 12 bedrooms and 13.5 bathrooms spread throughout five luxury homes, each with its own private beach, and spacious living and dining areas, with each residence providing remarkable privacy. Accommodations range from whimsical to romantic and exotic, all with unique colors in a tropical island style accented with treasures collected by David Copperfield during his worldwide adventures. All homes are fully air conditioned and feature Wi-Fi, DVD and CD player, iPod docks, flat screen satellite television, international phone service, and butler service.
Here’s a breakdown on what’s in store for you.
On the crest of Musha’s highest hill sits Highview, 10,000 square feet of exceptional luxury and a commanding 360-degree view of Musha Cay and its ten uninhabited neighboring islands. There is a soaring living pavilion, and two grand master bedroom suites, plus a cozy, hidden loft. The grounds feature expansive gardens, a steam room, an outdoor fireplace for romantic evenings, and its own private beach.
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Pier House, an artfully designed cottage of 3,200 square feet, features two master suites and a large and luxurious living and dining room. The front door opens onto its own private beach and a pier that runs straight to the endless ocean. You’ll be torn on who stays where, because there are more to choose from.
A spacious 3,200 square-foot, two-bedroom beach house, Blue Point features two master suites and an expansive living and dining area. Intimate in feel and perched on a rocky outcrop, Blue Point is encircled by a wide, shaded wrap-around mahogany porch and located just a seconds’ walk from its own private beach.
Perhaps the most romantic of the accommodations, Beach House is an open-air one-bedroom, thatched roof cottage on a particularly secluded crescent shaped beach. This charming sanctuary is enclosed by a small gate, where a private beach unfolds inviting night time swimming under the stars. This is dreamy, but let’s not forget the last home on Musha Cay.
Palm Terrace is a 4,500 square-foot five bedroom home perfect for families, with two master suites upstairs and three additional bedrooms downstairs. A mahogany porch wraps around the home, and its spacious living room overlooks a beautiful patio for entertaining, and its own private beach.
The Dock Dining
For candlelit dinners over the sea, we set a very special table right on our Main Dock. Torches light the steps leading down from The Landings, and the moon’s reflections off the gentle waves surround you like sparkling jewels.
One favorite place to meet and dine is at the top of stairs overlooking Musha’s main dock and the amazing cerulean waters of Copperfield Bay. A stunning glass-topped table, with windows on four sides, is the perfect place to have early morning coffee or a celabratory dinner by candlelight. Following dinner, just walk a few steps to the plushly furnished living area that doubles as a games area, or karaoke theater for those who are eager to share their vocal talents.
The sleek, flat bottom boat pulls up to a seemingly endless stretch of pure white sand, and a ramp magically descends. You and your guests step off the ramp and set off on the most magical of strolls, with pristine waves on BOTH sides of your private paintbrush stroke of sand. Later, after the most perfect picnic lunch and wine, you step back onto our craft for the five-minute ride back to Musha as the sandbar slowly descends into the sea.
Beach Dining Option
Under a soaring timbered roof sits a regal, hand-carved table fit for a kingly feast. With the sounds, scents and breezes of nature joining your other welcomed guests, Musha Cay’s Balinese Beach Pavilion is the perfect venue for your gala banquet; billowing white fabrics, gorgeous teak beams and soft light from hundreds of candles add to the magic. The Beach Pavilion is also an extraordinary spot for daytime, open-air lunch buffets, as it is adjacent to Musha’s swimming pool and one of our many perfect beaches.
Activities By Sea
Choose to do nothing but curl up in a hammock with your favorite book, or gaze at the sea. But, if you are an adventure seeker, there are endless things to do on Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay, many of them center on water sports: snorkeling, windsurfing, paddle boarding, skimming the translucent waters in sailboats, runabouts or wave runners, island touring, waterskiing, and fishing (both deep-sea, bone and flats fishing). A rare confluence of tides make Musha Cay’s waters heaven for fishermen, and a pristine coral reef is a haven for snorkelers and divers. Snorkeling to neighboring islands can be arranged, and deep sea fishing and scuba diving are available for an additional cost.
For swimming and sunbathing, there is an oceanfront freeform pool and hot tub, plus a choice of seven sugar- sand beaches circling the island, which collectively span three miles. And for what must be one of the world’s most private strolls, guests are drawn to the sand bar that emerges for a few hours each day. Our guests can walk miles into the sea on the legendary 3-mile sandbar, with absolutely no one to be seen, and the only sound is the quiet lapping of water on both sides of this beautiful stretch of shellstrewn sand. At Musha Cay, any activity guests’ desire can become a reality. Enjoy goldfish or hermit crab races, shell hunts, daily arts and crafts, face painting, cave exploring, pirate party, tiki parties on the beach, football, whiffle ball, frisbee, croquet, kite flying, flashlight tag, table tennis, scavenger hunts, sandcastle competition, musical instruments, fortune telling and more. Musha Cay’s nautical fleet feature the best in boats and equipment, and water toys include a water trampoline, banana boat, wakeboards, and tubes.
On land, guests can explore by hiking, walking, or jogging on the tropical paths that surround the island. Or, enjoy a game of tennis on the championship lighted tennis court with a thatched-roof gazebo for shaded relaxation between sets. Enjoy the lighted volleyball/badminton court any time of day, plus a state-of-the-art air conditioned fitness center and steam room located on Coconut Beach. A tennis professional, massage therapist, or a fitness, yoga, or pilates instructor can be arranged for an additional cost.
It really is better in the Bahamas. Come see for yourself at Musha Cay – Bahamas .
Photos by Courtesy of Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay.