Musha Cay

Courtesy of Musha Cay & The Islands of Copperfield Bay

Where is it?
This 700-acre resort owned by magician David Copperfield is spread over 11 islands in the Exumas, about 85 miles south-east of Nassau.

What’s the appeal?
With accommodation for only 24 people in five houses each with a private beach, this is the ultimate retreat destination.

What makes it special?
If a peaceful escape on an unspoilt beach lapped by crystal-clear waters is what you’re looking for, this is an ideal place. Equally, however, if you want activity there’s a huge range of options led by the resort’s 30-strong staff, from pirate treasure-hunting adventures and exploring an underground village populated by monkeys to Olympic competitions and films on the beach. You can make your perfect holiday here.

Our favourite room?
Beach House is a roomy thatched- roofed cottage in which the living room and bathroom have no walls: the front room feels like it’s on the beach and guests can luxuriate in the deep stone bath in the garden. Equally breathtaking, however, is the 10,000 sq ft Highview, with incredible 360-degree views.

Where to dine?
There’s an impressive variety of dining locations on Musha, where the chefs serve freshly caught seafood and more at your chosen spot. The Landings is a restaurant with three walls of floor-to- ceiling windows, and the pool-adjacent Balinese Dining Pavilion is an open-air space with a thatched roof on wooden beams. For a true outdoor eating experience, guests can eat on the dock itself or the tiki torchlit Coconut Beach, and staff can also take you to a magnificent sandbar or a private cove or beach for a lunchtime picnic.

What we say
Stunning cuisine, top-class accommodation and true privacy make this a nearly unbeatable destination.

What they say
“One-third Blue Lagoon, one-third James Bond and one-third Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, the islands have been discovered by affluent travellers, celebrities and prominent business leaders. [This is] surely one of the most secluded spots on earth.”

How to get there
The good news for superyacht owners is that Musha can accommodate yachts upto 61 metres and has excellent deep water docking facilities as well as protected anchorage. Alternatively, fly by private jet to Georgetown airport in Great Exuma – it has an 8,000ft runway. Commercial flights are from Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Nassau. It’s a 15-minute flight onto Copperfield’s private airstrip.

This feature is taken from the November/December 2011 edition of SuperYacht World. Click here to buy the issue for your iPad.