When times call for having your own private island and buying an island is just not in the cards, consider these cards: a magical adventure island in the Bahamas cays called Musha Cay. Share it with 24 of your favorite friends complete with magical adventures curated by owner, David Copperfield.
Perfect to celebrate a wedding on the sandbar (below…many hollywood and Forbes types have tied the knot there), gathering of friends, or special celebration. For 24 guests the rate is just $2,188 per person all-inclusive. And, a night on David Copperfield’s magical island buys a lot of private island.
Once you land on the island’s private runway, or dock the yacht and come to shore, the wow factor sets in. First, Musha Cay is not simply a gorgeous resort that hired the right design team and got the color schemes to pop. Musha Cay is another world and other worldly experiences that only a guy who can be in Las Vegas one minute and Paris the next, literally, who can fly effortlessly above the crowds or handily and confidently make the Brooklyn Bridge go away, could dream up. And dream he did, with the help of a skilled team of illusionist engineers, to make Musha Cay into an island of adventure, an island of the unexpected, an island where anything can happen – and does.
Where else would you find a library dedicated to the magic arts in a tempered room of filtered light controlled by plantation shutters? Rifle through letters from Charlie Chaplin and Arthur Conan Doyle, or check out some piece of water torture equipment invented by Houdini while waiting sipping on Dom (included).
But the art of the story is what Copperfield is all about and his signature island experience does not disappoint. There are secret beaches to find, lost pirates to help, strange and unusual props that materialize up unexpectedly in jungley places. As one writer described, it’s a bit of Disney – with impeccable detail.
And that detail is lavished on each of the cottages, each a complete work in its own right starting with the plantation style bones of the architecture and moving into rich, Balinese interiors surrounded by ocean and bathed in Bahamian light. Count a total of 12 bedrooms and 13.5 baths among cottages as prodigious as 10,000 square feet. Privacy is ensured with each cottage located a distance from anything else, after all there are 700 acres here spread across 11 secluded islets that Copperfield acquired in 2006.
But never ask beauty to trump entertainment at a resort owned by the world’s most celebrated master of magic. Movies on the beach, nautical toys, must-try adventures such as the Musha 500 race, the M.U.S.H.A. Force spy challenge, and the Treasure of Copperfield Bay treasure hunt are not for kids only.
And on Musha Cay they are memories shared in an island paradise filled only with the people you pick.
If you are seeking to buy out a resort that is not a private island, Imanta, 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, provides the wrapped setting with plenty of location benefits.
For starters, the spot on a secluded point along the beaches of Punta de Mita in Nayarit will turn a wedding ceremony into a heavenly tableau. Then there are the thirtenn private villas, more like mini-manses, perched on bluffs above the Pacific, each with bedrooms that could fit a bowling alley, décor that would please a movie star, and views that take your breath away.
The onsite spa keeps the bride beautiful and guests relaxed while nearby towns and villages provide plenty of distraction while the wedding couple prepares or repairs. Inquire about a buyout of Imanta to accommodate up to 30 special guests. But overflow lodging in nearby luxury resorts and hotels can accommodate any bounteous guest list.
Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay
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