How to travel like a celebrity by visiting Exumas.
Where do celebrities go when they want to get away from it all? A more than a dozen of high net worth individuals now call the Exumas home for their freedom, remoteness, no-worries vibe, dreamy environment, and privacy. These holiday islands in the Bahamas never go out of vogue. On the beach lover’s bucket list, the Exuma homes for rent are destinations in and of themselves. Here, anyone can vacation just like supermodels. And someone will surely be interested in another celebrities – the pigs. So, what is exclusivity taken to a whole new level?
Here’s what we learned on a recent visit, including what to expect, which of the villas or resorts to choose, and, how to interact with Bahamian nature in a trustworthy manner.
Don’t let your dreams be dreams.
If you have extraordinary requests, the Exumas are one of the best escapes anyone can have. You can rent a private jet for a private birthday party to go anywhere in the Bahamas, attend a dinner by a Michelin-starred chef, race in one of the regattas, or feel the Pirates of the Caribbean atmosphere. This is a destination where the unique underwater attractions in the enormous Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park are a live tribute to the beauty of the oceans and the coral reef ecosystem.
Unique Yachting Experiences
Combine the visits to the principal islands with sailing through the secluded cays. Exuma locals say that there is one cay for every day of the year. The winds will take you to the famous swimming pigs, iguanas, giant starfish, and the famous Thunderball Grotto (Staniel Cay) – an underwater cave that has been in two James Bond movies.
Empty Beaches – one of the pretty special experiences
There is a saying that you can’t go wrong with any of the beaches in the Exumas. Crowds are in a parallel universe, as the unique experiences on the idyllic cays can include a beach reserved only for you and your guests. Is just like renting out the beautiful stretches of sand.
Access to infinite amenities – Enjoy some of the world’s most luxurious villas and resorts
Behind the gates, the luxury private homes and rental properties on Exumas are little gems – a mix of small architectural masterpieces, pools houses, beaches, and one of the best services in the Bahamas.You can rent an entire island or separate villas. The Starlight Villa at Fowl Cay, for example, is offered with an island chef, a villa host, and housekeepers. Uninterrupted sea views, panoramic views of the surrounding Caribbean sea, and private, fully-stocked kitchen are all yours. For the best views on the Fowl Cay Island, enjoy a stay at The Seabreeze Villa at Fowl Cay. The list of amenities include an island’s pool, a tennis court, a bocce court, a great spot to watch the sunset, and a living room right beneath the sky. Adventure awaits at Staniel Cay (an easy 10 -minute boat ride away).
Inspiring design with a tropical vibe
Not only does the Hollywood royalty have astonishing luxury vacation homes in this district of Bahamas, but the properties are also big enough to house big private parties and jets. Every home on Exuma is a statement in the architecture and design fields. Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay is one the most successful examples of English colonial style intertwined with tropical influences.
Immerse in nature at one of the best snorkeling and diving sights in the area
The 176-square-mile Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is considered one of the best snorkeling sights in the Bahamas. The thriving coral reefs are home to queen conchs, starfish, and threatened turtles. The swimming pigs everyone want to see live on Big Major Cay, but the tourist snacks put the swimming pigs health in danger (national geographic revealed the cause). Fresh water is a good alternative.
“You can visit any time of year, but know that June through November is considered hurricane season, and when a dangerous storm is coming, the pigs are usually taken to shelter by a local water sports company,” says travel+leisure.
A community that’s ready to please
From the moment you stepped off of the private plane to the “Au Revoir” time, the islanders we came into contact with were genuinely friendly. After a fun day with locals, enjoy the luxury of retreating back to your private quarters. The islands’ amenities are as plentiful as the beaches abounding the undisturbed cays.
Rent the celebrity-owned private islands and villas
Spend your next Bahamian vacation on the famous private islands, like David Copperfield’s Musha Cay, the “most magical vacation destination in the world.” Sergey Brin, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Johnny Depp have all vacationed there. Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay offers 30 staff members, daily housekeeping, cook service, butler, a gardener, and even a boatman.With amenities, including a catamaran, an outdoor theater, a speedboat, paddleboards, table tennis, steam room, beachside daybeds, and a viewing dock for picturesque sunsets, these serene villas will effortlessly dissolve anyone’s worries away.
Catch a glimpse of one of these A-list stars
John Travolta, Johnny Depp, David Copperfield, Nicholas Cage, Eddie Murphy, Sir Richard Branson are all lucky enough to own their very own piece of Exuma. The celebrities take time off on their tiny Bahamian islands here.
Plan Enough Time
Three or four days are certainly not enough for exploring Exumas’ secrets. For all the all the ins and outs of the cays, always book private tours & private jets. Nothing goes better with a private island than a private plane, and a concierge team. The lack of infrastructure is not on your holiday plan. Nothing compares with private jet amenities. Skip the security lines, enjoy a premium lounge, and fly in a luxury aircraft. Pure sand, crystal clear blue water, and freestyle magic are on your à la carte menu.