Cathy Daly on the Magic of Copperfield Bay

By Paul Joseph

The pristine Exuma chain in the Bahamas are scattered with private islands, but few offer quite the magical appeal of Copperfield Bay.

Comprising 11 separate islands, they are also known as Musha Cay – the name of the islands before they were purchased by world renowned illusionist David Copperfield and renamed "The Islands of Copperfield Bay”.

Today they are home to a stunning luxury resort that attracts ultra-high end visitors drawn by the islands’ seclusion and jaw-droppingly beautiful setting. Guests over the years have reportedly included Oprah Winfrey and John Travolta, and Google co-founder Sergey Brin who chose to get married there.

At this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, we sat down with Cathy Daly, Island Director of Copperfield Bay, to find out more.

“We have five guest houses,” she told us. “You get around the island by golf cars which we supply for guests. There’s a main beach area where everyone hangs out where we have a pool and outdoor dining, thatched roof balconies, outdoor pavilion.

“The five guest houses are all unique and different. Everywhere from a ten thousand square foot, ten-bedroom mansion at the top of the hill all the way down to a honeymoon cottage, a little thatched building, little air-conditioned room, with an outdoor shower and an outdoor bath, on a very private beach.”

She continued: “What’s good about Musha is we have forty pink sand beaches on 11 islands so unlike any other resort, we actually have 11 islands and not one, so the entire area is private.”

You can watch the full video interview with Cathy Daly above this article.

By Paul Joseph