LIFE’S A BEACH: Watch the sailboats come and go from the pool.
A warm staff greets you at Landings.
Take a stroll on the private sand bar.
How To Get There
Musha Cay is 85 miles southeast of Nassau. You can fly from Nassau or Miami to Mosstown, Great Exuma, where a 15-minute charter flight will take you to Musha’s private airstrip. Or, if you’ve got your own jet, you can fly straight to Musha. No matter how you get there, look down at the water on your approach: the starfish are so big you can see them on the sandy bottom from your seat on the plane.
What It Costs
The island is rented to only one party at a time, for $24,750 per day, up to eight people, plus an additional cost per person up to 24. During the week of July 15–22, couples or small groups of friends can rent one of the island’s five residences. Cost for that week, with meals and most activities, ranges from $8,000-$20,000, depending on the accommodations. For more information, call 877-889-1100 or
Richard Ellis makes fishing unforgettable.
Part of Musha Cay’s charm is its resident captain and all-around island expert, Richard Ellis, who was born on the small island of Farmers Cay—pop. fewer than 100—next to Musha. He’ll take you out on the boat, find the best spot to fish, and prepare your bait as only he can. He’ll hammer away at a live conch, pull out the flesh, cut it into chunks, chew up the bits, and put it on your hook. Can’t cast your line? He’ll do that, too, and he’ll let you have all the glory when you reel in a snapper, which the chef will prepare later, if you desire. He’ll also re-bait your hook—or tie on a new one, if required—when a barracuda runs off with your conch (and, most likely, the fish trying to eat it). During a snorkeling adventure, Richard will lead you around secret caves—holding your hand if you seem a bit nervous—and point out all the shy sea creatures hiding in the nooks and crannies. And, if you discover a great pink conch during your journey, he’ll clean it up for you to take home as a remembrance of your travels.