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Renting an Island In the Bahamas

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Renting an island is one of the best ways to “test drive” what island ownership is really like. It’s also an excellent way to relax and unwind for the stressors of everyday life.

Recently David Carr wrote an article for the New York Times about his private island getaway with his wife in the Bahams. Carr chose one of the more extreme forms of private island travel opting to travel to a complely private island, as opposed to a private island resort. Here is what Carr had to say…

SO the idea was this: Six days with my wife on an uninhabited, mostly unpowered Bahamian island.

My first thought? Alcatraz is an island too.

For reasons I can’t fully explain, I experience free time as a kind of a provocation, and a week by the ocean, with all of the lying on beach chairs and staring at turquoise waters, has always struck me as less an escape than a kind of feckless surrender.

No more than a small rise of volcanic rock, shells and sand lying all by its lonesome off Long Island in the Bahamas, Little Deadman’s Cay would seem well cast either as a paradise or prison with palm trees. It’s not easy to get to — you fly to Nassau and then take a prop plane for 165 more miles to Long Island, at which point you take a five-minute boat ride to this 9.5-acre private island that rents by the week.

Once there, there would be no daily list of activities, sightseeing trips to knock out, television or business centers I might use to “check in” at work. Instead, just a solar-powered house, two small beaches and a few walking paths measured in feet, not miles. There was only one thing on the island that might interrupt the séance of serenity and relaxation. Me

To read more about Carr’s island adventure visit the link below!

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