Innocence Island | Bahamas
Innocence Island – your own private island for lease – is the ultimate place to spend a luxury vacation in the Caribbean. The southernmost island in the Exuma chain – a collection of more than 350 pristine islands and cays – Innocence is a seahorse-shaped piece of land bordered by white-sand beaches and crystal-clear, turquoise water. With fruit trees, coconut palms, tropical foliage, sleepy coves, rich birdlife and miles of hiking and biking trails, the cay is your own private paradise, ideal for both adventure and relaxation.
The luxury residence sits in the middle of the island 90 ft above sea level, affording some of the best panoramic views in the Bahamas. The home features 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, full service kitchen, pool, patios and fitness center. From there, it’s a short walk to any number of coves and beaches, ideal for tanning, swimming, fishing, kayaking and sailing. House Bay, the southernmost beach, is extremely shallow, and a conch nursery where you can find naturally washed-up shells. At night, you can enjoy beach bonfires and catered meals under the stars. The lovely wooden deck juts out into bath-temperature water over sand as fine as sifted flour. A covered bungalow at the end of the dock is a gorgeous place to relax either day or night, and an ideal spot to catch the famed Bahamian sunsets.
This luxury lease includes exclusive use of the island, with the island staff and concierge catering to your every need. You can enjoy a private chef, yacht rentals, charter flights, fishing and diving expeditions, and anything else you might dream up in this island wonderland. The cay is easy to reach, either directly by charter plane from the U.S. or Nassau (it has a private 2700 ft runway), or by car from Georgetown, followed by a short, scenic boat trip.
In addition, the convenient location of Innocence Island makes it a wonderful jumping off point for yachting, sailing, diving, kayaking, coral reef exploring and all sorts of Bahamian adventures. Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park features 22 miles of world-famous sea gardens, with spectacular reefs, flora and fauna. At boat trip over to Long Island takes you to the famous Arawak “blue hole,” a beautiful dive spot of incomprehensible depth.
Just north of Innocence is the island of Little Exuma, where many visitors go to see The Hermitage, a plantation constructed by Loyalist settlers in 1784. The Darby Islands boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. Less than a mile offshore is Pigeon Cay, where you can snorkel over the remains of a 200-year-old shipwreck. On one of Little Exuma’s highest hills, you can even find the ruins of an old Pirate Fort, with several antique canons nearby. Captain Kidd used to be a regular of the Exumas, as were Jackie Onassis, Aga Kahn and Princess Margaret at different periods of time.
After adventures in the surrounding islands, it is always a pleasure to return to the tranquility and comfort of your own private luxury home on Innocence Island. This sliver of paradise is the perfect spot for a family getaway, destination wedding, company retreat or artistic hideaway. It redefines luxury living in the Caribbean.