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The Island Featured in the Fyre Festival Promo Video Is for Sale — If You Have $12 Million to Blow

July 08, 2019
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The Island Featured in the Fyre Festival Promo Video Is for Sale — If You Have $12 Million to Blow
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The infamous Fyre Festival — the disaster that just won't go away — hit our radar again on Monday when the island featured in the promotional video went up for sale.

In case you've been living under a rock since 2017, Fyre Festival was the fraudulent music event hosted by Billy McFarland and Ja Rule. Yes, the one with the cheese sandwiches.

Two years later, and Fyre Festival remains a popular Internet legend and source of endless memes. (Oh, and did we mention the documentaries are on both Hulu and Netflix?) So, when we caught wind that the island where the promotional video was filmed had gone up for sale, our attention was piqued. The private island, known as Saddleback Cay, is located in the group of Bahamian islands known as Exuma. It has seven beaches, a main house and even some cottages, according to CBS News.

The only downside? It will cost you a cool $11.8 million — down from a one-time high of $14 million.

I don't know about you, but I don't exactly have $12 million to drop on a private island right now. But fear not, because we are The Points Guy, so we have a few other ideas to scratch the itch for a trip to the Bahamas.

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Because it's just a short flight from the East Coast of the US, you don't need to shell out all of your precious points and miles to get there. One of the best redemptions is using 15,000 British Airways Avios to fly American Airlines round-trip from Charlotte (CLT), Miami (MIA) or Philadelphia (PHL) to Lynden Pindling International (NAS) in Nassau — but there are plenty of other great ways to get to the Bahamas using points and miles.

As far as hotels, we suggest The Cove Atlantis or the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. The Cove is a Category 7 Marriott hotel, so right now, it will cost you 60,000 points per night. (Apply for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card and you'll earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening. . If Hyatt is more your speed, you can easily transfer your Chase points over, so you'll be poolside in no time.

But if you just can't get the dreamy images of a private island stay out of your head, it's also possible to book a private island resort with points. Yes, you read that correctly: You can stay on a private island for (basically) free. The points rates don't come cheap, of course, but if you're sitting on a stash of them, might as well put them to good use, right? Whether you want to stay close to home at Scrub Island or venture to the other side of the world to have your dream trip at the St. Regis Maldives, your points and miles can make you feel like royalty.

Cheese sandwiches not included, though.

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  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
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10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
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    Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023