With no bustling towns to visit or packed itineraries to tackle, days blur into a heady haze of relaxation. Easy as it is, however, to while away hours doing little more than sunbathing and swimming – in the most hyperreal turquoise sea – exploring the island is an unmissable experience. Activities are overseen by Sherwyn, who’s a veritable fount of wisdom on all things Pine Cay, having resided there for over a decade. Take a golf buggy tour to see the island’s abundant wildlife, like iguanas and turtles, and uncover some of its prettiest spots, including a barrier reef and freshwater lagoons; and don’t miss a trip on the Hobie Cat, where Sherwyn sails guests to the tip of the island to snorkel for sand dollars (a type of sea urchin reputed to bring good luck).
While a trip to Pine Cay feels like a health retreat in itself, with days spent in the sunshine and fresh air generating a profound sense of wellbeing, a trip to the Sand Dollar Spa shouldn’t be overlooked. There’s an impressive spread of treatments on offer, from manicures and pedicures to facials and reflexology, but the Balinese massage is what keeps regulars coming back time and time again. Feel knots and tension melt away under the nimble hands of Anix, Pine Cay’s talented masseuse, who uses a combination of Bamford products and her own custom blends, made from natural, island-grown ingredients.