Magic Man: David Copperfield

His meticulous attention to detail is perfectly embodied in the wake up call in all the guest suites. Iconic Trinidadian actor Geoffrey Holder – perhaps most well known for being the voice of 7 Up in the 1970s – exuberantly rouses visitors, beckoning them to awake and embark upon their own tropical adventure.

The 700 lush acres that make up the Islands of Copperfield Bay are located in the Bahamas, and could be called one of the most secluded locales on the planet – after all, only 24 guests are at the resort at any given time.

Copperfield hopes the guest of the Islands of Copperfield Bay have the same drop-jawed reaction they often have during his magic performances when they visit.

“I enjoy watching the audience with their jaws hanging out,” he said. “Feeling that feeling of discovery,  discovery of something new – that’s my show. Everything else I do has to have that same exact feeling, where people know they’re seeing something they’ve never seen before. As long as I do that, I’m doing the right thing.”

While this island venture is Copperfield’s latest endeavor, he is more well known for his magic on stage. Named the most successful magician in history by Forbes, Copperfield recently celebrated his 10th anniversary of performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

But for him, it’s always been about the craft.

“For me it’s always been about the work,” he said. “I don’t know if you ever meet somebody who has a lasting career who is focused on just winning awards. It has to be about doing, the ingredients of what you’re saying to people or if you have something to say that’s real.”

What sets Copperfield apart in terms of performance is his emphasis on storytelling while on stage.