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The infamous Fyre Festival Island is being sold at auction


Saddleback Cay Private Island, the island infamously chosen by Billy McFarland and partner Ja Rule as the destination for the disastrous Fyre Festival, has been listed for sale.

When Fyre Festival recruited the endless list of A-List celebrities and high-profile models to promote their doomed event, they promised the idea of the ultimate musical luxury event which sat “on the boundaries of impossible,” a phrase which has suitably come back to haunt them.

Once touted as being the same island once owned by Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar, Saddleback Cay has lived a charmed and albeit headline worthy existence. Now, however, the entire thing is being listed for sale at auction with a guide price of $11,800,000 (£9,7m).

“Located just north of Normans’ Cay lies the incredibly private island known locally as Saddleback Cay, named thus for the saddle shape the island assumes when viewed from the sea,” auction house Christies details in the item description. “With over 90 feet of elevation, it has a commanding 360 degree view from one of the highest points in the Exumas. This guarantees some compelling views over one of the best seascapes in the world.”

Christie’s continued: “Saddleback Cay has seven major and minor beaches, the nicest of which faces the prevailing Southerly Winds. The physical property includes a main house, and several ancillary cottages (guests and servants quarters).”

With 35 acres of land available and not a drug lord or festival cheat in viewing distance, listing agent John Christie told Forbes that the interest in the sale has grown even more popular following its inclusion in Netflix’s damning Fyre Festival documentary.

Photo credit: Christie’s Auction House)
Photo credit: Christie’s Auction House)
Photo credit: Christie’s Auction House)