Friday, April 27, 2018

One year after the failed Fyre Festival, a look at how tourism in the Exuma islands is faring.



By Steve Knopper

On the north side of the shark-shaped Great Exuma island in the Bahamas, in the immaculately aquamarine water off Coco Plum Beach, stands a wooden swing set. It has two swings, and when the tide rolls in, tourists take photos of each other pumping in and out of the water, set against a sky that is always blue. If all had gone as planned in April 2017, hundreds of music fans would have taken turns on these swings, a placid break from their luxury accommodations, gourmet food, Blink-182 and Migos.

Instead, the year-old swings are monuments to the worst debacle in modern Exuma history.  Read more >>