Marina Cay was uninhabited until 1937, when a young American couple, Robb White and Rosalie “Rodie” Mason, decided to make it their home.
They were both writers who wanted to escape the modern world and live a simple and natural life. They built a house on the island, planted a garden, and fished for food. They also wrote books and articles about their experiences, such as Our Virgin Island, Two on the Isle, and The Sea Egg. Their stories captured the imagination of many readers, and even inspired a movie starring Sidney Poitier and John Cassavetes.
Their idyllic life was interrupted by World War II, when Robb White joined the Navy and Rodie returned to the US. They never came back to Marina Cay, and the island was abandoned for 20 years…
In 1960, a small hotel was opened which was later bought by Pusser’s Rum Company. Besides adding a bar and gift shop, Pussers also preserved the original house of Robb White and Rodie Mason, which is now a museum and a library.
Marina Cay has a calm and clear lagoon, an amazing coral reef, and a sandy beach.
Learn more about the history and culture of this island and the fascinating stories of Robb White and Rodie Mason during your visit with Magic Moments Luxury Excursions. A tropical paradise with a literary legacy, a place where nature and art blend together in harmony. Call (800) 734-7345 or contact us to inquire further.