This uninhabited island is the supposed setting for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. The famed caves at Treasure Point are popular with day sailors and powerboaters. If you land ashore at the island's main anchorage in the Bight, you can find a small beach bar and behind it a trail that winds up the hillside and reaches a peak with a fantastic view of the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the north. The island boasts nearly 12 miles of hiking trails. Call Pirate's Bight for information on ferry service, which was being upgraded in late 2014 to accommodate day-trippers.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More