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Literally: Escapism onboard Yacht Sweet Escape

Become It, Awaken It, Kill It and Own It

Lyford Cay resident Sir Sean Connery and Johnny Depp at the Bahamas International Film Festival, 2009

Lyford Cay resident Sir Sean Connery and Johnny Depp at the Bahamas International Film Festival, 2009

June 16, 2009, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Johnny Depp (owner of Little Hall’s Pond Cay in the Exuma’s) speaks of the need for escapism in a world gone wrong. How does the individualist, he wonders, find dignity and purity in a plastic culture and a polluted world? “Little Hall’s Pond is my decompression,” he says. “It’s my way of trying to return to normalcy. There is a period once you finish a guy—a character—when you’re looking to go back to yourself, and sometimes it can manifest illness. I mean, after I made The Libertine“—in which Depp plays the debauched Earl of Rochester—“I was in bed for two weeks. When you’re working, you don’t get sick, then suddenly it hits you like a two-by-four. After Dillinger, my head was done in. I needed to escape. So being able to get on the boat and move allowed my head freedom again. Escapism is survival to me.”- DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, Vanity Fair

Sometimes, getting lost in a book, distracting yourself with a game, or letting your mind wander may be exactly what your brain needs. There are lots of water-sports and games onboard to keep you highly entertained, but there are the quieter moments that recharge and refresh the mind, body and soul. The latest literary additions to be found onboard Yacht Sweet Escape includes many of Oprah’s Book List 2.0 and more. The movies and television series are updated with genres across the board. Here are a few picks of books and television series in our current library we recommend for your charter.


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Published November 2018, Becoming is a beautifully written memoir by former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. “A landmark publishing event. This is the truly inspirational, deeply personal story of one woman’s journey to success from one of the world’s most powerful and influential icons.”-Waterstones, UK.

Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. It has been sitting on top of the Amazon Best sellers list ever since its debut, the longest run since Fifty Shades of Grey.

"It is Michelle Obama's personal story, of course, but I believe it's going to spark within you the desire to think about your own becoming." -Oprah Winfrey


Originally published in 2005 by the Dutton/Penguin Group. Oprah presents her groundbreaking and wildly successful 2008 web series with spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle, based on his  New York Times bestselling book,   A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose.

Originally published in 2005 by the Dutton/Penguin Group. Oprah presents her groundbreaking and wildly successful 2008 web series with spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle, based on his New York Timesbestselling book, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose.

The follow up to the bestselling self-help book of its generation The Power of Now, (the number one bestseller and has sold millions of copies worldwide), comes A New Earth: Create a Better Life. Author Eckhart Tolle provides the spiritual framework for people to move beyond themselves in order to make this world a better, more spiritually evolved place to live. By Oprah including this self-help book and embarking on a global campaign, this book has become a publishing sensation as it is now reaching a reader who would not normally delve into the self-help genre.

Shattering modern ideas of ego and entitlement, self and society, Tolle lifts the veil of fear that has hung over humanity during this new millennium, and shines an illuminating light that leads to happiness and health that every reader can follow. Tolle encourages his readers to live their lives in each present moment and to create happiness for themselves without emphasizing material possessions.


Codename Villanelle is a novella series available in both book or television series , as Killing Eve, onboard.

She is the perfect assassin. A Russian orphan, saved from the death penalty for the brutal revenge she took on her gangster father's killers. Ruthlessly trained. Given a new life. New names, new faces - whichever fits. Her paymasters call themselves The Twelve. But she knows nothing of them. Konstantin is the man who saved her and the one she answers to.

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Codename Villanelle turns the classic spy thriller on its chauvinist head but has the pace and action of an Ian Fleming classic.

She is Villanelle. Without conscience. Without guilt. Without weakness.

Eve Polastri is the woman who hunts her. MI5, until one error of judgment costs her everything. Then stopping a ruthless assassin becomes more than her job. It becomes personal.


Luke Jennings is a London-based author and journalist who has written for the ObserverVanity Fair, the New Yorker and Time. He is the author of Blood Knots, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson and William Hill prizes, and Atlantic.

Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series, starring the talented Sandra Oh as Eve. Villanelle: No Tomorrow was released October 25, 2018. Yacht Sweet Escape features the BBC series 1 for you to binge watch on your vacation.


If watching a thrilling and witty adventures of a psychopath is not your speed, onboard there is series 1 and 2 of The Crown. Written by Netflix and starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith.

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The Crown, SEASON 1, focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await. 

SEASON 2 of The Crown follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early ‘60s as she struggles to navigate a world that’s changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage. Filming of the highly anticipated series 3 went underway July 2018 with Oscar winner Olivia Coleman as the queen. The third and fourth series will span the years 1964-76.

However you choose to, let the mind wonder and explore. Onboard Sweet Escape, we take your escape moments very seriously so you don’t have to.

April 2019