Last month we showed how easy it is to buy your own island paradise. Now, hot on the heels of that wonderful concept, comes another isle idea: booking a holiday at the prison rock of Alcatraz. It’s only US$600 a night.
Included in the price is the ferry trip, a little show-round by a former inmate, a little volunteer work and an overnight stay in D-block, where the most dangerous prisoners used to be locked up, 24 hours a day. Your cell door is kept open, but your bedding includes a nice mattress and, erm, nothing else. Night activities can include your own midnight swim. If you dare.