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Buck Island

Located in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, sitting just 200 yards off the south-east of Tortola, the 44 acre Buck Island is an incredibly luxurious and exclusive freehold private island estate, superior to most in the Caribbean.

Buck island has it all; with it’s dramatic topography consisting of stunning white coral sand beaches, gently sloping land and impressive vertical cliffs.

With lavish accommodations housing upwards of 20 guests, the residence on the island is both spacious and meticulously designed, host to royalty and dignitaries in the past and providing a variety of unique spaces for people to throughly enjoy.

The island comprises approximately 44 acres of land and is perfectly elevated, gently rising to a maximum height of 140 feet above sea-level at the southern-most point, where the residence is located. The southern hill has vertical cliffs facing the Sir Francis Drake Channel varying in height from 30 - 100 feet. A natural rock formation just off the coast has created a protected sea pool with a natural coral bottom.

On the island you will find a wide variety of thriving flora such as cactuses and wild flowers, as well as a range of land and sea birds including hawks, cranes, herons and hummingbirds. Even more abundant are the beautiful coral reefs and marine life that populate the surrounding waters.

Travel to the Island

Just yards from Tortola, Buck Island allows the most direct boat transportation from Tortola of any island in the British Virgin Islands. Tortola’s Beef Island Airport (EIS) is a stone’s throw away, serving commercial flights from San Juan-Puerto Rico (SJU), St Thomas-USVI (STT), St Martin/St Maarten (SXM), and Antigua (ANU), as well as private jets. Upon arrival, the local island transportation and yacht can take you from the airport to Buck Island in minutes.

For Mega Yachts, Buck Island has a protected bay (Bar Bay) on the west side, allowing yachts up to 200 feet to safely anchor. Alternatively, other ocean vessels are able to anchor at Fat Hogs Bay on the east side of Buck Island, the original port of entry to the BVI’s for hundreds of years.

Helicopter Access / Helipad

A helipad is available on the island for guests arriving by private helicopters. Transport options to Buck Island are flexible and can be catered to your preference and convenience.

Accommodation Summary

• Collectively, the island residence has seven suites that can host upwards of fourteen people:
• The Main House has 2 bedroom suites that can accommodate up to 4.
• The Master Villa includes 1 bedroom with 2 large porches, a study with attached conference room, and a drawing room with porch.
• The Two-Bedroom suite has a kitchen, sitting and dining area on the upper level, and the garage, wine cellar, and staff office.
• The Two Guest Cottages, each accommodating 2 guests, accompany the infinity edge pool that overlooks the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
• Master Quarters located on the mainland one minute by boat from Buck Island; these can accommodate up to 6 people between the Bar Bay House and the Annex Staff Quarters.


The British Virgin Islands are one of the world’s premier sailing destinations, with hundreds of islands, islets and cays all in close proximity; perfect for island hoping and without the need to clear in and out of customs.

The BVI’s has few competitors in the world when it comes to activities; with peaceful waters, gentle trade winds and breathtaking scenery; high emerald green hillsides, miles of powdered coral sand beaches and unusual rock formations. The British Virgin Islands provide the perfect environment in which to enjoy oneself.

Buck Islands Climate

• Natural micro-climate (less rainfall than Tortola)
• Year-round tradewinds average 15 mph bringing in clean and pure ionized air direct from West Africa
• Temperatures vary little throughout the year
• Average daily maxima: ~ 32 °C (90 °F) in the summer and 29 °C (84 °F) in the winter
• Average daily minima: ~ 24 °C (75 °F) in the summer and 21 °C (70 °F) in the winter
• Wettest months: September to November
• Driest months: February to March


Accommodation Details

The Main House

The Main House has two king-sized suites: Cooper and Ginger Island Rooms. Each has a private bathroom with open-air showers, sitting areas and balconies that overlook the ocean. The top level of the house has a tower leading to the Theatre Room, whose wrap-around circular balcony captures 360-degree views of the island. The kitchen is equipped with everything a chef would need, including a large freezer, refrigerator, ice-maker, gas range, ovens, microwave and a large island. The bar area has a large refrigerator, wine fridge, sink, bar wear and state commercial espresso maker. The dining room seats 14.

Other areas include a large family room, 4 half-baths, a dinette area, a computer/library room, a gallery, a butler’s pantry, and laundry facilities. Beneath the main house is a workout/spa room with beautiful views.

The Master Villa

The Master Villa is a detached two story villa, adjacent to the main house. Major features include a bathroom with double sinks and an open-air shower, a King bedroom on 2nd floor, a balcony with a 180 degree view, a sitting area, and a large downstairs study and conference room.

The Two-Bedroom Suite

The Two-Bedroom Suite includes two wonderfully private garden-view villas, adjoined by an interior wall. These villas are each accessed by private entry from the courtyard and are elevated to allow for an appreciation of the surrounding topography and partial ocean views. Sharing a kitchen and dining room area, these lodgings are a great for families with children.

The Guest Cottages

The Two Guest Cottages both allow private entry from courtyard. Each of the cottages has a King size bed, a full bathroom with an open air shower, amazing views and a private balcony.

The Master Quarters

Located on the main island of Tortola, one-minute by boat from Buck Island, are the Bar Bay House and Annex Staff Quarters, which can accommodate up to six people. These accommodations are generally used to house staff (pilot/crew, security, personal assistants, etc.)

Bar Bay House

The Bar Bay House is a privately-gated home site with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Its main level includes a family room with a large screen TV, a kitchen and a sunroom with a large dining area. Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and views of Bar Bay. These two rooms are adjoined by a large balcony and sitting area. The third bedroom is on the main level.

The Annex Staff Quarters

The Annex Staff Quarters feature four bedrooms, two baths, laundry and storage, two kitchens, a dining room, and two living rooms, one with an open balcony.

The Beach Area

The Beach House features a Kitchen, 2 Toilets, 4 Showers, a Barbeque, and a Lounging and Dining Area.

The Boat House is stocked with kayaks, lazer sail boats, dinghies, land & water recreational equipment, snorkel gear, life jackets/vests, and other water sports equipment.

The Pool Area

The Infinity pool is very large and overlooks the Sir Francis Drake Channel. The Pool Side Gazebo features a Kitchen, Barbeque, and Dining Area under a Covered Patio. There are teak lounge chairs and outdoor furniture around the pool.

There are several areas throughout the property that have covered and uncovered sitting areas.

Contact Us for more information on Buck Island, viewing arrangements including travel & accommodation and the purchase procedure in the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Only 15 of the islands are inhabited. Most of the islands are volcanic in origin and have a hilly, rugged terrain. As a result of colonialism the British Virgin Islands remain under the control of the British Government, but are administered by a hands-on Governor appointed by the Queen of England. Steeped in the history of the British Navy, the islands are ringed by shipwrecks; the most famous of these - The RMS Rhone - is now a national marine park, and a favorite scuba diving point.
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