Buck Island

Sitting just off the south-east of Tortola along the Sir Francis Drake Channel, 43-acre Buck Island is the most luxurious, exclusive freehold private island estate in all of the Caribbean. Its breath-taking terrain consists in vertical cliffs and soft white sand beaches perfect for exploring and admiring. With lavish accommodations both spacious and meticulously designed, the residence – host to royalty and dignitaries – houses upw ...

Sitting just off the south-east of Tortola along the Sir Francis Drake Channel, 43-acre Buck Island is the most luxurious, exclusive freehold private island estate in all of the Caribbean. Its breath-taking terrain consists in vertical cliffs and soft white sand beaches perfect for exploring and admiring. With lavish accommodations both spacious and meticulously designed, the residence – host to royalty and dignitaries – houses upwards of 20 occupants, providing a variety of unique spaces for people to converge.

Accommodations

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 Suite 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 accompany the infinity edge pool that overlooks the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

The Beach Area

The Beach and Boat Houses are centered on the island’s private, white sand beach. The Beach house includes a barbeque area and kitchen building with an external dining space. The Boat House is stocked with a variety of recreational equipment.

Getting There

1000 feet from Tortola, Buck Island allows the most direct boat transportation from Tortola of any island in the BVI. Beef Island Airport (EIS), Tortola 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.

Accommodation Details

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. >

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.

Location

The island comprises approximately 43 acres of land, rising to a maximum height of 140 feet above sea-level at the southern-most point. 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.

Recreation

Indeed, the BVI has few competitors when it comes to water activities of any kind - gentle trade winds and peaceful waters have made it one of the world's premier sailing destinations, and unlike in many parts of the Caribbean, sailors can island-hop without worries of constantly having to clear Customs. Breathtaking scenery including high, emerald-green hillsides, unusual rock formations such as Virgin Gorda, and miles of powder sand beaches all provide the perfect environment in which to enjoy oneself.

Getting There

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 for hundreds of years.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.

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