The Best View in the British Virgin IslandsBy Private Islands Magazine • Nov 6th, 2009 • Category: Islands for Sale
There are few places in the world that can only be described as pure luxury – welcome to Buck Island, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful private island estates. As part of the gorgeous British Virgin Islands, this 43-acre isle encircled by sparkling beaches rests in the calm waters of the Sir Frances Drake Channel, which has long been a renowned area for lovers of boating and fishing.
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. And breathtaking scenery like its high, emerald green hillsides, unusual rock formations like at Virgin Gorda, and miles of powder sand beaches all provide the perfect environment to enjoy them in.
With its own marina, Buck Island is a perfect example of the BVI’s elegant, yet sporty charms - completed in 2006, the estate’s spectacular modern villa perches atop the island’s southern cliff, affording 360 degree views of the surrounding seas and neighbouring islands. And giving an almost surreal panorama of the Channel, a gorgeous infinity pool has been constructed at one of the island’s highest vantage points.
Conveniently accessible from the country’s main airport on Beef Island, the sale of Buck Island also includes a 1.37-acre piece of land on the mainland of Tortola, which hosts a simple two-bedroom house and gatehouse. Perfect for days when you may want to return to the mainland for a taste of civilization – such as an afternoon exploring the caves and underwater treasures you’ll discover at nearby Virgin Gorda, followed by a late night out enjoying the fine dining in Road Town, the country’s vibrant capital.
Listed by Edward Childs of BVI brokerage firm Smiths Gore Ltd., Buck Island is available for purchase for US $50M. And while owning this incomparable estate may not be within reach for everyone, the island can also be experienced as a rental – exclusive use of the island is available on a weekly basis, and includes use of the villa, clubhouse, marina, and a full set of pampering staff, and will easily accommodates 16 or more guests for a vacation of a lifetime.
British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
US$ 50 Million
Smiths Gore Limited
P.O. Box 135
Road Town Tortola
British Virgin Islands
Telephone: (284) 494 2446
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