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.