Buck Island, British Virgin Islands

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Aerial view of Buck Island
Buck Island

Buck Island is a privately owned island of the British Virgin Islands. It is a place of 43 acres, with swimming-pools for those who can afford to resort here: Buck island has been reckoned the world's second most expensive private island..[1]

The origin of the name 'Buck Island' is not clear. The same name belongs to two small islands in the neighbouring U S Virgin Islands.

Abandoned bridge and airport

A former owner had begun to build a bridge between Buck Island and the mainland of Tortola, but construction ceased when it was discovered that under British Virgin Islands law that would create a right in favour of the general public to cross the bridge and use the island's beaches. Accordingly, he stopped and the beach was never completed.

The island also has an obsolete airstrip on it, which is now in ruins.

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