For the past 10 years, the 26-acre private island resort on Eustatia Island in the British Virgin Islands has been exclusively rented to wealthy individuals by request. Now, this spectacular, low-impact island property situated near the North Sound of Virgin Gorda is available for rental to a broader clientele. It is one of only a few private island for rent in the Caribbean, and only one of three in the British Virgin Islands.
The rental provides exclusive use of the entire estate which encompasses all but four leased acres on the western tip of the island and is inclusive of gourmet meals and watersports equipment. The estate is designed to luxuriously accommodate up to ten guests, six in the hilltop three-bedroom Villa Far Niente with pool and hot tub, and four in the two-bedroom beachfront Casa de Playa. Villa Far Niente offers spectacular 360 degree views, sunsets and sunrises, while Casa de Playa is located right on the beach a few feet away from the shoreline. A third beach cottage can be rented for an additional fee, adding room for another six guests.
The reef-enclosed 30-acre island includes three soft white sand beaches and Eustatia has one of the largest coconut palm plantations in the BVI. The volcanic island can be explored along the hiking trails and the shores are also home to rays, starfish, sea turtles, and a variety of reef fish.
Eustatia Island also has its own private fleet of luxury yachts and boats available for charter with captain and crew. Alegria, a San Juan 38, is a luxury motor cruiser ideal for comfortable motor cruising through the beautiful British Virgin Islands. For a relaxing day at sea under sail Manaaki, a Friendship 40, with its eye catching classic lines and comfortable cockpit is a sailor’s delight. Sportfishing enthusiasts will appreciate the 31-foot Pursuit 3070, Plan B, ideal for getting to the hot fishing spots on the South Drop, North Drop, or Sea Mount.
Sea kayaks, paddleboards and Hobie Cats are available for guests to explore the neighboring protected bay, islands and beaches. Guests also have a choice of the 14-foot Caribe or staff-operated 22-foot Zodiac to enjoy water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and wake surfing. Windsurfers and kiteboarders can launch straight from the beach that typically boasts perfect cross-shore wind conditions. The island is powered by solar energy and the water supply is collected rain water which has been filtered and purified.
And privacy is exactly what Eustatia offers. Unlike other islands which are operated as large resorts, Eustatia provides a very small, but attentive professional staff. Introductory rental rates for both villas start from $52,000 per week in the Summer peaking at $87,360 per week in the Christmas/New Year period. Rates for single villas range from $25,000 (two bedroom) in the Summer to $55,216 (three bedroom) during the Christmas and New Year period. Rates do not include 7% government taxes and 15% service charge.
For more information and rate details, visit Eustatia Island.