Little Buck Island

Little Buck Island has sugar sand beaches covering nearly every inch of shoreline and a beautiful sand bar to boot. Enjoy the isolation and the fantastic view here.

Located on Little Buck Island, near Beef Island, this beach is on the North West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should consider going off the beaten path to Little Buck Island.

How to Access The Beach
While Little Buck Island is very near the shore of Tortola, you need a boat to get here.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Little Buck Island on the North West coast of Little Buck Island; the area is home to other attractions such as VI Maritime Museum, which is one and a quarter miles to the west of this spot.

Historical attractions like Josiah's Bay Plantation provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Little Buck Island, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Virgin Islands' past, without having to go too far from the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Buck Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
VI Maritime Museum Museum 1.3 mi. W Tortola
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 2.2 mi. NW Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 2.4 mi. W Tortola
Her Majesty's Prison Historical Site 3.8 mi. W Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 3.8 mi. W Tortola
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza Historical Site 3.8 mi. W Tortola
Sunny Caribbee Gallery Art Gallery 3.8 mi. W Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 3.9 mi. W Tortola
Folk Museum Museum 3.9 mi. W Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 3.9 mi. W Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 3.9 mi. W Tortola
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 4.1 mi. W Tortola

Cities and Towns

Little Buck Island is very close to Road Town, so walking the city is a definite option. The city of Road Town is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Road Town isn't far off, about four miles (six kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be much of a challenge to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests wanting to get a place that's near the water, the table below lists the closest accommodation options to Little Buck Island.

Accommodations near Little Buck Island
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Lambert Beach Resort 2.1 mi. NW Tortola Resort
Beef Island Guest House 2.1 mi. NE Beef Island Guest house
Pusser's Marina Cay Resort 3.2 mi. NE Marina Cay Hotel
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Scrub Island Resort and Spa 3.7 mi. NE Scrub Island Resort
Fort Burt Hotel 3.7 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 3.8 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 3.8 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 3.8 mi. W Tortola Hotel
Prospect Reef Resort 3.9 mi. WSW Tortola Resort


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Little Buck Island; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is CalaMaya. This restaurant features eclectic food. They are also famous for their salads and sandwiches. It is located a half mile away.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Little Buck Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic 0.6 mi. W Tortola
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International 0.6 mi. W Tortola
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar (284) 495-1646 International 0.9 mi. N Tortola
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean 1.8 mi. WSW Tortola
Flying Iguana (284) 495-5277 Caribbean, International 2.1 mi. NE Beef Island
The Turtle Restaurant (284) 495-2877 Caribbean 2.1 mi. NW Tortola
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- Beef Island
Loose Mongoose Restaurant (284) 495-2303 -- -- -- Beef Island
Pusser's Marina Cay (284) 495-4554 American 3.2 mi. NE Marina Cay
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant (284) 495-4556 Caribbean 3.4 mi. NW Tortola
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian -- -- Tortola
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International -- -- Tortola

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Little Buck Island doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Nanny Cay, found five and a half miles to the west-southwest. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Fat Hogs Bay. It's found a quarter mile to the west-northwest.

Another option worth considering is Trellis Bay, which is located two miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Virgin Islands; then again, Little Buck Island is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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