The Palms, Privateers Estate, Great Camanoe

Escape from the world at The Palms, Privateer's Estate, Great Camanoe

Great Camanoe

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If you are dreaming of retiring to lead a quieter life and leaving the madness of today’s world behind, we have the perfect island home for you.The Palms is a delightfully uncomplicated cottage with two bedrooms, brimming with charm and a deep appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. Imagine waking up to the gentle sway of palm trees, gazing out at a picturesque sandy bay, and feeling completely secluded from the outside world by a vibrant reef teeming with rays, turtles, lobsters, and an array of exotic tropical fish. The crystalline clarity of the Caribbean ocean only adds to the enchantment. And all naturally cooled by the ever present tradewind breezes. The cottage sits amongst a field of palm trees growing amongst the granite boulders. Also nestled amongst the boulders is a very content and relaxed Octopus! (The Beatles song ‘Octopus’s Garden’ was allegedly inspired by a boating trip Ringo Starr took in 1968 with his family, during which he learned the fact that octopuses are fond of collecting stones and shiny objects underwater, which they build “gardens” with. Ringo, who thought that an octopus’s garden was one of the happiest things he’d heard, was inspired to write the song.)


Privateer’s Estate occupies approx. 30 acres of the island of Great Camanoe in the British Virgin Islands. The Lots are typically over 2 acres and there are only around 25 like minded homeowners who relish the peace and tranquility. Homeowners who are either year round residents or ‘snowbirds’  who have escaped to enjoy the pleasures of a simpler life, as it was many years ago and can be again now on this  private island Estate.

Complete privacy yes, but the homeowners also benefit from the island being easily accessible. It’s only a few minutes boat ride from Beef Island Airport, Tortola. From. June 2023, for the first time ever you can now fly direct from Miami to Tortola. A short boat ride to the Community dock at Privateers Estate and you are home.

Also within a few minutes boat ride, there’s a number of beachfront restaurants and a grocery store. Most homeowners keep a runaround boat on the dock, and an ‘island jeep’ or mule on Great Camanoe to get around the island. Power is via undersea cable from the mains electricity system so there’s no need to give up on any conveniences, unless you choose to be!  Solar is definitely an option these days so you could be entirely off grid if you chose to do so. Great Camanoe is also centrally positioned amongst the 60 islands that make up the BVI, so ideally located for island hopping to Marina Cay, Scrub Island, Guana Island, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada etc, etc. And if you would like to keep a larger boat close by, Scrub Island Marina close by are open to long term slip leases. There are also mooring balls available close by.

To get one step closer to your dream of tuning out and switching off, for a few weeks a year or permanently,  call Chris Smith, Managing Broker of +1 (284) 340 3000 to arrange a tour or email for more information.

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