Islands for Sale in U.S. Virgin Islands

Latest listing added: March, 2023

Private Islands for sale in U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands are a tropical paradise with several private islands ready to call your own. 

Surrounded by turquoise waters and lush vegetation, the Caribbean territory offers a warm, stable climate ideal for outdoor living and archipelago adventures. Plus, with easy access to mainland amenities and services, owning a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands delivers a superlative balance of privacy and convenience.

Real estate ownership falls within two categories: freehold and leasehold. Freehold titles grant full ownership of the island and its assets, while leasehold islands offer the rights to a property for an agreed period. 

While the U.S. Virgin Islands impose no restrictions on foreign investment into its real estate, financial technicalities appear within the purchasing process. Firstly, it’s pertinent to understand that investors take and hold titles with the same guarantees as one would in the United States. Nevertheless, foreigners and non-US citizens who do not hold residency within the United States are deemed subject to withholding taxes related to the property’s sale price – 10% for individuals and 11% for corporations. There is scope, however, to reduce taxation through communication with the territory’s Bureau of Internal Revenue. 

Ultimately, whether you’re looking for a permanent escape, holiday home, or development property, the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a range of options to suit your needs.

So why wait? Discover the beauty and adventure of private island living in the US Virgin Islands today.

5 Private Islands for Sale in U.S. Virgin Islands

The Jameses ($110,000,000)

  • Location: St Thomas
  • Size: ~230 acres, ~93 hectares
  • Description: 400m from shore, 9km SE of Charlotte Amalie, 15km SE of Cyril E. King Airport
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: FT Property Listings
  • MapSee on Google Earth

Two exclusive private islands, Great Saint James and Little Saint James, are now available in the heart of the U.S. Virgin Islands. These picturesque islands offer around 230 acres of pristine Caribbean landscape with endless possibilities for subdivision, boating, island hopping, and outdoor activities.

With six breathtaking beaches and over 5.8 miles of coastline, these islands are a true paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The islands are easily accessible, just minutes from Saint Thomas Cyril E. King Private Airport and Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Great Saint James, the larger of the two islands, boasts a stunning location just five minutes from St. Thomas, offering breathtaking views of the turquoise waters from Christmas Cove. Little Saint James is marked by palm-lined beaches, cliffs, and scenic panoramas. The property also features a comprehensive infrastructure system to ensure exceptional maintenance of its existing developments – a primary compound, four guest houses, a tiki hut, two swimming pools, a gym facility, a gas station, a private dock, and a helipad.

A highly exclusive real estate pairing with remarkable potential.

Great Saint James (SOLD)

  • Location: St Thomas
  • Size: ~161 acres, ~65 hectares
  • Description: 400m from shore, 15km SE of Cyril E. King Airport
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Bespoke Real Estate
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Great Saint James is the larger of the two Jameses islands and a true paradise on Earth. It boasts some of the most breathtaking natural beauty you will ever encounter, combined with luxurious amenities.

Great Saint James features a private dock, helipad, and a luxurious main residence with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, designed for utmost comfort and style. Its location is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with access to a variety of water sports and activities, including fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The stunning beaches with crystal clear water are made for swimming, snorkeling, and any other activities.

Thanks to great infrastructure and numerous amenitites, Great Saint James is an ideal opportunity for potential buyers. It’s also ready for further development.

Little Saint James (SOLD)

  • Location: St Thomas
  • Size: 72 acres, 29 hectares
  • Description: 2km from shore, 16km SE of Cyril E. King Airport
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listed on: Sea Glass Properties
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Little Saint James, located in the stunning US Virgin Islands, delivers the ultimate luxury private island experience. 

The 72-acre paradise is just a short two kilometres from shore and 10 kilometres southeast of Charlotte Amalie, making it easily accessible yet secluded for ultimate privacy. With its own helipad and private dock, as well as a gas station and high-capacity water filtration system, this island is fully equipped to meet all of your lifestyle needs.

Some of the property’s flagship amenities include four guest villas, two pools, a gym, a tiki hut, and more. The island also boasts three private beaches, each offering incredible views and a serene escape from the world. And with its comprehensive, discreetly located infrastructure support system, you can rest assured that Little Saint James will always be in top condition.

But that’s not all. This island is a true oasis in the heart of the Caribbean, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty alongside a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities. Take advantage of Freeport shopping and five-star dining on St. Thomas, or explore the pristine beaches throughout St. John’s National Park. For those who crave adventure, take a day trip to nearby St, Croix to discover exceptional historic ruins, or journey to the neighbouring British Virgins to experience wreck diving or The Baths on Virgin Gorda.

Of interest for real estate developers: Little Saint James also offers significant subdivision possibilities, granting scope for additional development or quick resale.

An expansive private oasis, an ambitious eco-tourism development, or a competitive resale opportunity – Little Saint James awaits.

Thatch Cay ($25,000,000)

Thatch Cay, an exemplar 230-acre island in the US Virgin Islands, offers a rare opportunity for discerning buyers. Located just 800 metres from the shore and five kilometres from the capital city of Charlotte Amalie, Thatch Cay combines the value of convenience with the natural beauty of the Caribbean.

With lush vegetation and turquoise waters, the island offers endless adventure and exploration, from snorkelling and kayaking to wildlife watching and horticulture – activities that inspire visions of a luxury resort or private eco-village. Such building projects would not only capitalise on the proximity to Charlotte Amalie’s shopping, dining, and entertainment options, but also on the transit infrastructure established with the United States mainland.

With its raw beauty, prime location, and endless opportunities for development, Thatch Cay is sure to tick all the boxes on your wish list.

Lovango Cay Parcel (Price Upon Request)

Lovango Cay is a rare gem among the US Virgin Islands and a unique opportunity for savvy buyers. Alongside its offering of pristine white sand beaches and verdant tropical vegetation, the island has been selected as the site for an exclusive residential community – the first of its kind in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Conceived by Little Gems Resorts of Martha’s Vineyard fame, the resort has been designed to deliver a private island experience in partnership with streamlined property management.

The island is set for a limited release of fourteen villas (ranging from three to five bedrooms), each with private pools and unique floor plans.

The community also boasts a private ferry service and a luxury beach club.

Located just two kilometres from the shore and three kilometres from the lively city of Cruz Bay, Lovango Cay delivers the perfect blend of seclusion and convenience. Proximity to the Cyril E. King Airport also means you can be soaking up the sun on your own private island parcel in no time.

Comprehensive luxury without compromise; the exclusive Lovango Cay community is tailormade for tropical escapism.

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