Necker Island holiday: Inside the world-famous luxury island
Richard Branson’s world-famous luxury Caribbean Island retreat has long topped the list of ‘dream vacations’. A regular playground for the rich and famous, the Island has hosted pop stars, politicians and even Princess Diana!
But you don’t need to be famous to explore Richard Branson’s home as Necker Island is open to anyone who can afford it. We’re taking a look inside the infamous island and what there’s to do if you book a stay.
From sandy white beaches to crystal clear water, there is an endless list of activities on Necker Island to keep you busy throughout your stay. Land-lovers can enjoy everything from yoga to tennis, or take to the waters and learn to kitesurf with our friendly team of instructors. And when the sun goes down… the party starts
How much does it cost to stay on Necker Island?
Exclusive use of Necker Island includes the use of 20 bedrooms made up of 11 in the Great House, inclusive of the Master Suite, as well as Leha Lo, Bali Hi, Bali Beach, Bali Cliff, Bali Lo, Bali Buah, Bali Kukila, Temple Master and Temple Sunrise.
Great House rooms, Leha Lo, Bali Lo, Bali Buah, Bali Kukila and Temple Sunrise £3,741.35
Bali Hi, Bali Cliff, Bali Beach and Temple Master £4,867.38
Great House Master Suite £5,811.88
Great House Bunkroom (accommodates up to six children) £ 2,542.70 (based on two children sharing)
Don’t forget to check the latest COVID-19 travel guidance before you book!
- Luxury accommodation
- All meals and drinks (including all alcoholic beverages) – served in a variety of locations
- Return launch transfer from Virgin Gorda or Beef Island airports
- A dedicated team to ensure a memorable stay!
- Two freshwater infinity pools and a huge hot tub on the beach
- Two floodlit tennis courts
- Water sports equipment so you can go kite-surfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, sailing, snorkelling and even SCUBA diving, plus much more!
- Island entertainment
- Free wireless internet throughout the island
- BVI accommodation tax
What’s there to do on Necker Island?
There’s plenty of activities to do during your stay on the island – including snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, Water-skiing and wakeboarding, Yoga, tennis, spa treatments, parties, daytime excursions and plenty more.
From the moment you step foot on the island, you’ll spot a stunning array of wildlife, from the flamingos and scarlet ibis flying overhead to the giant tortoises wandering around.
There are four dining options on Necker Island – The Great House, The Beach Pavillion, Turtle Beach and the Floating sushi bar.
The Great House
“Dinner at the Great House is a revelation with a variety of themes to make each night unique. Meet at the bar for cocktails and head up to the roof terrace where dinner will be served while you watch the sunset.”
The Beach Pavillion
“On the upper level of the Beach Pavilion is a huge dining table that can seat up to 40 guests at any one time with views overlooking the tennis courts to one side and the ocean to the other.”
“Turtle Beach is a great option for lunch or dinner – we usually organise a sailing race around the island which ends at Turtle Beach for a drink and either a picnic-style or BBQ style lunch. If you fancy an afternoon activity the nearby reef promises some great snorkelling opportunities.”
“We offer a very unique twist to the traditional sushi bar and serve the sushi in a floating kayak filled with ice and decorated with beautiful flowers! The chefs float the kayak down the Beach Pool and are there to tell you what decadent rolls and sashimi they have prepared.”
Facts about the Island
How much is Necker Island worth today?
The island, incidentally, which cost £180,000 to buy in the 1970s, is now worth an estimated $150 million.
Does Necker Island have an airport?
The closest international airport to Necker Island is on Tortola (Beef Island – airport code EIS) which is a 35-minute flight from San Juan in Puerto Rico and a 1 hour 20-minute flight from Antigua.
Did Richard Branson rebuild his island?
Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands is one of the world’s most stunning getaways. But it was destroyed during Hurricane Irma in 2017, taking two years to rebuild it. That was just in time for COVID-19 travel restrictions to hit
How do you get to Necker Island from London?
The cost-effective way to get from London to Necker Island is to fly, which costs £300 – £1,100 and takes 14h 54m. What is the fastest way to get from London to Necker Island? The quickest way to get from London to Necker Island is to fly which costs £300 – £1,100 and takes 14h 54m.
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