Necker Island, the private island owned by Richard Branson, is located in the British Virgin Islands (north from Virgin Gorda and Prickly Bear). The island itself measures up to 74 acres and is surrounded by crystal blue water.
It costs up to $40,000 per night, but includes many luxurious features and can be a host of many A-list celebrities.
A brief history of Necker Island…
Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin company, purchased the island after making a chance bid of $150,000 (even though the estate was worth over $6 million), which was initially rejected but was later accepted when the previous owner needed short-term capital.
The local government requested that it should be renovated and become a resort, for a 5-year deadline. Otherwise, ownership would revert to the state. This renovation made Mr. Branson committed and determined to fulfill his dream of building a tropical paradise resort.
All these incidents happened back in 1978, and it is now the most popular hotspot for celebrities, politicians, the wealthy and rich business owners.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons why this island would make a holiday you would not forget.
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#5 Private Sandy Beaches.
The island offers many beautiful spots for a sandy beach, where guests can enjoy the crystal blue ocean and tropical weather. For those that don’t want to enter the sea, can instead use a swimming pool situated right next to the beach.
• Silent and secluded spots.
• Hot weather.
• Loads of palm trees to create a natural tropical scene.
You may even get to sunbathe next to the likes of Mariah Carey too.
#4 Every room comes with a private balcony, En-suite bathroom, and King Size bed.
There are many places to stay on the island, including a bunkroom capable of accommodating up to six children.
In total, the buildings consist of:
• The Great House (has one master suite and eight bedrooms)
• Six Balinese-style houses, which sleep two guests each.
• Love Temple.
• Temple House.
Where ever guests stay, the accommodation will be surrounded by natural beauty, offering seclusion and relaxation.
#3 The Famous Island Parties
If you think too much seclusion would be boring, then you couldn’t be more wrong – Necker Island hosts many popular parties that will give you the chance of having lots of fun!
Enjoy a relaxing evening of delicious food, which can be family or buffet style – then afterward you can enjoy star gazing and a beach bonfire.
Go crazy with tunes that play well past bedtime, which features colored disco lights and funky fun. You and your guests will also have the chance to dress up in fancy dress, along with Necker’s collection of glasses, accessories, and funky hats.
The Beach Party’s take place on Main Beach; they feature disco lights, large speakers, a bar, and even a cushion area for looking at the stars. You can hire a band or have fancy dress theme.
The Great House hosts The Casino Night, and guests are required to dress in white, red or black. Players get chips on winning, and the one with the most will earn a prize.
Games include Roulette and Blackjack.
#2 The wide range of water sports available
These include both above and underwater, which offers a spectacular breath-taking experience to guests.
Water sports include:
A fleet of boats are available at Main Beach, which facilitates for both advanced and beginner sailing – or guests can even only opt for a cruise and not worry about being in the captain’s seat.
Some boats will also journey around a whole selection of islands so that guests can explore the area further.
The back of Prickly Pear Island is the most popular spot for these activities, which is less than 5 minutes away by boat – suitable for both experts and beginners.
Other water activities include:
Or if you prefer to be under the water, then you also have:
A unique chance to explore the depths, where you will find wrecks, reefs and all sorts of ocean life – guests can also arrange a night dive.
If you are PADI certified you can embark straight away on this adventure, otherwise for extra charges you can hire a qualified instructor to take you down.
#1 Necker Island’s variety of spa treatments
Just when guests thought they could not relax anymore, then the selection of spa treatments will take winding down to a whole new level.
• Bamboo Treatment.
• Balinese Massage.
• Muscle Release Massage
• 2-person private Jacuzzi
To round it off…
The Island is a unique location, which offers the highest standard for when it comes to luxury – if you have a bit of wealth to splash, then this will provide a secluded and different experience.