Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Private Island Paradise
What it is
Sir Richard Branson’s own 74-acre private island, now yours to explore—from the organic spa to the all inclusive, chef-designed dinners in the sand.
What it isn't
Basic. Everything here feels bespoke, and it is: tailored to Sir Branson and, now, to you.
What we think
The problem with owning your own private island? Upkeep can be a killer. Instead, do as many a wealth advisor would suggest and book a stay at Necker Island. You’ll get all of the pampering and feel like you own the place…without actually owning the place. This paradisiacal island is among the sparkliest jewels in Sir Richard Branson’s real estate holdings, and all-inclusive stays here are nothing less than divine. We love that guest rooms are more like Balinese villas, many complete with their own plunge pools. Our favorite: the Bali Hi, which sleeps up to 10 and has an infinity pool, indoor/outdoor showers, a daybed-lined terrace overlooking the sea, and a gratis minibar you can raid whenever the mood strikes.
You're here because
Former guests on Necker Island have included such boldfaced names as the Obamas, Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, and so many more…and you feel like birds of a feather.
Within the thatched roof Samudra Spa, the only thing more relaxing than the vanilla scrub currently being massaged into your surf-weary body are the sounds: of the water lapping at the shore, and the songbirds singing out the open doors—like a sound machine sprung to life.
Restaurants & Bars
Tailored dining experiences - Our chefs create mouthwatering menus, using fresh and local ingredients wherever possible, whilst adding a touch of the Caribbean to your plate
Within the archipelago of the British Virgin Islands, north of Virgin Gorda. Many guests fly to Beef Island (EIS) then hop aboard a 30 minute speedboat ride to Necker, where they’ll be greeted with a flute of “Necker Water” (a.k.a. champagne).