Staying on Necker Island
Home of Sir Richard Branson
Located in the British Virgin Islands
Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson’s home and favorite hideaway. He first purchased the island in 1978 and it opened as a luxury retreat available for private hire in 1984. Necker Island is now part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard’s portfolio of unique retreats. There is a dedicated team of fabulous staff on the island plus more than 200 flamingos who are all part of the Necker family!
Whether your passion is suiting up and getting wet in the crystal clear water or relaxing with a book on a deserted beach, you’ll be well catered for.
- Island Activities
Something for everyone
Necker is designed to be your own private hideaway
With steady trade winds, warm turquoise waters, beautiful trails and two tennis courts Necker Island is a perfect playground for any number of sports. Each morning at breakfast and again at lunch time one of the members of our team of water sports instructors and a tennis pro, will arrange the activities for the day to cater for your requests. Here are some ideas…
Necker is 74 acres in size with a 3 mile perimeter. There are a number of trails on the north end of the island which will take you around the coast or over the ridge of Necker. Staff can take you on a guided tour full of the interesting facts of Necker, or simply point you in the right direction to brave it alone! Sneakers are recommended as there are a number of cacti around the trails.
We have a fleet of Hobie Cats located down on the main beach and offer beginner to advanced sailing instruction. Alternatively, if you want to lie back and simply enjoy the exhilaration of being on the water, we can take you for a cruise around the islands. Also popular is a sailing regatta around the islands with a number of our boats, helmed by either guests or staff.
We have a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced windsurfing kit, and offer instruction for all standards. Our Watersports instructors will prepare equipment so it’s ready for use when required.
Kite surfing is a new high adrenaline extreme sport. If you fancy giving it a go then we can teach you in a controlled, safe environment on Necker Island. The first stage is simply mastering to fly a kite and then we move into the water for some serious fun. We can also offer advanced tuition for anyone already riding.
The best ski area is on the back side of Prickly Pear Island, less than a 5 minute boat ride from Necker. We have beginner and advanced water-skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and offer high quality instruction for all these activities.
We have two floodlit Astroturf tennis courts located down by the beach pool. Both courts have beginner and advanced rackets along with ball baskets in the huts by the courts. We have a resident tennis pro who can organize individual or group lessons, tournaments or if you fancy a challenge someone to hit with.
During the winter months the BVIs get many great days for surfing and Josiah’s Bay, on Tortola, is a friendly beach where there are excellent waves for competent surfers and beginners. These trips can be a full or half day and are always extremely good fun as well as a great way to see some of the BVIs.
You will find snorkels and masks in your wardrobes and there are fins located on both Turtle beach and Main Beach. Both beaches offer excellent snorkeling depending upon weather conditions, so please check with a member of staff which is most suitable. For people wanting to venture further afield we will prepare our boats with fins, towels and a cooler to explore other underwater locations.
A number of kayaks and paddles are situated on main beach, available for guest use.
Otherwise known as ‘stand up paddle boarding’, this sport has taken the world by storm from the big waves of Hawaii to inland waterways of England. Necker has a range of paddleboards (10ft – 14ft long), and people of all shapes and sizes can have a go at this easy but fun watersport. It’s also a great workout for the core and great for balance!
The waters of the BVI have a superb range of dives. Wreck, reef and night dives can all be arranged to suit you level of adventure. Training is also offered in house though PADI. Diving is a non-inclusive activity.
Classes can be arranged at various locations on the island, a perfect activity to enjoy the islands sun sets by. This activity is non-inclusive.
- The Necker Belle
Necker Belle Luxury Catameran
Sir Richard Branson’s newest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection, Necker Belle, is a magnificent 32-meter catamaran sailing tailor-made itineraries year-round. With spacious common areas and beautifully appointed cabins with ensuites, Necker Belle is perfectly designed for fun and relaxation. So with the cool Caribbean Sea as your playground, this world-class super yacht with its experienced crew and fabulous Virgin service is a perfect choice for cruising the high seas.
While on board Necker Belle you’ll be in the safe hands of our crew, whether they’re helping you from the launch tender onto the catamaran or serving you a delicious gourmet meal on board.
The comfort of Necker Island
Stay in the pinnacle of luxury accommodations
Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private paradise, is situated in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoiled area of the Caribbean. At 74 acres, the island sits in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches. Necker Island is the perfect idyllic hideaway to escape the stresses and strains of daily life. Hire the island privately for up to 28 guests, or enjoy the Necker Island experience ‘house party’ style during Celebration Weeks, when individual rooms can be booked by singles or couples.
Amongst the tropical flora and fauna, the six beautiful Balinese Houses provide guests with stunning ocean views and privacy. Accommodation is also provided at Temple House in the middle of the island and when required aboard our luxury catamaran Necker Belle in one of four cabins.
Bali Hi (Reserved)
Room Details: A three-tiered Balinese house, the ground floor lounge area has a TV and DVD player, the bedroom is located on the middle level, and on the top floor is a cushioned relaxation area with spectacular views along Turtle Beach.
Bali Lo (Reserved)
Room Details: A three-tiered Balinese house, the ground floor lounge area has a TV and DVD player, the bedroom is located on the middle level, and on the top floor is a cushioned relaxation area with spectacular views out to the ocean.
Bali Buah (Available)
Room Details: The Indonesian name for fruit, Bali Buah is built adjacent to Bali Lo. This spacious double room has an en-suite bathroom below and a large balcony with chairs and a hammock affording fantastic views of the fruit trees and the ocean.
Bali Beach (Available)
Room Details: A beautiful double room all on one level with private entrance and terrace complete with a relaxing daybed. And, it’s only two steps away from the plunge pool.
Love Temple (Reserved)
Room Details: Located in the garden of the Temple House and accessible by a short grass foot path, the Love Temple is a private and spectacular room with a covered but open-air bathroom at the back and its own lawn terrace.
Bali Kukila (Available)
Room Details: The Indonesian word for bird, this spacious room has uninterrupted views out to the sea and a spectacular terrace.
Bali Cliff (Reserved)
Room Details: One of the most romantic settings you’re ever likely to experience. Bali Cliff perches on the edge of the island facing out to sea and has a double bedroom and open-air bathroom to maximize the views and sounds of the ocean.
Temple House Suite (Reserved)
Room Details: Feel on top of the world in this luxuriously spacious bedroom overlooking the island with its large terrace and seating area to the back. The spectacular bathroom hosts a free-standing marble bath – ideal for soaking as you gaze out to sea!