Welcome to Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoilt area of the Caribbean. At 74 acres, Necker sits in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches. The island can be hired exclusively for groups of up to 40 people, or if you’re not looking to hire it exclusively you can still enjoy the Necker experience by taking a room as a couple, individual or family for a 7-night stay during selected weeks throughout the year – we call these ‘Celebration Weeks’.
Where is Necker Island?
Necker Island is situated in the British Virgin Islands and is accessible via San Juan (Puerto Rico), Antigua, Barbados or St. Thomas followed by a connecting flight to Beef Island, Tortola. From Beef Island, Necker Island staff will collect guests for a 30 minute boat ride to the island. Necker can also be reached by helicopter from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. Thomas, San Juan and many other neighbouring islands.
How many rooms are there?
Necker Island can accommodate up to 40 guests sharing 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 and Bali Kukila and two rooms in Temple House. There is also a bunkroom in the Great House that sleeps up to six children.
How can you book Necker Island?
If you’d like the whole place to yourselves then hiring Necker Island exclusively is the way to go, accommodating up to 40 guests. It’s also the best way to get the dates you’re looking for. For small groups looking for 8 - 15 rooms, Necker Island can be booked and shared on a non-exclusive basis with other guests from June - December: rates from US $5,150 per room per night. Alternatively guests can visit during ‘Celebration Weeks’ where individual rooms can be booked and guests share the island ‘house party’ style. These weeks are held throughout the year, so please speak to our team for more information.
Things to do... and also included!
• Dip into one of our two freshwater infinity edge pools
• Have a drink at the swim-up bar in the Beach Pool
• Challenge a friend to a game on the snooker table
• Work out in the gym
• Suit up and get wet! We have kayaks, water skiing,wakeboarding, snorkelling, kite surfing, and more –aswell as full time Watersports instructors
• Have a hit of tennis – there are two courts
• Hang out in a hammock on the beach
• Stroll around the island on a nature walk, keeping a look-out for flamingos and lemurs as well as a host of otherbirds and tortoises
• Extras: Guests can relax with a Samudra Spa treatment (additional charges apply)
What other activities are there?
Necker can arrange pretty much anything that is available in the British Virgin Islands using its friendly local partners. We can arrange half or full day deep sea fishing trips and excursions to other islands in the BVI. If guests fancy a bit of shopping or sightseeing, we’ll arrange for a helicopter to take you outside the BVI to places such as San Juan.
Are children welcome?
Sir Richard Branson designed Necker Island to be his family’s holiday home, and his own children have spent their school holidays here since they were infants, so it’s no surprise that children are very welcome! We have plenty of things for kids to do and babysitters can also be arranged with all babysitting services incurring an additional charge.
Kids can stay in the super-equipped Bunk Room at the Great House which is full of toys, books and video games. We have cots, baby baths and other baby essentials available on request. Babysitting is provided at an additional cost. There are all of our usual activities however we can also arrange activities such as treasure hunts or beach Olympics.
On Necker there are plenty of things for children to do, most of which will keep them active all day long! From amazing treasure hunts to meeting the lemurs near the beach pool, there are surprises around every corner. Your kids could also spend the day splashing around with inflatable toys in the beach pool before enjoying a pirate party on the sand.
Children’s meals can be provided any time. Choose from a selection of tasty, well balanced, healthy and fun meals keeping both the parents and kids happy!
Can I get married on Necker Island?
It is hard to think of a better place to get married, and what a romantic setting to tie the knot! We can help you arrange everything for your special day and have some terrific wedding packages. If you’re looking to celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary, Celebration Weeks are perfect for couples wanting to spend time on Necker without having to hire the entire island.
This spacious Balinese-style house sits atop the highest point of the island and boasts amazing panoramic views of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and some of the neighbouring islands. You won’t fail to notice the very large gong in this space, rung to let you know when dinner is ready! Walk into the airy Great Room and you’ll find endless cosy corners so that you can take advantage of the views and relaxing sea breezes. Help yourself to a drink from the fully stocked bar and take a tour around the veranda. The astro-turfed southern terrace is perfect for relaxing on a bean bag or taking part in some fun group games. A set of stairs in the Great House leads up to the mezzanine which takes you outside to a wraparound deck for more views and dining space. If you’re planning a romantic private dinner this is the perfect setting to watch the sun set or if you're part of a larger group it can also accommodate up to 40 guests! Just a few more stairs and you’re at the Crow’s Nest, with a hot tub on the roof and a deck for sipping a cocktail or a glass of champagne while you’re on top of the world!
BEDROOMS IN THE GREATHOUSE
All bedrooms in the Great House have beautiful ocean views, and the Master Suite boasts a large balcony so guests can make the most of the stunning vistas, it's also an ideal spot for guests to enjoy outdoor private dining too. The king size bed in most cases can be split into twin beds, except for the four-poster bed in bedroom 5. Bedrooms 2, 3, 5, 7 & 9 feature an additional outdoor shower on their balcony. Bedroom 9 is our most accessible room, with step free access to the Great Room. Almost all of our rooms can be interconnected to create the perfect space for families.
Perfect for kids staying in the Great House, the bunk room sleeps six children in three bunk beds. There is a separate en-suite shower room with a bath tub as well as a TV and games console and lots of fun touches to amuse our younger guests.
The spacious Master Suite is located on the top floor of the Great House with amazing views which can be enjoyed from one of three terraces. The hot tub and outdoor bathtub are located on the largest terrace and there is also a flat screen TV at the foot of the bed. It is equipped with a king size bed, a kitchenette and a spacious en-suite bathroom, an indoor and outdoor shower, and 180-degree ocean views. The Master Suite also has an indoor and outdoor music system, and a separate restroom.
Blending into the tropical landscape are nine authentic Balinese style houses, providing guests with stunning ocean views and privacy. Bali Beach, Bali Hi and Bali Cliff are clustered together, overlooking the ocean and beach, each with its own plunge pool and a shared swimming pool. Right in the centre of the island is Elders Temple with an infinity swimming pool, kitchen and spacious lounge, and two standalone rooms Temple Master Suite, and Temple Sunrise. Nearby are three standalone houses Bali Lo, Bali Buah and Bali Kukila which share a large swimming pool.
Nestled high above the rocks and a short walk down from the Great House, Leha Lo is a private standalone room with stunning 180-degree sea views, and features a wraparound terrace with daybed and outdoor shower.
A two-tiered Balinese house with a ground floor lounge and a bedroom on the first floor this room has spectacular views out to the ocean. Bali Lo shares a large swimming pool with Bali Buah and Bali Kukila.
The Indonesian name for fruit, Bali Buah is built adjacent to Bali Lo. This spacious room has an en-suite bathroom below and a large balcony with seating and a hammock offering fantastic views of the trees, pool and the ocean. This room can be twinned.
The Indonesian word for bird, this spacious room has a king-size bed, uninterrupted views out to the sea and a spectacular private terrace. Bali Kukila shares a pool with Bali Lo and Bali Buah.
Situated in the middle of the island with panoramic views, this house is near a shared pool. There is also a free-standing marble bath – ideal for soaking as you gaze out to sea!
Located in between Temple Master and Elders Temple, Temple Sunrise is a private and spectacular room with an en-suite bathroom at the back and a large terrace with sea views.
A three-tiered Bali house, with a ground floor lounge area and the bedroom is located on the middle level with spectacular views along Turtle Beach. Bali Hi has it's own plunge pool.
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 it's own plunge pool, and an open air bathroom to maximise the views and sounds of the ocean.
A beautiful room all on one level with private entrance, terrace and plunge pool. And, it’s only two steps away from the shared swimming pool.
NECKER ISLAND RATES AND CELEBRATION WEEKS 2021
Perhaps you like the idea of meeting new and interesting people? Or maybe you’re scoping the place out for an exclusive booking in the future (it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!)… For any of these reasons and many more there are selected weeks throughout the year when you can just book an individual room on Necker Island as a couple, individual or family for stays of 7 nights – we call these ‘Celebration Weeks’.
When you book an individual room you share the island, meeting at mealtimes and taking advantage of some of the fantastic water sports facilities and activities on offer. But don’t worry if you’re the shy type, the island is 74 acres so there’s plenty of space for some quiet sunbathing or a relaxing swim in one of the pools.
INDIVIDUAL ROOM RATES, per room, per night, based on two adults sharing
Great House rooms, Leha Lo, Bali Lo, Bali Buah, Bali Kukila and Temple Sunrise: USD 5,150 per night
Bali Hi, Bali Cliff, Bali Beach and Temple Master: USD 6,700 per night
Great House Master Suite: USD 8,000 per night
Great House Bunkroom (accommodates up to six children): USD 3,500 per night (based on two children sharing)
Bali Hi complex - (based on six adults sharing Bali Hi, Bali Cliff and Bali Beach): USD 20,100 per night
Bali Lo complex - (based on six adults sharing Bali Lo, Bali Buah and Bali Kukila): USD 15,450 per night
Temple complex - (based on four adults and two children sharing Temple Master and Temple Sunrise, including private use of Elders Temple): USD 17,000 per night
7-night stays required unless stated otherwise. Set arrival dates may apply to conform with the BVI Government COVID-19 quarantine restrictions and guidelines. Interconnecting family rooms are available.
CELEBRATION WEEKS 2021
4th - 11th June FULLY BOOKED
15th - 24th July FEW ROOMS AVAILABLE
14th - 21st; 21st - 28th August FEW ROOMS AVAILABLE
SEPTEMBER (ADULTS ONLY)
18th - 25th September; 25th September - 2nd October FEW ROOMS AVAILABLE
16th - 23rd: 23rd - 30th October FEW ROOMS AVAILABLE
21st - 28th November FULLY BOOKED
· 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
PRIVATE ISLAND RENTAL - EXCLUSIVE USE OF NECKER ISLAND
TAKE THE WHOLE ISLAND
If you’d like the whole place to yourselves then hiring Necker Island exclusively is the way to go, and it’s also the best way to get the dates you’re looking for. The island comfortably sleeps 40 guests in 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.
For even bigger parties we can arrange for accommodation on nearby Moskito Island for up to 16 additional guests.
Up to 40 Guests From USD 105,000 per night.
There is also a bunkroom in the Great House that sleeps up to six children, additional rates from US $3,500 per night (based on two sharing). Additional guests can be accommodated on island, with rates starting from US $800 per night for children aged 6-11 years, and US $1,750 per night for guests aged 12 years and older. Rates are priced in US dollars. A 2.5% service charge will be added to your bill.
Please contact our reservations team for availability and rates. Minimum stays may apply throughout the year, and supplements may apply over Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Easter.