OVERVIEW: Located just two miles away from Necker Island, Moskito Island features The Branson Estate as well as a stunning beach-front recreational area providing guests with the perfect balance between that ‘home away from home’ feeling combined with the full range of services you’d expect from a luxury island retreat.
ACCOMMODATION: The Branson Estate is a complex of three distinct villas including Headland House, Beach Villa and Mangrove Villa and has the only private beach on the island. Guests can rent the Branson Estate exclusively for up to 22 guests across the three villas.
Headland House: Perched on an outcrop at the northeast tip of Moskito Island is Headland House, the heart of the Branson Estate. This impressive villa can accommodate up to 6 guests in three bedrooms. The living space on the ground floor leads up to the Great Room on the upper floor.
The most striking feature of the ground floor at Headland House is the wrap around infinity pool that meanders from just left of the main entrance around to the Master Suite. You can quite literally step out of bed in this room and straight into the pool! The shared living space on this floor includes a sitting area with TV, kitchen, and circular bar just off the pool.
Beach Villa: This cluster of houses was inspired by Richard’s daughter Holly and has an enviable sheltered position with views out to sea and up to Headland House. The elevated rooms are set back from the water and connected by a raised wooden walkway that also leads across to neighbouring Mangrove Villa.
Beach Villa accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 rooms. The main house features a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size fridge, separate temperature-controlled wine fridge and an additional mini-bar to keep all your favourite drinks and snacks cool. Lunch or dinner can be served at the dining table which comfortably seats eight and can be set up for al fresco meals on the deck just in front of the infinity pool. Back inside the house there is also a spacious lounge area for relaxing in the shade or for watching TV if there’s a game you just can’t miss! The house is fully air conditioned and is wired for sound so you can stream music from the iPad in the main house or connect your device and stream your own music. You can also use the control panel to control the lights and set the mood and activate the hot tub that sits within the outdoor heated infinity pool.
Mangrove Villa: This villa was inspired by Richard’s son Sam, and all guest rooms face east towards Necker Island and to the island of Virgin Gorda. Nestled in amongst the mangrove trees, all rooms are elevated and connected both to Headland House and to the neighbouring Beach Villa by wooden walkways. The rich wood interiors make for a cosy feel with Balinese style objects and carvings throughout.
On the ground floor of the main villa is a large lounge, fully equipped kitchen, two breakfast bars and dining table, all looking out onto a deck which leads directly onto the infinity edge pool and hot tub. With a full-size fridge, separate temperature-controlled wine fridge and additional drinks fridge in the kitchen, you only have to worry about keeping yourself cool. Luckily if the sea breezes aren’t enough, the villa is fully air-conditioned and there’s always the pool of course.
The house is fully air conditioned with WiFi available throughout, and you can stream your own music wherever your are - via the iPad in the main house, or connect your device to the Bluetooth speakers in the bedrooms.
LOCATION & ACCESS: Moskito Island is situated in the British Virgin Islands. The closest international airport is on Tortola (Beef Island – airport code EIS) which is a 35-minute flight from San Juan and a 1 hour 20 minute flight from Antigua. It is possible to fly to the British Virgin Islands via many parts of the Caribbean, with the most popular routes being via San Juan, Antigua and St. Thomas. Private jets can land at Beef Island and at the airport in St. Thomas (STT).
By private launch Moskito Island is approximately 30 minutes from Tortola and 10 minutes from Virgin Gorda where there is another smaller airport, however, flights to this airport are limited and the runway is not paved.
CHILDREN: Children are more than welcome on Moskito Island and we can make special arrangements for your kids including tailored meals and activities. There are plenty of inflatables at the pools and the island is a fun environment for children to play. Some of our rooms can be arranged with twin beds, and our very young guests can be accommodated with their parents in the nurseries located just off the Master Suites in both Mangrove and Beach villas on the upper level. Babysitting is available on request for an extra charge so please give us as much notice as possible.
Low Season: 1st June - 30th September 2021
High Season: 6th January - 31st May 2021, 1st October - 20th November 2021 & 29th November - 21st December 2021
Thanksgiving: 21st - 28th November 2021
Festive: 22nd December 2021 - 6th January 2022
RATES & INCLUSIONS:
Rates are from $25,000 and are quoted per night for exclusive use of the Branson Estate on Moskito Island, which includes 11 bedrooms; made up of 3 in Headland House, 4 in Beach Villa and 4 in Mangrove Villa. Smaller groups can book a minimum of four rooms (and up to eight rooms)
• Your luxury accommodation
• All meals and drinks (including all alcoholic beverages) served in a variety of locations
• Chef services in your villa
• A range of fruit and healthy snacks in your villa’s fridge provided for all guests and these are replenished daily
• Return launch transfers from the airports at Beef Island (EIS)
• Access to all facilities both at the Branson Estate but also in the shared recreation areas
• Three freshwater infinity pools –one at each villa, as well as a shared infinity pool at the recreation area
• Hot tub at all three villas as well as a shared hot tub at the Beach Pavilion recreational area
• Table tennis at Beach Villa
• Two floodlit tennis courts and gym
• A range of watersports using the latest equipment including kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing and snorkeling
• Wireless internet
• Laundry services (dry cleaning not available)
• Local taxes