Island is located in the British Virgin
islands in the Caribbean. The famous British
entrepreneur and founder of Virgin bought
the 72 acre island from Lord Cobham. In
1979 Branson offered the owner of Necker
Island just £200,000, even though
there was a £3,000,000 price tag
on the property. The offer was quickly
rejected, but the owner ran into financial
difficulty and Branson bought the island
Necker Island was uninhabited when Richard
Branson bought the property and he has
since spent millions of dollars on creating
an exclusive retreat for his family, Virgin
employees, and the general public (the
general rich public).
The whole island is available to rent
with a maximum capacity of 26-28 guests
allowed on Necker Island at any one time.
There are also special "Celebration
Weeks" where individual rooms can
be hired by singles or couples. Facilities
on the island include pools, a gymnasium,
tennis courts, function rooms, bars, speed
boats, and a library.
In 2008 the rates for renting Necker Island
were $47,000 per night, which works out
to be $1,679 per person, per night if
you bring all your friends! There's also
a 5 night minimum.
What's included when you rent the exclusive
Necker Island owned by Sir Richard Branson?
The below list is taken from the Necker
Island website in 2008.
All meals and drinks (both alcoholic
Return launch transfer from Virgin
Gorda or Beef Island airports
A team of approximately 50 fabulous
Two freshwater pools and two Jacuzzis
Two floodlit tennis courts
Windsurfing and kite surfing equipment
Fully equipped gymnasium
Sailing and speed boats
Kayaks, Water-skiing equipment,
Snorkelling equipment, Inflatable
Fishing equipment (not deep sea)
Local calypso band for one party
Extensive video, book and music
libraries, and board games
Full sized snooker table
Laundry facility (dry cleaning
Business facilities, wireless internet
Phones available throughout the
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