NECKER ISLAND, BVI

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’.

Rooms: Eleven bedrooms in the Great House and nine individual Bali Houses dotted around the island. There is also a bunkroom
in the Great House that sleeps up to six children. The total number of guests that can easily be accommodated on Necker Island is 40, plus six children in the bunkroom.

Location: British Virgin Islands

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location

The closest international airport is on Tortola which is a 35-minute flight from San Juan and a 1 hour 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.


By private launch Necker Island is approximately 30 minutes from Tortola and 10 minutes from Virgin
Gorda where there is another smaller airport. It is also
possible to reach Necker Island by helicopter from Tortola, Virgin Gorda and St. Thomas, arrival
and departure launch transfers to the island are included in the rates.

 

accommodation

THE GREAT HOUSE

This spacious al fresco style Balinese villa boasts amazing panoramic views of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and neighbouring islands. Almost all of the guest rooms in the Great House have a balcony, and all come with king-size beds, most of which can be twinned, and en-suite bathrooms. On the upper level you’ll find the Master Suite, complete with private outdoor hot tub and outdoor bath. 

All rooms in the Great House are fully air-conditioned.

accommodation

THE BALI HOUSES


These six beautiful private houses are built in authentic Balinese style and each can accommodate a couple. Bali Lo, Bali Buah and Bali Kukila are built in the middle of the island and boast wonderful views with a large private pool. Bali Kukila takes its name from the Indonesian word for bird and Bali Buah is the Indonesian word for fruit. Bali Hi, Bali Cliff and Bali Beach are built on a cliff in order to maximise views, sea breezes and the sounds of the sea. They are nestled together and each one has a private plunge pool.

TEMPLE HOUSE

Situated right in the middle of the island with panoramic views, Temple Master Suite and Temple Sunrise are built in the same Balinese style you’ll find elsewhere on the island.

divine dining

Fine food is the highlight of any guest’s stay and our
rates are fully inclusive of all food and all drinks, including champagne. Dining can be formal or informal, inside or outside, themed or traditional or a mixture of everything!

Guests are encouraged to treat Necker like their own home; you are welcome to help yourselves to anything you want, any time. During your stay you’ll have the opportunity to dine all over the island. From relaxed lunches on Turtle Beach to romantic dinners on the Great House roof terrace, you’ll be wowed by the locations as well as the food.

Make sure you don’t miss out on Necker’s famous floating sushi bar
in the beach pool!

FAMILIES

Richard Branson designed Necker Island to be his family’s holiday home and his own children spent almost all of their school holidays there since they were infants, therefore it is no surprise that Necker Island is child-friendly.

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 feeding 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.
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.

Children’s meals can be provided at any time. Choose from a selection of tasty, well balanced, healthy and fun meals keeping both the parents and kids happy!

pool & beaches

The Pool Pavilion: Has one of the most stunning pools around! There is a swim-up bar off the freeform infinity pool complete with rocks in the pool where guests can sit and enjoy a drink plus a huge hot tub right on the beach with space for more than 30 people! Within the pool complex is our thatched Crocodile Pavilion, complete with a large solid teak crocodile table where guests can be served fresh food from the Pavilion’s gourmet kitchen.


The Beaches: There are plenty of places on Necker Island to lie on the beach and enjoy the sea. Main Beach is where most of our water activities are based whereas Turtle Beach is a more peaceful palm fringed beach, with hammocks hanging between the trees.

Elders Temple: Located in the centre of the island it’s the perfect chill out spot, complete with a wraparound pool and views over the flamingo pond and Lovers beach!

on land activities

Discover Necker’s 74 acres on an island walk, play tennis as a flock of flamingos flies by, or find your inner
zen during a Pilates class.

Tennis: Richard Branson has always been a big tennis fan so it’s no surprise we have two floodlit Astroturf tennis courts next to the Beach House. Both courts
have beginner and advanced racquets along with ball baskets in the huts by the courts. We have a resident tennis pro who can organise individual or group lessons, tournaments or someone to hit with if you fancy a challenge.


Island Walk: 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 main ridge. Staff can take you on a guided tour and share some interesting facts about Necker, or simply point you in the right direction to brave it alone!


Pilates and Yoga: Classes can be arranged at various
locations on the island. It’s a great way to appreciate the island’s spectacular sunsets. An extra charge may apply for this activity.


Spa Treatments: As if being on Necker wasn’t relaxing enough, the island also boasts the beautiful Bali
Samudra spa treatment rooms, combining fabulous treatments with an incredible setting. We use
Aromatherapy Associates skincare range which is exclusive to Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.
Treatments are charged additionally – for a full list please contact us

water activities

Kite Surfing: 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.

Water-skiing and wakeboarding: The best ski area is on the backside of Prickly Pear Island, less than a 5 minute boat ride from Necker. We have beginner and advanced water-skis, wakeboards and offer high-quality instruction for all these activities.

Sailing: We have a fleet of Hobie Cats located on 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 members of our team.

Paddleboarding: Otherwise known as ‘stand up paddleboarding’, 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 anyone can have a go at this easy but fun water sport.

8 Person Paddleboarding: If you fancy having fun with friends all on one paddleboard then our inflatable 6 – 8 person SUP boards are for you. We have a couple of these on island so if you are competitive a race can be arranged!

Sub Wing: Subwinging allows you to experience the ocean in a whole new way. Riders are towed behind a boat allowing them to turn and dive by holding onto the 4-foot carbon fibre wing

Snorkelling: You will find snorkels, masks and fins at the
Water sports pavilion or on Turtle Beach. Both Turtle and Main Beach offer excellent snorkelling 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 with refreshments to explore other underwater locations.

Scuba Diving: The waters of the British Virgin Islands have a superb range of dives. Wreck, reef and night dives can all be arranged to suit your level of adventure. If you
are already PADI qualified we can arrange a number of excursions. We can even offer in-house training if you’re not, although an extra charge will apply.

whats included

– Your 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
– Water sports equipment so you can go
kite-surfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding,
sailing, snorkelling and even SCUBA diving, plus
much more!
– Disco DJ included on one night during your stay
– Free Wifi throughout the island
• BVI accommodation tax

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Contact Us

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Email: hello@optimum-experience.com
Telephone: 020 3962 4212