Sir Richard Branson is going to reopen his exclusive and beautiful vacation property on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands in a few weeks. It had been seriously damaged by Hurricane Irma last fall. “Delighted that Necker Island will soon be open again as we continue the recovery,” Branson wrote.
Branson bought the 74-acre island in the ‘70s for $180,000 and spent millions making it one of the most sought-after luxury resorts in the world. Over the years, the guest list has included royals, Kate Moss, Kate Winslet, the late Nelson Mandela, and former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
Back in March, Branson announced that the resort would reopen in October, at that time saying that “work is well underway to rebuild the island, and guests can look forward to white sandy beaches, luxurious accommodation, watersports, tennis and world-class food in one of the most beautiful regions of the world.”
Branson wrote on Virgin.com that the first guests would be participants in the Extreme Tech Challenge. The 7thAnnual Necker Cup will be held in November, and Kenny Chesney will perform at the End of the World Party on Nov. 28.
The property has 11 bedrooms in the Great House, including the master suite, and a bunkroom that sleeps up to six children. If you have a larger party, an additional 16 guests can be housed on Moskito Island, only a five-minute boat ride away.
The rates start at $62,500 a night for up to 24 guests from Nov. 3 to Dec. 20. Children in the bunk room are an additional $625 a night per child. See Branson’s video of the island, below.