Fun, revitalization, and relaxation are all things one expects when spending their hard-earned money on a vacation! However, people often find out the hard way that not all vacations are equal. Doing the right research could be the difference between the getaway of your dreams and an expensive mistake. Caribbean's Best removes the hassle of that research and finds special deals to provide everyone with the vacation of their dreams. One of those special deals is the privately owned Necker Island.
While many private islands remain off limits to everyday travelers, Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean paradise is open for anybody to enjoy. This tropical heaven is everything one needs for an unforgettable getaway providing countless activities, adventures, themed party nights, beaches, and excursions! Necker Island's Great House also has a kid's room full of books, video games, toys, and movies. With all the endless options this is a vacation perfect for couples, families, and singles looking to enjoy the finer things in life! There is also pricing available to book the island only for yourself or your group.
What Is Necker Island?
Necker Island is a luxurious and pleasure filled Caribbean getaway in the British Virgin Islands. Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson purchased the island in 1978 to impress his love interest, and future wife, Joan Templeman.
The Island, originally valued at $6 million, was sold to Branson for $180,000 with a condition from the government he would develop a resort on the island within four years. Branson complied, and built a $10 million, 10-bedroom, open walled resort, with full 360 island views. With room for 30 guests at a time, not only is it luxurious, it's also secluded. Being protected as a nature preserve, this 74-acre island is pristine. You can meet new people, see new things, or disappear to a secluded spot for some much-needed personal time. This island escape is yours to customize.
Ten Best Necker Island Tourist Attractions
On the Water Activities
The Caribbean Sea is famous for its perfect temperatures and jaw dropping blue waters. The waters are full of coral reefs and diverse sea life, which have been enticing visitors for generations. The island has no shortage of activities for guests looking to become one with the water!
Necker Island has its own fleet of sailboats and offers sailing lessons from beginner to advanced skill levels. Learn the basics and get real-life sailing experience in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. If doing the grunt work isn’t your thing, you can just take a relaxing sail with one of the island's highly skilled captains.
The waters around the Island are full of shipwrecks, coral reefs, and diverse sea life. Nearby, Anegada Island has the third largest barrier reef in the world, and you can arrange day trips to explore the underwater sites. If you've never done an underwater dive before, equipment and training are available for non-certified guests interested in scuba. Snorkeling isn't as popular because the seas surrounding the island are rougher than other areas of the Caribbean.
Paddle boarding, wake-boarding, and kite surfing are among the options for guests looking to hit the water with some extreme sports. Water sports are a great way to exercise while having fun. Equipment and training are available for beginners and intermediates alike.
Necker Island also has gorgeous landscapes, beaches and hiking trails offering breath-taking views of the water, wildlife, and Caribbean scenery. There is no better way to experience all the beauty an island has to offer than to walk its trails and swim its beaches.
Necker Island offers many scenic hiking trails for all skill levels. Guided tours are available too, but for those looking to get out there on their own, just ask and the knowledgeable staff will point you in the right direction, so you’re sure to have the exact experience you’re looking for!
Enjoy the invigorating effects of a sunrise yoga class. Marvel in the beauty and peace of stretching out the stress of your day beach front during a Caribbean sunset. Necker Island offers a wide variety of locations, times, and expert yoga instructors, so you will have a personalized, revitalizing experience.
After a long yoga class, an intense hike, or even just after breakfast, enjoy a soothing spa experience complete with aromatherapy, massage, and exclusive skin care treatments. The spa also features full Bali Samudra treatment rooms, and a variety of other treatments that will be sure to lift you to Cloud Nine.
The British Virgin Islands are known for their vibrant nightlife scene, and Necker Island is no exception! Necker Island boasts of a wide variety of theme nights for those who love to let off steam with some food, drink, gambling, and dancing until all hours of the morning.
Try your luck at one of the many blackjack and roulette tables during casino night. Guests can mingle and enjoy drinks at the fully stocked bar, the player with the most chips at the end of the night wins a special prize!
For those who enjoy the spice of life, Necker Island has a beautiful Moroccan night complete with a bonfire and an endless supply of mouth-watering dishes. Enjoy some traditional Moroccan food, drinks, desserts, and end the evening gazing at the stars at the beach bonfire.
Take a time machine back the late 1970s for Necker Island’s disco night! The DJ plays hit after hit all night that will keep you on the dance floor, and the fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing. Don’t worry if you don't have clothes for the occasion; disco-themed clothing, wigs, and jewelry are on-hand for guests who threw out their gold chains, bell bottoms, and cut their afros. So, there is no excuse not to get out on the dance floor and catch some disco fever.
Anegada Island is just a short 12-mile speedboat ride northwest of Necker Island, and it's home to the third largest great barrier reef in the world. Guests to Necker can enjoy a day trip to Anegada and once there, they recommend getting food and a drink at Cow Wreck Beach. A fun beach bar known for its excellent food. For guests who want to experience the wildlife on Anegada there are various eco-tours, hikes, and bike trails to explore.
Besides an excursion to Anegada Island, guests can spend a day in the natural volcanic baths. Hidden in caves formed over the years from volcanic activity these baths offer a relaxing, unique spa experience for those who wish to soak. For guests looking to hike, the baths also offer beautiful views and nature, for the best of both worlds.
There are so many great options for fun and relaxation during a stay at Necker Island it's hard to limit it to ten activities. So, if by any chance you weren't already sold on Necker Island perhaps taking part in some beach sports or a wild ride through the jungle is more your speed.
Beach Olympics/Treasure Hunts
Who doesn't love some competitive beach activities? For guests looking to unwind during the day some with competitive, friendly fun the staff hosts beach Olympics, involving diving for champagne bottles in the pool. You can also test your skills as pirate digging for buried treasure with a family friendly treasure hunt.
Rush through beautiful tropical scenery or "zip" from the Great House to the beach in mere seconds. Ziplining is a fast, thrilling way to get around Necker Island. Before you take the zipline to the beach, be sure to tell the staff to have champagne and some food waiting for you when you land. It's hard to believe when they beat you there.
Subwinging may be more your speed if scuba diving seems too tame. This fast paced water sport involves being towed behind a boat holding a fiber "wing" you can use to dive deep into the crystal clear water. The breathtaking sea life and coral reefs make this a must try experience.
No one wants a vacation ruined, their money wasted, or their families and friends unhappy because of bad planning. The stress of trying to avoid crummy hotels, bad food, and overcrowding can cause many headaches. Ease your mind and book your Caribbean getaway with Caribbean's Best. We know how to find the hidden gems that leave you with peace of mind knowing you booked a vacation you and your loved ones will remember forever.
Necker Island is one of those gems! Spacious, adventurous, action packed, and private, this tropical paradise has something to offer guests with all different backgrounds, hobbies, and desires. Water adventures, world-class hiking, and epic nightlife make Necker Island a must visit for any traveler who yearn to experience the Caribbean at its best. On Necker Island you will feel as if you have a private island of your own. Book your trip today!