First images of Necker Island, following its reopening in October 2018.
Guests have been welcomed back to a newly restored Great House, complete with 2 brand new rooms and an additional Balinese style house; Leha Lo which can sleep, 2 adults. The spacious and al fresco Great Houseis Balinese in style and boasts amazing panoramic views of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and neighboring islands. Each of the 11 guest rooms in the Great House has a balcony and all come with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms. There also a bunk room sleeping up to six children. Whilston the upper level you’ll find the stunning Master Suite, complete with private outdoor Jacuzzi and sundeck.
If you don’t fancy relaxing next to one of the amazing pools there is an endless list of activities the island offers to keep you busy throughout your stay. With steady trade winds, warm turquoise waters, beautiful trails, and two tennis courts Necker Island is a perfect playground for any number of sports. Each morning at breakfast, and again at lunchtime, one of the water sports team members and a tennis pro will arrange the activities for the day to cater for your requests. Here are some ideas…
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 yoga class.
Tennis: Owner has always been a big tennis fan so it’s no surprise they 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. They 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!
Yoga: Classes can be arranged at various locations on the island. It’s a great way to appreciate the island’s spectacular sunsets.
Fitness coach: Keep your fitness levels sky high with their very own fitness coach on island.
Spa Treatments: As if being on Necker wasn’t relaxing enough, the island also boasts beautiful spa treatment rooms, combining fabulous treatments with an incredible setting. They use Aromatherapy Associates skincare range which is exclusive to Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.
DAYTIME EXCURS IONS
If you would like to explore more of the British Virgin Islands you can join them on one of their excursions which can be arranged as a full or half day. These are inclusive in your rate.
The Baths: These famous granite boulders and series of caves on Virgin Gorda were formed from volcanic action many years ago and are an amazing place to spend the morning or afternoon exploring.
Anegada:Anegada, located 12 miles northwest of Necker, has the third biggest barrier reef in the world and is an amazing place to visit if you have time during your stay.
Anegada has 17 miles of beaches no higher than 8 feet above sea level and is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places you’ll ever experience.
BVI Cruise: A BVI cruise can be a leisurely and relaxing affair or a fun party as they take you around the islands and fun bars of the BVI.
You will leave Necker at about 10:30am and stop for a quick snorkel along the way, followed by lunch somewhere special.
After lunch you can visit the Soggy Dollar Bar which is a great place to lounge in the crystal clear water while sipping on one of their famous painkiller cocktails. End the day with a stop off at the famous ‘Willy T’ boat bar and then head back to Necker before dark!
On the water
Kite Surfing: If you fancy giving it a go then they can teach you in a controlled, safe environment on Necker Island. The first stage is simply mastering to fly a kite and then you move into the water for some serious fun. They can also offer advanced tuition for anyone already riding.
Waterskiing and wakeboarding: The best ski area is on the other side of Prickly Pear Island, less than a 5 minute boat ride from Necker. They have beginner and advanced water-skis, wakeboards and offer high quality instruction for all these activities.
Sailing: They 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, they 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 their 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 people of all abilities can have a go at this easy but fun watersport.
8 Man Paddleboard: If you fancy having fun with friends all on one paddleboard then their inflatable 6 – 8 Man Sup boards are for you. They have 2 of these on island so if you are competitive a race can be arranged!
Kayaking: A number of kayaks and paddles are situated on main beach, available for guest use.
Sub Wing: Sub-winging 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 fiber wing.
Snorkelling: You will find snorkels, masks and fins located on both Turtle beach and Main Beach. Both beaches offer excellent snorkeling depending upon weather conditions, check with a member of staff which is most suitable. For people wanting to venture further afield they will prepare our boats with fins, towels and a cooler 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 they can arrange a number of excursions, and even offer in-house training if you’re not.
Necker Island can be booked exclusively throughout the year for up to 30 guests with rates starting from $77,500 per night. Celebration weeks are a great way to experience all the Island has to offer by booking an individual room with rates starting from $4,525 per room per night based on a minimum of 3 nights.
Celebration week dates:
- 16th December – 21st December 2018
- 6th January – 16th January 2019
- 17th August – 24th August 2019
- 24th August – 31st August 2019
- 21st September – 28th September 2019
- 19th October – 26th October 2019
- 26th October – 2nd November 2019
During selected weeks you can just book an individual room on Necker Island
When you book an individual room you share the island with up to 10 other couples, meeting at mealtimes and when taking advantage of some of the fantastic water sports facilities and activities on offer. But don’t worry if you’re the shy type, the island is 74 acres so there’s plenty of space for some quiet sunbathing or a relaxing swim in one of the pools.
Nearly everything! Well… almost! Whether you’ve hired the entire island or an individual room, the following is included:
Your 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 of staff. Two freshwater infinity pools and a huge hot tub on the beach. Two floodlit tennis courts. Water sports equipment so you can go windsurfing, kite-surfing, water-skiing, sailing, snorkelling and even SCUBA diving plus much more. Disco DJ included on one night. Wireless internet throughout the island. BVI accommodation tax.
For bookings, please call 0800 716 919 (UK toll-free) or +44 208 600 0430 or email [email protected]