Known to be Sir Richard Branson’s favourite hideaway, the Necker Island was purchased in 1978 and was opened as a luxury retreat for private hire in 1984. The Island can accommodate groups of up to 30 people and is usually hired by an individual or a group. However, during Celebration Weeks held on selected weeks throughout the year, couples or singles can book individual rooms and share the Island with others.
Blending into the tropical landscape are six beautiful Bali Houses providing guests with stunning ocean views and privacy. Further accommodation is available in The Great House, a spacious al fresco style Balinese Villa which boasts amazing panoramic views of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and neighbouring islands. The Great House, which is known as the heart of the Island is located on Devil’s Hill. The interior is spacious, bright and airy. The laidback feel is enhanced with an outdoor terrace furnished with hammocks and sofas. It also has its own infinity pool and at the highest point there is a hot tub for two.The Rooftop terrace is ideal for dining for up to 30 guests, with dishes prepared by the Island’s chefs in the state-of-the-art kitchen.
The Great House, which is known as the heart of the Island is located on Devil’s Hill. The interior is spacious, bright and airy
The Great House has eight rooms each with its own balcony with views overlooking the ocean or across Necker Island. The king-size bed in most cases can be split into twin beds, except in one room.All rooms feature an en-suite bathroom with a shower and have windows looking through the bedroom out to the views. Five rooms have an additional outdoor shower on their balcony. Certain rooms can be interconnected or linked. The Master Suite is large and spacious and is located on the top floor with views that can be enjoyed from one of the three terraces. The hot tub and outdoor bathtub are located on the largest terrace and there is also a flat screen TV built into the bed. It is equipped with a king-size bed, spacious en-suite bathroom and kitchenette area.
The Bunkroom, which is new to the Great House, is ideal for children and can accommodate an additional eight children, or six children and a nanny. There is a separate en-suite shower room, a TV and game consoles and lots of fun touches to amuse the younger guests.
Blending into the tropical landscape are six beautiful Balinese Houses providing guests with stunning ocean views and privacy
Known as Bali Houses, the six private houses dotted around the Island are built in authentic Balinese style. Each house has a unique name. Bali Beach is a beautiful double room property all on one level with private entrance and terrace complete with a relaxing daybed. And, it’s only two steps away from the plunge pool. This room can be arranged with twin beds.Bali Hi is a three-tiered house, with a ground floor lounge area. A bedroom is located on the middle level, and on the top floor is a cushioned relaxation area with spectacular views along Turtle Beach. Bali Hi has two bathrooms both with outdoor showers.
Bali Cliff perches on the edge of the Island facing out to sea and has a double bedroom and open air bathroom to maximise the views and sounds of the ocean. It is located in the most romantic setting.Bali Kukila is the Indonesian word for bird. This house has a spacious room and uninterrupted views of the sea and a spectacular terrace. Bali Kukila has a king-size bed and a sofa bed that can accommodate one adult or child.
To enjoy your very own private hideaway, where there is no limit to the comfort and luxury you can enjoy, Necker Island is truly an exquisite paradise
Bali Lo is a three-tiered house, with a ground floor lounge, a bedroom located at the middle level and on the top floor a cushioned relaxation area with spectacular views out to the ocean. Bali Buah is the Indonesian term for fruit and this property is located adjacent to Bali Lo. This spacious double room has an en-suite bathroom below and a large balcony with chairs and a hammock affording fantastic views of the fruit trees and the ocean. The room can be arranged with twin beds. Bali Lo, Bali Buah and Bali Kukila share a private pool while Bali Hi, Bali Cliff and Bali Beach share a plunge pool.
Being an island, there are many places where guests can lie on the beach and enjoy the sun and the sea. There are two areas, which have been named Main Beach and Turtle Beach respectively. Main Beach is where most of the water activities are based and where the tennis and beach pavilions are located. Furthermore an aqua-trampoline is anchored to the sea floor.Turtle Beach is a more peaceful palm-fringed beach, with hammocks hanging between the trees. From the Great House, there is a zip wire down to Turtle Beach!
Necker Island does not place a limit on the amount of food or beverage consumed and guests are encouraged to treat Necker like their own
The Pool Pavilion has one of the most stunning pools around. This is located at Main Beach and can be accessed from both land and beach sides. 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 Jacuzzi right on the beach with space for more than 20 people. Within the pool complex is the thatched Crocodile Pavilion, complete with a large solid teak crocodile table where guests can be served fresh food from the Pavilion’s gourmet kitchen.
In line with the atmosphere and presentation of Necker Island, food and drink too are given special attention. Fine food is the highlight of any guests stay, while rates are inclusive of all food and all beverages, including champagne. Chefs prepare food that Necker Island has become famous for and it is up to guests whether they want to dine on lobster and caviar or a Sunday roast. Dining can be formal or informal, inside or outside, themed or traditional or a mixture of everything. The Island has a fine range of international wines, top quality spirits, international beers and excellent house champagne. Furthermore,if a guest wishes to have something special shipped in, they only need to give plenty of notice where generally there is no extra charge unless the item is particularly rare or extra shipping is involved. Necker Island does not place a limit on the amount of food or beverage consumed and guests are encouraged to treat Necker like their own.
To enjoy your very own private hideaway, where there is no limit to the comfort and luxury you can enjoy, Necker Island is truly an exquisite paradise.
To Hire Necker Island Exclusively
January 1 – December 31, 2014
From $62,000 per night for 30 adults
($2,070 per person per night)
September 6, 2014 for 7 nights
September 13, 2014 for 7 nights
September 20, 2014 for 7 nights
September 27, 2014 for 7 nights
October 4, 2014 for 7 nights
October 11, 2014 for 7 nights
October 18, 2014 for 7 nights
(Family Celebration Week)
October 25, 2014 for 7 nights
(Family Celebration Week)
Length of Stay (Rates for 7 nights)
Great House Rooms – US$ 27,475
Bali Houses – US$ 29,750
Great House Master Suite – US$ 45,000
- 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.
- Leha Leha is the Balinese way of describing peace, relaxation and daydreaming, and there is no better place to experience this than with a spa treatment on Necker Island Spa.
- With a large selection of state-of-the-art equipment, guests are provided with the opportunity to try kite-surfing, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, kayaking, power boat trips and plenty more. Snorkelling equipment is also available for those who want to go out and blow some bubbles with Necker’s underwater wildlife!
- From flamingos, soldier crabs and iguanas to the famous red-footed tortoise with more newcomers joining the party: 35 Madagascan lemurs in addition to those already resident on island. Flocks of Scarlet Ibis, White Cheeked Pintail and Roseate Spoonbills are also present on Necker Island. There are some feeding times which guests are welcome to attend.
- This private island paradise has a new world-first—a 3-person aero submarine called Necker Nymph. This underwater ‘aircraft’ has been designed to explore the depths of the sea.Two passengers sit either side of a trained pilot who will take the submarine down to as deep as 30 metres (about 100ft) below the surface. Once you’ve buckled up you’ll have front row views of some spectacular marine life. Necker Nymph can travel at speeds of up to six knots underwater, and dives typically last between one and two hours.