Richard Branson's private island is all yours (for $60,000 a night)
Virgin has announced that work on Richard Branson's private residence on Necker Island is complete, with the house now ready to take its first bookings. So, if you fancied whisking yourself and 29 friends (plus six children) off to a tropical island in the North Atlantic (in the British Virgin Islands, obviously), you're in luck … if you can stretch to the asking price of US$60,000 per night, that is.
Virgin Limited Edition has released pictures of the house and grounds, which have been extensively reworked over a period of two years. Each of the eight guest rooms has its own balcony with view of nearby Caribbean islands. There are an additional six "Bali Houses" around the island.
The Master Suite is 1,500 sq. ft (so bring your sat nav) in size, and comes with an outdoor bathtub and a two-person Jacuzzi.
The house also boasts an outdoor terrace complete with hammocks and dining area, not to mention a pre-stocked cocktail bar. The icing on the cake has to be the zip line offering you a shortcut from the terrace down to the beach.
If you can't quite stump up the $60,000, individual rooms can be booked for three, four or seven nights during designated "Celebration Weeks."
There's no word on whether access to the Necker Nymph is included for submarinal excursions.
Source: Virgin (PDF)