Lemurs at Necker Island.
Lemurs at Necker Island.

Necker Island, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Whether you're looking for a relaxing or an active family holiday, or a bit of both, Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands has your name all over it. One of the world's best-known tropical islands by virtue of being owned by Sir Richard Branson, it's also, perhaps surprisingly, a good option for a green family holiday – promoting sustainability within its community and environment, it has the ultimate aim of being completely reliant on its own energy. It also encourages guests to bring supplies for local schools and clinics as part of its Pack for a Purpose campaign.

Renowned as a private retreat, Necker can be booked exclusively, for up to 34 people. Or at certain times of the year ('Celebration Weeks'), it's possible to book individual rooms for up to seven nights, making use of all the island's facilities and activities, and socialising with other guests.

A wealth of activities to get involved in includes SUP paddleboarding, water-skiing, kayaking, snorkelling and diving (both courses and excursions around the island). Alternatively, laze around on one of the island beaches (one of which you can access by zipwire from the main house), take a dip in one of the infinity pools (one with a swim-up bar), play tennis or practise yoga.

Other memorable experiences include eating sushi from a floating bar, enjoying a night-time beach BBQ and bonfire, and attending one of the notorious party nights. This island is also a haven for wildlife including flamingos, iguanas and giant tortoises, and there is a population of imported lemurs (an endangered species). 

Kids are welcomed with open arms and even get their own bunk-room filled with toys and games. All bookings include accommodation, all meals and drinks, return airport transfers, full use of island facilities and watersports equipment, WiFi and local tax – hence, it's all-inclusive apart from flights.


Necker Island is 25 minutes by launch from Beef Island International Airport on Virgin Tortola, where island staff will greet and escort you. If you arrive by helicopter or by yacht, provisions will be made.

Necker Island

What to expect

Beach nearby
Hot tub


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Babysitting (by request; extra charge).

Pool and swim-up bar.

Pool and swim-up bar.

Beach BBQ and bonfire.

Beach BBQ and bonfire.


Great House (8 bedrooms and 1 master suite sleeping a total of 18). Includes a bunk-room that can sleep up to 6 kids (with toys, books and games). Cots and baby equipment provided on request.

Six Balinese-style houses, each sleeping 2, positioned around the island.

Additional places on the island, each sleeping 2, include Temple House and Love Temple.

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Bunk room for kids.

Bunk room for kids.


The Great House has a communal socialising area with hammocks and sofas, a bar and a 30-person hot tub.

The Beach House has a bar, a games table, an 8m sofa and a dining table for 40.

Picnics and BBQs at Turtle Beach.

Floating sushi bar.

Alfresco evening dining at Bali Hi Beach.

Watersports (qualified instructors; includes kite-surfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, SUP paddleboarding, kayaking and 8-person paddleboarding).

Snorkelling and scuba-diving (courses available).

Beaches and organised beach games.

Zipline (from Great House to Turtle Beach).

3 infinity pools (1 with swim-up bar).

2 floodlit tennis courts (lessons and tournaments available).

Island walks (set trails and guided walks).

Pilates and yoga (extra charge).

Spa treatments (extra charge).

Party nights (UV party, casino night, Moroccan night, disco and beach party).

Excursions including a cruise around the islands and snorkelling.

Suncream, repellents, UK adapters, toiletries, sunhats and sarongs are provided in your room/around the island. 

Lemurs at Necker Island.

Lemurs at Necker Island.

Watersports at Necker Island.

Watersports at Necker Island.