Welcome to our very first Necker Blog!
No doubt you’ve already heard of Necker Island, whether it’s from reading Richard’s book, seeing the island on TV (MTV Cribs maybe?!), or reading stories in the media. If this has fuelled your fire to find out what life is like on an exclusive luxury island, then you’ve come to the right place!
So here’s where the Necker story began…
Back in the early 1980s, a twenty-something Richard Branson wanted to impress a lovely lady called Joan. He heard a rumour that an island was for sale and that the Real Estate Company would offer hotel accommodation, flights and a helicopter for anyone showing an interest in looking to buy the island. So in his quest to impress Joan (who is now his wife of over 20 years!), he took her to see Necker, and they both fell in love with the island. But the asking price was far too high for Richard. However, some months later, the price had reduced and he was approached, so Richard became the proud owner of his own island and new home. …In the end he did get the girl and the island!
If you’ve never been to Necker Island before, it’s one of the most stunning private paradises on earth. Surrounded by turquoise waters, coral reefs and fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches, Necker is the perfect place to escape the stresses and strains of city life. The island can be hired privately for 28 guests, or experienced ‘house-party’ style during specially selected Celebration Weeks. You’ll have 60 staff at your beck and call and be staying in Balinese-inspired accommodation; we’ll include all your meals and drinks and you’ll have endless beaches outside your door to laze the days away on…
Stay tuned for our next blog update – we’ll be introducing you to the lovely team on Necker. And if we’ve convinced you to escape to this island paradise, make sure you check out our tempting offers online.