British Virgin Islands
Necker Island is my home and favourite hideaway. I invite you to explore this idyllic island paradise for yourself and to be inspired by its beauty. I hope someday to be able to share it with you.Sir Richard Branson
Getting to know Necker Island
Welcome! You’ve just arrived at Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island paradise. This is barefoot luxury in a setting that’s just about as exclusive as it gets. Necker Island is located in the Caribbean in the beautiful and unspoiled British Virgin Islands.
Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island
First shown on BBC2 on Tuesday 6th January 2015.
- Who came up with the idea for the programme?
We were approached by the Production company and after many conversations and of course with consent from Sir Richard Branson himself, we decided it would be a great opportunity to show the public inside one of the world’s most exclusive private islands. All staff and guests were contacted prior to filming taking place.
- When did filming take place?
All filming took place in September 2014 during one of our ‘Celebration Weeks’, when guests may book individual rooms on island. We do not allow film crews or cameras access to Necker Island when booked exclusively and in its entirety. Prior to filming taking place we spoke with all our staff and guests who would be on the island. All who were filmed gave their consent that they were happy to be part of this documentary.
- Why Now?
It was all a matter of timing. There has always been a lot of interest in Necker Island and this opportunity came at a time when we were able to facilitate a film crew on the island.
- How much editorial control did you have?
The crew had access to all areas on island. We didn’t have editorial control and the team was free to interview a range of staff and guests.
- Were your staff and guests happy to take part?
Prior to the filming taking place we spoke with all our staff and guests who would be on the island. All who were filmed gave their consent that they were happy to be part of this documentary.
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Book the Island
Necker Island can be booked exclusively year-round. That’s just you plus 29 friends and family on your own private Caribbean island. One word of warning: once you’ve seen the world in Necker colours, you might not want to leave!
Book a room
Come in and make yourself at home. Necker Island is normally hired exclusively, but on selected weeks during the year you can book an individual room as a couple, single or as a family. We call these weeks ‘Celebration Weeks’.