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Perhaps you like the idea of meeting new and interesting people? Or maybe you’re scoping the place out for an exclusive booking in the future (it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!)… For any of these reasons and many more there are selected weeks throughout the year when you can just book an individual room on Necker Island as a couple, individual or family for stays of 7 nights – we call these ‘Celebration Weeks’.
When you book an individual room you share the island, meeting at mealtimes and taking advantage of some of the fantastic water sports facilities and activities on offer. But don’t worry if you’re the shy type, the island is 74 acres so there’s plenty of space for some quiet sunbathing or a relaxing swim in one of the pools.
We usually hold a number of Celebration Weeks during the year, so keep an eye on this page for the latest updates.
The rates shown are in US Dollars and are per couple. Please note that a 2.5% service charge is added to our accommodation rates.
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Kids can stay in the super-equipped Bunk Room at the Great House which is full of toys, books and video games. We have cots, baby baths and other baby essentials available on request. Babysitting is provided at an additional cost. There are all of our usual activities however we can also arrange activities such as treasure hunts or beach Olympics.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I arrive and depart?
We ask for guests to arrive no earlier than 16h00, and to depart no later than 12h00.
What should I wear and pack?
Situated in the tropics, the weather in the British Virgin Islands is hot and fairly humid throughout the year so we recommend that you dress accordingly and unless something special has been organized for your stay or you prefer to dress for dinner, there is no need to bring too many smart clothes. Beachwear is just fine anywhere on the island!
Many evenings will have special themes so we recommend asking our team what these might be before you finish packing. Please ensure you label your bags before you leave home with your name and ‘Necker Island’.
What’s in my room?
In your room you will find UK plug adaptors (the island is fitted with US plug sockets), a direct dial telephone, a selection of toiletries including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, a hairdryer, sunhats, bathrobes, kimonos, sarongs, a mosquito net and a ceiling fan. If you’re staying in a Bali House you will also find a minibar stocked with drinks and snacks. Located at various convenient locations around the island you will also find a selection of sunscreens in various factors, after sun lotion, insect repellent and pool towels. All rooms are air-conditioned.
How does it work during Celebration Weeks?
During Celebration Weeks there's no particular schedule, and you can do as little or as much as you like. Every morning our team will find out what everyone is interested in doing and will arrange activities accordingly. Some people may choose to go sailing while others brush up on their tennis skills with our resident professional. Or you could find a private spot on a beach or by a pool and spend the day doing absolutely nothing! Meals are generally taken together in a variety of locations around the island, however if you wish to dine privately on one evening our staff can make all the necessary arrangements.
What about medical facilities?
Necker Island staff members are fully trained in first aid and basic medical equipment is available on the island. The nearest doctor and hospital is 60 minutes away. Emergency evacuation is possible by helicopter, subject to weather conditions, and medical charges may apply. We recommend you purchase travel insurance which includes appropriate medical coverage.
How about cash? Which currency is used?
As you know, rates on Necker Island include just about everything, but to settle any extras we accept cash and most major credit cards. The local currency on the island and in the area is US dollars.
Gratuities? What about tipping?
A 2.5% service charge is added to your rate and divided amongst all the team; additional tips are entirely at your discretion. Please speak to our General Managers if you have any queries.
What is the BVI Environmental Levy?
From 1st September 2017, an environmental and tourism levy of US$10 per person will come into effect for all passengers visiting the BVI. The levy will be collected on arrival at the port of entry for those visitors arriving by sea or air. The monies collected will be used to facilitate environmental protection and improvement, climate change, and the maintenance and development of tourist sites and other tourism related activities. For further information about the levy and for details about those visitors who are exempt from paying, please visit bvitourism.com/news/environmental-levy-takes-effect-september-1.
What is the Departure Tax
A $20 departure tax per person is payable at the airport when you leave the BVI. This must be paid before you clear security and after you’ve checked in for your flight. If you are flying out on a private aircraft your charter company should automatically take care of this for you.