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Things to do on Necker Island

From sandy white beaches to crystal clear water, there is an endless list of activities on Necker Island to keep you busy throughout your stay. Land-lovers can enjoy everything from yoga to tennis, or take to the waters and learn to kitesurf with our friendly team of instructors. And when the sun goes down... the party starts.

On the water

Our highly qualified watersports team can call on the latest state-of-the-art equipment to give you the chance to try all the sports we have available. Here are a few ideas…

Kite Surfing
If you fancy giving it a go then we can teach you in a controlled, safe environment on Necker Island. The first stage is simply mastering to fly a kite and then we move into the water for some serious fun. We can also offer advanced tuition for anyone already riding.

Water-skiing and wakeboarding
The best ski area is on the back side of Prickly Pear Island, less than a 5-minute boat ride from Necker. We have beginner and advanced water-skis and wakeboards and offer high quality instruction for all these activities.

We have a fleet of Hobie Cats located on Main Beach and offer beginner to advanced sailing instruction. Alternatively, if you want to lie back and simply enjoy the exhilaration of being on the water, we can take you for a cruise around the islands. Also popular is a sailing regatta around the islands with a number of our boats, helmed by either guests or members of our team.

Otherwise known as ‘stand up paddleboarding’, this sport has taken the world by storm from the big waves of Hawaii to inland waterways of England. Necker has a range of paddleboards (10ft – 14ft long), and people of all shapes and sizes can have a go at this easy but fun watersport.

8 Man Paddleboarding
If you fancy having fun with friends all one Paddleboard then our inflatable 6-8 Man Sup boards are for you. We have 2 of these on island so if you are competitive a race can be arranged!

A number of kayaks and paddles are situated on main beach, available for guest use.

Sub Wing
Subwinging allows you to experience the ocean in a whole new way. Riders are towed behind a boat allowing them to turn and dive by holding onto the 4 foot carbon fibre wing.


You will find snorkels, masks and fins on both Turtle Beach and Main Beach. Both beaches offer excellent snorkelling depending upon weather conditions, so please check with a member of staff which is most suitable. For people wanting to venture further afield we will prepare our boats with fins, towels and a cooler with refreshments to explore other underwater locations.

Scuba Diving
The waters of the BVI have a superb range of dives. Wreck, reef and night dives can all be arranged to suit your level of adventure. If you are already PADI qualified we can arrange a number of excursions. If you’re not qualified, instruction can be arranged on island. Additional charges would apply.

On land

If you don’t quite have your sea legs yet, or if you prefer to look at the ocean rather than taking the plunge, there is plenty to keep you busy on the island itself.

Island walk
Necker is 74 acres in size with a 3 mile perimeter. There are a number of trails on the north end of the island which will take you around the coast or over the main ridge. Staff can take you on a guided tour and share some interesting facts about Necker, or simply point you in the right direction to brave it alone!

Classes can be arranged at various locations on the island. It’s a great way to appreciate the island’s spectacular sunsets.

Our owner has always been a big tennis fan so it’s no surprise we have two floodlit Astroturf tennis courts next to the Beach House. Both courts have beginner and advanced racquets along with ball baskets in the huts. We have a resident tennis pro who can organise individual or group lessons, tournaments or someone to hit with if you fancy a challenge.

Fitness coach
Keep your fitness levels sky high with our very own fitness coach on island.

The pools
The Great House has an infinity pool with beautiful views over Necker Island and of the ocean. Just off Main Beach is a second infinity pool which can be accessed from both the land and the beach. The swim-up bar off the freeform infinity pool is complete with seats in the pool where guests can sit and enjoy a drink plus there is a huge hot tub right on the beach with space for more than 30 people.

Beach Olympics
We can also organise some beach Olympics for your whole party, from dizzy sticks to stand up paddle tunnel and plenty more - it's sure to bring out your competitive side.

Spa treatments

As if being on Necker wasn’t relaxing enough, the island also boasts beautiful Samudra Spa treatment rooms, combining fabulous treatments with an incredible setting. We use Aromatherapy Associates skincare range which is exclusive to Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Treatments are charged at an additional cost, for more information please speak to our Spa Team

Party time

Well… you’re not here to sleep! Necker Island has held some legendary parties but remember, Vegas rules apply! Here are some of the things we CAN tell you about…

UV Night
Make the dress code white for the night and dance the night away under our black lights wearing glow stick accessories! The recommended location for UV night is the Great House or the Beach House.

Casino Night
Las Vegas comes to Necker for those that would like to try their luck at the blackjack or roulette table. Guests are asked to dress in white, black, or red with a touch of glitz and glam, and are given Necker poker chips to play with during the evening. The guest with the most chips at the end of the night will be presented with a prize. Casino nights are usually held in the Great House.

Moroccan Night
Inspired by our sister property Kasbah Tamadot, our Moroccan night is a relaxed evening with a continuous flow of amazing dishes served either buffet or family style. The recommended locations for Moroccan Night are the Great House or at the Crocodile Pavilion where you can enjoy a bonfire and gaze at the stars after dinner.

Disco Fever
Necker has a huge collection of funky hats, glasses and accessories for guests to wear that will help transform your night into a disco party! Ask your guests to bring an outfit of your choice (many opt to coordinate disco night with Austin Powers costumes) to make this evening even more funky and fun. We set up a variety of coloured disco lights and let the tunes play until the last one goes to bed. The recommended location for disco night is the Great House or the Beach House.

Beach Party
A party on Main Beach is a night to remember forever! We set up large speakers, disco lights, a cushion area for looking at the stars, and of course have a fully stocked bar to enjoy. Incorporate a fancy dress theme if you want to really go all out, or hire a band to play on the stage at the edge of the beach.

Daytime Excursions

If you would like to explore more of the British Virgin Islands join us on one of our excursions which can be arranged as a full or half day. These are inclusive in your rate.

The Baths
These famous granite boulders and series of caves on Virgin Gorda were formed from volcanic action many years ago and are an amazing place to spend the morning or afternoon exploring.

Located 12 miles northwest of Necker, Anegada Island has the third biggest barrier reef in the world and is an amazing place to visit if you have time during your stay. Anegada has 17 miles of beaches no higher than 8 feet above sea level and is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places you’ll ever experience. We will take you in our speedboats to enjoy lunch on one of the most beautiful beaches in the BVI. If the seas are rough, we do not recommend this trip, so it is best if organised once you're on island when we can assess the sea and weather forecast.

BVI Cruise
A BVI cruise can be a leisurely and relaxing affair or a fun party as we take you around the islands and fun bars of the BVI. We generally leave Necker at about 10:30am and stop for a quick snorkel along the way, followed by lunch somewhere special. After lunch we visit the Soggy Dollar Bar which is a great place to lounge in the crystal clear water while sipping on one of their famous painkiller cocktails. We end the day with a stop off at the famous 'Willy T' boat bar and then head back to Necker before dark! This trip can be catered to your liking so please speak to us upon your arrival if you are interested.