Necker Island’s New Great House to be Finished by September

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Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands and part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection, announced Tuesday that the island’s new Great House will be completed in September.

The Great House will officially be reopened to VIPs following an extensive two-year restructure and has been inspired by the beautiful features and Balinese style of the original house. With some new and innovative twists, it offers impressive views of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and neighboring islands.

Each of the eight guest rooms has a balcony, and all come with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms. On the upper level you’ll find the Master Suite, which is a whopping 1,500 square feet and has been designed for panoramic views from virtually every angle and includes a two-person Jacuzzi, a stand-alone outdoor bath and a kitchenette area with a fully-stocked fridge.

The Great House is the place where people come together and has an expansive outdoor terrace with hammocks and sofas and a large dining table for everyone to gather round to enjoy their meal. There is also a fully-stocked bar for favorite cocktails and up on the roof the crow’s nest has amazing views where you’ll find a Jacuzzi – perfect for sipping champagne as you watch the sun set.

For exclusive use bookings, accommodation on Necker Island includes nine bedrooms in the Great House and six individual Bali Houses dotted around the island. There is also a bunkroom in the Great House that sleeps up to six children. The total number of VIPs that can be accommodated on Necker Island is 30 plus six children in the bunkroom.

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