Branson's new island house rises from the ashes

new Great House replacing the one burnt?down in a fire?in 2011.?

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The house on Sir Richard Branson’s private island (part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection) will be finished in September following an extensive two year restructure and inspired by the Balinese style of the original house.

The British Virgin Island property apparently has some “new and innovative twists” along with its age old view of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and neighbouring islands.

Each of the eight guest rooms has a balcony, and all come with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms.

The 1,500 square foot Master Suite is on the upper level and has panoramic views from wherever guests are stood.

It also has a two person Jacuzzi, an outdoor bath and a kitchenette with a fully-stocked fridge.

The Great House has an expansive outdoor terrace with hammocks and sofas and a large dining table.

Sir Richard Branson commented: “Necker Island has been my home for more than 30 years and for me it is the most beautiful place in the world.

“The brand new Great House is the heart of the island and I am thrilled with the results so far. The opening of the Great House in September signals a new dawn for Necker which I’m very excited about.”

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 guests that can be accommodated on Necker Island is 30 plus six children in the bunkroom at a nightly rate of £39,400.

For clients who want don’t want the entire island occasional Celebration Weeks provide the opportunity to hire an individual room ‘hotel-style’ for seven nights.