Moskito Island opens in the British Virgin Islands
Moskito Island, part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio, has opened in the British Virgin Islands after more than 14 years of development.
The 125-acre private island sits across from sister island Necker and features three private estates - The Point Estate, The Oasis Estate and The Branson Estate.
As of October 1, The Point Estate and The Oasis Estate will be available for exclusive buyouts through Virgin Limited Edition.
Located on the highest point of Moskito Island, The Oasis Estate comprises a four-storey house and three individual guest ‘pods’ which sit at the edge of the property.
The estate offers nine bedrooms in total, each with their own kitchenette and living areas, as well as multiple bars, a billiards and movie room and a rooftop deck with 360-degree views.
The house features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors to allow for indoor-outdoor living as well as split-level terraces and a flat, grassy rooftop. A curved wraparound master pool joins the main house with the pods.
Dubbed the “crown jewel”, the master guest room features an open-plan bedroom and living area which leads out onto a large wraparound terrace and entertainment area, complete with sun lounges, dining table, freestanding outdoor bathtub and views of Necker Island.
Meanwhile, the eight-bedroom Point Estate is set into a cliff overlooking the island’s primary beach, Manchioneel Beach, and neighbouring Virgin Gorda.
The estate comprises one main entertaining ‘hub’ house and free-standing accommodation. The estate can sleep up to 22 guests and is ideal for families, with an eight-bunk children’s room in the main house.
The estate has two master bedrooms - Hillside Master, which overlooks the entire estate, and Seaside Master, which is set into a quiet cove at the bottom of the estate with water views.
The communal area in the main house features a dining and entertainment space with a contemporary kitchen, bar and large infinity-edge pool offering 180-degree-views of the sea. A ‘crow’s nest’ area is located on top of the main house for guests wishing to watch the sun rise and set.
An open-air seaside dining pavilion is built on the cliff edge and Point Estate guests have exclusive, direct stair access to the aforementioned Manchioneel Beach, home to a dining pavilion, stocked bar and guest facilities.
“Moskito Island is the newest jewel of the Caribbean; a truly one-of-a-kind escape where visitors can enjoy the luxuries of the most stunning unspoiled surroundings, whilst having the convenience and luxury of a beautiful private home to serve as the centre of it,” said Jon Brown, chief executive of Virgin Limited Edition.
“Together with the island homeowners, we wanted to create something exceptionally unique and offer a rental programme unlike any other hospitality experience in the Caribbean, so we are incredibly excited to share this with the world.
“When Richard purchased the island in 2007, he was able to draw inspiration from his beloved Necker Island and instil some of the incredible designs and qualities that have made it the success it is today.
“But what makes Moskito Island so wonderfully different is its personality and charm – a result of not only Richard’s vision for the island, but a fusion of other like-minded homeowners, their ideas, and unique vision for the island too. Those visiting will now be able to enjoy the privacy and glamour of a private island with the choice of some of the very best rental estates in the world, each with their own individual style and offering.”
Moskito Island brings the the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio to eight, with other properties including Morocco’s Kasbah Tamadot, Mahali Mzuri in Kenya, Mont Rochelle in South Africa and Switzerland’s The Lodge.