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Take a Tour of Necker Island

Necker Island has been called "the ultimate private island." Billionaire Richard Branson developed it with those words — and preservation — in mind. Take this virtual trip, and find out how you can stay here for real.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Beach

Necker Island Beach

Necker Island is located in the British Virgin Islands and is surrounded by turquoise waters, coral reefs and white sandy beaches. But nature hasn't always been so kind to the island.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island View

Great House at Necker Island

An apparent lightning strike set off a fire on the island in 2011. The Great House at Necker Island suffered major damage and underwent a renovation that took two years. The one thing that didn't require any renovating? This panoramic view of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and neighboring islands.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Bedrooom

Necker Island Bedroom

Necker Island's Great House features eight guest rooms. Each one has a balcony, king-size bed and in-suite bathroom.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Beach House Terrace

Necker Island Beach House Terrace

Kick back. Relax. Necker Island's open-air terrace is furnished with hammocks, sofas and a large dining table. (And of course, a fully-stocked bar.)

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Beach House Terrace

Necker Island Beach House

Do not bring four pairs of shoes to Necker Island. The Beach House extends right into the sand, and the sand right up to the Beach House, so going barefoot is most appropriate.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Beach House Tennis Courts

Necker Island Tennis Courts

Lounging is the most popular activity – if you can call it an activity. But at some point comes an urge to do something, like taking a tennis lesson on the lawn or going for a bike ride on a trail that no one outside your party can use.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Beachside

Beachside at Necker Island

But it all comes back to relaxing. It's why most people book a stay on Necker Island, and the places to do it are in every direction.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Dining Room

Necker Island Dining Room

The most popular place for dinner is over the water and under the lights. As many as 20 family members and friends come together for a toast and for a view of the sunset. Followed by a meal fit for a billionaire.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Sushi

Necker Island Dining

Guests on Necker Island set the menu and mealtimes. Michelin-trained chefs prepare every meal.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island Pool

Necker Island Pool

Sir Richard is known for extreme sports, which explains why kite-surfing, water skiing, sailing are all offered. Yet the pool is the most tempting diversion.

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Richard Branson's Private Island: Necker Island View

Necker Island View

Think of Necker Island for a wedding or a family reunion. There's enough lodging for 30 adults, plus six children in the bunk room, at a nightly rate of around $60,000, but check up-to-date rates.

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