Two private islands in the Caribbean, belonging to Richard Branson, went through a rough patch in recent years. First, they were ravaged by fire, then battered by hurricane Irma, and just as they were set on the road to recovery, the pandemic struck. It seems that they are finally up and running at full capacity and open for business. Islands are available for booking whole, with rates starting just over hundred thousand for a maximum of forty guests. During certain periods of the year, rooms can be booked on an individual basis.
- Branson bought Necker Island and eventually married his wife Joan there.
- While Necker was being rebuilt from the damage of Hurricane Irma, Branson moved to nearby Moskito Island.
- As the British Virgin Islands relax COVID restrictions, Branson’s properties are becoming available for guest rentals.
“Fires, hurricanes, global pandemics—Richard Branson’s two private Caribbean islands have seen a number of challenges over the last few years.”