Necker Island Re-Opens Following Extensive Restoration
Following an extensive restoration and refurbishment project, Necker Island has re-opened and is welcoming visitors once again. Part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection, the destination is considered one of the most stunning, not to mention exclusive, private islands in the world.
Guests who visit the island during 2021 will be among the first to see it restored to its former glory following the significant damage caused when Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean in 2017.
Along with a complete restoration of the Great House, the completion of the Necker Island makeover also revealed the brand new Bali Hi complex, which features an extended pool and outdoor lounges, as well as private pools in each of the individual Bali villas – Bali Lo, Bali Buah and Bali Kukila.
As part of its re-opening, Necker Island has also reiterated its commitment to sustainable operations. During the two-year refurbishment process, three new wind turbines were erected on the island which, with the help of over 1200 solar panels, allow it to run on 90% renewable energy.
The switch from diesel power to renewable energy is estimated to save approximately 2.5 tons of carbon emissions each day. Necker Island aims to not only reduce its own environmental footprint but also set a precedent for other private islands across the world, encouraging them to operate as sustainably as possible.
The 74-acre estate offers space for up to 36 guests, with a plethora of activities and experiences on offer on the idyllic island, from wildlife spotting and watersports to poolside lounging and private partying. Although Necker Island is primarily available to hire on an exclusive basis, it will open in a hotel-style for designated ‘Celebration Weeks’ throughout the year, some of which are aimed at family parties and some adults-only. During these weeks up to 15 couples may book individual rooms, providing an alternative (and more social) way to enjoy the unrivaled luxury of Necker Island.