Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean belt has become one of the hottest tourist destinations for the rich and the famous in the tennis world. The beautiful and scenic locations have been recently graced by some of the top tennis players in the world like Maria Sharapova and Genie Bouchard. So what makes the little private island owned by one of the richest men in the world Richard Branson so special?
If you take a brief look back at the history of the island, it was brought by Branson, the owner of Virgin Corp, in 1978 for an amount which seems meagre in this day and age but was a huge amount back then, $320,000. Since acquiring the island, Branson has transformed the place located in the northern part of the British Virgin isles into one of the most sought-after private resorts in the world.
Celebrities who have vacationed at the location include some true royalty of the world: The Obama s, Princess Diana, Maria Carey and even Larry King, who held his wedding on the island.
A stay at the island though can only be afforded by the true elites of the globe. Renting out the island for the night will set your wallet back by a whopping $77,500.
The island is spread across 78 acres and has some of the best amenities required for a relaxing vacation.
In the centre of the island, there is a big guest room which has 11 bedrooms in it. The guest house has been designed in Balinese-style. Each and every bedroom in the guest house has a private balcony which provides some of the most scenic views of the island. The guest house can accommodate up to 34 guests and 6 additional children.
There is also a tennis court for the guests to hone their skills and go through some exercise drills. No wonder tennis players like Sharapova and Bouchard have been flocking to the location as they can not only enjoy their vacations but also practice for the rigours of the seasons which lie ahead.
There is also a quiet location by the beach where a beautiful dining table has been set up for the guests to enjoy their dinner, enjoying the serenity of the environment in which they are living.
One of the special attractions of the island is the crocodile pavilion where guests can enjoy food and drinks. The pavilion is surrounded on all the sides by swimming pools where the guests can enjoy a leisurely dip.
Finally, one of the prime reasons why tourists often prefer beaches as their destination of choice is surfing, boating and relaxing by the beach along with boating. Necker Islands has all the facilities which will satiate their needs which makes it the perfect island destination.
A look at all these images and there is no wonder why the island is soon becoming the destination of choice for some of the biggest sporting stars in the world!