Necker Island – A Weekend On A Private Island.
It was an unusually long week at work. I found that funny considering it came to an end quite early on a Thursday afternoon, followed by the start of a long awaited holiday weekend. The journey began on the island of Tortola and our final destination was Necker Island. Whilst gliding through the hills of Tortola, I saw Beef Island pop up in the far distance. I used it as a “landmark” or should I say “time mark” to figure out how many minutes I had until I was officially on this mini vacation. With no time to waste, we hopped on the boat and made our way over to Paradise 2.0. The scent of sea salt got stronger as we headed out further and further into the route to get to Necker Island. The sounds of water splashing, the sounds of friends laughing was sort of an amuse-bouche of what to expect for the coming days.
The Arrival to Necker Island.
Around 20 minutes later, we arrived to the beautiful Necker Island that was now known as home. I damn near hopped off the boat before it was secured to the dock. Excitement ensued me. As I looked up, the beautiful smiles of the effervescent staff greeted us. Like a relay race, the staff took our bags out of our hands with the quickness then replaced the empty space with glasses of mimosas. A driveway lined with palm trees paved the way to the finish line, the villa. We hopped into the golf carts and headed up to tour our villa and the island at large. We stayed in The Great House which is considered the main hub of the entire island.
The Villa on Necker Island.
Sitting atop the highest point of Necker Island stands this incredibly spacious balinese styled structure. Tradewinds sweep across every corner and crevice of this monstrosity of a villa. The panoramic views sweeping across the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and North Sound made us feel like we were perched on a bird’s nest. The villa we stayed in boasts 12 bedrooms, endless cozy corners and living areas, an epic dining space, pools and so much more.
I believe the tour of the villa took a total of 25 minutes to complete. This led me to retire to my bedroom to recoup and get ready to tour the island and head down to the beach club for lunch. At this moment, I hadn’t seen my room. As I was led down the stairs, my jaw immediately dropped as I spotted the floor to ceiling windows, the whimsical canopy bed and views that overlooked the North Sound of the Virgin Gorda region.
The Beach Club
My numerous attempts to snap back to reality failed every time I peeked out of the floor to ceiling windows. I sat down on my proverbial bed of clouds and used every sense in my arsenal to fully experience the room. A light scent of lemongrass floated around my nose as I deeply inhaled. Bright colors of nature danced across my pupils. A soft billowy comforter was caressed between my fingers. The taste of champagne on my tongue and the sound of waves and light chatter amongst my friends. The light chatter turned into “You ready to hit the beach for lunch?” That immediately snapped me back to reality and I quickly got dressed, because your girl was hungryyy. The staff left the golf carts for us to use for the rest of the weekend, so we hopped in and headed on a quick tour before stopping at the beach club.
The island has so many hidden treasures to explore. We completed our grand tour and headed to the beach club for lunch. If you’re not wowed by what you have read thus far, get this. Every meal, snack, beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) is all inclusive. The chefs and bartenders can make you anything your heart desires.
We spent the rest of the evening chilling in the pool and engaging in the various water sports offered.
As the evening wined down, it was time to head back up to the villa to get ready for an early dinner. As we shuffled our tired bodies into our rooms, we were greeted by a friendly visitor right outside of our window. Necker Island is home to over 140 species of animals including extremely endangered Madagascan Lemurs to giant tortoises, rock lizards, flamingos, and many more.
After I spent a few minutes gawking at the lemur monkeys, I realized that time quickly passed me by. Thinking I was late, I frantically put my clothes on and headed up to the dining room of the Great House. Somehow I was the first one ready so I decided to relax and take in the views of my surroundings.
Dinner was served family style and it was Mediterranean!
At this moment, we realized that we had the whole island at our finger tips. After finishing up dinner, we decided to head back down to the beach club, wrapped in robes and had ourselves a bit of a poolside party.
I was awaken by a staccato pounding on the right side of my head. I instantly remembered the numerous shots of alcohol I took the night before and softly shook my head in disappointment. I headed to the mini fridge in my room and grabbed a water to start the journey to recovery.
One gift a hangover gives me is a heightened sense of smell. Believe it or not I smelled the chef whipping up some breakfast for us, so I got my shit together and headed up to the dining room to indulge and recoup.
Plans were not made for this day so we decided to just lounge around different parts of the island, while sipping on cocktails and engaging in deep conversations. As I looked around, I noticed the hues of blue started to change to gray as time went by. I figured it was just a bit of weather rolling in but not to the level of intensity that we experienced.
At around lunch time, an incredibly intense rain storm swept through the area forcing us to head back to the Great House for cover. The sky lit up every time a lightening strike struck the ocean. The loudness of the thunder that quickly followed each strike warned us that the fun should be put on hold.
Ha. We decided to turn the evening into a “game night” because rain don’t stop we.
At around 6 pm, the storm and its’ squalls started to roll away into the distance, creating a beautiful sunset. There was a stillness that was incomparable to anything I have ever experienced. The way the golden light shone on everything. Such a beautiful experience.
After we watched the World’s Greatest Show (the sunset), we got ready for dinner and headed to the dining room once more. We called it an early night and headed to bed shortly after.
I woke up more refreshed than I did the day before thanks to a night sans alcohol. We decided to hit the tennis court to see how much “Serena” we had in us. There was none.
The beautiful tennis court came equipped with everything you could possibly need for a game of tennis. I literally only needed to show up with my body and clothes on it (skills not needed). A wide selection of shoes, rackets, balls and other equipment needed to play the game was right at my finger tips.
After we wrapped up, we chilled beach side one last time.
After lounging around, we headed back to the villa to have a late breakfast before leaving the beautiful island. Sad looks were painted across everyones’ faces. A magical weekend came to an end.
Saying Good Bye.
We packed our stuff up and took one last tour of Necker Island. We even got to say good bye to the lemur monkeys.
That is all I have for you guys! If you’d like to watch my YouTube video on my stay here, I’ve linked it below! Thank you so much for reading and stay tuned for more blogs!