"It’s great to see Branson’s exclusive yet utterly laid-back retreat evolve with the times, and for big-group gatherings Necker Island is still hard to beat."
Necker Island has reopened and the glorious Great House has an additional two rooms, plus there’s a stunning Balinese-style house that has a seascape panorama. Turtle Beach is looking more beautiful than ever and kids will be delighted to know there’s a new sunken trampoline cleverly built into the sand.
Sail the BVIs
The BVIs are made up of more than 60 islets and islands, all scattered amid an aquamarine Caribbean Sea that benefits from near-constant trade winds making the BVIs a mecca for keen sailors. In fact, the BVI Spring Regatta is one of the
largest in the Caribbean.
For those that prefer a more hands-on experience why not take to the seas on your own vessel? Sail in between uninhabited islands with dazzling white beaches, discover an underwater world by snorkelling remote reefs or drop anchor at buzzy beach bars or marinas where glamorous restaurants await. Chartering a crewed yacht is ideal for big family gettogethers, where you’ll all relish the ultimate wind-in-your-hair freedom.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
"To experience a totally private piece of paradise, be dropped by boat on one of Gorda’s many deserted beaches with a gourmet hamper and chilled champagne for a day of secluded bliss."
Fifty years ago, conservationist Laurance Rockefeller discovered a pristine area of Virgin Gorda with astonishingly blue seas, rugged hills backing beautifully isolated beaches and created idyllic, eco-pioneering Little Dix.
After Irma devastated the resort in 2017, a multi-million-dollar renovation has reinstated the hotel to its former glory. January 2020 will see the first guests through the door, enveloped in warm Caribbean hospitality. Those familiar with the resort will recognise its trademark look and style, but with the addition of newly designed suites and a stylish open-air arrival lounge. Rockefeller’s original treehouses have been rebuilt – our favourite is the stilted Tree House Suite which floats among the palm trees with a wraparound terrace and beach view, so you can be immersed in the encircling nature.
Sail into Seclusion on Alexa J
We’ve discovered the ultimate boat trip for couples seeking utter seclusion among the isolated beauty of the Ionian Islands. A holiday for just the two of you can be one of the most rewarding, and luxurious Alexa J is perfect for couples celebrating a special event.
Booking with Bailey Robinson means access to the finest travel experiences. When planning your holiday we do all the hard work – in-depth research and meticulous organisation. You can be confident in the individual care for your holiday from your dedicated and experienced Personal Travel Designer and Concierge.