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Richard Branson Is Renting Out His Second Private Island For The First Time Ever

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Richard Branson Is Renting Out His Second Private Island For The First Time Ever

Richard Branson is renting out his second private island in the Caribbean for the first time ever.

Of course, the Virgin billionaire isn't short of a private island or two, and this one is isn't his famous Necker Island getaway.

However, Moskito Island will presumably have much of the same charm, being a lovely idyllic island in a tropical ocean.

Branson, who has a personal fortune of around $4.9 billion (£3.55 billion) and owns everything from train companies to space rockets, has never offered people the opportunity to stay on the 125 acre island before.

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Credit: Virgin Limited Edition
Credit: Virgin Limited Edition

Moskito Island is just about 2.5 miles away from Necker Island by sea, and sits amongst the British Virgin Islands - the name of which could have played a part in Branson's interest in the area.

Whilst he bought Necker back in 1978, and does rent that island out to private parties as well, he only purchased Moskito in 2011, when he also started to install infrastructure there as well as roads.

Four years later in 2015, he'd finished that project and also built himself a lovely private escape, according to a Virgin spokesperson.

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He also sold off nine other private pads to other buyers on the island, where they have been developed into swanky villas.

Credit: Virgin Limited Edition
Credit: Virgin Limited Edition

Now, there's 10 estates on Moskito Island, but the Branson one is going to be the first one to open up to the public, provided they can pay for it.

The others will be available at some point in 2021, a Virgin Limited Edition spokesperson told Insider.

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So, if you want to go stay on this tropical paradise island, the price in the low season starts at $25,000 (£18,090) per night.

That's just between 1 June and 30 September.

Credit: Virgin Limited Edition
Credit: Virgin Limited Edition

During high season, between 6 January and 31 May, 1 October and 20 November, and 29 November to 21 December, you'll have to pay $33,000 (£24,000) per night for use of the estate.

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Not for everyone, then.

If you're not super rich, then forget about it during the holiday period. Over Thanksgiving and Christmas to the New Year, it's up to $36,600 (£26,000) per night.

However, if you've got the dough to pay for it, you'll have access to three villas with 11 bedrooms for as many as 22 guests.

Credit: Virgin Limited Edition
Credit: Virgin Limited Edition
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Or you can rent four guest rooms at $12,000 (£8,700) per night, with additional rooms at $2,000 (£1,450) and a master suite for $3,000 (£2,170).

Each villa has a private swimming pool, and all food and drink is covered, including access to chefs. There's also plenty of stuff to do at the communal recreation facilities.

You'd better start saving up now though, if you want to go.

Featured Image Credit: Virgin Limited Edition

Topics: World News, Celebrity, Money, travel

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