Travel | March 24, 2021 12:27 pm

Richard Branson Just Opened Up His Second Private Island for Guests

Welcome to Moskito, where you and 21 of your friends can stay at the Branson Estate for $25,000 per night

An inland shot of Richard Brandon's Moskito Island
Moskito Island, located in the British Virgin Islands, is now booking.
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Seems like only yesterday we heard about Virgin Group founder Richard Branson using his private islands as collateral during the pandemic and subsequent decline in travel.

Now? He’d like you to come visit.

Just announced, Branson’s private isle of Moskito — located in the British Virgin Islands — is now taking bookings at the Branson Estate, the first of many estates to open on the property this year. It neighbors Necker Island, one of the entrepreneur’s homes.

A shot of the Branson Estate property at Moskito Island
The Branson Estate at Moskito Island
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The 125-acre resort features a recreation area, pristine beaches and exclusive luxury villas, according to the property website. Activities on the island and in the nearby Caribbean waters include tennis, mountain biking, “team Olympics,” sailing, kite surfing, scuba diving and more.

The Branson Estate can host up to 22 guests in 11 villas, which is good, because starting at $25,000 for exclusive use, that’s still quite a price. If you’re wondering what the experience is like on the island — though not at the resort itself — Brian Kelly at The Points Guy detailed his recent experience here, including a fairly rigorous COVID-19 testing process before and during his stay. You can also watch a video about the island from a 2018 excursion below.

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