Inside Richard Branson’s Moskito Island now open to tourists

Richard Branson’s Moskito Island in the Caribbean has been opened to holiday-makers for the first time – but you’ll need at least $21,000 to stay the night.

Moskito Island has never opened to the public before but is now available for bookings either per villa or for the entire estate.

On the 125-acre island are three villas – Headland House, Mangrove Villa and Beach Villa – with 11 bedrooms, meaning a holiday for 22 is an option.

Richard Branson’s Moskito Island has opened for holidays for the first time. Picture: Virgin Limited EditionSource:Supplied

The island has three villas, with 11 bedrooms across them. Picture: Virgin Limited EditionSource:Supplied

Each villa has an infinity swimming pool and personal chefs, with all food and drink included, as well as a private beach and access to tennis courts and gyms.

Headland House has a wraparound infinity pool around the master suite, as well as a circular bar overlooking the ocean

Beach Villa and Mangrove Villa, inspired by Branson’s kids Holly and Sam, both have four bedrooms, a wine fridge and mini bar.

Guests have private access to infinity pools and hot tubs. Picture: Virgin Limited EditionSource:Supplied

Up to 22 people can stay at the villas, with outdoor lounge and kitchen areas. Picture: Virgin Limited EditionSource:Supplied

Branson’s estate isn’t the only one on the island, with nine other options after he sold out the land to other buyers, but they are yet to open to the public.

It is expected that they will open later this year.

Stay during low season, between June 1 and September 30 and you will pay $32,500-a-night for the villas, but this jumps to $43,000-a-night in high season.

If you want a cheaper option, you can rent four guest rooms for $21,000 to stay the night.

All food and drink is included, along with access to private chefs. Picture: Virgin Limited EditionSource:Supplied

You get a sea view from each of the villas. Picture: Virgin Limited Edition Virgin Limited Edition, Moskito Island, Beach VillaSource:Supplied

It is just 4km from Necker Island, Richard Branson’s other island which has attracted famous faces over the years including Barack Obama and Harry Styles.

In 2011, Kate Winslet helped rescue Sir Richard’s elderly mum when the main house was struck by lightning and burned down.

Moskito is also much newer – the billionaire bought the island in 2011, compared to Necker which he bought in 1978.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission

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