Life on Necker Island

Hidden away in the beautiful British Virgin Island, Necker Island is my family’s own little slice of paradise. Blue waters lap at sandy beaches, and sunshine drenches the island almost year round. It really is heaven. 

Richard Branson Necker Island pool

Richard Branson Necker Island pool

I’m lucky to spend about six months of my year here – the other six month, I’m travelling the world visiting our Virgin companies and adding my voice to the great work that Virgin Unite does. When I am on Necker I make the most of my time by playing tennis, working from home, seeing the lemurs, kitesurfing, and socialising with our wonderful guests.

To give you a better glimpse into what life is like on Necker, watch the video below and join us for a taste of island life.

Virgin Life - a day on Necker Island

I've never had a desk in an office since I was a teenager. I prefer to work in a hammock, on a sofa or even in a bath. Now that's flexible working!

It's critical to get the balance between work and play right. Find time for yourself; work hard but also play hard.

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I think people work more effectively when they are given the freedom to make their own decisions - that is definitely something we practice on Necker.

It’s an incredibly inspiring setting. From The Elders to The Carbon War Room, Virgin Galactic to The B Team, so many wonderful ideas and initiative have been conceived here.

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