Richard Branson's Private Island Dining Includes 24hr Bartenders

Moskito Island opened in 2021 and is located in the British Virgin Islands. It is the latest bucket list acquisition by Branson's company Virgin Limited Edition. Moskito Island is just a stone's throw from Branson's famously private Necker Island, which had hosted former president Barack Obama and was featured on MTV's "Cribs" when Mariah Carey hosted a girl's weekend, notes Travel and Leisure.

The 125-acre island contains three estates, the Oasis Estate, the Point Estate, and the Branson Estate, each comprised of multiple dwellings, connected by a communal recreational area. Available for $17,500 per night during the low season up to $36,000 per night during the peak for the largest property — the 22-guest Branson Estate. The rates are set to increase in 2023, reaching $41,500 a night.

Called "the epitome of barefoot luxury living," guests of Moskito Island are pampered whether they want to relax at the spa or party like a rockstar. As travel writer Jordi Lippe-McGraw discovered, the lofty rate includes many amenities, including a 24-hour-a-day bartender to keep the party going and the Caribbean rum flowing.

24-hour bartenders

To ensure a one-of-a-kind experience, Branson's team has thought of everything, allowing all aspects of your stay to be hyper-personalized. As Lippe-McGraw experienced for Food and Wine, the staff is available to "ensure flavorful cocktails [are] flowing until everyone [goes] to sleep." With just the push of a button in your room, a dedicated estate manager is there to take your request, whether it's a freshly chopped coconut, a 6 am latte, or a rum Painkiller an hour earlier.

In addition to the Veuve Clicquot offered to make the privately chartered 30-minute boat ride from Tortola to Moskito Island more comfortable, cocktails are provided all day, every day. Keeping guests from having to choose between grabbing a cocktail or taking a dip in the infinity pool, the resort offers floating flutes. Random drink orders can be enjoyed while exploring the island or taken back to your estate, where a private chef is waiting to prepare your next meal.

According to Condé Nast Traveler, unlike other resorts, there are no menus on the island. Beginning with a pre-arrival call from the estate manager when the trip is booked, a personal chef will customize each meal to your preferences, accommodating dietary restrictions and Caribbean cuisine cravings. Meals and cocktails can be enjoyed in your private estate or the communal area where you can mingle with fellow billionaires.