Necker Island – The Great House on Necker Island is now nearing completion and looks set to be open again mid-2013. Many of the beautiful features of the former Great House will be incorporated into the new design to ensure it retains its authentic Balinese style with panoramic views of the Caribbean but will include a couple of new and innovative twists. For larger groups the luxury 105ft catamaran, Necker Belle has been moored alongside Necker Island too, providing additional accommodation and a stunning way to explore the Caribbean.
Necker Island is usually hired exclusively for up to 28 guests on an all-inclusive basis, perfect for special occasions and events. It can also be shared with others ‘house-party’ style during Celebration Weeks held several times each year, when guests can book individual rooms. February 2013 – Rates start from US $11,490 per couple for a 3-night stay. 09 February 2013 for 3, 4 or 7 nights. 16 February 2013 for 3, 4 or 7 nights
Biras Creek – Biras Creek on Virgin Gorda has launched a NEW Sailaway package for travellers who want to combine a stay at the boutique resort with sailing the turquoise waters of the BVI. Holidaymakers can spend up to 4 nights sailing on board the Crystal Clear, a 62 foot crewed ketch. The yacht has a main cabin with a king size bed and private bathroom, TV/DVD player and four windows in the stern affording wonderful ocean views. Itineraries are tailor made so holidaymakers can visit different islands, deserted beaches and find the best spots for snorkelling and swimming (the sailing element can be added at the beginning or end of a stay).
There are 31 suites at Biras Creek and guests have a chance to relax on the private white sand beaches, hike the resort’s 140 acres, be pampered at the spa, play tennis, swim in the freshwater pool or make use of complimentary water sports equipment including kayaks, lasers, Hobie Cats and windsurfers. Guests also have use of the resort’s Boston Whalers to explore nearby beaches and take snorkelling trips.
Towards the end of 2012 Biras Creek underwent extensive refurbishment to create a fresh and clean feel for 2013. The showers and bathrooms were overhauled, new phones installed in all rooms, new furniture in a number of rooms and a range of interior fit-outs including new solid mahogany doors and restaurant renovations.
Rosewood little Dix Bay – NEW Wellness Retreats: Fitness Immersion and Revitalize, Refresh, Renew Yoga. The four-day retreats have been crafted to offer a total body experience through a carefully planned agenda of yoga or fitness immersion classes, revitalising cuisine, and massage in SENSE®, A Rosewood Spa. Yoga classes will leave guests balanced and strengthened while the more intense fitness workouts will combine strength, flexibility, cardio exercise and core training.
4-8 May & 8-12 May, 16-20 November & 20-24 November, 2013
Move well, feel well, be well® is the philosophy of New York City fitness professional, Frank Baptiste. His experience working with a variety of clients of all ages and abilities from new mothers to professional athletes will help students, during three classes each day, learn the skills they need to achieve fitness goals and keep them moving well both during this program, and after they return home.
The beachside and poolside workshops including Move Well Morning Workout, Jump Rope Techniques, 21st Century Core Training, and Kettlebell Sessions will have the calories melting and the muscle building.
Revitalize, Refresh, Renew Yoga:
12-16 January & 16-20 January, 8-12 June & 12-16 June, 2013
Experience the ancient discipline of yoga while practicing postures in the beautiful environment of Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Johnny Anzalone, a certified instructor of Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation, Pilates and dance, will lead students through daily classes. The classes will consist of Multi-Level Yoga, Meditation, Core Strength and Stretch, and the Choreography of Asana and Alignment. The core work practice will be held throughout the tranquil resort and on secluded beaches, and will offer the knowledge needed to enhance body, mind and spirit.
Peter Island – NEW Ashore/Afloat Package: Set sail on a private yachting adventure to discover the ancient pirate lore of the British Virgin Islands with Peter Island Resort & Spa. Peter Island’s new Ashore/Afloat experience allows guests to immerse themselves in the laid back Caribbean island lifestyle on Peter Island followed by a two day bespoke sailing safari on the resort’s private 41’ sailing yacht, Silmaril. By day, guests will take to the seas aboard the recently restored yacht with Captain Judy, stopping to snorkel and discover pristine coral reefs and ship wrecks at the Cistern Rock on Cooper Island, the Baths on Virgin Gorda and The Indians and Caves on Norman Island made famous by the Robert Louis Stevenson classic tale, Treasure Island. At night, Silmaril will drop anchor for cocktails before taking the dinghy to a nearby island for a beachfront dinner where fresh local fish is served. Guests then will return to the yacht to sleep on board under the starry Caribbean sky. Accessible only by boat, Peter Island is a privately owned resort in the idyllic British Virgin Islands. This exclusive 1,800-acre island hideaway includes five pristine private beaches, lush palm groves and tropical mountains. A wide variety of land and sea activities include sea kayaking, windsurfing, tennis and hikes to the scenic Sunset Loop as well as a sensational spa – one of the best in the Caribbean. The ‘Ashore/Afloat package’ starts from $5226 (£3,293) per person and includes 2 nights ashore at Peter Island and 2 nights sailing safari on board Silmaril.