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Sir Richard Branson

Location: Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Value: From $54,500 per night for exclusive use
Bedrooms / Baths: 14 / unavailable
Square Footage: Unavailable

If Sir Richard Branson’s island retreat looks familiar, it may be because the charred version of its great house recently made news. Actress Kate Winslet, who was staying there, had to make an heroic escape from the escape home, carrying out Branson’s 90-year-old mother in the process.

The compound, on a 74-acre island Branson has owned since 1978, is comprised of the great house and six Bali houses. The great house is like an upscale thatched beach hut, with vaulted exposed beam ceilings and doors opening up to the aquamarine ocean. Other amenities of this resort-like property, which is available to rent, include an outdoor hot tub, an enormous roofed dining terrace, an exercise room and a spa with water views, infinity pools, an outdoor bar, hammocks, a tennis court, floating trampoline, and a mini submarine, the Necker Nymph.

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