Virgin mogul Richard Branson famously bought this 74-acre haven in the British Virgin Islands for $180,000 after visiting in 1978, long before he launched his own air, space and cruise lines. It's now one of the most lavish private islands available for rent in the world.
Necker Island includes such over-the-top amenities as a floating sushi bar, a giant chess board, a pair of tennis courts, a bunk room stocked with toys and games, and a staff of over 100 employees. The entire oasis comfortably sleeps about 30 guests across 15 different rooms.
Over the years, the island has attracted scads of celebrities, including Mariah Carey, Kate Winslet and Kate Moss, who held her 40th birthday party there. Branson and his team rode out Hurricane Irma hunkered in the island's wine cellar. After the storm devastated the island, he expanded the great house to 11 rooms and also added a bigger pool and outdoor lounge.
Location:Just east of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Necker isn’t far from the popular island of Tortola.
Cost:Get ready to drop around $78,000 a day — when Branson isn't around, of course.