Luxury Getaways: Rent Richard Branson’s Makepeace island for $8000 a night
The Destination: The stunning private island is owned by a British business magnate, best known for his Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson. No, this time we are not talking about his beloved Necker Island in the Caribbean. This one is the other Makepeace Island at Noosa at Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The island has opened its doors for commoners for private lease for the first time. Branson purchased it back in 2003 with the purpose of turning it into an eco-retreat for crew of his Virgin Australia airline. The island is spread on a 25 acre of land and is naturally heart shaped.
Accommodation: The beautiful Makepeace Island can accommodate around 22 guests. This offers complete privacy to the guests and can either accommodate guests at the Bali house or three separately bedecked bures. The indoor décors includes enormous sculptures, volcanic boulder bathtubs, ornate lighting and antiquities.
How to reach: Makepeace is very near to the Sunshine coast and can be reached easily by a quick riverboat.
Other highlights: The island is of a high quality tropical island style that includes a 500,000 liter lagoon pool, bar facility, beach areas and nature walks. The island is also equipped with a tennis court, a considerable two-storey open aired Balinese wantilan, pavilion, spa facilities.
Pricing : In Makepeace island that is equipped with all the luxurious amenities, the rent is $8,000 to spend a night.