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Necker Island to become health retreat for one week only

Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker, will turn into a world-class health retreat for one week, and one week only, this January, with exotic treatments and exercises designed to transform the mind, body and spirit. Sybarites will literally be in paradise, with yoga at dawn and pilates at dusk during Revitalisation Week, running from 17th - 23rd January 2005.
The burdens of daily life may become a distant memory during Revitalisation Week, leaving guests to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this island oasis. Daily pilates, yoga and meditation are guaranteed to relax even the most stressed out of urbanites, with personal tuition from Behsat Ahmet, instructor to the stars who is visiting Necker from his London studio to pass on his unique knowledge and expertise to guests.

Behsat has been teaching all aspects of movement based exercise for more than a decade, using movement principles from various practices such as yoga, gyro tonic, dance, tai chi, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique.

Instructors are on call for just about any sport guests care to turn their hand to, from tennis to wakeboarding or kite surfing to sailing. After the day’s exertions, there is plenty of time to relax by one of the four swimming pools or two white sand beaches.

Prepared by top international chefs, only the freshest food is served at meal times ensuring a delicious yet healthy culinary experience.

Every day during Revitisation Week guests will experience one of the signature spa treatments from the Island’s highly trained therapists. Bali Leha, Necker’s spa, is situated on the corner of a cliff overlooking the sea offering stunning views of the Caribbean. The treatments include an aloe and mint wrap, freshly picked from just outside the door.


There are ten rooms in the Great House and a master bedroom plus three individual one-bedroom Balinese houses. The individual Bali Cottages are within easy reach of the Great House and offer even more privacy for guests.

With sumptuous Balinese silks and linens, these beautiful cottages also have an open-air lounge and dining area, which can be used for lunches or late night parties. The Balinese houses have a small look out point which provide dazzling views over this piece of paradise, that no place on earth can match.

All of this can be yours - but it wont come cheap - prices start from £9,325 per couple for the week’s stay, plus £565 per person for the Revitalisation experience. For those who need to - you had better get saving.