Necker Island, Richard Branson’s private island resort in the British Virgin Islands, is talked about often in the miles and points world. You can use 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles for an all inclusive stay for two, for a week. But if you look to pay in cash, than prices start at about $35,000 and go up to $77,500. Starting from 20th December 2019, that price will go up to $87,500 (and you can bring 4 more people). There’s also Musha Cay in the Bahamas, owned by David Copperfield, that costs $42,000 a night. But then we have a new resort, that will cost you even more.
Banwa Private Island
Head out to the Philippines for an experience that will set you back $100,000 per night. It’s called Banwa Private Island is likely the most expensive resort in the world. It’s been in the works for years, and now is finally open.
The 15-acre island resort is located in the archipelago of Palawan. It has year-round sunshine thanks to its location close to the equator. It’s a two-hour helicopter or seaplane ride from Manila. Transfers to and from Manila are not included. Prices start at $990 per way for a nine-passenger seaplane and $11,580 round-trip for a five-passenger helicopter. Minimum stay requirements range from three to five nights depending on the time of year.
On the secluded island, there are six beachfront villas, all with a private infinity pool and Jacuzzi. Bedrooms vary from one to four. There are also 12 garden rooms and a top-level residential suite. The island can accommodate a total of 48 people, so you will never feel crowded.
The all inclusive resort has a full staff of chefs who cook with vegetables from the onsite organic farm and fish caught from the surrounding Sulu Sea. The resort even makes its own honey. Wine lovers will find bottles costing as much as $36,000. But, that is not included in your $100K price tag.
Guests have use of an island concierge and they can get unlimited spa treatments. Other amenities include a tennis court and a short golf course, plus access to a variety of boats. Jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking are available. Of course, the gorgeous beach that stretches around the island is also a draw. There is an on-site marine specialist to explain everything, which is a nice touch for the most expensive resort in the world.