Necker Island will officially reopen for business in October.
Necker is one of the outer islands in the British Virgin Islands and is owned by British business tycoon, Richard Branson.
Like the four main islands in the BVI, Necker was also devastated when Hurricane Irma smashed into the territory last September.
“Work is well underway to rebuild the island and guests can look forward to white sandy beaches, luxurious accommodation, watersports, tennis, and world-class food in one of the most beautiful regions of the world,” said Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition in a media release on Monday.
The release said once refurbished, the island will provide 11 bedrooms at its Great House, which will include a master suite, and a bunkroom that can house up to six children.
More rooms will be added throughout 2019, Virgin Limited added.
News of the impending reopening of the high-end private island comes at a time when the local tourism industry is gradually showing signs of recovery.
Cruise ships have already begun to steadily return and while most of BVI’s major resorts are still out of commission, proprietors of these resorts said they are planning to rebuild.
The tourism industry was one of the hardest hit during the hurricanes and hundreds of residents who worked in that industry lost their jobs as a result.
Tourism is one of the two main revenue-earners for the BVI.
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