Necker island has reportedly reopened following a fire on August 22 nd which destroyed the eight bedroom Great House. It was reported that Kate Winslet was staying on the island at the time and actually assisted in the rescue of Branson’s elderly mother from the main residence. Following the reopening, guests will have use of six newly refurbished Bali Houses. Temple House, Branson’s private home, will also be on offer alongside his 105-foot Necker Belle catamaran. Branson plans to rebuild the Great House in the same Balinese style with views of the Caribbean, although he promised several “innovative twists.” The fire was triggered by a lightning strike during Hurricane Irene.
Richard Branson’s Island Reopens Following Fire!