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Necker Island Day 3

Necker Island Sunset Kayak

Our third day on Richard Branson’s incredible Necker Island was was mostly off-island… First, nearly all of the guests took a motorboat trip to a local natural attraction on nearby Virgin Gorda, called The Baths.  We did a bit of snorkeling there, but with very little visibility I didn’t even bother to take underwater pictures or video.  Honestly I felt like The Baths were a bit overrated, but it was still fun hanging out with…

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Necker Island Day 2

Richard Branson’s Necker island is absurdly great.  Incredible views.  Awesome food and service.  Fantastic animals… I’ve been too busy having fun to worry about writing posts, so enjoy the following video and photos instead…   And, the day 2 video… Background Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson’s home and favorite hideaway situated in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoiled area of the Caribbean.  My wife and I are currently enjoying a 1 week…

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Necker Island Day 1

Background: Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson’s home and favorite hideaway situated in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoiled area of the Caribbean.  My wife and I are currently enjoying a 1 week vacation on Necker Island.  The usual price for a Celebration Week on the island is just north of $30,000.  Instead, we paid 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles.  For additional background, please see “Considering the 1.2 million mile Necker Island challenge,”…

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Days away from Necker Island

Necker Island

In April, 2015, I decided that it would be cool to use miles to book a week on Sir Richard Branson’s private Island.  Virgin Atlantic lists this award on their website under Partner Offers… Virgin Group.  This award isn’t exactly cheap.  The cost: 1,200,000 miles.  In exchange, they offer 7 nights for 2 people including all food, drinks, and activities.  But the alternative, to pay cash, isn’t exactly cheap either: approximately $30,000. When I started…

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Richard Branson’s Necker Island FREE* for Valentine’s Day

Necker Island FREE* for Valentines Day

* FREE = 1.2 million miles If you have 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles sitting around, here’s the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one.  Richard Branson’s Necker Island, located in the British Virgin Islands, has opened up a few dates (referred to as “Celebration Weeks”) in January and February for people to book individual rooms.  While most dates are cash only, you can book a full week starting February 12th for 1.2 million…

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How to book a free week on Necker Island

Necker Island Free Week

Richard Branson’s Necker Island is available to rent in-whole for a party of up to 30 people for an astronomical sum.  Or, one can book an individual room on Necker Island for two people for about $30,000 for a week.  Food, activities, and gratuities are included.  Also included is boat transport from nearby Beef Island Airport (EIS).  Transportation to Beef Island Airport from and to your own home is not included.  If you don’t have…

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1,200,000 miles for Necker Island: Not easy. Not free.

Necker Island

Yesterday I reported my success in earning 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles which I plan to use for a week on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island.  In response, a number of readers wanted to know what it cost me to do this.  The short answer: it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t free.  And, if I were to do it again today, it would be even harder and more expensive. As I reported in the…

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Necker Island, here we come!

Necker Island Wildlife

7 months ago I decided that it would be cool to use miles to book a week on Sir Richard Branson’s private Island.  Virgin Atlantic lists this award on their website under Partner Offers… Virgin Group: This award isn’t exactly cheap.  The cost: 1,200,000 miles.  In exchange, they offer 7 nights for 2 people including all food, drinks, and activities.  In April, when I decided to earn miles for this adventure, I had just over…

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Necker Island and the 30% transfer bonus dilemma

Necker Island

Oy.  Amex is offering a 30% Membership Rewards transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic this month, but the offer is targeted.  I was targeted for the offer, but my wife was not. Why does this matter?  Some readers may remember my idiotic quest to earn 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles so that my wife and I can spend a “free” week on Richard Branson’s private island.  In case you missed it, or care to review, here’s…

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