Tag: Necker Island

20 reasons not to crash a plane, how to deal with Delta hold times...

A French Horn player finally figures out the best way to deal with long hold times, IHG paring back elite benefits, the debate about...

Necker Island awards are back (now 1.7 million Virgin points)

Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson's private island in the British Virgin Islands.  Each year, Necker Island is available for guest bookings during a...

My all time favorite award redemptions

I've been playing the points & miles game for over 10 years now.  Throughout that time, this hobby has led me to many, many...

Necker Island no longer bookable with miles.

So long, Sir Richard Branson. Reports on Twitter indicate that Necker Island is no longer bookable with Virgin Atlantic miles. Greg spent a week on...

Return to Necker Island! #StayCayToFarAway

Wow, this was fun!  Four years ago my wife and I spent a week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  We had a fantastic time. ...

Virgin Atlantic in financial ruin. Should I burn my million miles? On my mind…

In 2016, I exchanged 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles for an all-inclusive week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  My wife and I loved it. ...
Richard Branson

Necker vs North Island Luxury

Richard Branson's Necker Island used to sit alone as the most aspirational destination achievable with frequent flyer points. But now there's a new contender:...
Necker Island Sunset Kayak

Necker Island available again to book with miles

If you have a week free in January or August 2019 and you have 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles burning a hole in your...

Necker Island award same price, but harder to get

Update: A few years after this post was written, the award price for a week on Necker Island increased to 1.5 million points. After my...
Virgin Limited Edition Duck Necker Island

The Hunt for Virgin Duckies

Last year I spent 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles for an all-inclusive week for two on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  The trip far exceeded...

Necker Island Blogging Bloopers

I've written a lot already about my trip to Richard Branson's Necker Island.  If you're new to the series, you can catch up with...
Necker Island Breakfast

Is Necker Island really worth 1.2 million miles?

Yesterday, Condé Nast Traveler published "How One Guy Vacationed With Richard Branson...By Using Points."  That guy was me.  My wife and I enjoyed an...
Richard Branson Gives Greg The Frequent Miler the Finger

Here’s what Richard Branson thinks of our hobby

On my recent trip to Richard Branson's Necker Island (paid for with 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles), I was delighted to find that Richard...
Necker Island View from Patio

Necker Island award price probably going up. Last call for 1.2 million miles.

UPDATE: Virgin Atlantic didn't increase the award price after all. Instead they added a requirement. You must now have Silver or Gold status with...

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