Necker Island: Inside the exclusive resort hosting the Obamas

It's one of the most luxurious holiday destinations in the world - and now the Obamas are reportedly enjoying a well deserved holiday on Necker Island.

Richard Branson's private retreat has played host to a who's who of the rich and famous over the years, including Oprah Winfrey, Harry Styles and Kate Moss.

Billionaire Branson is said to be hosting his good friends Barack and Michelle Obama as they transition to life away from the White House.

Staying at this Caribbean island paradise can set normal guests back a massive $77,000 AUD a night - but don't worry, we've got an inside look to give you a taste of life on beautiful Necker Island.

"When I saw this magical island from the air, I just had never seen anything more perfect, except my beautiful lady I was wooing, who was also in the helicopter with me," Richard once said about buying the island.

"It took me a while to persuade the owners to sell it to me. And I had to then go and work really hard to try to make some money to actually do something here."

He famously opened the doors to Necker Island a few years back for Lifestyle's Branson's Paradise: Inside Necker Island.

Guests can opt to stay in an individual room and share the 74 acre island with up to 14 other couples, or Necker Island can also be booked exclusively year-round. That’s just you plus 29 friends and family on your own private Caribbean island.

Necker Island is the epitome of barefoot luxury where you're waited on by 100 staff. Guest rooms are decked out with Balinese antiques and each one features a balcony, a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom.

If you've got the cash to splash, the master suite (1,500 square metres) upstairs is designed to give panoramic views of the Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean, and also contains a two-person jacuzzi, just in case you haven't been pampered enough!




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If you're after a bit of socialising, head to either the rooftop hot tub or infinity pool, where you're once again guaranteed breathtaking ocean views. There's no dress code for dinner - guests are welcome in T-shirts and shorts, and you can even help yourself behind the bar.

For those that don't want to lift a finger, you're also covered with lunch served by a smiling chef, in a canoe at the beach side pool.

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