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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2015, 02:35:22 PM »
I just called them. Boy this was amazing. The rep told me that he had to look this up and read it out loud as this was his first time in 8 years working there that someone asked to book this trip, let alone as a reward booking. He also kept asking if I am aware of the cost. Ill get you guys more details when I have them as I need to call a separate number in the UK for this specific booking.

Just to clarify: I did not egg him on or call to lie about it. I told him straight out that I was thinking of maybe at one point in the future booking this but needed questions answered about the stay before I would make any decision. He understood and said I would need to call this UK limited edition number for answers tomorrow morning.

Kashrut,only having Saturday flights and some personal Q's I had would need answers and Ill happily report back..
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2015, 02:39:23 PM »
if you had the miles you would seriously consider it? what pulls you?

It seems like such a fun trip. Id probably do it when Amex or one of the other programs I use offers a deal on moving them to a program. The truth is that I do this whole thing for the unique travel. This is very unique, seems like a lot of fun, is all inclusive, has a ton of activities, looks like a beautiful resort,  and is something I'd probably remember for the rest of my life. Those are all things that would potentially be worth it. IF they can accommodate flights, if they can accommodate top notch kosher food etc.

BUT if they CAN provide it all, I think this would be one of the trips of a lifetime.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2015, 02:48:21 PM »
IF they can accommodate flights

They dont provide flights. You need to fly to EIS and they boat you from there to Necker Island.

"All our rates include return launch transfers to and from Beef Island Airport on Virgin Tortola, and the journey takes roughly 25 minutes. Once you reach the island youíll be welcomed with a glass of champagne, or ĎNecker waterí as itís known! If youíre making your way to the island independently the options are below and we can firm up the details once your booking is confirmed."
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2015, 02:49:35 PM »
Question is also with regards to checkout.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2015, 02:51:02 PM »
Question is also with regards to checkout.
One would hope with this price tag, they would be a little accommodating.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2015, 02:52:47 PM »
To make a nighttime transfer for you?
Doubtful.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2015, 02:54:10 PM »
Question is also with regards to checkout.
I think Id checkout Fri and spend Shabbos in SJU. Dont think youd be able to get anywhere leaving after Shabbos in Aug-Oct.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2015, 02:54:12 PM »
To make a nighttime transfer for you?
Doubtful.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2015, 03:09:39 PM »
I doubt they'll give you kosher food...
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2015, 03:13:53 PM »
I doubt they'll give you kosher food...

Maybe. Lets see what they tell me tomorrow..
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2015, 03:33:24 PM »
Best they can do is bring in some packaged stuff from Pom or some airline meals. Are you expecting them to bring the OU down to kosher their kitchen etc.?

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2015, 03:36:28 PM »
Best they can do is bring in some packaged stuff from Pom or some airline meals. Are you expecting them to bring the OU down to kosher their kitchen etc.?

YES!   :D

I don't know. Haven't used Virgin before and certainly not one of the most lavish reward bookings out there so I don't know what to expect. Where is AJK when you want some input on this type of stuff. AJK  - wanna do this after the Hopper? :)
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2015, 07:51:27 PM »
Maybe make a week DO there. Only the 10 big-shots (biggest shots actually) who can afford to blow 1,200,000 will show. Then every everybody can talk all they want about all the best tricks not on DDF. It will definitely be an exclusive club. How's that for an idea?

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2015, 01:49:22 AM »
I doubt they'll give you kosher food...

Precisely. Which is why, even during several crazy moments today, I realized I would never plunk down the 1.2mm for the experience.

And I'm not talking about La Briute meals either. "Regular folk" who visit there get top-notch gourmet food. For about 175k/night, I'd want no less... Just kosher. And that ain't happening.
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