Obamas join Richard Branson for private island getaway

By on February 8, 2017


Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some time vacationing with Richard Branson since leaving the White House. (Photo: Richard Branson/Facebook)
Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some time vacationing with Richard Branson since leaving the White House. (Photo: Richard Branson/Facebook)

NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands—Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some time vacationing with Richard Branson since leaving the White House.

The Virgin Group founder put up a blog post with pictures and video of the ex-president kitesurfing off one of Branson’s private islands in the British Virgin Islands. Branson writes that Obama, who’s a native of Hawaii, told him he was prevented from surfing by his security detail during his time in offic

Branson says after spending a couple days learning to kitesurf, Obama bested the billionaire in a watersport challenge.

He says inviting the Obamas to his island was “a huge honour.”

Obama spent his first days after leaving Washington vacationing in Palm Springs, California.