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Necker Island Dreamin'

An August 1998 trip to Necker Island by naomi

Quote: An idyllic island getaway for the richest and most famous -- trust me, it was a quick visit.

Necker Island Dreamin'

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Overview

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Ogle the unbelievable furnishings imported from Bali and wonder at the exquisite ambience created by owner Richard Branson--yes THAT Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Airlines and everything else virgin-related, so to speak. This place is incredible and our group was allowed to wander under careful supervision (lest we pocket any valuables)--at least that's how I felt, and there wasn't a towel in sight! We were matter-of-factly told how 'Mel' and 'Mick' and all those other first-name stars hang out here, a tiny little all-inclusive that accomodates private parties only. Admittedly, I was impressed, especially with the upstairs cd collection of stuff left behind by people like Billy Joel, most likely, a...Read More

Silverwoods at Treasure Lake

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Hotel | "Necker Island"

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Confession time: I didn't stay overnight because it costs close to $20,000 a day! Probably more now. But the meals are included! Along with a staff of more than 20. As is everything else you'd want. I just thought it was my duty to tell you everything about this place (believe me, I tried to beg a night, but got laughed off the island). Our group visited from Virgin Gorda, but this site is accessible from St. Thomas or a USVI. It's merely 74 acres--but what acres! The bougainvillea alone is worth the price of wishin'. The Bali-inspired mansion has hosted people including Oprah W., Robert (as in Redford), Steven (ET's father) you know, the 'in' crowd. There's two guest houses (Bali Hi and Bali Lo--isn'...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Silverwoods at Treasure Lake
1 Coral Reef Road
DuBois, Pennsylvania
(814) 375-1800

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Heaven on earth. This must be what celebrities crave just to get away from people like me. I'm kidding. Really, as a New Yorker, I didn't bat an eye when a couple of months ago I saw Woody and Soon-Yi with baby in a stroller, crossing a street next to me on the Upper East Side. However, my niece Sherree had palpitations for two weeks. But she's from Philadelphia, where the biggest celebrity is the guy who makes cheese whiz. Necker Island is the place I dream about, and it's gratifying to know someone can actually enjoy its beauty. (I just hope they tip the landscapers REAL good).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Necker Noodling

Story/Tip

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What more can be said about an island that is so out there, so perfect, so unaffordable...
If I could afford an island retreat like this, I would bring my nuclear family and just Zen out for a month, write my book already and soak up all the native colors, wear silky sarong, loose clothes and lounge alot. (Maybe there's a discount during hurricane season...) That's what MY dreams are made of, anyway, but if you can possibly arrange a tour, do so, you will enjoy every moment.

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naomi

naomi
greenlawn, New York

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