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Thread: Anyone see the TV show on Private Islands yesterday?? Sir Richard bought Necker in 1978 for 200k...The couple that sold it to him,needeed cash to go build a strip mall in The States...How sad is that?

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    Peter NJ is offline
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    $$ Necker Island $$

    Anyone see the TV show on Private Islands yesterday?? Sir Richard bought Necker in 1978 for 200k...The couple that sold it to him,needeed cash to go build a strip mall in The States...How sad is that?? Today Necker is booked solid for the next 5 years...At 25k a day..They leave 4 days a month open for repairs..They also featured a Dr from NY who owns Guana and just bought I believe Normand,both in the BVI's..Must be nice..
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    Selling a private island to build a strip mall, that IS sad. Wow 25K a day to stay there? That's incredible! I would have to have good medicare supplement insurance when they presented me with that kind of bill, otherwise I would keel over dead on the spot from shock. Obviously it's a place for the elite. *Sob* I'm so jealous!

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    Necker is the furthest island in the photo. Can you see the pagoda-like structure on the hill? I believe that's Sir Richard's favorite place to stay there. That's the North Sound of Virgin Gorda in the foreground. We didn't stay at Necker but I was very happy with our accomodations at Biras Creek last January. The photo was taken from a hilltop on its property.


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    Josh, do they still have the dingy boats they give you to tour around all the islands? My husband and I had a picnic on Necker.....and I can see Saba Rock , and did you go to the "Sand Bar" resto, that was so much fun!!!! What a great photo!
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    Also, Peter.....in the Grenadines, Petit St Vicent was recently sold from (the late) Haze and Lynn Richardson(she moved to Florida).......to Phil Stephenson and partner; Robin Paterson from Texas. (He a "former" lawyer, and oil entrepreneur. Or thats how they were described in a letter sent out to all former clients of the island.
    Don't know the price though.
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    Yes, Linda, they still give you whalers to dink around the islands. Also 4 or 5 varieties of sailing craft. We sailed close to Necker but didn't go onto their beaches. I didn't think you were allowed to go there for a picnic without a $25,000 deposit. Maybe you are thinking of Prickly Pear or Mosquito? And, yes, the Beach Bar is neat. You should see what they are doing at Oil Nut Bay!

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    Peter NJ is offline
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    Josh that is a great pic!
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    JoshA is offline
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    Thanks, Peter. Gotta get back there. So many islands ...

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    ReneeRash is offline
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    Nice picture JoshA! I want to go there right now (life is SO unfair! ;-))

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    LindaP is offline
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    Hey Josh, just catching up now (after Aruba)....it was definately Necker, but I guess we weren't there long enough to get caught. I heard rumors that the Royal "honeymoon" may take place there!!!!
    When's your next trip?
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    JoshA is offline
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    Next trip to BVI? No plans yet.
    Next trip? Taking my Valentine to Richmond this weekend. :)
    Next trip to the Caribbean? Antigua in a few weeks.
    Next trip to Europe? Spain in September.

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    LindaP is offline
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    Awesome Josh, keep up those travels........we have a few planned ourselves, and we are waiting to see if our son goes back to Chile this summer again; if so, this time we go, and probably in September.
    Have fun this weekend!
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance !

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