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Caribbean: Win an All-Expenses Paid Trip to Richard Branson’s Private Island Paradise!

Find out more about the brand new competition giving you and one lucky friend the chance to win the holiday of a lifetime to Richard Branson’s incredible private island home, Necker Island.

Necker Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Necker Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Does an all-expenses paid private island trip for two to one of the world’s most exotic and exclusive destinations, sound too good to be true? For Private Island News readers in Saudi Arabia, however, that dream could soon become a reality, thanks to an incredible competition which could see you stranded on a private island in the British Virgin Islands.

As announced earlier this week in the popular telecommunications insider blog Telecompaper, bewhiskered British island owner, Sir Richard Branson, has offered all Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia customers the chance to win an all-inclusive private island holiday for two on his idyllic island home – Necker Island.

To be in with a chance of winning this once-in-a-lifetime experience, all you need to do is sign up to a Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia contract by the 26th February 2015. Whether a pre-paid or post-paid plan, everyone who signs up to Branson’s next generation mobile service on time will be entered into a draw to win return flights to the British Virgin Islands and a week’s accommodation par excellence.

The lucky winners will be announced in a spectacular prize draw, which will officially be overseen by members of the Riyadh chamber of commerce and industry. The private island prizewinners will then have until the end of September to pack their bags and enjoy a week of fun in the sun from the classy confines of Necker Island’s famous luxury suite.

In an interview with The Saudi Gazette, Karim Benkirane, CEO of Virgin Mobile KSA, said: “Sir Richard is excited by the expansion of Virgin Mobile into Saudi Arabia and we are very grateful that we have the chance to offer this amazing prize to our members. This trip of a lifetime is just one way that we are Making Mobile Better here in the Kingdom. We aim to bring our members the coolest local and global service and experiences as part of the Virgin Group.”

Necker Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Necker Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Necker Island has been owned by Branson since 1978, and has since emerged as one of the world’s most sought-after island escapes. A favourite amongst royalty, rockstars and Hollywood icons, Necker Island is perhaps the perfect example of the freedom and fun a private island holiday can provide.

After undergoing a painstaking renovation in 2013, the incredible Balinese-style villas now provide space for 30 guests, generating an allure so exotic and so infectious that, as private island rental bible Cool Private Island Resorts – The World’s 101 Best Islands warns, it should perhaps come with a health warning. But don’t just take our word for it – check out the Necker Island page at for the inside line on this incredible island.

And don’t despair if you’re not eligible for Virgin’s cool competition. Necker Island is also available to rent via Vladi Island Travel, the world’s only private island travel specialists. Prices start from USD 54,500 per night and include accommodation, meals and drinks, flight transfers as well as an array of amazing activities. Find out what the fuss is all about right here.

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