- After they left the White House in January 2017, the Obamas visited some of the most exotic locations imaginable.
- After spending a few days on American soil in Palm Springs, they crisscrossed the globe, visiting Richard Branson’s Necker Island and exclusive island resort The Brando in French Polynesia.
- Take a look at their photos below.
After leaving the White House in January 2017, the Obamas made the most of their vacation time, hitting up some of the most exotic destinations imaginable.
After spending a few days on American soil in Palm Springs, Barack and Michelle Obama jetted off on a tropical tour that started at entrepreneur Richard Branson’s private Necker Island .
They then headed to French Polynesia to check in to The Brando, an exclusive island resort that can be reached only by boat or by two-engined Air Tetiaroa planes.
In May 2017, the Obamas took a six-day vacation in Tuscany, Italy, where they stayed at a luxurious villa and sampled the food of one of the world’s best chefs. Then the entire family was spotted whitewater rafting and visiting a temple in Bali, Indonesia before heading to Java to visit the city where Obama’s mother lived and worked for years.
Take a look at the incredible places they visited:
Sarah Jacobs contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.
After eight years in office, the Obamas headed off on a well-deserved break in January 2017.
The first stop (after a very brief stint in Palm Springs) was Necker Island.
This 72-acre island — located in the British Virgin Islands — is owned by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson.
It’s one of the most exclusive places to stay in the world.
It can sleep a maximum of 34 guests.
An individual room on the island starts at $4,280 a night, for a week minimum.
The entire island can also be rented for $78,000 a day.
Obama was making the most of his time there. On his blog, Branson shared photos of the former US president kitesurfing off nearby Moskito Island.
According to Branson, this was the first time Obama had kite-surfed since his time in office.
Branson wrote on his blog that he challenged Obama to a competition to see who could learn how to kite-surf and foil board more quickly.
Branson admitted that Obama won the challenge, managing to kite-surf 100 meters on his board.