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6 Caribbean destinations to follow in the footsteps of stars

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Necker Island
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Necker Island

Showbusiness royalty (Noël Coward and Joyce Carey), real royalty (Princess Margaret), billionaires (Richard Branson) and authors (Ian Fleming) have all fallen for the Caribbean’s rich history, laid-back ambience and lush natural beauty.

Here are six of the best Caribbean destinations to follow in their famous footsteps:

1. Necker Island

Richard Branson loves a party. Perhaps that’s why Necker, his private island home, is where his celebrity friends come to let their hair down, far from prying paparazzi. It’s a resort run with the motto “anything is possible” (Branson arrived at his own wedding clinging to the struts of a helicopter) and it’s less hotel, more house party, where guests can help themselves from behind the bar. There’s no dress code for dinner – staff wear shorts or bikinis to work – but for the island’s legendary parties you’re encouraged to dress up. Branson’s icebreaker is to get up on the table and bust some moves, then anything goes, all helped along with Champagne – so free-flowing it’s dubbed “Necker water” – until the last man, or woman, is no longer standing. Fortunately, Vegas rules apply: what happens on Necker stays on Necker.

Picture courtesy of Jack Brockway

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