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2012-11-19 20:20:20

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For some, the ideal tennis destination is the red clay of Roland Garros; for others, it's the green grass of Wimbledon or a late summer's night match at the U.S. Open. But for those who prefer something a little more private, the ideal--and most idyllic--tennis destination is Necker Island. This year, Premier Tennis Travel and Necker Island will host the inaugural 2012 Necker Cup from December 9-13 on Sir Richard Branson's exclusive Virgin...

2012-10-12 07:21:28

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICEF ambassador for Serbia, five-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia has entered the 2012 Necker Cup, the world's most exclusive Pro-Am, to be held on Sir Richard Branson's private island Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands Dec. 9-13. Amateurs can book a space in the Necker Cup Pro-Am by calling (001) 800.376.0975 or visiting www.neckercup.com. You can also win a place directly into the Necker Cup by...

2012-08-14 06:25:43

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- U.S.-based Premier Tennis Travel has announced the chance to play in the world's most exclusive Pro-Am on Sir Richard Branson's private island in the British Virgin Islands. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120814/CG57074) Tennis and travel lovers can now book their spots for the 2012 Necker Cup, which will take place Dec. 9-13 on Necker Island. Amateur participants will team with Sir Richard, ATP and WTA stars to be...

2011-08-22 08:59:00

LONDON, August 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Limited Edition can confirm that in the early hours of this morning, a fire took place on Necker Island causing substantial damage to the Great House. Whilst the cause at this stage is unknown it is thought most likely due to a lightening strike. Whilst substantial damage was caused to the building no guests or members of the Necker Island staff were hurt. Sir Richard Branson, members of his family and guests were on island at the...

2011-07-28 17:59:00

NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo said "I do" on exclusive Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands July 15th and television channel TLC's cameras were there to document the momentous occasion. On Saturday, July 30th from 9-11pm, TLC will air Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding, a two-hour special that follows the celebrity couple in the months leading up to the wedding, as well as their actual Necker Island nuptials. Lachey, host of The Sing-Off,...

2011-06-23 08:21:00

LONDON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In February and March 2012, Necker Belle [http://www.neckerbelle.virgin.com ] will be introducing whale watching charters in the Silver Bank situated approximately 100km north of the town of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic and 138km southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110623/463459-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110623/463459-b ) During...

2011-03-16 07:50:00

LONDON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get snap-happy and explore the African bush in a truly unique way on a photographic safari at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve ( http://www.ulusaba.virgin.com/). The newly launched photographic safaris are aimed at amateur photographers and are led by Ulusaba's professional rangers and trackers who are experienced photographers. They will teach guests how to interpret animal behaviour so they can capture some outstanding pictures they'll be able to...

2011-02-16 15:48:00

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Long known as the "sailing capital of the world," the British Virgin Islands will be the center of the kiteboarding world with Billabong BVI Kite Jam 2011. Pro and amateur riders from around the globe will descend on Necker Island and North Sound, Virgin Gorda from February 26 through March 4, 2011 to compete in this new and rapidly growing action sport. Kiteboarding, an adrenaline filled water sport is a combination of...

2011-01-21 06:48:00

LONDON, January 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to do something different for your holiday this year, then we have just the ticket, when chartering Necker Belle ( http://www.neckerbelle.virgin.com/) for 7 night sailings any new bookings made before 28th February for charters prior to the 30th June 2011 will get their final night free. This offer is based on exclusive hire of Necker Belle, accommodating up to 12 guests, for a 7 day charter in the Caribbean. The US$85,000* rate...

2010-04-29 08:37:00

LONDON, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Necker Island (http://www.neckerisland.virgin.com/), Sir Richard Branson'sCaribbean island and part of the award-winning Virgin Limited Edition portfolio, is delighted to announce that it will host a Celebration Week in February 2011 to coincide with the second annual BVI Kite Jam supported by Sir Richard Branson and in 2011 title sponsored by Billabong and the British Virgin Island Tourist Board. Kite boarding enthusiasts from around the globe...


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Menehune
2013-10-07 06:27:14

The Menehune are a dwarf-sized race of people in Hawaiian mythology. They are believed to live deep in the forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands. Legends say the Menehune are excellent craftspeople who have built temples, fishponds, canoes, and houses. Many centuries ago, the Menehune were said to have lived on the Islands before settlers arrived from Polynesia. Their favorite food is considered to be bananas, but they also like fish. They are considered to be shy but...

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