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Tempted By Tranquility, Richard Branson Stayed At This Non-Virgin Hotel

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November 19, 2012 at 9:55 AM | by | ()

We all know Sir Richard Branson has a sh*tload of money. Who else sends other billionaires to outer space? That said, he owns some crazy-expensive resorts he calls his second and third home, like Necker Island in the Caribbean and Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco.

Throw in a mansion, homes all over the world, land in Antigua, a super-yacht and, most recently, a private island retreat in Bali, why would he even consider staying (and paying) for a hotel room?

Well last year, he did, and staff at Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica remember him quite well. One source says, "He was very nice. He came and stayed in two of our riverside suites with his family. He was just really a nice guy."

So what makes Rosalie Bay Resort good enough for Richard?

Is it because the 12-acre property is completely removed on its own bay, with crashing ocean waves, which would bring Zen back into his life? Or the atypical, finger-licking, Caribbean culinary options with vegan and gluten-free menu and fresh juices to boot? Or perhaps the spa with hydrotherapy circuit, treatments using indigenous ingredients and the only salt-water pool on the island? Did he choose the two-year-old resort because it's just utterly romantic?

Apparently, one of his favorite staff members on Necker Island is from Dominica, and raved about the island. So Richard set his super-yacht sail with his family and shacked up at Rosalie Bay, one of the few luxury resorts on the island, and had a great time.

While he didn't give a shout-out to the property on his blog (billionaires do have the right to location privacy), he left a post of his unforgettable experience in Dominica.

[Photos: Jimmy Im/Hotel Chatter/]

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