The couple first flew to Palm Springs, Calif., for a weekend, but are now spending some time on Virgin Group billionaire mogul Sir Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island called Necker Island. The Obamas were spotted today by the beach, both looking casual in shorts and sandals. It’s certainly a surprise to see the two in such casual looks after eight years of formal White House attire.
Michelle wore a pair of white sandals, while Barack went with plain black flip-flops. They were captured waving to onlookers as they walked around with a group including Branson.
There’s no word on how long the Obamas will be staying on the luxurious island, which costs $80,000 to rent out entirely for 34 guests. Upon their return, they will likely dive into work for their new foundation, the Obama Foundation.