10 feel-good perks all Virgin Red members can access

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Anna Brech
by Anna Brech
25 August 2021

How you spend your days is how you spend your life – so rather than having your nose to the grind 24/7, Virgin Red is here to bring a bit of lightness to your everyday routine. Virgin’s new rewards club is all about treating members with daily surprises and delights, from economy reward flights to a gin parlour.

As a member of Virgin Red, you’ll have frontline access to all these feel-good rewards, and lots more, to spend with your Virgin Points. And – hold the front page – these points never expire, either: you can spend them whenever you want. Plus, you can earn points just by having fun, whether that’s shopping at lululemon, or booking a Virgin Atlantic flight to Austin

So, Virgin Red pals: it’s time to sit back and relax. Throw your laptop to the wind and prepare to savour the sweet life with these sensational club member rewards. 

Reward flights to St. Vincent and the Grenadines 

Breezy beach hammocks. Cocktail sunsets. A sea life so beautiful you’ll be swimming with the fishes all day long. A trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines – a tiny chain of sunshine islands bang in the middle of the Caribbean – is like a cronut on a cold Monday morning. It can’t help but fill you with bubbling cheer. As a Virgin Red member, you can bag return Virgin Atlantic reward flights here for 20,000+ points. Happy times ahead...

Cream cakes and cocktails for two

Located in the heart of Covent Garden, Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour is filled with trinkets and trivia from a Victorian past. And the gin-fuelled cocktails and cream cakes selection is an adventure all to itself. Spirit yourself away to this whimsical wonderland, guest in tow, as part of Virgin Experience Days’ Indigo Collection with a voucher from Virgin Red for 13,000 points

You can earn these points by switching to the Virgin Money Current Account, which comes with a number of benefits including contactless debit cards, an arranged overdraft (subject to status) and zero fees when you’re spending abroad. Plus 15,000 Virgin Points to spend on a reward of your choice – gin time here we come. 

A secret seaside escape for two with top-notch food

If you want a truly secluded mini-break, look no further than The Lugger in Cornwall. This gem of a seaside retreat is tucked away in the fishing village of Portloe, far from the tourist trail and with spectacular views over the Roseland Peninsula. The pirate-y history is very much alive in this one-time smuggler’s inn, and the whole place is bursting with atmosphere – think roaring log fires and charming ocean rooms. 

The award-winning cuisine is pretty phenomenal, too: the chefs put a lot of flair into local dishes, with freshly-caught seafood from the boats you’ll see right outside your bedroom window. A one-night stay here as part of Virgin Experience Days’ Chrome collection is yours for 42,000 points with a Virgin Red Chrome voucher

A thrilling double supercar blast with high-speed passenger ride

From seaside chill to supercar thrill, Virgin Red motorheads will pounce on this chance to get into top gear with a supercar experience for 15,000 points. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martins or Porsche: pick one of the world’s top engines to take for a spin, before buckling up alongside a pro in the driver’s seat. Hold tight – this is white-knuckle racing in its truest form. James Bond, eat your heart out. 

A luxury three-night stay at Kasbah Tamadot

Nestled in the remote landscape of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains is Kasbah Tamadot; Sir Richard Branson’s luxury retreat and one of finest hotels in North Africa. This oasis of greenery is the perfect spot to unwind for a few days, with warm Moroccan hospitality and stunning architecture everywhere you go.

For 240,000+ points, you and a friend can spend three glorious nights surrounded by alpine scenery, with the sensory delights of Marrakech in easy reach. Hiking, cooking classes or spa treatments: you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to do first.

A pampering Turkish Delight spa experience

The 5* Bentley London is a decadent kind of place – and that feeling is never more evident than in the hotel’s luxury Le Kalon Spa. A grand marble interior features ornate painted walls and fountains, but it’s the treatments that really stand out here.

You can gain entry to this paradise via Virgin Experience Days’ Azure collection with a Virgin Red Azure voucher for 21,500 points. The reward includes an opulent Turkish hammam ritual with ancient cleansing techniques, as well as a rose facial treatment. 

Free flights to New York via a 5* safari stay 

By far and away the best thing about being a Virgin Red member is that you earn points simply by doing the things you adore anyway: for example, luxury travel. Say, you decide to treat yourself to a holiday at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, a Virgin Limited Edition hotel located deep in the South African bush. 

Each night you kick back here, with the big 5 on your doorstep, you’ll earn 7,000 points. This means that, within three days, you’ll have clocked up 21,000 points: enough for a holiday of an entirely different kind with Virgin Atlantic reward flights to New York. From wildlife heights to bright lights, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. 

A sushi and sake masterclass at Buddha Bar 

It looks fabulous and tastes even better: little wonder Japanese cuisine is having its moment in the spotlight. In this on-trend masterclass hosted by celeb hangout Buddha Bar, you’ll learn all about making exquisite sushi creations from a head sushi chef. 

You’ll whip up your own nigiri and maki dishes, with all the skills needed to wow at your next dinner party, before settling into a sake tasting. Try hot and cold versions of Japan’s famous fermented spirit, in a session led by a top sommelier. 13,000 points with a Virgin Red Indigo voucher from Virgin Experience Days’ Indigo Collection.

England’s fastest zip-wire experience and 360 swing

How’s your head for heights? You’ll soon find out in this thrill-a-second outing from Hangloose at The Eden Project. Prepare to take your heart in your hands as you whizz down SkyWire, England’s longest and fastest zip-wire experience, before taking the plunge with a 20-metre giant cliff swing, and Vertigo-360: Britain’s first 360 swing.

You’ll then move onto Big-Air, for an airbag drop of epic proportions, and a 10-metre freefall from The Drop. Yours (if you dare) for 17,500 points with a Virgin Red Scarlet voucher for Virgin Experience Days’ Scarlet Collection.

VIP tickets to Blondie at the Manchester AO Arena

Well, who doesn’t love a bit of Blondie? If you fancy rolling it back to the '70s with a Heart Of Glass, don’t miss this smasher of a live concert at Manchester’s AO Arena. Tickets via Virgin Red for 40,000 points will give you access to the coveted Virgin Red Room, complete with VIP access, private waiter service and the best seats in the house. Rock on.