From Caribbean dreaming to Moroccan hotel luxury: boost your bucket list with Virgin Red’s Merry Million Points Christmas

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Anna Brech
by Anna Brech
15 November 2021

Do you love to travel as much as we do? Then don’t miss Virgin Red’s Merry Million Points Christmas giveaway. This cracker of a competition is giving five lucky winners the chance to land ONE MILLION Virgin Points each – just by answering a simple question. All you have to do is follow this link and take the Virgin Red quiz by 30 November 2021*  for your chance to be entered into the Merry Million points prize draw. 

What could you do if you won one million points? Well, it’s your passport to all kinds of brilliant Virgin Red rewards – especially when it comes to travelling the world. As a Virgin Red member, you can use points to hop your way across the globe; from the Caribbean to the Far East, the Indian Ocean and beyond. 

This is a golden opportunity to dust off that bucket list and get adventuring like a pro. Brilliant beach life, buzzing cities, bedazzling hotels: you name it, with a million points to go on, you can get footloose and fancy-free in style. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your trip-of-a-lifetime quest. 

Catch a slice of beach life on St Lucia 

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From palm fronds to dazzling blue seas, the Caribbean island of St Lucia has “dream holiday” written all over it. And from 20,000+ points + taxes, fees and charges** for a reward flight here with Virgin Red, it’s a paradise in easy reach.

Grab your flip-flops and get set for a sunshine idyll brimming with golden beaches, coral reef and bespoke chocolate tours – not to mention the Caribbean’s only drive-in volcano. As a points millionaire, you can drink up the tropical island life on offer here on a regular basis, as well as visiting neighbouring islands including the Bahamas, Tobago or sunny St. Vincent. Is that another rum cocktail we hear calling? 

Kick back in the Kasbah Tamadot

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The Kasbah Tamadot is an award-winning 5-star hotel and Virgin Limited Edition property nestled in the hazy hills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in the stunning Berber-inspired architecture here, with a beautiful pool and jacuzzis tucked away amid the peaceful alpine scenery. 

With a million points to hand, you can take advantage of Virgin Red’s three-night stay at Kasbah Tamadot for two people (255,000+ points) and make yourself at home in its luxury designer suites. Whether it’s the magic of Marrakech – in reach of the hotel – serene mountain hikes, traditional Berber hospitality or chill time in the fabulous Hammam spa, a stay here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience (or twice or even three times, with a million Virgin Points to splash). 

Fly Upper Class to Cape Town or Johannesburg

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If you’re a points millionaire, it’s only right that you have access to the champagne lifestyle. And flying Upper Class on a reward flight with Virgin Red offers exactly that, paving the way to pampering flat beds and à la carte dining experiences. 

Cape Town or Johannesburg are just two spectacular destinations you can fly to with an Upper Class reward flight for 56,000+ points + taxes, fees and charges** with Virgin Atlantic. Both places set the scene for an unforgettable South Africa holiday, complete with vineyards, whale-watching and bucket list safaris. 

Speaking of which, if you decide to stay at Virgin Limited Edition hotel Ulusaba, a private safari game reserve near Kruger National Park, you’ll not only have a front-row seat to some incredible wildlife sightings; you can also earn 7,000 points a night with Virgin Red. That means that after just three nights, you’ll have earned enough Virgin Points for a brand new economy rewards flight – and so the adventure continues. 

Steal away to the Seychelles

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Made up of 115 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, The Seychelles is a must-visit for anyone who’s serious about their fix of Vitamin D (or vitamin sea, come to that). Live your best beach life on a series of powdery white coves, with idyllic boat trips to take you from A to B and an endless stream of delicious sunset cocktails.

You can fly here for 30,000+ points + taxes, fees and charges** with Virgin Red: so as a points millionaire, you may well become a regular of the sunshine archipelago. From giant tortoises to the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Seychelles has plenty of natural wonders to tempt you in – that’s if you can tear yourself away from your beachside hammock...

Jump onboard for Japan

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Bringing together ancient temple landscapes with the neon lights of East Asia’s most eclectic cities, Japan is a country brimming with contrasts. Here, you’ll find beautiful hot springs (onsens) hidden away in the mountains, along with healing bamboo forests and jaw-dropping shrines that date back to the 3rd Century.

Along with its rich history and spectacular sights, Japan is also home to sensational street food and cutting-edge tech – as seen in its epic shopping malls, which often span over a mile of shops. As a points millionaire, you can jump right into this wonderland with Virgin Red reward flights from 42,000+ points + taxes, fees and charges**: Tokyo, get set. 

Say hi to awesome Australia

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Few places shout Bucket List like epic Australia, filled as it is with hip cities, giant desert monoliths and the largest living structure on Earth (Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef). Whether you’re travelling by catamaran between the dazzling Whitsunday Islands, exploring Melbourne’s craft beer scene or catching some waves at Byron Bay, life here is one long adventure. 

Snap up your ticket to this land of delights with a Virgin Atlantic reward flight from 120,000+ points + taxes, fees and charges**. With a million points to burn, that’s easily within budget – with plenty leftover for another holiday or treat. Your trip of a century starts here.

So, there’s your inspiration – now for the action part. To enter Virgin Red’s Merry Million Points Christmas competition, simply follow this link and answer a quiz question: one million points awaits. 

*Terms and conditions apply: Promotion runs 09:00am on 01.11.21 to 23:59pm on 30.11.21. Max 1 entry per member. No purchase necessary. 5x 1 million Virgin Points and 8x runner-up prizes available. 18+ UK resident Virgin Red members only. See here for full T&Cs and prize details. Promoter: Virgin Red Limited, 66 Porchester Road, London W2 6ET

**Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all Virgin Red reward flights and vary according to destination and date(s) of travel. Points quoted are based on off-peak rates.