Barack Obama is literally washing his hands of his former POTUS responsibilities in pristine water during an island escape with everyone’s dream holiday buddy, Sir Richard Branson.

In case you missed it, since passing his leadership duties on to Donald Trump, Barack and the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, have been letting off eight years of much deserved steam in Branson’s very own British Virgin Islands.

Images released over social media show the much-adored couple looking worlds away from their presidential life with backwards caps, casual shorts and there was even a picture of Michelle adorably sporting pigtails.

Needless to say, people have been loving the pics and going totes fan-girl crazy over them.


Now the Internet has exploded again thanks to photographer Jack Brockway who captured Barack and Branson on a recent kitesurfing adventure.

The images of Barack skidding along the water and smiling like a child in a candy store is giving everyone new #travelgoals and #bromancegoals.

Barack Obama

Posting the pictures to his blog, Branson said it was “tremendous” to give Barack the chance to windsurf, especially after hearing this story:

“One of the first stories Barack told me when he and Michelle arrived on Moskito Island was how, just before he became President, he had been surfing on a dangerous break in Hawaii.”

Sir Richard Branson

“When he came in from an exhilarating session, the new head of his security team turned to him and said: ‘This will be the last time you surf for eight years.’ For the next eight years he didn’t have the chance to surf, enjoy watersports or do many of the things he loved.”

And Barack had a total blast doing it, as evident by this huge smile:

Barack Obama

And this focused ‘edge’:

Barack Obama

The competitive pair even recorded and published this video of their day of kitesurfing:

Do these pictures make you want to holiday on the British Virgin Islands?