Barack Obama, the former President of the United States, is a relaxed man these days. Or so the photographs of him vacationing in the British Virgin Islands suggest.
After holding the most powerful office in the world for eight years, the Obamas went on a long-due break.
Soon after Donald Trump took over as President, 55-year-old Barack and wife Michelle headed to Palm Springs for a long weekend.
They then flew to billionaire Richard Branson's private island in the Virgin Islands for a vacation last Monday.
According to Daily Mail, employees on the island had reportedly been banned from carrying smartphones while the Obamas were holidaying. Employees, reportedly, had also been told that they could be subjected to search by members of the US Secret Service, who were part of Obama's delegation.
However, a few pictures of the former first couple later emerged and started circulating on social media.
Barack was spotted in t-shirt, shorts and a baseball cap worn backwards- a welcome break from his black suits- as he was chilling with Michelle, Richard and others.
I want to be as care-free as Backward Hat Obama pic.twitter.com/5kGqWNIRuhâ€” Kelly McPhee (@kellymcpheeee) February 1, 2017
the term squad goals is terrible but barack obama with a hat on backwards with richard branson at the beach is SOOOOOO squad goals pic.twitter.com/3c57E4Voldâ€” Judson Collier (@JudsonCollier) February 2, 2017
A video of the couple strolling on the beach went viral on Twitter.
Obama's on vacation with the hat backwards. He's never coming back. pic.twitter.com/RUakcwwgtTâ€” Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 1, 2017
While their daughters, Sasha and Malia, reportedly joined them for a few days during their Palm Springs visit, the girls, however, did not go the Caribbean with them.
After spending ten days at the Anegada Island, Barack and Michelle on Thursday arrived at their $4.3 million new Washington D.C. home.
The Daily Mail reported, "They have now returned to their nine-bedroom home in the elite Kalorama neighborhood - which is just two blocks from Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's new $5.5million pad."
The Obamas plan to stay in DC till Sasha finishes high school. Malia is currently in New York interning with Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood producer.
The house they have moved into belongs to Joe Lockhart, who had served as White House press secretary in the Bill Clinton administration.
CNN had last year reported that "The Lockhart house is an 8,200-square-foot brick Tudor, and might cost $22,000 a month to rent, according to an estimate on the real estate website Zillow. It is currently valued at $7 million, according to DC tax assessments. It has a generous living room and dining room, a finished downstairs family room/media room, and an au-pair suite, which could be useful to the Obama family since First Lady Michelle Obama's mother has been living with the family for years."
The house also boast of a huge terrace garden and a courtyard "with enough space for 8-10 vehicles."