Richard Branson plans world’s most eco-friendly resort in British Virgin Islands
Richard Branson, the savvy entrepreneur says his two private Caribbean islands have a higher purpose than serving as ultra-luxury retreats for entertainment and business A-listers. Walking barefoot on the sandy trails of his Necker Island, the British tycoon said “It is actually inexcusable for the Caribbean to need to use dirty fuels anymore when it has all these natural resources on its doorstep.”
He plans for his newest property, Mosquito Island, to be transformed into what he touts as the most eco-friendly resort on the globe. Well, not if you consider the air miles it takes to get there, or didn’t you know that you can go by boats pulled by dolphins. But nevertheless, Branson envisions 20 villas and a beachfront restaurant powered entirely by wind turbines and solar panels.
The eco-resort’s buildings would capture cool thermal airflows, eliminating the need for air conditioners. The guests’ food would come from an organic orchard, and beach buggies would be powered by bio-fuels. Righty, sorry to put a damper on your plans Mr. Branson, but according to Al Gore’s predictions of melting glaciers and polar caps won’t that put your island beneath the waves soon? Or maybe you know something we don’t?!