I was so glad to hear that Richard Branson is planning to develop an eco-resort on Mosquito Island in the British Virgin Islands. Beside thinking that wind and solar power really should be a no-brainer in a place like the BVI, I'm just looking forward to seeing that place come back to life.
Photo courtesy of BareboatsBVI
We go sailing down there regularly, and just inside the reef by the former Drake's Anchorage Resort was a favorite place to park for the night. It's been really sad to see the place abandoned, the moorings deteriorating, the hiking trails empty. It's been even sadder not to be able to eat at Drake's restaurant, which was hands-down the finest dining we ever had down there.
So, while it might be useful mainly for super high-end meetings, similar to Branson's other BVI retreat, Necker Island, for we sailors will welcome the renewal of the island with open arms. As long as Branson will, like the former owner did, allow our stinky sunburned feet to walk the trails and our ravenous appetites be satisfied on shore. Even if we can't land our dingies there, I still am glad to hear plans are moving forward. I love that place!