Last week was certainly one to remember for everyone at Virgin Limited Edition, and especially for our incredible team on Necker Island. By now you will probably have heard that a fire destroyed the Great House in the early hours of Monday 22nd August. The fire was sparked during a major storm that even the driving rain couldn’t extinguish. Richard and his family were staying on island with their guests at the time, but fortunately everyone was able to get to safety.
The team on Necker Island has been working 24/7 on the clean up, and plans are already taking shape to rebuild the Great House. This building was always the heart of the island, and holds many unforgettable memories for Richard, his family, our guests and of course the staff. To think that the fire destroyed everything from video footage to photos to signed guest books is just heartbreaking as many of these personal items are irreplaceable.
In the midst of everything we’ve been overwhelmed by messages of support coming in from around the globe from those who have been to the island and even from many who haven’t. We’re especially grateful to the team on Necker for keeping the unique Virgin spirit alive to deal with the task ahead. Special thanks must go out to our Necker heroes Gareth, Orwin, Marco and Richard who will be recognised for their actions at The Stars of the Year dinner for all Virgin employees.
It must be said that the local businesses and individuals in the BVI have supported the island team wholeheartedly, donating their time as well as just about anything else we now find we lack, from toiletries to clothes to food!
Please bear with us as we are as keen as everyone else to restore the Great House to its former glory. Our reservations and sales team will be in touch with clients with confirmed bookings regarding all future plans and when we will be able to welcome you to Necker Island. In the meantime thanks again for the countless messages of support which mean a lot to Richard and his family not to mention everyone on island and in the Virgin Limited Edition family.