Taking care of the environment and our local communities is key to how we operate at The Branson Beach Estate. We partner with Virgin Unite and Unite BVI to fund grants to enrich youth programming and encourage environmental conservation to preserve the exquisite natural beauty of the British Virgin Islands. We also work closely with local farmers and fishermen to source local ingredients.
Sustainability is central to the food and beverage operations at the estate. We use sustainable and low-impact food products, have phased out using single-use plastics, and work with local suppliers.
We also reduce our carbon footprint by using low-impact and safe detergents and refillable bottles for our reef-friendly sun cream and guest amenities.
Efficient lighting is used across the estate, and guests and employees use electric vehicles to get around the estate. Overall, Moskito Island currently has 75kW of solar power, and is undergoing a study to further investigate the best renewable energy options for the island.
- There are no plastic straws on The Branson Beach Estate – bamboo straws are stocked in the bars instead.
- An eco-waste system allows the island to collect wastewater and repurpose it to be used for irrigation (90k gallons collected and reused in 2020).
- Staff uniforms are made using recycled plastic from the ocean by company OceanR.
- A 'save water’ towel re-use program is in place, encouraging guests to change their towels mid-week rather than daily.
- The Branson Beach Estate has reef-friendly sun cream available to all its guests.
- The Branson Beach Estate is now home to a high-efficiency glass recycling machine, enabling the estate to recycle hundreds of bottles every month and turn them into tiny grains of sand.
Supporting the community
Supported by Virgin Limited Edition and Virgin Unite, we work with Unite BVI.
This not-for-profit foundation based in the British Virgin Islands focuses on bringing people, ideas and resources together to tackle community and environmental changes to benefit current and future generations.
Some of these changes include improving education for local children, controlling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases as part of the BugOut BVI programme and, in partnership with The Branson Centre, empowering budding entrepreneurs with tools and knowledge.
Pack for a Purpose
The Branson Beach Estate is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows those travelling to the island to make a lasting impact in the local community by saving a little luggage space to bring supplies for schools in the area and medical clinics.
Check out what supplies are needed for our community projects in the BVI.