View Full Version : What happened to 'Makepeace Island', bought by Branson, et al, for Virgin staff?

4th Dec 2007, 11:08
I had trouble finding the right topic to put this thread under, so Moderators, please move to one more appropriate if necessary.

In 2003, it was big news that Richard Branson and Brett Godfrey had bought 'Makepeace Island' for use as a Virgin staff retreat.:)

I read something about this island recently, and it got me to wondering where these plans are at.

Years ago I heard that the Noosa Shire Council hadn't been notified by the new buyers for what purpose the island would be used, and had vetoed their plans. I assumed after that they'd make some amendments.

Does anyone have any news on developments?

4th Dec 2007, 12:20
For those who have bosses that never take an interest in their employees' welfare, here's something about Makepeace Island (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3035205.stm).

I reckon they had lots of tax-deductible wild sex orgies in the pools up there (as opposed to the mere heavy-petting that goes on at Necker Island), until the night a big salty swam up and bit off someone's *ick...?! :eek:

Maybe tinpis could fill us in...?!

Buster Hyman
4th Dec 2007, 20:24
Branson is just putting the finishing touches on his island now...its all part of his plan to take over the world you see...