29 Nov 2017



Clean up is complete and resort will reopen in December.


VIRGIN GORDA (Nov. 17, 2017): Oil Nut Bay, a luxury residential and resort

community located on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda, will be one of the first resorts in

the British Virgin Islands to reopen following cleanup and repairs from Hurricane Irma,

which swept through the territory this September. The property will reopen its Beach

Club, restaurant, resort amenities, and marina on December 16. The resort is already

open to its home owners and will begin renting villas and suites to guests March 1, 2018.

While the property did not come out unscathed, the foundation and structural integrity of

the resort’s infrastructure and buildings was intact following the direct hit of Hurricane

Irma and her 200 plus mile-per-hour winds.

The resilience of the resort is due in large part to Oil Nut Bay’s founding vision, which is

rooted in the carefully balanced combination of science and art. The science is structural

engineering and the art is spectacular design and physical beauty. Each Oil Nut Bay

residence is carefully sculpted and constructed in harmony with the diverse topography

of Virgin Gorda, with nature’s forces in mind.

Oil Nut Bay welcomed staff members, along with more than 200 contract workers, back

on property just days after the storm subsided to support the immediate cleanup and

restoration of the property.

“We are grateful for our amazing team and many outside partners. As a result of their

herculean efforts, clean-up is complete and forward progress continues at a rapid pace

at Oil Nut Bay,” said David V. Johnson, founder of Victor BVI, the developer of Oil Nut

Bay. “Following Irma, our immediate goals have been to make sure our team members

have a job to come to every day, to support the relief efforts of Virgin Gorda and to build

the public’s confidence in the future of the British Virgin Islands. Oil Nut Bay and the BVI

will come back, better than before.” Oil Nut Bay was also reassured by the support and

presence of the UK government in the early aftermath of the hurricane.

Since Irma, one new sale has already closed at Oil Nut Bay and five new villas will begin

construction this season.

“We could not be where we are today without the unwavering support from Oil Nut Bay’s

homeowners, who have generously contributed to the North Sound Foundation to help

the relief efforts of our surrounding community,” said Emily Oakes, Director of Marketing

for Oil Nut Bay.

Johnson and his wife, Pamela, created the North Sound Foundation to support and

enhance the greater community. The need has never been greater than now and the

non-profit is now supporting the relief and rebuilding of the Virgin Gorda community. In

addition to ongoing clean-up, supplies and long-term planning with the government and

community, the North Sound Foundation and Oil Nut Bay have adopted the Robinson

O’Neal Elementary School in the North Sound and will be spearheading the rebuilding of

the school, which was heavily damaged during Irma.

To donate today, please visit: www.youcaring.com/northsoundfoundation




About Oil Nut Bay

Accessible only by boat or helicopter, Oil Nut Bay is an exceptionally secluded, sustainably

preserved and multigenerational residential and resort community offering unique villa rentals and

home ownership opportunities. With only 88 sites located on an expansive 300 acres,

homeowners and guests can choose from beachfront villas to estates set on the hilltops, all with

breathtaking water views. The community boasts world-class dining, a Beach Club, watersports,

full-service spa, tennis, pickle-ball, a learn-through-play kids’ club called The Nut House, Nature

Center and community garden. Oil Nut Bay is one of the world’s most secluded and most pristine

natural settings—with all homes meticulously built in harmony with nature. The community offers

the benefits of a full resort with world-class amenities with the privacy of just a few homes. For

more information, visit http://www.oilnutbay.com/.


About The North Sound Foundation

David V. Johnson and his wife, Pamela, started the North Sound Foundation, a 501(3)c, to

provide a local Caribbean non-profit organization offering assistance to nonprofit cultural,

educational, environmental, health and human service organizations throughout the North Sound

and Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Those wishing to send a donation

may securely give by wire transfer or through https://www.oilnutbay.com/north-sound-foundationdonation/.


About Victor International

With a 30 year history of integrity and a vigorous respect for environmentally sound principals,

BVI and U.S.A. based Victor International Corporation is a leading community developer, founded

by David V. Johnson. Victor International has created more than 40 developments throughout its

history including the Urban Land Institute’s Award of Excellence winner, Bay Harbor

(www.bayharbor.com) in Michigan, U.S.A., a 1,200 acre luxury resort community extending along

five miles of Lake Michigan, and also Turtle Lake, a premier residential community in Bloomfield

Hills, Michigan. In the Caribbean, Victor BVI is the developer of Oil Nut Bay (www.oilnutbay.com)

a top luxury destination in the Caribbean and world.

Media Contact: Kaela Krakoski, kkrakoski@quinn.pr | 786.600.3954, ext. 4