The 13 Most Sustainable Hotels in the Caribbean
For an Ethical and Sustainable Stay in the Caribbean
A Sustainability Ranking in partnership with ETIC Hotels
You’re planning a trip to the Caribbean and you’re trying to be as ethical and sustainable as possible?
niood lists you the 10 most sustainable hotels in the Caribbean:
What makes True Blue Bay Boutique Resort sustainable?
One of the things you will notice during your visit is that our staff wear locally-made reusable masks that we wash and disinfect at the Resort as well as their aprons and uniforms. We have trained our staff to constantly wash their hands so we don’t have to use plastic gloves. We have an electric bus charged with PV solar panels to transport our guests and staff. Our organic food waste either goes to our onsite compost or to local pig farmers. All our garden waste is composted and the material used to fertilise the hotel grounds. We have a small plantation of banana trees, fruits and veggies that love the composted material (soon this garden will be accessible to our guests to visit or to work alongside our gardener).
Please be assured that we will continue with our philosophy of taking care of the environment using eco-friendly products throughout the pandemic. Environmental sustainability continues to be at the heart of our operations.
What makes Jungle Bay Resort & Spa sustainable?
What makes Fond Doux sustainable?
Power and Water Conservation
Water in the cottages is heated through solar panels to conserve power. Other power and water conservation efforts include energy efficient lights, low flow toilets, and the option to reuse linens and towels.
Locally Owned and Operated
Owners Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne are from Saint Lucia and run the plantation themselves. They work with local communities to train and hire St. Lucians at Fond Doux with an emphasis on developing individual skills and gifts.
Supporting Local Industry
As part of our sustainable practices we fill our gift shop with goods from local suppliers. Similarly, we ensure the tour operators that we refer our guests to use local suppliers and emphasize St. Lucian culture.
What makes True Blue Bay Boutique Resort sustainable?
All of the power on the island is supplied by a soundproof, energy efficient diesel generator. It not only ensures our power supply stays reliable, but will always exceed demand.
Glass containers and metal cans are crushed and transformed back into sand and small particles. Fallen leaves, cut grass and seaweed provides natural fertilizer for the chef garden’s delicious organic produce.
Our nursery enables us to grow more colorful flora to later plant around the island. Most of the island’s landscape is left to naturally evolve, however, we have spent time removing poisonous Manchineel trees and replacing them with banana, almond, papaya and citrus trees.
Reef regeneration is a crucial step towards creating a designated marine protected area around Petit St. Vincent. As part of our coral restoration project, in partnership with the Philip Stephenson Foundation and CLEAR Caribbean, we have constructed a coral nursery using fragments of Elkhorn coral collected from around the island. Once grown, the outcrops of juvenile coral will be used to repopulate nearby reefs on the Atlantic side of the island.
What makes Castara Retreats sustainable?
We have employed local people to build and create Castara Retreats. Whilst the style of the accommodations is unique, we ensured the construction process derived from local labour, materials and practice. Some 40 people from the village helped build Castara Retreats, and take pride in what they have helped achieve.
We have undertaken extensive tree and shrub planting to maximise soil retention and avoid the risk of soil erosion and landslides. Paths with drainage systems have been constructed to ensure the safe run off of water from our land to the highway below.
We have created composting areas used by both our guests and our restaurant for disposing of vegetable and plant waste. The compost is then used for feeding our garden plants and trees, nurturing their growth and development.
Significant attention is given to electricity consumption and the implementation of measures to reduce carbon footprint including; LED lighting , roof and wall insulation, low-energy air conditioning systems, and invitations to guests to be mindful in their energy usage.
What makes Blue Horizons Garden Resort sustainable?
Quality boils down to details: That’s why we use eco-friendly cleaning supplies, biodegradable trash bags, and more. And with programs like planting trees, birding, and waste management in place, Blue Horizons is taking an active approach to conservation.
Environmentalism means nothing without social responsibility. In addition to our preservation programs, we strive to develop our community. We recruit 100 percent of our employees from nearby towns, offer internships to local students, and partner with the Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled.
Blue Horizons adopts a proactive approach in our day-to-day activities. We outfit rooms with standard fire equipment, follow cross-contamination protocols in our housekeeping, food, and beverage departments, implement proper business ethics, and more.
What makes Hotel Manapany sustainable?
The island of St Barth has ideal sunshine throughout the year. in order to make full use of this sunshine, the Manapany Hotel transforms this solar energy to produce hot water.
The resort’s water network, autonomous in both its supply and treatment, does not diffuse any wastewater into nature.
We favor using eco-friendly products and methods such as steam cleaning and biodegradable detergents both for the rooms and the laundry.
The resort produces its own water and only electric cars are used to get around the 4.2- acre property. No chemicals are used in cleaning and maintenance, only steam and natural products. All hotel towels are made from bamboo, with only natural fibers.
What makes Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort sustainable?
The resort has been called “a glowing example for all Caribbean hoteliers.” Among our many environmental initiatives are:
What makes Rosewood Tucker’s Point sustainable?
Rosewood Tucker’s Point green initiatives include a wastewater treatment plant, solar hot water plant, seawater reverse osmosis plant, thermal solar hot water system (Bermuda’s largest installation to date), and the introduction of solar cars on the property.
What makes Le Guanahani sustainable?
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth is committed to creating a unique, luxurious and natural experience that helps to sustain the planet, conserve wildlife and habitats, and reduce carbon emissions. The hotel has developed a long-range plan for preserving and protecting the land and sea surrounding the hotel. The initiative will also create programs that allow guests to get up-close-and-personal with the natural surroundings – from wildlife viewing and monitoring to educational and restoration-oriented activities.
What makes Hermitage Bay sustainable?
We’re committed to delivering peace and tranquility in a healthy environment that promotes the natural, from the warmth of the green landscape behind our resort to the flavours of the organic cuisine that we serve in the restaurant.
In our efforts to operate in accordance with the principles of sustainability, we, the management team and staff of Hermitage Bay, have embraced the following goals and objectives:
What makes Jamaica Inn sustainable?
Our commitment to sustainability not only involves the efforts to maintain the White River Fish Sanctuary but includes fosters on going initiatives all throughout the hotel. This also includes the responsibility to spread environmental awareness in our local communities and with guests. We’ve made a pledge to increase marine life buy 500% in the next 5 years and we believe we can make a greater impact by influencing those who travel to our shores as well. Sustainability has ripple effects and we believe small acts (even while traveling) can make a significant difference. Here are some the ways you can help too:
What makes Caribe Hilton sustainable?
Due to its consistent efforts to contribute to a more sustainable future, Caribe Hilton is a proud recipient of Green Key.