On Thailand’s largest island of Phuket, Anantara Phuket Villas is set on powdery white sand and backed by the lush vegetation of Sirinath National Park. From adventurous treks through dense jungle on elephants, through to relaxing in the Villa’s luxury surrounds, the best of Thailand can be enjoyed at this eco-friendly property.
In line with the resort’s Green Globe certification, Anantara Phuket Villas is committed to protecting the environment and preserving local culture.
Lyndon Ellis, General Manager at Anantara Vacation Club Phuket said, “It is great to know that year on year we are improving our environment and the sustainability of the resort. A great deal of effort and focus is placed on ensuring that all operational processes and capital investment has sustainability in mind with a long term vision rather than short term gain.
“When we look at feasibility of projects we not only look at ROI but also ROE (return on environment), that is, sometimes you have to pay a little extra for the sake of the future. Only this year we invested heavily to replace halogen 50w bulbs with 3w LED. With solar technology now breaking the 5 vear ROI threshold it is now a real contender for investment that even makes our Financial Controller smile. We are already in discussion with solar vendors to trial a 50KW plant onsite at the resort. The outlook is looking rosy!” added Lyndon Ellis.
At Anantara Phuket Villas sustainable objectives include water management strategies where 100% of water is recycled and re-used within the property. Furthermore, limited water is supplied from an outside source while 90% of deep well water is treated and utilised. To further conserve water, guest bathrooms have low flow showers and toilets and aerators are fitted on taps.
Along with reducing the resort’s carbon footprint the resort has a comprehensive environmental agenda. This year the resort took part in its annual turtle release event. The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation aims to raise funds for and awareness of endangered marine turtles such as Green Turtles, Leatherbacks, Hawk Bills and Olive Ridley that nest near the resort, some of which are critically endangered. Resort staff and guests also take part in monthly beach cleaning days and Earth Hour.
Anantara Phuket Villas also participates in community projects such as collecting food and clothing for Children’s Day, giving donations to flood victims in Phuket and nearby provinces, donating blood to the Red Cross twice a year, and organizing a charity tennis tournament.
Guests can also enjoy cultural exchanges with locals through community day trips. And children are invited to the resort to sing Christmas carols for guests on Christmas Day. In addition, guests are encouraged to make socially responsible choices such as contributing to initiatives such as recycling programs that raise funds to make wheelchairs.
For more information please visit: www.anantaraclub.com
Anantara Vacation Club Phuket
887 Moo 3, Tumbon Maikhao, Thalang,
phone +66 7633 7200
fax +66 7633 7299