Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino: Keeping the Planet Green and the Oceans Clean

Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino: Keeping the Planet Green and the Oceans Clean
December 18, 2019 Bradley Cox

Situated on the white sands of Bavaro Beach, Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino is the destination of choice for vacationers with a penchant for luxury, comfort and style. The All-inclusive resort is ideal for families and groups, and features a separate section dedicated to adults only vacations. Families can also enjoy access to some of the facilities at Memories Splash Punta Cana with the thrill of a Water Park for kids of all ages.

Green Globe recently recertified Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino in the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic government in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme, have devised a new tourism plan to set the country’s tourism sector on the path of sustainability. The plan includes increasing energy efficiency, reducing marine and land-based pollution and cutting waste arising from tourism.

In accordance with its sustainability management plan, Royalton Punta Cana has wide-ranging conservation programs in place that strongly align with these objectives. Energy saving initiatives have been implemented such as the use of energy saving air conditioning units and appliances and energy efficient lighting. Solar energy is also utilised, a readily available renewable form of energy that can be harnessed in this sunny destination.

Water consumption and improving waste management practices were targeted over the past year, with the resort adopting the eco-friendly Vero Water purification system at its restaurants. Onsite water supplied by local wells is now treated and dispensed to guests in reusable glass bottles as both still and sparkling water. The transition to the use of glass bottles significantly reduces the amount of plastic bottles going to landfill waste and the introduction of a straw-free policy at the property further contributes to the elimination of single use plastics in the region.

To minimize environmental impacts, Royalton Punta Cana works with the organisation, One Link Global, to implement cutting edge sustainable industrial cleaning practices. The process includes the use of Electro Chemical Activation (ECA) technology, which allows the property to make its own biodegradable cleaners and sanitizers onsite, using only tap water, salt, and small doses of electricity.

The resort’s Sustainability Practices are detailed on its website.