Turtle Beach Immersed in Local Bajan Culture

Turtle Beach Immersed in Local Bajan Culture
April 4, 2018 Bradley Cox

Turtle Beach Resort is situated on a pristine, 1500-foot stretch of white sand where sea turtles return to nest each year and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and the Atlantic meet.

Green Globe recently recertified Turtle Beach for the third year. The resort is one of six properties within the Elegant Hotels Group to be certified by Green Globe.

Turtle Beach is committed to supporting local economic activity in Barbados. On Friday evenings, guests can take an excursion to the famous Oistins Fish Fry and enjoy dinner, music, dance and the local craft market – showcasing the lively, colourful and delicious aspects of Bajan culture. On Sundays, local artisans and craftspeople display their unique Bajan handcrafts at the resort. Handmade products include ceramic and leather goods and woodwork items. Snow cones and coconuts spiked with rum, an all time favourite, can also be experienced here.

The resort conducts a weekly neighbourhood walk that introduces guests to the local lifestyle and beautiful beaches. Guests are treated to a personal tour of local fruits growing nearby and opportunities to spot indigenous flora and fauna.

Turtle Beach is committed to social initiatives that help community members. The property supports various local charities and fundraising activities that supply much needed furnishings and the fitting of equipment for the local school. The resort also sponsors teams of surgeons and medical staff who perform kidney transplants on people currently undergoing dialysis.

Environmental initiatives have been implemented to protect and preserve the natural surroundings. The use of muted and coloured lighting is used when visitors observe turtle hatchlings during the annual breeding season. Staff also assist with monitoring nests to ensure the safety of the eggs and hatchlings. In addition, beach clean ups are conducted so that both humans and wildlife can continue to enjoy this magnificent beach location.

For further information, please see the Green Globe Video of Turtle Beach.


Joe-Ann Grant
Turtle Beach
Christ Church
BB 15028
web www.eleganthotels.com