Green Globe member Turtle Beach Resort was recently recertified for the fourth year. The resort is one of six properties within the Elegant Hotels Group to be certified by Green Globe.
Turtle Beach Resort lies 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.
Joe-Ann Grant, Turtle Beach Resort, said, “Continued commitment and incremental steps can lead to long lasting and significant change.”
Experience Bajan Culture
Turtle Beach remains dedicated 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, unique handmade Bajan ceramic and leather goods and woodwork items created by local artisans and craftspeople are on display at the resort.
To familiarize visitors with local happenings and scenery, the hotel conducts weekly neighbourhood walks introducing guests to the local lifestyle and beautiful beaches. Guests are also treated to a personal guided tour of local fruits growing nearby and opportunities to spot indigenous flora and fauna.
Social initiatives include support of various local charities and fundraising events that aim to help the community at large. The supply of much needed furnishings and the installation of equipment at a local school was made possible through fundraising activities. In addition, the resort sponsors teams of surgeons and medical staff who perform kidney transplants on people currently undergoing dialysis.
Turtle Beach supports the health and wellbeing of staff and guests. Monthly hikes are organized for team members to enjoy and pilates has been added to the Wellness Program for guests which includes yoga, cardio circuit class, spin class and water aerobics.
Caring for Nature
Environmental initiatives have been implemented to protect and preserve the natural surroundings. During the annual turtle breeding season, muted and coloured lighting is used for visitors to observe turtle hatchlings and staff also assist with monitoring nests to ensure the safety of the eggs and hatchlings. Furthermore, Turtle Beach has reduced its provision of single use plastics which will be completely eliminated by April 1st 2019. This will help reduce any negative impacts to the environment and protect turtles and other marine life.
Last November, clean up teams from four different properties in Barbados worked together to remove garbage such as discarded glass and plastic bottles that lay strewn along the beach and neighborhood areas. Regular clean-ups are held so that both humans and wildlife can continue to enjoy this magnificent beach location.
Please see Turtle Beach’s Green Globe Video for further information.
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