Whenever we could, we used local and discarded material to build our property. Many of our tables from old palettes and Kohomba (Margosa) tree, and chairs from leftover woods. Our secluded cabanas are nestled among tall coconut trees that ensure shade and tropical landscape. The palmyra leaves surround the cabanas for added privacy, and thatch coconut leaves cover the roofs. Of note, the roof structure allows the cooling wind to enter and ventilate the rooms, reducing the need for ventilation or AC to the minimum.
Leverage Natural Solar
Currently, our resort is fully powered from the city grid. To change this into a more sustainable source, we are getting solar within the next six months. This will allow us to be off the grid during the day, powering lights and other small appliances, internet, kitchen, cabanas, and to some extend hot water in most showers, and more. Basically everything except for AC.
Recycle, Reuse, Reduce
As our new complex strives towards ecotourism, we currently recycle food waste to feed local animals, practice trash can separation and bring plastic containers to the recycling plant. Our new pool uses salt water chlorination to reduce the use of chemicals. We are expanding our water filtration system to allow our guests to refill the provided glass containers that will eliminate plastic bottles in our resort.
Support the Local
Over 70% of our staff comes from the local villages. We trained and helped to become steward, supervisor, and pool manager. All our food is sourced from the local fishermen, as well as local vegetables and fruits. Our gardens generate a few chili, watermelon, mangos, and papayas. The local villagers lead the tours and activities we offer to our guests. We only outsource when competence or availability requires it.