Our commitment to Sustainability & Responsible Tourism

Starting from 2023, we have adopted several measures and made conscious decisions in our operational procedures to create a more positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve.

During your stay, you won’t simply witness the local heritage and tropical surroundings; we encourage you to actively participate in preserving and giving back to them, as we believe in our shared responsibility and common values.

Our endeavor to operate in a more sustainable and ethical manner began with the valuable support of QALIA, the endorsing body for luxury villa brands committed to sustainable practices. We take great pride in meeting the criteria for the ESSENTIALS level.

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1 LED lighting makes up for nearly 100% of the our lighting
2 We use a sustainable email marketing software (ie ecosend.io)
3 We use a more eco-friendly web hosting
4 Our bathrooms are equipped with refillable bulk dispenser for the natural and locally sourced amenities (replacing single-use plastic containers)
5 We provide our Guest with locally produced mineral water in glass bottles (replacing single-use plastic bottles)
6 We use organic straws & stirrers (replacing single-use plastic ones)
7 Our laundry bags are made of re-usable or recycled material (replacing single-use plastic bags)
8 Our team has a collection and recycling plan in place for glass, paper, and plastic
9 We invite our guests to join our towel re-use program
10 We provide our guests the option of a less frequent linen change
11 In-house vegetarian and/or vegan menu options are offered to our Guestss
12 Plants in pots or flowers & leaves from our garden are used for decoration (replacing purchased and/or plastic flowers & plants)
13 For our cooking services and our pre-stocking list, at least 80% of the food ingredients are organic and/or home made and/or locally sourced
14 We offer "À La Carte" meals (replacing buffet style) to avoid food waste
15 We are using natural and/or eco-friendly cleaning products
16 Coffee, Tea and chocolate suppliers are fair trade or locally produced
17 Wild (non-domesticated) animals are not displayed/interacted with or captive on the property or consumed, or sold
18 Garden refuse is used as compost outside of the property (or at least not burned)
19 We feature the local elephant sanctuary charity project on our website to raise awareness
20 We don't promote any tour or activity involving the use of animals (elephant riding, birds / tiger / snake / water animals shows, ...)
21 We primarily promote eco-friendly activities in Koh Samui such as sailing
22 Guests are offered sustainable tours and activities organised by local guides and businesses
23 We provide our guests with information regarding visitors' etiquette
24 We communicate our sustainability practices, actions and performance to all stakeholders and seek to engage their support
25 We practice wage parity and offer higher than average salaries and benefits to our employee
26 We measure and track our resources/energy consumption
27 Upon booking a stay with us, we have a clear policy and raise awareness on sex trade and human trafficking (cf https://thecode.org/about/)
28 We partner with wedding & events planners who ensure that at least 80% of the food products offered during events is organic and/or home made and/or sourced locally
29 Tables and settings decoration are primarily from sustainable sources
30 Our event planners have a communication plan for employee and guests on how to deal with food leftovers from buffet-style events to avoid wastage
31 We strictly exclude the promotion of any entertainment involving the use of animals
32 Our events planners use re-usable cutlery, dishes and glasses/mugs (replacing single use)
33 We offer wellness and mindfulness activities to guests (in or out of property)
34 We provide yoga mats and meditation cushions/area as well as a fully equipped fitness room to our Guests
QALIA Framework V1.2, April 2023