Green Globe recertifies Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in Barbados as a an eco-friendly destination
The Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in Barbados has just been recertified by Green Globe. The resort's many efforts to make Barbados holidays appealing to environment-concerned travellers include increasing recycling and lessening chlorine usage in pools.
The environmentally-concerned organisation, Green Globe, recently announced the recertification of the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in Barbados. The resort, located in the south coast of the Caribbean island, is one of the highest-quality, eco-friendly Barbados hotels in the region.
Divi Southwinds is situated on Dover Beach, along the St. Lawrence Gap, an animated zone famous for its fine dining, dynamic nightlife and open-air shopping. It is also at a four miles distance from the capital city of Bridgetown. The new modifications make the resort not only a wonderful place to relax, but a top-of-the-line destination for tourists who are concerned about the environment.
The resort has put in many efforts to take care of the environment and motivate more eco-friendly travellers to spend their Barbados holidays in Divi Souhtwinds. Divi Resorts has also implemented a variety of sustainability programmes and initiatives across all its Caribbean properties, such as increasing recycling, installing low-flow toilets and showerheads and decreasing chlorine usage in pools by 50 per cent.
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Guido Bauer, Green Globe Certification’s CEO stated: “This outstanding vacation destination proactively demonstrated responsible tourism and they look for new ways to help protect natural resources every days. They have just developed new purchasing policies and a new comprehensive Sustainability Management Plan that clearly demonstrates the property’s commitment.”
Among Divi Southwinds Beach Resort’s many green practices are the use of energy-saving light bulbs and environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Furthermore, its staff encourages guests to reuse towels and bed sheets to lessen the high amount of energy used in machine washing and water waste. Also, drinks in their open-air bar and restaurant are only served in reusable plastic cups.
Most visitors to the island of Barbados enjoy hiking through cane fields and tropical forests and visiting beautiful historic towns and coastal communities. Scuba diving is also a very popular activity while on holidays to Barbados given that it is a coral island.
However it is highly necessary to protect the dazzling fringes and reefs which are home to healthy sponges, coral, thousands of fish, sea horses and other forms of marine life. By preserving its natural beauty as well as its rich history, Barbados can continue to be a breathtaking holiday destination and a beautiful home to its inhabitants.
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Alvin Jemmott, Divi Southwinds Beach Resort’s General Manager stated that tourism, as one of the country’s main sources of income, affects every aspect of life in Barbados. “What happens in tourism,” he said “Affects the lives of every Barabadian, every visitor to our shores, and Divi Southwinds. We gave been in operation for over thirty years on this beautiful island, and one of our goals is to maintain the beauty of the location and the island through our sustainable efforts. We firmly believe that any protection of our reefs and coastline is the protection of our own assets and the future of our operation.”
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