At Serenity Sands we believe the main idea of ecotourism is to develop recycling, energy efficiency and conservation programs and to create economic opportunities for the local community.
As a relatively new resort, we have a long way to go, but our long term goals for sustainability programs are to partner with established environmental groups, to provide animal abuse training to children, and to support the education of local students.
Serenity Sands is a member of It's a Green Green World, a global listing of eco-friendly lodging and sustainable hospitality destinations.
You can help to make a lasting difference! As a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, we encourage our guests to save some space in their suitcases and help us collect supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need. You’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
Learn more about our initiatives below.
We are always working to minimize our impact on the environment. We have preserved the mangroves on the beach, as well as a number of coconut palms and sea grape trees. This not only reduces erosion but also provides a habitat for small sea creatures and birds.
Serenity Sands is completely off-grid, using solar and wind power with a generator backup. A large percentage of our lighting is energy saving LED and compact fluorescent. All fans are energy efficient and are used throughout the resort to reduce the use of air conditioning. We use on-demand water heaters, and all lights and fans are shut off when not in use. Towels are laundered every 3 days and sheets every 7 days, or when requested.
Serenity Sands collects rain water in a large cistern. We use water-wise gardening methods and mulch lawn clippings to preserve moisture. All gardening is done using chemical free pesticides and fertilizers.
Shampoos, conditioners, and soaps are paraben, sulfate, and cruelty-free.
Cleaning supplies are phosphate and chemical free and are biodegradable.
Our breakfasts are either from our own organic garden or are sourced locally.
Serenity Sands strives to reduce our carbon footprint by continually improving or adding to our waste management practices. We use recycled-content toilet paper and tissues as well as corn-based plastics whenever possible.
We provide cloth napkins and bedroom sheets and bathroom towels are made from bamboo or cotton. Kitchen and garden waste is either composted or fed to the chickens.
All of our wood furnishings and paintings are purchased from local artisans and we employ local staff.
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
Projects we support:
Please visit the Pack for a Purpose website to see what supplies are needed for their projects.