Our Commitment to the Environment
Living and working here, our team is acutely aware of their individual and collective responsibilities as custodians of this fragile paradise. Every day we strive to operate in a more sustainable way to bring you the maximum in comfort, with the least impact to our environment. We try to use natural resources as much as possible by using food which grows naturally on the estate including grapefruit, lemons, limes and avocados. We have our own kitchen garden full of organic fresh vegetables and herbs which are seeded in the nursery ready to be planted into the garden to grow including cauliflowers, cabbage, aubergine, onions, cucumbers, celery, carrots, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, chives, cilantro, basil and chillies. Growing some of our own produce reduces the amount of carbon emissions generated by delivery trucks and boats carrying imported goods. We encourage you to visit the kitchen garden and you are welcome to choose your own vegetables to accompany your meal. And if you feel like pottering in the garden to help us, do let us know – there is always plenty to do!
Although the Islands are surrounded by water, fresh water is less easily come by and there is no piped water supply to the highlands.
We have introduced a rain water collection system with filters and storage which greatly reduces our reliance on deliveries by fresh water tankers. It is our goal to eliminate the need for the tankers altogether.
In the future we intend to improve on these initiatives by adding a second water collection point and increasing the size of the garden as well as looking at other ways we can minimise our impact on our environment.