Human beings, over the centuries, have caused massive pollution of the oceans. As much as these beautiful natural resources serve as the homes to several animals, the disposal of waste – both organic and inorganic – has been an issue of international concern.
However, one of the most popular travel destinations is at the seaside. The sun is warm, the breeze is cool, the sand is fine, and the water is blue. However, with human pollution occurrences, these natural fun spots are being made terrible.
There is, however, good news. There are some coastal resorts that are making great efforts at restoring the oceans and seas to the beauty they are naturally made to be.
Here are ten coastal resorts conserving our oceans:
The Les Ilets de la Plage, St. Barths
This beauty is hidden in St. Barths. The resort features 12 bungalow-style villas overlooking the popular Saint Jean Beach. The owners of this boutique property have partnered with Reef of Life, a grassroots organization dedicated to regenerating coral reefs in St. Jean Bay by using Biorock technology to generate coral.
The Baa Atoll
Visited by over 350,000 people yearly, the Baa Atoll in the Maldives consists of three natural atolls: the southern Maalhosmadulu Atoll, the Fasdūtherē Atoll, and the smaller natural Goifulhafehendhu Atoll. This resort is one of the best places to experience the wondrous underwater world.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Columbia
The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a Relais & Châteaux, all-inclusive eco-safari resort at the edge of British Columbia near the town of Tofino. The resort has put in some sustainable measures in place to create a special nature zone. It has put measures in place to rehabilitate the harm done by logging, mining and commercial fishing. Recently, the resort phased out salmon fishing and removed salmon from the Cookhouse Restaurant menu.
Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, Florida
The Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach is working with the University of Miami and their Benthic Ecology and Coral Restoration Lab to restore the ocean to what it should be. More, the hotel in partnership with Deco Divers, the hotel arranges experiences in the field for guests to ride, snorkel, or dive out to the site to learn about reef restoration and its importance to marine life.
Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa, Seychelles
To help the coral reef recover from the effects of the 2004 tsunami, the Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa is in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society.
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Mexico
Mayakoba is a 1,600-acre resort destination in the Mexican Riviera surrounded by natural wonders. Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera, one of the four resorts found within Mayakoba, is dedicated to reducing its ecological footprint and supporting local communities.
Toberua Island Resort
This resort is a unique, privately-owned island set on four sandy acres of lush, tropical gardens located in the middle of a private azure lagoon – is an inspirational Fijian resort unswerving in the protection of its local reef ecosystem.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Riviera Maya
A stay at Hotel Xcaret México by Grupo Xcaret gives you the assurance that you are contributing to sustainable ocean rehabilitation. Experienced wildlife scientists see the safe restoration of the turtle specie in the ocean.
The Surfjack, Honolulu, Hawaii
Due to the sensitivity of corals to oxybenzone or octinoxate – key chemicals in sunscreen production, the state of Hawaii is set to institute a ban on sunscreen. However, sustainable alternatives are provided.
Rancho Santana, Nicaragua
Rancho Santana sits on five beautiful beaches and a topographically diverse area. It offers visitors numerous experiences to explore the region’s natural beauty and learn about the environment, including the sea turtle ranger program that started in 2013.