Sustainable Travel Secrets For Green Globe-Trotters

Eco-conscious travel is more than a trend; it’s a lifestyle. As we indulge our wanderlust, we want to be sure we’re making responsible decisions. 

In this blog, we’ll explore how your travel choices can make a positive impact on our planet, hacks for making smart decisions and how we’re living out our commitment to eco-conscious hospitality at Santiburi.

Top Tips For Eco-conscious Travel 

Consider Carbon Offsetting for Flights and Choose Direct Routes

Embarking on a long-haul adventure? Choose airlines that offset your carbon footprint and opt for direct flights to minimise fuel consumption.

Pack Light to Reduce Fuel

Travelling light not only makes your journey easier (no more waiting at the baggage carousel) but also reduces the weight airlines carry, ultimately saving fuel. 

Use Public Transport Upon Arrival

Explore your destination by bus or train. It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in local life and culture while minimising your ecological footprint.

Support Local and Sustainable Businesses

Whether it’s dining, shopping, or excursions, choose experiences that contribute positively to the communities you visit.

Green Hotels: How to Choose A Sustainable Stay

Choose Accommodation with Eco-Friendly Practices
Search for hotels, lodges or guest houses that show their commitment to the environment with water conservation, energy-saving strategies and waste reduction.

Look for Hotels that Engage in their Community
Select accommodations that actively participate in and contribute to the local community. Do they clean up the beach? Or fund local initiatives?

Opt for Hotels with Green Certifications or Awards
If a hotel is walking the environmentally friendly walk, they might be recogised for it. At Santiburi, we’ve been honoured with prestigious certifications like Green Globe™, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation’s carbon-neutral certificate, and the ‘Gold Level’ Green Hotel Award by DEQP.

What Are Santiburi Samui’s Sustainable Practices?

Curious about our green initiatives? Here’s a glimpse into Santiburi’s commitment to sustainable practices:

Cleaning And Recycling To Save Water
We collect and recycle all grey water so nothing goes to waste. And if you stay in a villa, your private pool will feature a natural salt cleaning system.

Conserving Energy with Solar Panels
We live in the tropics so we embrace the power of the sun! Santiburi has solar panels installed to harness sustainable energy and minimise our carbon footprint.

Organic Gardening and Local Sourcing
Our lush gardens thrive on organic principles, using non-chemical pesticides. We source local products whenever possible, supporting both the environment and nearby communities.

No-Plastic Policy
We’ve banned plastic bottles and introduced our own water bottling system with refill stations around the resort. We’ve replaced plastic straws with eco-friendly alternatives and regular beach cleanups keep our paradise plastic-free.

Non-Motorised Water Sports
Dive into the turquoise waters of The Gulf with guilt-free enjoyment. Non-motorised water sports like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding mean you can connect with this aquatic paradise while protecting the delicate marine life.

Nature Trail for Immersive Exploration
We want you to connect with the beauty of Samui, so we’ve designed trails to guide you through the island’s tropical flora and fauna.

How Can You Make Your Hotel Stay More Sustainable?

Manage Towel and Bed Linen Changes
Take control of your environmental impact by deciding how often your towels and bed linen should be changed. It’s a small gesture with a significant eco-friendly outcome.

Participate in Community Activities
Make a difference during your stay by joining community activities, such as beach cleaning. At Santiburi, we believe in the power of collective efforts for a cleaner, greener world.

As you embark on your sustainable journey, remember that every choice you make shapes the world around you. Santiburi invites you to embrace a travel experience where comfort means conservation. The first step? Book your stay!

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