With Earth Day approaching, we are reminded of our responsibility to find ways in our lives to go green. At AMResorts, green is our favorite color! AMResorts has implemented several ‘go green initiatives’ that continue to expand to new properties every year, so we can always leave a positive impact on our surrounding environments. Going green in paradise is possible, practical and preferred. Travel responsibly while vacationing at an AMResorts property and participate in our ongoing efforts to protect our planet.
In 2018 we pledged to ditch the straws. As a result, all of our properties serve a biodegradable straw option upon request. This initiative alone protects oceans and all of the beaches surrounding our resorts by cutting back on waste significantly, all while maintaining our Unlimited-Luxury® experiences for each of our guests, of course. You can even take it a step further by packing your own reusable straw to help reduce our hotel’s waste even more.
A huge part of staying sustainable is being accountable. One major initiative we pride ourselves on is our list of resorts that are Rainforest Alliance Certified. Over 30 of our hotels are currently certified with the Rainforest Alliance’s green frog seal. Each resort is audited yearly to prove they are actively minimizing their environmental footprint, supporting local communities/ecosystems and applying a wise and reduced use of natural resources. You can learn more about the Rainforest Alliance impact here.
In addition to our several certifications, there are numerous properties that have initiatives in place to further protect their surrounding ecosystems. The majority of these initiatives are things that you can participate in as a guest to assist in doing your part. Both Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana and Zoëtry Paraiso De La Bonita host biweekly beach cleanups that are open to all guests and surrounding communities. They also have coral reef and sea turtle protection programs in place for the safety of their surrounding beaches. Secrets the Vine Cancun regularly assists the local community by donating clothing and shoes to different organizations in need. If you have any of your own clothing available to donate please consider bringing some with you on your next visit!
Going green in paradise wouldn’t be as easy without guests like you willing to help with the beautiful beaches we call home. Please see our resorts’ Social Responsibility pages for more ways you can do your part to go green during your stay.