High-end, experience-driven beachfront retreat, Santiburi Koh Samui has been certified as a 2020 green hotel and recognised as a carbon-neutral resort. Both accolades reflect its deep and lasting commitment to the environment.
Nestled among 23 acres of landscaped gardens and coconut groves, with a 300-metre-long stretch of private sandy beach, the resort has received a 2020 Green Hotel certification from the Thailand Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, an entity from the Bureau of Public Participation Promotion. As a 2020 Green Hotel, it is recognised as a sustainable resort that has succeeded in enhancing the use of resources and energy of the property and improving the standard of all its services to become more environmentally friendly.
It was already certified at the end of 2019 by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation for cutting the amount of carbon it emits and successfully offsetting the rest. The certification programme was created in collaboration with VGreen, Kasetsart University’s environmental research programme.
The resort operates a comprehensive environmental programme, comprising wastewater treatment, energy saving, waste management, organic gardening, recycling, and replacing any chemicals, plastics and other harmful products with green alternatives, including a natural salt cleaning system for its private pool villas. The resort has also trained its team in all areas of eco-friendly operations and works with responsible local suppliers that share its values.
“The team at Santiburi has been working hard towards this status for many years by undertaking a series of important initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, lower our energy usage and preserve our ecosystem. These new accolades are a recognition of our ongoing efforts,” said Sabine Lamberts, general manager of Santiburi.