Conservation is on every conscious traveler’s mind nowadays, and Le Barthelemy Hotel and Spa is working to ensure their guests can participate in keeping their island’s coral reefs blooming. The luxury resort, located on St. Barths’ famous Grand Cul-de-Sac, has joined forces with Coral Restoration St. Barth to create a program that educates and raises awareness with your clients via a unique coral planting experience.
Along with sister brand Le Barth Villa Rental, the resort’s partnership with Coral Restoration St. Barth means your clients can book a snorkel or dive session with the actual conservationists and replant coral around the island.
“This expanded partnership with Coral Restoration St. Barth builds on our unwavering reverence for the ocean, which permeates the entire Le Barthélemy experience. Bringing guests under-the-sea to experience the delicate state of the coral habitats and species, and first-hand rehabilitating the reef will not only help to regenerate nature but also to inspire more impactful environmental stewardship and contributions towards protecting what we love,” said Sebastien Maingourd, regional general manager of Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa and Le Barth Villa Rental, in a press statement.
A Stay at Le Barthelemy Makes a Difference
Guests are also encouraged to donate when they book their stay, but the real excitement is learning about the coral reef species and getting into the water for the actual replanting. They will also learn about the different inhabitants of the area, such as sea turtles and the giant conch shells on the sea floor, not to mention the lionfish, which are the beautiful—but invasive—species that are wreaking havoc on marine life in the Caribbean. Adopting coral to replant can be done by both adults and kids in your client’s travel group, and all proceeds go to the Coral Restoration Project. The 44-guestroom and suite resort, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has been working with this group since its opening in 2016 to help keep the island’s beauty for generations to come.
For more information, visit lebarthelemyhotel.com.