AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ST. LUCIA RESORT
Ti Kaye Resort & Spa was constructed out of a love for St. Lucia’s natural landscape. Because of this, we consider the environment and ecosystem to be one of our most important responsibilities and take many measures to protect the beauty of the island that we so enjoy.
Our green initiatives are based on reducing waste and using natural, renewable resources whenever possible. A few of our initiatives include:
- Water: We provide free purified water from the property well to all guests to reduce the need for plastic water bottles.
- Plastics and Composting: We have removed from our restaurants most single use plastics; take away containers, drink stirrers, cutlery and straws are all compostable.
- Energy: We have 45 kWs of grid tied solar PV which has reduced our energy bill by 10% with plans for expansion by another 200 kWs. We have installed LED lights across our property and have retrofitted all AC units to inverter type ACs. We are slowly improving insulation in all building roofs. Solar hot water heaters have also been installed on 50% of our rooms. Combined, all of these practices have reduced our energy consumption by 33% to date.
- Local Produce: We grow all of our own herbs and flowers for resort use on property. Our menus are also focused on supporting local suppliers and produce. We are introducing fresh local teas in our pool rooms from July 2018.
- Spa Products: Our Kai Koko Spa features an organic product line using local St. Lucia ingredients with 80% of the products being coconut based.
Should you wish to help us protect our environment, here are a few suggestions for your stay:
- Use reusable bags if you go shopping rather than using plastic bags. Ti Kaye Reusable bags are available at our gift shop.
- Allow us to refill your reusable water bottle with our purified water rather than purchasing plastic water bottles. Branded water bottles are also available for purchase at our gift shop.
- Switch off your lights, fans and AC when not needed.
- When you leave the property skip the straw in your tropical drink in other restaurants to avoid using unnecessary plastic.
- Avoid touching or damaging the coral when swimming in the ocean, we also recommend using coral-friendly sunscreen.
We are actively working on being the change we want to see in this world, and welcome your participation!