Responsible Tourism

Buena Vista and Sustainability


Buena Vista is a company with purpose; we care about our guests, employees, suppliers, and the environments and communities that surround us. We support everyone. The world is facing many challenges. At Buena Vista, we believe in the ideals of sustainable development - leaving a better world to future generations –Cultivating a symbiotic relationship with the host community and the environment, Buena Vista embraces the culture of its destinations, wherever it will go. Buena Vista’s sustainability efforts combine the expertise of all of our resort teams the who consider the following four pillars in every aspect of their work – local heritage, local culture, environment protection and social responsibility, as recommended by Responsible Tourism society of India.

Buena Vista Resort Pledge


We pledge to make a positive impact by being Aware of the plight of our Mother Earth, our communities and our tourism industry brethren. We Believe that We can make a difference and choose to live wisely and work consciously towards ensuring health and continuity of the planet and her people by realigning my work and private life on sustainable and regenerative pathways.


Social responsibility


• Gender equality, diversity: all resorts promote gender equality, while respecting local culture, and diversity
• Child protection: Buena Vista enforces a strict policy with their suppliers about child protection
• Education, orphanage support, female empowerment and entrepreneurship: support to programs tackling issues for women, children, against poverty and hunger. All properties support local school programs and orphanages, support for female led businesses to create economic independence
• Local farmers, local vendors: employment priority to locals, support of local agriculture in culinary art, purchase of local products; fair trade, cage-free and free-range products
• Health: all properties offer healthy, sustainable, organic, seasonal food for guests and staff as well as providing the healthcare of employees and local communities
Local culture
• Indigenous traditions, craftsmanship, rehabilitation of lost traditions: all hotels support local artisans through purchasing and encourage guests to do the same
• Local cuisine: a celebration of local cuisine in at least one restaurant in our property, cooking classes dedicated to the local cuisine, activities for guests in the kitchen gardens and at local farms where they choose the produce to cook and then eat


Environmental protection


• Respect and preservation of native milieus and ecosystems: tree planting, the protection of mangrove, coral and sea turtles, clean beach initiatives, preservation of open lands
• Waste management: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle
• Food waste management: composting
• Water conservation: low flow equipment, use of grey waters
• Energy efficiency: LED lighting in all properties
• Single use plastic: a commitment from all hotels eliminating single use plastic
• Kitchen gardens: growing of organic produce within the surroundings of the resort
Local heritage
• Unesco World Heritage: Our Resort is very close to a Unesco protected site and support them actively, either in-kind or financially
• Protected landmarks: man-made, natural or spiritual landmarks are supported by Buena Vista Resort.

view of the facade of the resort and the garden - Buena Vista 1