Location:Gommier, Giraudel located on the edge of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park UNESCO World Heritage
More info:Tour size ranges from 2 passengers to group sizes of 20 passengers. The pricing ranges from USD 85 to USD 55 per person
Responsible tourism: Cooking Caribbean
We are committed to preserving and respecting the environment and this ‘slow food’ product is a good expression of our commitment to this, and to minimizing our carbon footprint.
Our chefs rely on the undisturbed natural and clean environment as the source our raw material inputs, and do all in their power to ensure that this integrity is preserved.
As part of our Bronze Level certification being undertaken we have committed to implementing systems that will seek to reduce the impact of our Cooking Caribbean experience on the environment. This is the only one of our offerings that we do not sub-contract a service provider, but do everything ourselves, and hence we will make this a model against which we ‘pattern’ similar systems for other tours/services involving sub-contracting arrangements.
We strive to minimize our environmental footprint and commit to decreasing all solid waste including garbage, paper products, amenity bottles, food service items, and encourage paperless sales and marketing. We will accomplish this by reducing total materials, purchasing greater levels of recyclable and biodegradable products, and limiting paper-based communications and marketing collateral.
We understand that excess consumption of water can have negative effects on our neighboring community and the entire environment, and through our Water Conservation Plan we pledge to do our part by measuring and managing our water use.
We maintain and implement a purchasing policy that gives preference to environmentally and socially superior products, and will increase the amount of locally-sourced, recycled, fair trade, and/or eco-friendly products purchased annually.
We have operated experiential based excursions for more than 5 years now, and wherever possible we will seek to use local knowledge and skills in delivering our services. Additionally, we have been committed to paying wages and remunerating our service providers are rates that are way beyond the minimum amounts as stipulated under The Labour Standards (Minimum Wage), 2008, SRO 10 of 2008. We have found that as much as 40 % of revenues from these excursions have remained within the communities.
We have also recently incorporated the Friends of Waitukubuli Inc. - our quest to preserve and sustain our island. This is our awareness and reaction to issues related to (global) economics and climate change – our focus being on the sustainable development of things-Dominican – natural and cultural heritage, people, and the local economy. (We welcome support and collaboration to making this vision happen, and are quite keen on exchanging further on this philanthropic/volunteer based initiative to support and sustain the operations of the Waitukubuli National Trail).