Turks and Caicos Has Its First Green Globe-Certified Hotels

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Providenciales’ Ocean Club Resorts have become the first-ever hotels in Turks and Caicos to receive Green Globe certification. 

The Grace Bay Beach properties are comprised of the Ocean Club and Ocean Club West resorts. 

“Ocean Club Resorts strives to be a happy and healthy travel environment for guests to continue to enjoy in the years and decades to come,” said Ocean Club Resorts Managing Director, Wilbert Mason. “Our team has worked hard to push forward eco-friendly initiatives. We are immensely honored to be recognized as the first resorts in all of Turks and Caicos to achieve the Green Globe Certification and we hope to help set the tone for a greener future.”

The certification process includes passing a number of environmentally-friendly tests and audits to measure the effectiveness of a hotel’s sustainability efforts. 

The tests are conducted through on-site visits by members of the Green Globe certification program. 

Some of the hotels’ newest initiatives include replacing plastic straws with paper ones and replacing styrofoam containers with paper boxes, along with the use of LED lighting and eco-friendly purchasing, among others. 

“Part of ensuring that our pristine white beaches and turquoise waters remain picturesque for present and future generations to enjoy relies on playing our part in conservation and environmentally friendly efforts,” Mason said. “We are pleased to be a part of conserving our slice of paradise.”

For more, visit Ocean Club Resorts

— CJ