By Unique Travel Destinations | June 21, 2009
While some resorts merely pretend to be eco resorts, Tiamo Resort on Andros Island in The Bahamas is the real deal. In 2008 it had the distinction of being the only 100% solar-powerd resort in the western hemisphere.
Tiamo was conceived with sustainability from the onset. Starting with its location, an unforgettable and awe-inspiring natural setting that would have guests come back to enjoy such pristine surroundings. To the resort’s buildings that are mostly built on a raised platform on stilts, to minimize impact on the building footprint. And down to areas that most guests probably don’t even notice, such as stationery and marketing brochures printed on only 100% post-consumer material using organic and biodegradable ink. A commitment was made to use as much building materials local to the area as possible.
There is a myriad choice of leisure activities that guests can partake in. And in the in the end, Tiamo Resorts has proven to find the ideal balance between hospitality and being eco-conscious. Creating an environmentally conscientious tourism destination without sacrificing the comfort and quality of the guest experience.